‘I have worked with Peter Dawson, founder of Grade Design, on numerous publications, including titles published in association with museums at home and abroad, and a wide variety of monographs on architects and designers. Working with Grade is always a great experience, as not only do you get a superb design (leading, in some cases, to well-deserved national and international design awards), but also their total commitment to every project in which they are involved. Our authors love working with Grade, too, and if they have worked with Grade once, they tend to ask if they can work with Grade again. That, to me, is the ultimate accolade.’ 
Julian Honer, Editorial Director (Museum Publishing), Thames & Hudson

‘I have always found working with Peter a real pleasure. He is brilliant at designing books that feel fully formed and crafted in every dimension; with a real eye for the fine detail. His typography is particularly strong, and ranges from the classic to the cutting edge – and he is a great champion of new typefaces. Versatile enough to design in a variety of styles, and flexible enough to meet challenging deadlines. He comes highly recommended.’
Richard Atkinson, Publishing Director, Penguin Press

‘I have always found Grade totally reliable, in that you know they are going to do exceptional design work within a given timescale. They understand the arts and collaboration comes naturally to them. They seemingly effortlessly grasp what is needed and nothing is too much trouble.’
Jane Alison, Head of Visual Arts, Barbican

‘Grade have always been extremely efficient in offering exceptionally creative, original design concepts (and solutions) resulting in nothing other than beautifully designed books. They are a delight to work with.’
Emma Poulter, Senior Editor, Tate Publishing

‘It’s a pleasure to work with Grade. Their professionalism, dedication and enjoyment in what they do brings high quality and fun to our collaborative publishing projects.’
Lucas Dietrich, Editorial Director, Thames & Hudson

‘I had a very specific design requirement for launching my life story writing service. Peter and his team not only had the right skill-set to design a wonderful book but also excelled in understanding the specific needs of my brand. As such, they delivered a superlative end solution which has enhanced Story Terrace’s customer offering and improved my brand’s visual presentation.’
Rutger Bruining, Founder & CEO, StoryTerrace

‘Peter and his team have been professional and reliable in producing our printed literature. The final product is consistent with what you would expect for a luxury brand such as Asprey, accurately interpreting our requirements with innovative and creative ideas from photographic art direction through to the final delivery. Asprey is very happy with the service we have received and we would certainly work alongside them in future projects.’
Robert Procop, Asprey

‘Grade have provided a truly fresh and creative approach to every piece of work we give them – while producing material that adheres perfectly to our corporate guidelines.’
Rob Matthews, Clifford Chance LLP

‘Working with Grade has been brilliant. They are great at working to our brand guidelines and always stick to our tight deadlines. My team went to their offices and worked on resolving creative challenges together face-to-face, which has meant that the creative delivery for our Walks and Big Sports Day events has been really effective.’
Joanna Dew, Macmillan Cancer Support

‘Our company has a cultural desire to achieve excellence in all facets of our business activity and therefore the right image is vital in communicating this message to our clients. Peter and his team created a corporate identity which I believe accurately portrays our philosophy and high-profile products, which was particularly challenging in view of the style-conscious nature of the architects we seek to attract.’
Howard Cochrane, Managing Director, Handrail Design