Monday 12 December 2011

Time for tea

The Salvation Army are working hard in the Dunfermline Community. They asked for my help with designing an attractive A5 leaflet for handing out to people on the street. It had to be eye-catching so I stuck to their brand colour of red (which also happens to be my favourite colour). The simple image of the coffee cup leaves the text to do the talking.

If you'd like to find out more about the work that The Salvation Army are doing check out their website at

Friday 9 December 2011

Tis the season to be jolly

We're already part way through December. We've made it through the first snow of the season as well as "Hurricane Bawbag"and here I am just posting my December calendar. It's my busiest month of the year with the enjoyment of a cake to bake each week. Once I've eaten more cake than I really should there will be lots more design projects in the new year.

As always please feel free to download my festive calendar image for use on your desktop.

Thursday 1 December 2011

When two worlds collide

After completing the logo and identity for Airthrey Ltd I was then asked to create branded cupcakes for a seminar. You can see more details of how it worked out on my other blog over at It's all part of the service!

Monday 28 November 2011

A breath of fresh air

The brief was to create a brochure website for the well established firm of solicitors, Marshall Ross & Munro. I concentrated on the idea that as they have been around for so long they have helped clients through many generations. It had to look professional but also friendly and welcoming.

My involvement included taking the head shots of the 4 solicitors working in the firm. A window backdrop isn't an obvious choice but in this case it really works to keep the site fresh.

Check out the rest for yourself at

Monday 21 November 2011

Busy bee

It's been all go for designjr lately. At the beginning of the week I was in Cupar checking out some details for the tactile map I'm creating for Fife Society for the Blind. I was also lucky enough to be part of a panel hearing pitches from some of the UKs best design agencies for the branding and website design of an up and coming charity. On top of that the brochure website for Marshall Ross & Munro solicitors is almost ready to go live. Rounding off my very busy week a spot of lunch at design great Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Willow Tea Room.

Monday 7 November 2011

Airthrey Ltd

Recently I've been working hard on identity and branding for a brand new company. Airthrey Ltd are a Learning Evaluation company set up to help businesses to make the most of their learning and development investments.

The brief for the logo was to incorporate the business aims with a castle theme - the business having been named after Airthrey castle in Stirling. No easy task but I did this with a bar chart/battlement combo. Running with the bar chart idea I turned the business card on it's side to give it a stand out layout. A fresh company needs fresh colours and inspired by our autumn photoshoot at Airthrey Castle orange was the colour of choice.

As well as taking photos for the website I also provided consultation on the website's overall appearance and have laid out the first paper in a planned series available from the resources section of

Thursday 3 November 2011

Remember remember...

It's hard to believe that it's November already! Where has the time gone? As they say time flies when you're having fun and well, that's what I've been doing here. Lots of exciting projects on the go. With deadlines looming details will be available later this month.

Please feel free to download my calendar image for use on your desktop and send me a message if you have any problems. The 20th is the important date for me this month.

Monday 17 October 2011

Business Cards

An important part of running your own small business is networking - meeting people to work with and potentially meeting new clients. For a graphic designer I realised it's also very useful for research purposes. I go home at the end with a stack of Business Cards. I often design those (usually) 85mm x 55mm pieces of card that are passed out and have a very important job to do. These are two of my favourites from recent networking events:-

the card that likes to talk is a great idea for photographer, Jane Massey, and

the little card with the scanable details brings business cards into the 21st Century for Alternative Copy

For even more creative inspiration check out Cardonizer.

Monday 10 October 2011

Memory Lane

Before going into details about what I've been up to recently this is just a little trip down memory lane. You may remember that last year I went to Buffalo to take part in Type Camp. I did all sorts of work with letterpress printing and book making. My favourite piece of work from that experience has been featured in a blog post about Type Camp by Neenah Paper which you can check out here -

Thanks to Little Miss Bliss and Susan Geerkin for their contributions of "123 Sheep" and "cuddle".

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Trick or treat

This past month I've been very busy working on some exciting new projects. I hope to be able to post details in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime feel free to download October's calendar, inspired by the blood, gore and dressing up that is halloween. But while planning your costume don't forget Apple Day on the 21st!

Monday 5 September 2011


September is upon us and as promised here's a calendar for your desktop. The lavender harvested from my garden is hanging out to dry and the blueberries are ripening on the windowsill. Enjoy the beginning of Autumn and don't forget International Talk like a Pirate Day on the 19th!

Monday 22 August 2011

Dream Job

When I was asked if it was possible to create a business card that was also a fortune teller I was interested. When I realised the business was all about inspiring people to live their dreams it seemed like a dream come true!

I created a logo and brand identity, fortune teller business card and promotional postcard using the owner's own dream of becoming a superhero. So look out for AJP Dreams inspiring young people across the country.

Saturday 20 August 2011

Don't try this at home...

IKEA – Homemade is Best. from Forsman & Bodenfors on Vimeo.​e/​ikea/​homemade_is_best/​

I may not be able to resist!

Thursday 18 August 2011

A little bit of inspiration

Love this little type family!

le droit de suite (the resale right) - VA from Pierre-Emmanuel Lyet on Vimeo.

If only all law lectures had been this pretty...

(Found on Uppercase - my new favourite website!)

Monday 15 August 2011

Always space for cake!

Ever creative, even on maternity leave, I still managed to take a few photographs and bake the odd cake. Inspired by my good friend, Little Miss Bliss I've decided to use some of my images to create a monthly calendar. It seems like a great way to give my design brain a bit of a workout and gives you an exclusively designed desktop for a month if you so choose. As August is still very much wedding season, this first photo is the bottom tier and ribbon for the cake I made for my cousin's wedding.

Wednesday 10 August 2011

Just can't get the staff!

You'll need to excuse the long break in my blogging, it's just that I've been working on a very big project - my baby girl was born on Christmas eve last year so I haven't had much time for designing so far this year. However, now she's getting big I can get back to it and start getting my hands dirty again with just a little bit of help!

I have a few projects from last year that I'm finishing off and some current work that I'll be able to share over the coming weeks. I'm also on the lookout for any interesting design projects that I can get involved in so just let me know!