Aeroplane is a branding and graphic design studio based in Manchester, working internationally. We support businesses and help them progress by following a process of research, strategy and design. We believe creative thinking and effective design can shape and change opinions, build reputations and grow brands.



Meet the partners


Frosyni Bairaktari

After studying Graphic Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and gaining work experience in the Greek capital, Frosyni moved to Manchester, back in 2006, and achieved an MA in Design and Art Direction with the research topic of ‘City Branding’. 

She has completed many years of successful positions across the industry and has experience working mainly in hospitality and education sectors. She has worked with the University of Salford, The Manchester College, De Vere and Village Hotels, M&S and Manchester United FC, among others.

Frosyni's main inspirations come from everyday experiences, travels and her cultural background growing up in Greece which plays a significant role in her creative approach.

In 2010 Frosyni met Gareth, and the plans for Aeroplane started to develop until the opening in 2015. 

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Gareth Higham

Gareth studied Graphic Art at the Liverpool School of Art & Design, graduating in 2004. Over the next decade, he worked on many blue chip projects at multiple design, advertising and digital agencies. His career has covered a broad range of work including projects for Virgin, Toyota, RBS, NHS, RNCM and Radisson, to name a few. 

After many months of research, he led the global rebrand of Intercontinental's Crowne Plaza Hotel, and art directed their international photoshoots in New York and Guangzhou.

Gareth's main inspirations have come from his earlier trips to European cities which inspired a love for typography and minimalism which still influences his work to the present day. 

In 2010 Gareth met Frosyni, and the plans for Aeroplane started to develop until the opening in 2015. 

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