We have many years of experience under our belt working in the publishing and packaging industry.

Licensed design is awesome! We LOVE working on licensed children’s publishing products, which includes the likes of colouring and activity books, story books, novelty books and many more. Not only do we get a privileged peek into the present and future brands, we also get to unleash our inner child as we work on fantastic projects from Disney, Marvel, DC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and many more. Needless to say, we have terrific fun along the way.

What we offer is a full design and development service, from the initial concept stage through to realising that vision in stunning design.

Depending on what the client wants, we can create artwork from scratch, or/and we can work from a licensor style guide, or/and we can even take existing artwork or brought in material and resize. Whatever you need, we can do.

Our tools of the trade are the use of industry-standard Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign) when designing.

Licensed product design


To better understand the process involved, we have outlined some very simple steps:

Step 1: The Briefing Stage

We begin any project with a brief. We discuss with our client the specifics of a project – number of pages, measurements etc as well as the ‘look and feel’ the client wants to achieve. Some clients have certain requirements that need to be met, such as targeting a specific age range, or maybe they have a specific cutter guide or file set up in mind.

Step 2: The Design Stage

We go away and start developing and designing the product. Communication throughout is very important as we regularly keep the client informed of the progress made. Some clients want page by page visuals to approve, some others are happy to let us complete the initial design first before making comments. Regardless, we go back and forth until the client is 100% happy.

Step 3: The Approval Stage and Amends

With licensed products it is a contract requirement that the licensor approves anything before proceeding to print/mass production, so everything has to be sent for an approval before files are sent to the factory.

Any amends from the licensor needs to be taken in to account and carried out. We carry out all amends until the licensor approves the project and the client is happy.

Step 4: Ready For Mass-production

So now the client is happy, the licensor has signed off the approval, we’re now ready to send the factory-ready files to get the product made.

We supply our factory-ready files to our client by means of acceptable well-known file-sharing software, such as Dropbox.

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Words from our clients

Steven (Director of R & W Media) has so far handled the development project excellently. The results are extremely pleasing and I am looking forward to working with him on completing the project. He has extensive knowledge of Magento, actually there probably isn't anything he doesn't know in this regard. Very good all round. Thanks Steven
Ben Wilson - Director
Cadet Direct
I contacted four separate Magento developers before proceeding with Steven (Director of R & W Media) and have no regrets. R & W Media has an excellent knowledge of Magento and is quickly able to find solutions to our e-commerce problems. They are polite and professional and responds quickly to both routine development requests and critical issues. R & W Media is patient and is able to absorb and understand our ideas and requirements. R & W Media integrates well with our SEO agency and they regularly praise his knowledge and skills. Our site hosting is also managed through R & W Media Magento-optimised system and business has increased significantly since they took over at the beginning of 2014.
James Munday - Managing Director of Cadet Direct Ltd
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We have been working with R&W for the past 2 years and would highly recommend working with them. Steven (Technical Direct of R & W Media) has been a pleasure to work with; super knowledgeable and it is re-assuring to know that he is available at the end of the phone to discuss any concerns you might have. The team are detail oriented and work towards best practice and time after time have produced solid builds for us; on time and on budget. I couldn't recommend R&W more; and wish them continued success in the years to come.
Michael O Connor - Ecommerce Manager
Universe Marketplace
Steven (Director of R & W Media) is an extremely professional and talented individual. Whenever I have worked with him in the past, he has always understood the needs and thinking of the end user. His work has stood the test of time for me!
Tiernan Mines - Founder & Director at Universe marketplace
The R&W team are an extremely professional and highly competent development partner. I would recommend them without hesitation.
William Starritt - Director

Partners & Technologies We Work With

Loyalty Lion
Adobe Solution Partner