Cash – physical banknotes – present a captivating paradox: they are a culmination of incredible artistry, technological ingenuity, intricate design and technical expertise that spans both breadth and depth. And yet, they’re mass-produced, designed to be handled, to withstand a population’s dirt and sweat, held close to the body.
This is the ethos that Independent Currencies works to, and applies to all projects: the highest production quality, made available to the most users.
We are committed to the future of finance, in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and other gamer-changers of the fourth industrial revolution. We believe that ‘diversification’ is a misnomer, and that the bold and brave go ‘all in’ where value is clear – this is us.
Financial technology that affects the masses deserves the gravitas of show-stopping visual design. This is Independent Currencies’s role.
Digital and physical have a mutually beneficial future.
We’re advocates of cash – and so also consumer privacy, choice and liberty.
Cash = aesthetics + security
Cash and other physical monetary touch points are vital to money’s brand.
Money is a point of inspiration and trust, just like all great brands.
Brilliant branding creates fast adoption.
We’re blockchain advocates for the real world – ‘trustless’ still needs to be trusted.
From public to private: consumers want more self-rule.
Decentralize, tokenize and thrive.
Independent Currencies is uniquely positioned, in the eye of the storm of the greatest transformational moment in Human history – technologically, financially and socially.
We have entered a disrupted fintech and banking space as security print specialists – an outlier! What qualifies us?
Security printing – the design and manufacture of anti-counterfeit documents (banknotes, passports, ID) – is, in essence, the creation of TRUST – the foundation of our financial system, and indeed the currency of brands.
From branding, visual identity, product design, and marketing, we are technically, creatively and philosophically engaged in the creation of trust in our clients for their consumers.
Our unique design background is pared with programming, manufacturing, marketing and public relations expertise, to form a full and remarkable offer.
years of design experience
million people interacting with our clients’ brands and products
In-house design work combines artistic flare, mature design awareness, and deep technical understanding. And wherever possible, we make use of innovative technologies to enhance user experience and authentication – from bespoke design methods, to sourcing exotic materials, to exciting partnerships at the forefront of their sectors.
Our design methodology goes through a clear and specific process. Our workflows have been perfected and tested in the banknote production industry – a quasi-military environment defined by strict protocols.
We extrapolate these same workflows to all projects, ensuring a clear path and the best results.
Tom has over a decade of experience as a designer and brand strategist. He uses is unique combination of credentials to help clients around the world.
Originally from an art background, Tom moved into design and marketing after graduating from UCL, London. His interest in paper money led him to be headhunted by the security printing industry, where he gained invaluable insights into the highest end of print design.
Tom collaborates with trusted providers at the cutting-edge of blockchain and user experience, to provide a full design package to bold organizations.
Reach out to him directly on LinkedIn.