Department Two is a Sheffield-based creative studio founded by Arran Cross and Fern Merrills. We produce and consult on visual content and creative strategy for clients from a range of industries. Our current client line up features a diverse mix of businesses from Savile Row tailors and luxury fashion houses to food writers, coffee shops and outdoor adventure brands.
We really love working on full service projects - working with clients on the ideas and strategy behind a campaign as well as delivering the content and direction to make those ideas a reality. We’re also happy delivering one-off photoshoots or films - we’re pretty versatile - we’ve designed our services to dovetail into your existing projects and to complement them perfectly.
At Department Two we like to believe there’s a better way of doing business so we commit 50 days a year to helping small businesses and startups with their campaigns at a reduced rate. Get in touch to find out more.
Much of our commercial work has been for brands whose obsession with quality and provenance matches our own.
Selected clients includE
Cad & the Dandy, Billy Tannery, Mr Porter, Hiut Denim, Trakke, Banton Frameworks, Steam Yard,
The Good Life Experience and many more.
"Department Two fully immersed themselves in our recent campaign. We took them into the wilds of Scotland where they created honest and engaging photography and video, capturing our product in the best light and emphasising our core ethos of "Adventure Everywhere".
As a small brand we spend our marketing budget very wisely. Arran and Fern understand this and were able to curate a campaign that fit our needs and maximised the value to our brand.
They come highly recommended and whats more they know how to stoke a campfire like pros!"
- ALEC FARMER
"During our most recent project, Arran and Fern visited and dissected the very core of our business - our workshop. Absorbing our operation through the lenses of their cameras, the duo created engaging and insightful photography of our workshop throughout.
Working closely to our brief, Department Two successfully showcased our brand, product and ethos in an exciting and engaging manner. We can't wait to work with them again."
- JAMIE BARTLETT
CO-FOUNDER, BANTON FRAMEWORKS