Ned Hoste - photgraphed by Michael Halsband Jan 2010

2H Design is a consultancy, run by Ned Hoste, with extensive experience in design for book publishing including cover design, book design, print buying, project management, publicity, advertising and point-of-sale.

2H Design is also proud to be a part of the Big Ideas Collective, a group of specialists in creative communications. Ned is the founder and co-director of BIG.

2H was set up in 1986 by Ned Hoste and Alison Hepburn and has built its success on developing long term business relationships with both its clients and its expert suppliers network. 2h has worked with some of its clients for over 21 years building a great knowledge of their needs.

Brene Brown - Free range social media

Design for mainstream, private press and indie publishing

2H Design has been working as a publishing design consultancy since 1986. In that time we have designed bestsellers, imprint styles, marketing and promotion for books and in recent years looked at the social media campaigns to support off-line promotion. 

Our philosophy is:
Good design is obvious,
great design is invisible


Ned Hoste/ 2h are part of The Big Ideas Collective

Powered by creativity

2H Design is proud to be part of the Big Ideas Collective the virtual creative communications agency. 2h applies the skills developed within the publishing sector to building brands and awareness of companies within the business sector.


Big Ned Designs is 2h Design's new site for Indie Publishers

The site shows some Indie portfolio items - a list of services that can be accessed, a blog about Indie publishing, a twitter stream of conversations happening about indie publishing across the internet

Just because you are an Indie, you are not alone

Please click here to see the site

2h Design and Social Media

2h Design and Ned Hoste are active on social media, please click on the images below 
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