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Born Ugly is a brand transformation consultancy and a creative partnership. We are a team of strategists, creatives and change activists on a mission to create work that improves the experiences and lives of everyone who feel its impact. We are the founding agency of Elmwood and were reborn as a standalone consultancy in 2020. You could say ‘born again in the ugliest of years’! We have a track record that spans 4 decades and 6 continents. Creating extraordinary impact and changing lives for the better are always at the heart of what we do.
Our name is born from a fundamental truth that even the very best of ideas start ‘ugly’. Whether they help start a fledgling business or help a brand leader stretch their advantage. They all start raw, uncrafted and lacking validation. More than this, the creative process itself is ugly. It is not a sausage machine. It is a process driven by the tension that pushes boundaries and delivers extraordinary impact.
It is a process that is in our blood. Born more than forty years ago, we have always believed that ugly fights harder. Ugly has somewhere to go. It feeds bravery and endeavour. Ugly isn’t scared to embrace dangerous creative that has the power to disrupt and break through. With conviction, ugly redefines the status quo and creates something truly remarkable.
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We are here to help our clients make a dent in the universe. This takes guts, grit, and trust. That is why we value building true partnerships built on mutual understanding, transparency, and with a passion for seeing things through. We believe in knowing our stuff and not leaving any stone unturned. And we are passionate about creating heart-pounding solutions that answer dizzying challenges. The impact we make together is personal to us. As every one of us is a partner in the Born Ugly business, your success is also our success.
Born Ugly is the founder of The Furnace, a creative hothouse where like-minded businesses with different specialisms share our studio space and work with us to deliver impact for our clients. It is home to one of the fastest-growing digital businesses in Europe, a pioneer in virtual experiences and spaces, interactive gaming and film, and a Product Design & UX Consultancy specialising in user-centric digital products & services. The Furnace is a dynamic and collaborative ecosystem of strategic partners that create innovative and exciting brand experiences.