This is at the core of how I can help improve your business through design.
A strong brand clearly defines your company and your values to your customers. A cohesive Visual Identity communicates this and really sets you apart from your competitors in a recognisable way.
Getting it right can transform the potential of your business or organisation, improve how you are perceived by your customers, increase demand for your products or services and ultimately improve your bottom line.
Branding & Identity skills:
Establish naming of your product or service, if required.
Branding and Visual Identity that engages and communicates your unique business personality.
Create the elements that define your brand – logos, colour palette, typography and font choice,
imagery and tone of voice.
Brand guidelines to help keep your marketing consistent.
Apply your branding (new or existing) in a creative, engaging and appropriate way to all of your communications - online or physical .
How a product looks can have a massive impact on the likelihood of someone choosing yours over your competitor’s. From form and materials, to the design and finishes of the labelling and graphics, I have worked with a number of businesses, including brewers and food producers, to get their product to stand out in store.
Packaging & Label skills:
Experienced in creating packaging for the food & drink sector.
Concepts & visuals through to final production artwork and print specifications.
Experienced in paper and specialist print finishing techniques such as foiling and spot UV.
Packshots and supporting PoS graphics to show your product at its best.
Print is far from dead! An ever-important part of your marketing mix, print is a tactile, tangible medium to communicate to your customers in a way that you just can't achieve online. I have a huge amount of experience in designing for print, from striking layouts to the clearest typography, or using interesting formats to bespoke finishes – it's amazing how versatile print really is.
Design for print skills:
Flyers, posters, brochures, magazines or newsletters… the most suitable format for the task.
Full creative design service from initial concepts and format through to print-ready artwork files .
Print liaison – Litho or digital, pagination planning, print & paper stock specification and costings
to make the best use of your budget.
Creative direction / sourcing of photography or illustration as required.
Design templates for in-house production.
Large scale graphics can make a huge impression – so make sure yours look the business! Whether it's an entrance sign, or a stand at an important trade fair, it's a perfect way to get your branding to stand out from the rest and make a great first impression.
Wayfinding signage is also critical to guiding visitors around your site. My skills in typography, material selection and structural design have delivered signage that is both good looking, effective and durable.
Signage & display design skills:
Striking and effective graphics for economical off-the-shelf pop-up or pull-up display systems.
Bespoke signs, displays or wayfinding, from creative concept through to final artwork and production spec.
Application of branding to workplaces, including large scale 'supergraphic' walls.
Getting your company, product or service noticed is often key to your success. But everyone out there is trying to shout louder too. That's where a creative approach comes in. I have a wealth of experience in getting things noticed, for the right reasons – whether it's a local press advert for a small business, promotional campaign for a world-leading brand, or a striking Point of Sale presence.
Advertising & Promotion skills:
Creative concept through to final execution – for print or online.
Creative copywriting of headlines and product/service offering.
Creative direction / sourcing of photography or illustration as required - I'm experienced in
working closely with specialist freelance image-makers.
Creating a campaign theme for use across multiple channels.
A great website should be a core communications hub for your business. It should be easily updated and intuitive to use, responsive to view clearly and navigate easily on desktop and mobile devices, it should be reliable, secure, affordable and of course, good looking. That’s why I recommend a Squarespace website to so many of my clients! The platform is ideal for customising to suit your visual identity and content, and your future needs as your business grows. It’s ideal for ‘brochure’ content, as well as blogging and news, social media integration and e-commerce to mention just a few key features, built-in.
Website and digital design skills:
Planning, structure, development and implementation of Squarespace customisation to meet the needs of your business and content.
Graphical ‘front end’ styling of the site to reflect your branding, colours, typefaces and imagery approach.
Handover of completed site to ensure you understand the workings of the site and editing/updating of key information, to the level you require.
e-Commerce store setup and product detail/imagery creation as required.
Digital graphic assets to engage with your visitors/customers.