Cheers to Rabbie!


A contemporary celebration of the life and work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns took place in Edinburgh 25-27 January

A wonderful festival that we’re thrilled to work with! In addition to the overall look and feel we developed a set of illustrations to some of Robert Burns’ poems, for a family trail in Rose Street.





For ice cream lovers


We started the year with a refreshing logo design project for Bon Bon, a start-up geleteria in Leith. The client wanted to communicate a mix of ‘Italian Scottish tastyness’ and we came up with a Highland Cow ice cream. Yum!






Happy New Year!!!



Happy New Year! To mark the beginning of 2018, we’ve created a new potfolio featuring some of our favourite work from last year. Take a peek here. We’re also happy to announce that we will be giving our website a much overdue spring clean this year, so stay tuned or sign-up to our newsletter to receive updates.

‘Tis the season to be jolly


To all our wonderful clients, friends and supporters - have an amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will be closed for the festive season from Thursday 21 December to Wednesday 3 January 2018.

The International Style of Muriel Spark


We can finally reveal what we’ve been working on for the last few months - the design of the new exhibition at the National Library of Scotland, ‘The International Style of Spark’. This has been such an amazing project to web involved in and we couldn’t be happier with the final result  - a vibrant, pop-art inspired portrait of an unforgettable Scottish writer, adventurer and style-icon.


Family Light Festival


We’ve been developing the design and branding for a new magical outdoor light event, taking place between 25 October and 19 November in Dean Castle Country Park- a wonderful experience with installations, illuminations and lighting of the plants, paths and selected buildings.

Boost your business


This autumn we won a competitive procurement process for National Library of Scotland where we were appointed to design three of their upcoming campaigns. The creative for ‘Boost your business’ was developed to raise awareness of the library’s unique business support and research service. It had to appeal to professionals from organisations of all sizes and across various sectors.

Graphic designer / web developer



We are currently looking for a talented graphic designer with minimum two years of industry experience to join our team.
Activities include graphic design for print and screen, development and maintenance of websites, creative visual concepts/solutions for brands and marketing campaigns. This includes online, print, indoor and outdoor marketing collateral and advertising.
This is a great opportunity for a confident, motivated individual who has the ability to respond creatively and enthusiastically to a multitude of subjects and challenges.
The position will allow some freedom to shape your own role and be part of a thriving agency in the creative hub of Leith. You’ll be expected to work independently as well as part of the team, and take ownership of your work, dealing directly with clients on their enquiries and accompanying tasks. You must be fully skilled in taking design projects from start to finish, implementing the creative through every step of the production process.

Required Skills:
* Good knowledge of design principles, current web design trends and technologies.
* Excellent knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat)
* Minimum 2 years experience using WordPress CMS
* Experience with the following is essential: HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery, MySQL
* Experience in wire-framing, designing and developing responsive websites
* Understanding of device and browser compatibility issues
* Working knowledge of search engine optimization best practices
* Excellent attention to detail
* The ability to self-manage projects and work to tight deadlines
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable Extras:
* Experience of After Effects and Premiere Pro
* Understanding of eCommerce and UX/UI
* Some knowledge and experience of working in the cultural and/or sport event industries

Please email CV and portfolio to

A Royal Appointment!


We were thrilled to see our work on display during the Queen’s recent visit to officially open the new Queensferry Crossing.

A “breathtaking sight” was how her majesty described it. She was, of course, referring to the newly completed road bridge rather than our beautifully designed on-site branding but even still everyone at Hillside is completely buzzed to have been involved. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon described it as something people would “marvel” at in 100 years’ time and, while our bunting certainly does catch the eye, we’re sure she was also referring to the bridge; a 6 year, 1.35 billion pound project.

Working with regular collaborators Unique Events, we were on hand to design all the on-site branding seen at the official opening ceremony. If you’re looking to give your event the royal treatment then get in touch!

Photos kindly provided by Lloyd Smith.

QueensCrossing_16 credit Unique Events - Lloyd Smith



Social Investment Scotland


We’re very excited to present our most recent project: a brand new website for SIS - a social enterprise providing capital to charities, community groups and other third sector organisations. We have been  their go-to agency for much of their communication since 2014, and we were delighted when they asked us to design, develop and build their website. In the process we also gave their logo a bit of a facelift, and created a suite of illustrations to support the written content.

We're currently working on a new website. However, you can take a peek at our temporary folio here.