Welcome to mandarin, the creative design and marketing agency. providing full-service solutions to our clients.

what makes us different?

We are hardworking creative people who create purposeful marketing material which increases our client’s sales, not our design portfolio. Design outside the box, creative thinkers who deliver results.

proven experience

Mandarin has been delivering creative results for over 20 years, with heavyweight designers having creative expertise in working with all companies which reflects in our approach in delivering cost effective attention grabbing communications that achieves results.

the creative investment

Great ideas are the foundation to our work ethos. Our creative team work collaborate from the initial concept stage through to launch and ongoing brand development so we can offer our client a unique creative solution. Making that creative investment can effectively build relationships. We work hard to differentiate your brand from the competition capturing the hearts and minds of your customers. We will take time to truly understand your business, marketplace and what makes your potential customers tick.  Only then can we accurately reflect the personality of your company to effectively build lifelong relationships with your customers.

a word from our clients

Read our customer testimonials to find out why our clients keep returning to Mandarin for their projects.

  • We hired Mandarin for a photoshoot, and brochure design. They exceeded our expectations, and produced fantastic final products. The whole team are very easy to get on with and has made the whole process easy and fun to do. They listened to what we wanted, and has the ability to completely understand your needs, and provide you with exactly what you are looking for. I look forward to working with them again, and building a long lasting relationship

    Maria Barnes
    Managing Director
  • Mandarin recently produced the design and artwork for an ad to promote our inbound marketing services. The design was better than I expected and they also came up with additional ideas to promote the ad which was real added value. Happy to recommend

    Integrated marketing
  • Sonia is an enthusiastic, reliable and friendly person who worked fantastic as part of a team and fit in with the ethos of Brighter Directions perfectly working efficiently and to the marketing brief with a comprehensive understanding of design and photography working on the ‘how to’ brand.

    Mandarin Creative Solutions Lts has worked within a team of different organisations on a large project from initial design and brand concepts to implementing into a reality, including running a series of seminars and events across East Midlands to support the growth of local businesses. We also commissioned Mandarin to work with us on our PR by taking professional images of the team and seminars in action which worked extremely well.

    Claire Curzon
    Brighter Directions
  • We approached Mandarincreates after being recommended by Sam at Mansfield 2020.

    Eco Fuel
  • I love working with the team at Mandarin

    Emile Et Rose
  • Derby City Council has worked with Mandarin Creative Solutions since 2005. We needed a photographer with a specialism in capturing people of all ages in particular children and young people. This subject matter can be quite difficult using real people as opposed to models and still getting natural shots but Sonia was very pleasant, friendly and put people at ease quickly. Sonia had many creative ideas of the composition of the shot, an excellent eye for detail and is able to think on her feet and get that dramatic shot in seconds which was crucial in the tight timescales that were set.

    Overall we have been very pleased with all the work carried out by Manadrin. They are very helpful and supportive throughout the whole process. The work was carried out to the highest standard and the aftercare is excellent and I will be very pleased to use Manadrin for any other work that may be needed in the future.

    Carla Wilson
    Design and Print Manager / Derby City Council
    Derby City Council
  • Mandarin really helped our business in all the decisions with regards to our logo, not only with great ideas on design but also about the colours and the way clients would interpret it.
    Mandarin have designed a couple of logos for businesses I have been involved in and I have been extremely happy with them.
    I have recommended Mandarin to various clients and will continue to do so.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Sue Cantrill
    Managing Director / Activ Accounts Limited
    Activ Accounts Limited
  • I met Sonia from Mandarin Creative Solutions at a recent Mansfield 2020 Business networking session. I was really impressed with her obvious enthusiasm and energy and decided to ask her to take the photographs to be used on the packaging, promotional material, website and advertorials for our new Company; Next Generation Foods Ltd. Sonia has exceeded our expectations in the fabulous food and lifestyle photographs she took for us over the course of the day and half we spent with her. Despite the fact that it was a grey day and we were working with very young children the resulting pictures are amazing.

    Thanks Sonia, you have made the whole project come to life. I will most definitely call on you again when we need further work doing, it was a joy. Many thanks.

    Rhona Holloway
    Managing Director / Next Generation Foods Ltd.
    Next Generation Foods
  • We have been blown away by your work so far, after so long struggling to get what we wanted with other suppliers you have made the whole process so easy.
    Thank you!

  • For over 15 years we have been using Mandarin Creative Solutions because of the creativity they demonstrate on each and every project, for their ability to work efficiently to meet the tightest of deadlines and all within the budget agreed. They are very easy to work with and really take the time to listen to ensure the whole experience is actually enjoyable. I have total confidence in the team and would not hesitate in recommending Them.

    S Coleman
    Director / Typographics

who are mandarin?

Here at Mandarin we’re passionate about design. We love it. We’re a team of creatives who are excited by the projects we work on, and we pride ourselves on our design service, ability to work within tight deadlines and the concept-driven approach we offer up to briefs.
Whether producing national brand campaigns or just a simple flyer, the principles are the same, it has to be both unique and unforgettable.
Our head office is set in pleasant surroundings, in the heart of the countryside, yet only 15 minutes from Nottingham, 10 minutes from Mansfield, 20 minutes from Newark and only 10 minutes from the M1 Motorway.

Our approach

Our approach is simple, We want your business to be successful. We will work with you as a creative partner to produce inspiring creative work to capture and interest your target audience.
We challenge, we creative, we deliver. We have evidence to demonstrate our ability to exceed all expectations to ensure results are met.
We are always on hand with creative suggestions and fresh ideas, so if you want more information on our creative services, or for a casual discussion about developing your business communications, give us a call on 0845 833 0030 or click here to talk.

our background

With over 20 years experience, we have collectively worked with clients such as Little Tikes, Rubbermaid, Denby, Arisprung Beds, Carlton Cards, Pyrex, Microban, Global Knives, NHS and many many more, from design to print.
No one knows your own business as well as you do, but together, with your knowledge and our creative expertise, we indeed springboard your company to new heights.
We are a reliable Nottingham design agency, producing everything from internal presentations to advertising in the most cost effective way.