Newcastle agency, Wonderstuff has expanded into a new office in the city as well as opening its first London base.

The brand and design consultancy will be based at the No1 Euston Square development in the capital, with the office headed up by Merlin Duff.

The 26-year-old joined Wonderstuff 3 years ago.

“Our Newcastle location, on the corner of Salters Road and Gosforth High Street, offers us great visibility and the space to both grow the team and to service clients in the way we need as a progressive brand consultancy,” explained Wonderstuff owner, Paul Alderson.

“The move into London comes at a time where we’re looking to not only improve our clients’ understanding of the importance of brand, but ensure we also keep learning, as individuals and as a collective.

“Many things have aligned at a perfect time. Giving Merlin the opportunity to not only further his understanding and take the reins in London shows true long term commitment to developing the team here.”

As part of the growth, the company has appointed senior designer Karl Bell and part-time studio manager, Thea Van der Velde.