Recent work

First past the post!

3rd Jun 2015

No, it’s not another political blog post! 39steps recently revamped the well-known Running Guides to their new name, RunABC. With a fresh new masthead, resized format and a flexible template for RunABC’s talented Amy to work with, the guides made their maiden appearance at the London Marathon. A great project to work on!

    The new RunABC magazine – in a running shop and at a run near you

The new RunABC magazine – in a running shop and at a run near you

“As a magazine publisher looking to rebrand an existing title that was overdue a ‘new look’, working with 39steps was a very productive experience. The team at 39steps was easy to work with. They developed our original brief and worked closely with us to create a new magazine format we were happy with. They brought flair, imagination and style to the project and were very easy to work with, discussing our requirements and helping us to find solutions to problems we encountered.

I would happily recommend 39steps for magazine and newsletter design and I’m available to provide feedback on our own experiences working with Julie, John and the rest of the team.”

Terry Brennan, Publisher,


William Purves has gone mobile

27th Feb 2015

We recently updated the William Purves website — first designed and built by us in 2011 — using responsive design to adapt to multiple screen sizes (desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones). Our original design held up well in the fast-paced world of web design, so bringing it up to date with contemporary design and coding techniques was a breeze.

Take a look on any of your devices(!) at



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New website for EMMS International

23rd Feb 2015

EMMS International is a Christian international healthcare charity founded in 1841. The organisation works with partners in India, Malawi and Nepal to improve health and healthcare, and facilitates respite for people in Scotland with serious illnesses. EMMS required a redeveloped site to help increase online donations, raise awareness of their good work and encourage more engagement.

Date: late 2014
What we did: web design; web development (fully responsive, eCommerce, donations platform with payment integration); CMS training; hosting; web maintenance.

Home page for

Home page for

What they said:

‘The 39steps team are a pleasure to work with and have been invaluable as we watched our new website go from post-it notes to “go live”.

The new website launched at the beginning of the biggest appeal in EMMS International’s history, which saw 40% more website visitors and over 10 times more online donations.            

We’re thrilled to have a site that helps us to communicate clearly with our supporters and meets the needs of a growing charity.’

Gary Brough
Communications Officer, EMMS International

Busy with the fizzy at Summerhouse Drinks!

19th Dec 2014

A while back, we mentioned our fab client Claire Rennie, of berry scrumptious! was launching a new product. Well, it’s here, it’s drinkable and it’s delicious! Summerhouse Drinks is Scotland’s first lemonade, made right in bonnie Scotland with scrummy flavours such as ‘Hint o’ Mint’ and the classic ‘Misty Lemonade’. We created a simple, effective logo, and are working on the next generation of labels for the bottles. Everyone can enjoy a taste of sunshine no matter what the weather, even in Scotland. Now, where’s the gin…?


Harrisons Ford has a facelift

16th Sep 2014

Earlier this year, we worked with David Harrison Ltd of Peebles, the 90 year old car dealership based in Borders and specialising in Ford. A well-known name across the industry in Scotland, the guys were keen to keep the goodwill associated with it, but modernise for the 21st century, in line with their marketing strategy. So, we revised the name to ‘Harrisons’, created a new, clean identity and are now delighted to be working with the team on various items in the marketing folio. On another note, they may have beaten Team39 at the karting but next year the gloves are off and it’ll be Clear and Present Danger with lightsabers ahoy… (sorry! – ed).

Harrisons' new identity

Harrisons’ new identity



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