Kerr Vernon has over 20 years in the design industry. He’s worked with some of the world’s leading brands across a wide range of sectors.

In September 2017 Kerr Vernon founded Cause & Effect.

The new studio has a specialist focus in arts and cultural branding. Working alongside Kerr Vernon is Creative Director Ed Watt and Strategy and Communications Director Laura Thomson.

Combined experience includes work for a variety of clients – from household names like Google, Spotify, L’Oréal and Barclays, to Scottish companies like RBS, Glenmorangie and Balblair. But it’s with brands like V&A, Glasgow School of Art, Open Space and Glasgow International that we form a joint-specialism in arts and culture.

If you’d like to discuss a project or require any further information please contact us. We’d love to hear from you.


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· Branding, positioning and visual identity
· Campaign planning, strategy and roll-out
· Website design and build
· Exhibition creative
· Motion graphics
· Packaging design and print
· Photography and film
· Strategy, planning and analytics
· Copywriting and tone of voice
· Workshops and upskilling
· Social media content
· Email marketing

Awards and Recognition

Scottish Design Awards finalist in five different categories

2016 – 2017
Graphic Design Industry Adviser for Cultural Enterprise Office

2015 – 2017
Graphic Design Festival Scotland Mentor

Scottish Design Awards
Chairmans Award Winner and Direct Mail Winner
Corporate Identity Finalist

2014 – 2016
Secret Seven Inch Contributor
Logo design contributor for the Counter Print books
Monogram Logo, Crests & Shields, Human Logo and Animal Logo

Scottish Design Awards
Corporate Identity Finalist

Cover design illustrations for The Drum Magazine Judging Panel

D&AD In Book Award Corporate Identity

Scottish Design Awards
Packaging Winner, Craft & Typography Winner

Scottish Design Awards    
Direct Mail Finalist