We are Culla – Bespoke screenprinting & murals.
A small team with a big vision.
We are Culla (pron. colour) began in 2008 under the guise of NTRPRNRS by friends who met whilst studying at Staffordshire University. Through blogging a collective of creatives formed who developed a brand offering an insight into cultures that were readily available in many places outside of our home of Stoke-on-Trent. NTRPRNRS launched a clothing brand that aligned with it’s constantly growing content and direction.
By 2013 NTRPRNRS had developed into an umbrella brand of activity with key projects to drive it forward however the intention to become catalysts of creative culture within across the city remained the primary focus.
NTRPRNRS expanded into a larger network as Entrepreneurs. Our HQ opened in 2014 in the quickly growing cultural quarter of Stoke-on-Trents’ City Centre having presence as a customer facing retail unit 51-53 Store; alongside a printshop, gallery & event space, graffiti Hall of Fame (HoF) & City wide mural programme.
In 2017, it evolved once again. Permanently closing our retail arm allowed us to delve deeper into areas of paint & print, becoming a full-time creative agency. Meaning our daily lives became immersed in colour.
We are Culla was born.
The legacy of NTRPRNRS remains as a clothing brand, now designed & printed in house by us, by hand.
Tom is an Illustrator and Staffordshire University graduate. Tom has worked for illustration agencies such as Rarekind London on commissions and workshops across England and Scotland.
Tom is a talented typographer, creating letters and words reminiscent of the golden age of typography. He creates amazingly detailed illustrations, whether on a page or on a wall. He is also the lead print technician here at We are Culla.
Rob is a graphic designer and Staffordshire University graduate. He has extensive experience in graffiti, street art, print and the world that surrounds it.
Workshops and commissions have been a regular feature in Rob’s working life for a number of years now. Rob’s project management skills are second to none, and his contacts and experience in this sector are rife.
Adam is the newest member of the We are Culla team having joined in summer 2019.
He is also studying a Masters in Animation at Staffordshire University. He’s already assisted in a vast amount of print workshops and graffiti murals and his book keeping skills are top notch.
Web & Illustration Guru
Tom is a man of many talents. A web developer and designer by day, with a hidden talent for producing amazing paintings. Tom has a meticulous eye for detail and his passionate energetic approach to all things creative is truly awe inspiring.
Tom has also had several years experience in delivering exciting, creative workshops to a diverse range of groups.