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I give my client’s products and services a unique look and feel to help them stand out from the crowd.
Combining logical thinking with creative imagination means my designs are effective, engaging and give my clients a competitive edge.
A professional graphic designer with over 20 years of experience who lives and works in Bournemouth, Dorset.
I work with clients from all over the world, from London and Africa to the US and the West Indies. All from my studio in sunny Bournemouth.
I meet people face to face, I travel to see clients and I keep in regular contact via phone, email and Skype. I’m realistic, reliable and passionate about the work I do.
Ever going to work with people in the arms trade or real life gangsters*.
I will not mystify you with unrealistic promises. I will not throw my toys out of the cot and demand that it should be purple with stripes when you want it green with spots. I will not throw a hissy fit just because we’ve reached version 54 in the design and development stages.
*I nearly did once. Seriously. If we ever end up having a chat, remind me and I’ll tell you all about it.
In the mid nineties I used to help my father out in his second hand shop in Boscombe (in Bournemouth), called Fosters. A plethora of interesting and intriguing items continuously found their way back to our home. Including computers. So even before my move into graphic design and branding I found myself dabbling in the crude graphics and programming of the ZX Spectrum, VIC 20 and Commodore 64.
Other secondhand items of joy that ended up in the Foster household included Dinky and Corgi toys, Hornby railway, remote control cars, boats, planes, helicopters and submarines (little ones, not real life ones. It was a shop, not an ocean), hifi, CDs and vinyl, a 1:4 scale replica Spitfire and a Blue Thunder remote control helicopter. All of these thoroughly tested by a young Graham.
In 1996, I decided to study art and design at the home of Mary Shelly, Shelly Manor, which back then was an art college. It was here that I specialised in graphic design. It’s (vaguely) interesting to note that web design at that time was yet to be conceived.
In 1997, I went on to study an HND and Degree in Graphic Design and Packaging at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology. It was here I had my first taste of web design, in conjunction with graphic design, packaging design, photography and brand design. I also learnt how to combine my skill of logical thinking with ideas and lateral thinking. Since then I’ve honed this technique and now use it to produce ideas-based graphic design that is both effective and engaging. It’s this aspect that makes my approach to graphic design unique.
On completion of my degree I spent 10 years working in the design industry in London before finally deciding to go it alone.
I soon built up a strong portfolio of profitable and successful brands for my clients, providing them with highly effective marketing materials, including brand design, website design, logo design, brochure design and packaging design.
In 2014, I moved, lock, stock and barrel (containing my wife and two small children), back to my hometown of Bournemouth.
With a solid portfolio of profitable brands already developed for my current clients, I now help businesses from all over the world realise the potential of their brand.