Contact us by email

Call us now on 01382 201171

Christmas News from the Mews

December 2018

New Skills

We’re delighted to share that our Marketing Director Debbie Hutchison recently qualified as a Certified Planner in SOSTAC®.

SOSTAC® is a planning framework which was voted
in the top three business models worldwide by the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Centenary Poll.
It provides a clear, comprehensive and logical structure for developing a plan to boost an organisation’s performance, including strategic marketing and campaign plans.

We are looking forward to using this new tool to
help our clients with their marketing plans in 2019!
If you’d like to know more, please email Debbie.


Dundee Inspire Awards

We were thrilled to win the Make a Difference Employer Award in the Dundee Inspire Awards held at the Caird Hall on 20th November.

The awards were established to celebrate the contributions young people make to their communities but also recognise some of the organizations and local businesses that support them.

Sponsored by Dundee City Council, The Rank Foundation, Dundee Youth Fund, The Northwood Charitable Trust and Volunteer Dundee, the event celebrated the Year of Young People recognising organisations making a difference in the areas of sport, culture, communities and youth work.


The Make a Difference Employer Award is presented to a business that has fully supported Scotland’s Developing the Young Workforce agenda through providing a range of exciting opportunities to help prepare young people in Dundee for the world of work.

In the Malting House we are passionate about supporting young people and have offered internships to students as well as giving talks and workshops for young people to encourage them to consider a career in design.

Photograph: Wendy Maltman with John Alexander

In the news...

Did you see our recent feature with Business Gateway in the Dundee and Angus Chamber of Commerce magazine? Read our article on p27.

From our portfolio

We delivered 150 custom designed diaries to Axis Shield ahead of their Christmas break. The diaries double up as a company handbook with lots of useful information that staff can refer to throughout the year. With a superb cover photograph by Stephen Finn, these are bound to find pride of place on every desk throughout 2019!

Free Digital media planner

Download our free digital media monthly planner to help you get 2019 off to a great start! Print a copy, then consider your key messages and themes, scheduling posts for appropriate days.

Review analytics (such as Facebook Insights) to see which days work best for your business, in terms of engagement and reach.


Welcome to our autumn newsletter

October 2018

Can you believe we have been in our ‘new’ premises in Tay Street Lane for over a year now? With the opening of the V&A museum just 10 minutes away we feel very privileged to be right bang in the centre of Dundee's creative community. If you haven't had a chance to visit us yet then why not pop in for a coffee? We'd love to see you!

Growing the team

We were delighted to welcome junior designer Bryony Ogilvie to our growing team in August Originally from Edinburgh, Bryony graduated from DJCAD this summer with a Bachelor of Design (Honours). Her passion and strengths lie in editorial design and brand identity creation and one of her final university projects, themed around a family patent, has been selected for the Adobe Design Achievement Awards.

With increased capacity and a wider skill set, the team is now able to take on more design work, larger projects and a variety of marketing services for all our clients. Get in touch to find out how we can help you with brand development, marketing strategy, website development, and print and digital collateral.

In the news...

Did you see our recent article in the Scottish Chambers of Commerce magazine? Read our article on p100.

The award season saw our team out celebrating in Glasgow as finalists of the Scottish Women’s Awards Small Business of the Year.

We also won ‘Most Creative Marketing SME’ in the 2018 Scottish Enterprise Awards, and have been nominated in the Dundee Inspire Awards in the Make a Difference Employer category. This is for the work we do to support young people in the workplace. We're looking forward to attending the awards ceremony at the Caird Hall on 20th November.

From our portfolio

We continue to work on a variety of interesting projects for clients old and new.

ATL Turbine Services commissioned us
to design exterior signage and interior information panels showcasing their vision and values ahead of a visit from some international VIPs.

Congratulations to Dale Harris and the
team at ATL on their recent success at the Courier Business Awards!

We work across many different sectors
and what could be a greater contrast to aerospace tooling than the eyelash sector
 of the beauty industry?

Our latest magazine project with award-winning Louise Tierney and Lash Inc Magazine has certainly opened our eyes!

The magazine is translated into several languages and distributed around the
world through Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform.

We love working on events and recently supported the Association of Scottish Businesswomen with their National Business Awards.

Our package of design included engraved trophies, branded certificates, programmes, table plan, place cards, AV presentations and event management.

If you have a conference, reception or awards event coming up soon, then get
in touch to find out how we can help you make it a great success!

Biking and barwork were the themes of our recent community work.

Wendy and Debbie pedalled their way round the 26 mile Dundee Circular route for the Rotary Cyclathon in September then worked the gin bar at Oktoberfest at the end of the month, all raising funds for Rotary’s charity work.

The Malting House distils ambitious growth plans

May 2018

Photograph by Simon Jauncey: Debbie Hutchison, Julie Barclay, Wendy Maltman, Iona Sorbie

Dundee based graphic design studio The Malting House this week launched an ambitious growth strategy, following business owner Wendy Maltman’s graduation from the inaugural FGIC (Famous Grouse Idea Centre) Elevator Creative Accelerator programme.

As part of the intensive 12-week programme, entrepreneur Wendy undertook several key challenges, the results of which have encouraged her to develop the business growth strategy for the creative studio, which is based in Dundee’s cultural quarter.

One of Wendy’s first goals was to recruit a winning team and success has bred success in this area with two valuable additions joining the current workforce of Wendy and associate graphic designer Julie Barclay.

Debbie Hutchison joins as Marketing Director and will play a key part in developing the growth of the business. With over 20 years’ experience in sales and marketing, most recently championing local rising stars Merlin ERD to achieve double Queen’s Awards success,
Debbie is delighted to be helping another outstanding SME to fulfil


its potential. She explains ‘The Malting House Design Studio excels at creating strategic and distinctive design solutions and this excellent company is perfectly placed to make the most of this exciting time for creative businesses in Tayside.’Star Marketing award-nominated student Iona Sorbie joins the team as Intern for the busy summer period. The talented 3rd year Graphic Design student from leading Dundee art college, Duncan of Jordanstone, fought off stiff competition for the role in the award-winning team. Creative Director Wendy explains ‘Iona’s portfolio is first class. Her creative abilities and wide range of skills will be a great asset to the studio, which is fantastic news for our clients.

Having expanded the team and taken on new contracts across Scotland, entrepreneur Wendy is looking forward to growing the client base and the business. As she explains: ‘I’m keen to put the learning from the last 12 weeks, and the 15 years I’ve been in business, to good use! With a great team on board, we’ve now got grand designs on the future.’



Telephone: 01382 201171


Mobile: 07515 653599








© The Malting House Design Studio 2018

branding & stationery  |  brochures  |   museums & exhibitions  |   website design  |  marketing materials  |  posters & advertising