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Testimonials

Discover what our clients have to say about our graphic design services.

Cicerone Press
Cicerone Press have worked with Robin Pritchard of Design & Image for over five years and we couldn’t cope without him! He provides an invaluable complement to our in-house design team which helps us manage our sometimes unpredictable workflow. Over the years he has been involved in all aspects of our guidebook design – from drawing maps and profiles from a wide variety of source artwork to optimising photographs, designing icons and logos and laying out entire books. He even created the artwork to cover a double-decker bus for a campaign for our new Fellranger Lake District guides. Robin can turn his hand to anything – always with a smile, always with imagination, always at a reasonable price.

Lois Sparling (Editorial Manager) from Cicerone Press

Loyne Specialist School
At Loyne School we are involved in a joint project with Morecambe Bay Health Trust, pioneering new techniques to help young children with learning difficulties develop their writing skills.  Such has been our success that we were keen to share our findings with other schools and institutions. Lancaster University produced a video to promote the Write Together project. We then contacted Design & Image to help us market the video to a wider audience. We had not worked with them before but were very impressed with the way in which they interpreted our brief. They produced some high quality artwork that we felt was absolutely the right approach for the project.

Design & Image have since worked on a leaflet and other development material as the project continues to attract more professional interest. We look forward to working with them in the future.

Barbara Bradbury (Deputy Head) from Loyne Specialist School

NDT Mart
NDT Mart is a Lancaster-based company with operating office in Georgia USA. NDT Mart retail in 20 countries worldwide with an annual turnover in excess of $1,200,000. NDT Mart business has built up by giving our customers the products they want at the right price. Our mail-order catalogue is one of our principle selling tools and it needs to reflect our business ethos. As it features over 2,500 products to a multi-lingual clientele it needs to be clearly laid out, well planned and above all user friendly – I believe Design & Image played an important role in achieving this.

Design & Image did a small leaflet for an associate training company and we were impressed by the attention to detail and professionalism. They have subsequently won the contract to do our main catalogue for two years now.  Although I was pleased with my previous catalogue it took a lot of time to update and the original designers did not allow me as much input as I would have liked. Design & Image took the brave step of restructuring the catalogue right from the start. They revisited the underlying document templates and, using the power of the DTP software effectively, they made the task of updating and editing much simpler within year two. This represented a huge saving on pre-press production costs.

I believe the key to how Design & Image operate is they are willing to work closely alongside the client to make sure that the design and page layout is exactly as the client wants. In addition they listen closely to the client’s needs and try to accommodate their exact requirements and combine it with a fresh and appropriate corporate identity.

In the last two years since I have been using Design & Image, NDT Mart sales have risen by 15% and my time/cost to produce the catalogue have reduced substantially.

Phil Bisgrove (Managing Director) from NDTmart.com

CancerCare
Design & Image produced a series of 15 leaflets to promote CancerCare’s support services and therapy activities.  We were delighted with the results. The leaflets have helped us to gain a higher profile both locally and further afield.  This means we have improved customer awareness of the superb services that we offer our clients, friends and family and it has helped us to attract funding support. Design & Image worked closely with our in-house team and showed great awareness and sensitivity towards our client group. We were able to deal directly with the designer and got a highly personal service at all times.

Peter Hearne (General Manager) from CancerCare (Lancaster)

The Cream of Lancaster
I produce a free local community magazine in my area and was putting together my first edition when I asked Design & Image to design some business cards for me. The end result was professional and eye catching with many people commenting on the unique design. Design & Image helped me to transfer this design through to my magazine and as a result I have a publication that is truly original, meaning more people wanting to advertise in the magazine. I plan to use Design & Image again in the near future to create a media pack to mail drop to potential customers.

Liz Shotter (Owner/Manager) from The Cream of Lancaster


Crazy Wire
After buying an existing business selling products to arts and crafts enthusiasts, I knew that the next step I needed was some unique branding to get my business noticed. I knew that the logo needed to stand out and quite truthfully didn’t really have a clue where to start. I rebranded the company as “The Crazy Wire Company” and knew that the logo needed to reflect the zany nature of our products that would appeal to creative types.  Other than that I really was at a loss. Graphic design is something completely alien to me but Design & Image made me feel at ease and I
trusted their judgement implicitly.

The designer went off to his drawing board and came up with some fantastic samples for business stationery, adverts and website.  After consulting a few friends and colleagues on what they thought looked best I decided on one. Many people have complimented me on the design of the logo and I always pass them Design & Image’s details and recommend they use them if they have any design requirements.  

Laura Blacktop (Proprietor) from Crazy Wire

Zumo
I was looking to re-brand an existing business in a way that reflected the change in direction the company was taking. Being my own company I felt I was too close to it be able to be totally objective. Design and Image were able to give me a fresh perspective on the look and feel of my business image. I was very impressed with their ability to take my verbal brief, which was prescriptive and vague in equal measures, and produce a range of logo ideas that were varied and highly creative. Once I had seen some initial concepts I was able to focus on the image that was most relevant to my target market.

Stevie Ayres (Designer and Owner/Manager) from Zumo

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