Munch Studio is a London-based independent boutique design agency that specialises in brand creation for service businesses.

Our Story

Munch Studio is the brainchild of Mark Lyston and Giovanna Ruggiero, a creative team of two graphic design and motion graphics specialists. In March 2012, the pair founded the studio fuelled by a shared desire to launch a boutique-style design business that would challenge conventional agency models.

Italian-born Giovanna Ruggiero is the creative director and seniot graphic designer of Munch Studio. She moved to the UK at the age of 19 intrigued to explore what a cosmopolitan European capital like London had to offer to a young individual looking for an exciting future and a career vocation. Aside from her studio work, Giovanna enjoys photography, creating jewellery, travelling and eating good food.

Mark Lyston leads the Motion Graphics and CGI departments of Munch Studio. Before finding his calling in the creative industry, Mark was a professional dancer, breakdancer and hip hop choreographer who has performed in music videos and top events such as the MTV Lick Parties. Mark is an avid gamer who enjoys horseriding and listening to music.

The Studio

Our business model is quite unique—at Munch Studio there are no middle people—with each and every project you speak and collaborate directly with the agency owners, which are also the creators of most of the design work.

All graphic design and motion graphic work is done in-house and, when required, we reach out to our network of specialists and assemble a team for the specific project at hand. This organic system gives us vast creative reach and allows us to offer bespoke services which are on par with traditional full-service design firms.

Working with a small group of clients every year enables us to focus on excellence and provide great customer service—and we believe it's the personalised service we offer and the quality work we produce that bring clients back time and again.

Giovanna Ruggiero, Creative Director

Our Team

At its core, Munch Studio is a small team of design specialists with expertise working on projects for corporate clients and Fortune 500 companies such as Visa, Facebook, Orbitz and Expedia.

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with clients across a wide spectrum of sectors and industries—including technology, healthcare, food & drink, real estate and finance. For privacy reasons, some of our work produced for agency clients is under NDA. To view our public work, check out this page.

Today our focus is on offering brand creation to service businesses—from creating new identity systems and style guides to providing branded assets and digital content for the implementation of marketing campaigns and online promotion.

To discuss a project, please head over to our contact page and drop us a line. 

Working with Munch Studio is nothing short of an absolute delight – superb communication and understanding of our needs, beautiful web design work and fast delivery. There is a feeling of genuine investment from them that makes you feel like more than just another customer.

Julie Neumark, Readz.com (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

Our Services

We offer a full suite of branding services and tailor-made design solutions.  Whether you are launching a new business venture or repositioning an existing brand—we’d love to partner with you and make it happen.


First impressions last. If you are starting a new business or launching a new service line we can help with the development of a distinctive visual identity that captures your brand essence and brings your vision to life.


As an organisation grows, its purpose becomes more lucid. If you are repositioning after a merger, a change in strategy, or just need to refresh your corporate identity—we can assist you through this exciting process. We can help you craft a visual language that resonates with your target audience and can provide the brand assets you need to send out a consistent message at every touchpoint.


Engage your audience and establish a stronger connection with them by including a promo/teaser or corporate profile video in your marketing toolkit.


They say you only have a few seconds to grab someone’s attention when they land on your website–so make them count. We create eye-catching idents and logo animations that make a strong impression on those who are exposed by your logo mark.

If your budget doesn't allow for commissioning photoshoots, we can help with the creation of more affordable CGI graphics and key visuals.


We can assist with the creation of brand collateral to support your day-to-day business activities and marketing efforts—including presentations, print and digital marketing content such as brochures, annual reports, white papers, infographics and other sales material.

Not convinced yet?

Take a look at some of our design work and click here to read about our creative process.