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Whether you're an SME, startup, or small business - if you need help to grow with branding, web design, or digital marketing, then you're in the right place.

At Canny, we create brands that build businesses, and we've done that world wide. We help brands by increasing their brand awareness, developing their digital presence, in turn, growing their sales.


With over 150 happy clients, we've helped to create and grow businesses world wide. From Japan, to the UAE, Switzerland, Canada, the USA, and Brazil, we've had success across the globe.


Our one mission is to help businesses unlock the power of their brand with branding, web design, and digital marketing. We believe in building great relationships with our clients and that's what we aim to do, every time.


Our small but mighty design team have over 50 years collective experience. Working on a range of projects big and small, there's nothing that the Canny team haven't designed.

Tony Hardy

Founder & Director

Tony is responsible for the growth of Canny, ensuring everything runs smoothly, generating new leads, and also dabbling with branding and web development. In his spare time he spends time with his family, plays drums, and watches wrestling.

Glen Millen

Lead Designer

Glen is responsible for the creative output at Canny, working directly with clients on branding and web design projects, and experimenting with new design software. In his spare time he enjoys watching NBA basketball and travelling.

William Hurst

Front End Developer

William is responsible for all things code at Canny, working with Wordpress to create website projects, and updating and maintaining our own site. In his spare time he enjoys gaming, camping, and furthering his development skills.

canny are a design agency based in the North East of England. We work with businesses from around the world on branding, website, and digital marketing projects.

Our Clients.

United Kingdom

  • G4S
  • Georg Jensen
  • Park Leisure
  • Advance Northumberland
  • Sure Wind Marine
  • Seaton Valley Council
  • New Park Solutions
  • Blyth Town Council
  • SkiTracer
  • Vuelio
  • Cramlington Town Council
  • SkiWorld
  • Xceptor
  • Robbie Thompson
  • Vortex Training Solutions
  • Newbiggin Town Council
  • Aalto Mortgages


  • IAP
  • Armit Wines
  • A Beautiful Green
  • Georg Jensen
  • EFL Editing
  • ClearHill


  • Fika Consulting
  • Grace Aesthetics
  • Shodai
  • Let’s
  • Word Play Media

North America

  • BizPixPlus
  • 8menCan
  • Credit Sesame
  • Canny Live
  • Aegen Technologies

Rest of the World

  • Kono Coffee
  • Hands Up Education
  • Visuagro
  • Azur Casino
  • Change Creator

"I have worked with design agencies of all sizes in my career, and Canny are simply top class."

Justin Brown
Founder, Shodai /

"The identity and website Canny built for me has helped to grow my business and take it to the next level."

Carly Morgan
Director, The Shire Bakery

"It has been a great pleasure developing our business together with such distinguished experts."

Michael Isenschmid
Director, IAP Zurich

"I can’t speak highly enough of the team at Canny. I simply wouldn’t work with anyone else."

Robbie Thompson
Business Owner, Personal Trainer

"We now have a brilliant brand identity and website that can grow alongside our business."

Katy Moody
Head of Client Results, Publicity Seekers

"People always compliment my branding at events I attend, and it has allowed me to grow my business."

Ali Nouraei
Director, The Neutral Corner

"My brand identity and website design puts me head and shoulders ahead of my competition."

Stuart Philips
Director, AALTO Mortgages

"Working with an overseas team like Canny was easy and I believe we arrived at the perfect solution."

Heather Blue
Founder, BizPixPlus

"I am delighted with my new brand identity and website design and just hope my company can live up to it."

Howard Walwyn
Director, Prism Clarity