About us


We’ve been Making Sense since 2004, so we’re just entering our 13th year. We are based in Sheffield and work with clients locally, nationally and internationally. We have over 30 years of experience helping our clients to produce visual communications that are attractive, accessible and effective.

Brian Parkinson has over 25 years experience working as a designer with healthcare organisations in the UK and overseas. His particular interest and expertise is information design; finding ways to make complex information comprehensible.

Anna Pethen is senior designer and has 12 years experience working with commercial, academic and healthcare clients. Her areas of expertise are print campaigns and branding and she is a skilled web designer. Anna loves illustration and colour and creating vibrant designs with a purpose and positive message.