Devolution Designs was founded by Richard Lock as an outlet for a combined passion of music and design. Its aim; to provide professional design services for the music industry, including graphic design, website design and branding.
I left uni in 2005, with a Masters in ‘Design for Digital Media’, previously to that I had completed a BAhons in Illustration. It was during this time I discovered a love for digital design, spending hours playing with ideas in Photoshop.
I began to get freelance work through MySpace under the monicker ‘Devolution Designs’ (A name that came from my final year’s uni project ‘D:Evolve, Control, Destroy’). It was through a combination of good luck and hard work, that I landed a job at Nu Urban Music, an established independent music distributor, with a huge roster of clients. I quite quickly made a name for myself, designing artwork and branding for their huge client base. I left Nu Urban in 2010 to concentrate fully on growing Devolution Designs. Since then my work has gone on to include web design and marketing, and spans a wide variety of genres and entertainment sectors from all round the globe and has been featured in magazines and books, on billboards and even on the screens in Times Square, NYC
Over the years Devolution has grown into a full-service, music-focussed design agency and we are now able to offer extensive packages for our client’s projects. For example whilst doing your album artwork, we can also handle your advertising, merch, website and on-line promotion, bringing a consistency to your product and marketing materials whilst making the design process as easy and as cost effective as possible.
For more information about our services please check our services page.
Take a look through the portfolio
Ram Records / Mastermind PR / Tommy Boy USA / Sigma / Metalheadz / Warners Music / Soundwave Festival / DJ Friction / Shogun Audio / Renegade Hardware / Atlantic Records / Pendulum / Optiv & BTK / St Dope / Onallee (Reprazent) / John B / Resistance / V Recordings / DJ Oder / Maztek / Ergh / TME / Beatmasters / Future Loops / Inhibit Perth / DJ Zinc / Farmer / Mayan Audio / Lunar Boy / Lifted Music / State Of Mind / Nero / Love Music Hate Racism / Fyuchaflex / Audio Zoo / + Thought / Clear Skies / Lifestyle / XOYO / Good Looking / Contemplate Recordings / Basslaced / Unchaste Clothing / Charge Recordings / Champion Sound / One True King Clothing / Hardcore Heaven / Candlelight Records / Playaz / Renegade Hardware / Skitz / Monsta / Life Recordings / SUV / Axiom / Engine Earz Experiment / Cable / JHO Oakley Management / Infarared / MoFo / Lion Dub / Serial Killaz / Dragon Drop / D-Style / Spearhead / Ganja Records / MTA Records / Sage / Virus Syndicate / DNAudio / Utopia Music / Subzone / Pete Rann / Nu Frontier / Nu Urban Music / Dirty Stack / Green Planet Football / Life Recordings / SUV / Metrik / Karma / Sakura / Defcom Recordings / Benny Page / G13 / DJ Solution / Mix Bar / Flare Creative Marketing / Strange Brew / Chase And Status / Aruba Red / Mastermind PR / Breaking Science / Elemental / Beat Assassins / Fall Out Records / THTC Clothing / Covert / Musik Hertz / Flatline / Frequency Recordings / KMag / Danni Hilton / Roni Size / Full Cycle / Infectious PR / Q Bik & Seeka / Full Effect / Tokyo Dub / Motion / Viper Recordings / Total Marketing / Hijack / Pledge Music / Science Frikshun SA / Mindstorm / Nyumba / King Kong Promotions / We Fear Silence / Mayhem Festival / Hidden London / Custom / Street Life / Trigga / Congo Natty / Run Tingz Recordings / Autopsy / Restless Natives / MC Assassin / Proximity Recordings / Sub City / Mindtech / Monsta / Trust In Music / Talkin Beatz / Quarantine Recordings / Frequency Recordings / Beat Masters / Killa Bytes / State Of Mind / Versed Music / Evolution Brighton / Circus Records / Doctor P / Flux Pavillion / Maximum Boost Artist Management / Mob Tactics / Grad Web / Mastermind Recordings / Dexcell / Butlins / Run Tingz / Funtcase / Detonate / Syndaeisia / Future Loops / Sound Sonic / Versed / The Force / Shhhed / Future Loops / Cool Hand Group / Vampire Records / Syla & Vibes / One Nation / Kult DJ / Kyrist / Liftin Sprirt / Kromeink / We Fear Silence and many more!