For the following 17 years, I was fortunate to earn my living in the beautiful counties of Devon, Dorset and Somerset, working with clients including Flybe, the John Lewis Partnership and River Cottage. Then, a momentous thing happened: I hit 40. And, it felt like precisely the right time to take stock of everything - life begins and all that.
To cut a long story short, I headed North, and - after a delightful 18-month stop-off, close to my Birmingham roots, in Shropshire - finally settled in North Wales, where large chunks of my mother’s family hailed from.
I now live and work - with my faithful Whippet, Wilberforce - in a former church in the historic walled part of Denbigh. We even share a wall or two with the town’s castle. It’s a nice place in which to end my journey: calm, friendly and unpretentious… a little like me. I’m pleased to report that my love of typography, industrial design and the smell of fresh printing all survived the move unscathed.
My design journey started in 1988 - back in the days of Mr Blobby, Puffa Jackets and Chesney Hawkes… he says suddenly feeling really rather old. I spent five years studying every conceivable aspect of Graphic Design in the historic city of Plymouth - two of them at the College of Art, one of the last remaining specialist art institutions in the country, and a further three years at the city’s University. They were great days – some of the happiest times of my life.
Can I say how pleased I am that you were recommended to us. I have received many wonderful comments about the website, so just wanted to say thanks.
The website looks fab - I can't believe how good it looks. Thank you so much.
Should say, the reaction to the new logo has been overwhelmingly positive. Annual reports also arrived bang on time and look excellent - everyone is thrilled.
A few nice words about us: We have clients across the UK, from London to Devon to Lancashire. Here is what a few of them have said about The Brand Mill:
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