Design Fibre services enable a complete, integrated branding approach.
Having listened carefully to our requirements, Sam has produced a stunning website using the Squarespace system. Our new site (www.ecocon.co.uk) is easy to update and navigate, reads well and looks fantastic on mobile phone as well as on PC - what more can I say... I thoroughly recommend his services.Andrew Crace-Calvert, Director, EcoCon Ltd.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your efforts in helping to produce the Blueprint brochure. I picked up the brochures on Friday and they look absolutely brilliant. I look forward to working with you again in the future.Simon Kirkbride, Managing Director, Blueprint Project Solutions
10/10 - Excellent service and great design ideas, solved our marketing problem within days and look forward to working with Sam again soon.Barry Hood, Director, Anstee Coil Technology
I really want to thank you, because your efforts under pressure enabled us to be ready for the day and I feel we are beginning to get over more of a consistent brand message and professional image in place.Nigel Alltimes, Business Owner, Alltimes Coatings
The new web site looks great, thanks very much. Really pleased with it.Alan Muckle, Business Owner, Alan Muckle Sports & Injury Performance Solutions
Very impressed with the creative input and service provided.David Haywood, Director, Maximise (UK) Ltd
We just wanted to say that ‘The Linux Advantage’ Newsletter arrived yesterday and everyone loves the new design so thank you so much!Sarah Davey, Marketing Communications Manager, LinuxIT
Thank you so much for your efforts on the website. We’re really pleased with the result.Louis Pienaar , Business owner (partner), Next Dimension Technology
Great work, I feel really good about the logo and the new Mister Uniform website - I'm delighted with the work you have produced.David Pinnock, Managing Director, Mister Uniform
Fantastic stuff! – Your presentation work is really helping us sell the concept and the printed promotions looked really sharp.Edward Fraser, Business Owner, Parcel Pickup and Parcel Holders
LinuxITView the ad…
'The Future Is Open', the title for this press ad, talks about the benefits of open source technologies which LinuxIT employ via specialist system management services. Two alternatives were supplied back to the client before selecting this simple, eye catching design.
LinuxITView the ad…
Working closely with LinuxIT's marketing department, a LinuxIT 'gene' graphic was created and combined with clean typography. The design was implemented on an exhibition pop-up and further printed collateral as part of a campaign.
Pure OfficesView the ad…
Having picked a suitable image from a recent photo shoot taken at the Pure Offices building in Gloucester, this ad utilises subtle photoshop adjustment to make the image work within the portrait format and combines with in-house copy writing to create a striking, memorable ad.
Renewables FirstView the ad…
This ad for Renewables First was developed to work in a broad range of industry relevant magazines at different sizes. The ad generated interest for new wind turbine sites and has been reprinted with small changes to the text, numerous times.
SuperFeetView the ad…
SuperFeet manufacture advanced insoles sold across the world. This ad utilises a great photograph combined with text supplied by SuperFeet.
SuperFeetView the ad…
Having picked out a suitably strong image shot of the insole fan supplied by Superfeet, this press ad employs a customer quote with illustration to highlight the benefits of the insoles for this high end product.
SnoworksView the ad…
A cut out of Snoworks clients enjoying themselves combines with angled typography to create visual impact for this promotional ad to highlight the companies gap year ski training courses.
SmartWoolView the ad…
This ad features brand assets including the SmartWool sheep, logo, sock image and typefaces that were employed across many media channels. A good layout for these items, helps insures that the branding is consistent.
Your Digital Home
Your Digital HomeView the ad…
This small 1/4 page magazine ad features bespoke icon design for the digital household control systems that 'Your Digital Home' can deliver, with a selected stock shot of a house and simple typography . Simple, clean and it gets the message across quickly and effectively.
3D video editing combined with a hand picked voice over artist and script writing provided internally, creates this dynamic promotion for LinuxIT.
This animation for Gordano, providers of email, collaboration and groupware messaging solutions, provided backdrop visual stimulus for a large technology, exhibition event.
Parcel PickUpView animation…
Often a video can explain the services you provide far more quickly than text and can also be very cost-effective as with this video for Parcel PickUp's website home page.
CGI – Corporate promotion
CGI – Corporate promotionView video…
The use of 3D and Adobe After Effects in this video for a large off-shore insurance company, elevates this corporate video into something more powerful and watchable. Our video production services include, pre-production, planning, script writing, voiceover recording, editing, final compression and supply.
CGI – Olympics 2012
CGI – Olympics 2012View commercial…
Back in 2012, everyone wanted to be associated with the London Olympics. This snappy television commercial was produced for a large offshore insurance company serving Bermuda and the Caribbean.
CGI – World Cup 2010
CGI – World Cup 2010View commercial…
This bespoke 3D TV animation was produced to combine with the timing of the World Cup back in 2010 for Colonial Group International.
CGI – Christmas 2012
CGI – Christmas 2012View animation…
How do you say Happy Christmas to your clients or customers? Do you want something different and more memorable for your website or to send out via email? Take a look at the two Christmas videos here to see whats possible...
CGI – Christmas 2011
CGI – Christmas 2011View animation…
Saying happy Christmas to customers with a video can be a great way to add some comedy to your festive marketing activities - this short animation for an offshore insurance company, was used on the web and as a short TV commercial in Bermuda and in the Caribbean.
Ericsson UKView the brochure…
Brochure design layout for Ericsson Services Limited, at the time, a new managed services branch of Ericsson. The design uses a space theme to emphasise the companies future strategy to becoming the number 1 Managed Service Partner of choice.
HM Exeter Prison
HM Exeter PrisonView the brochure…
Featuring Exeter Prison staff imagery taken from a photo shoot, this brochure called for a no nonsense, discrete and organised design approach.
LinuxITView sales brochure…
Design produced as part of a welcome pack initiative by LinuxIT, who offer open source IT support to large organisations throughout the UK. Bespoke brochure featuring different partnership logos on the front with cost effective printing sourced to enable a powerful introductory communication piece.
LinuxITView the brochure…
One of many brochures designed for LinuxIT, with brand assets created by Design Fibre, including the LinuxIT logo, service sector icons, graphic backgrounds and typefaces. All of these are now used throughout their marketing communications.
SnoworksView the brochure…
Creating excitement and interest for your business with a brochure can provide an excellent marketing opportunity. The combination of stunning photography and well designed layout for this brochure helped generate interest for Snoworks, a ski course training company.
SuperFeetView the brochure…
Small catalogue brochure designs that convey product details elegantly, help breed consumer confidence and influence buying decisions. This brochure for Superfeet, manufacturers of advanced insoles, was printed in numerous languages and utilises core brand guidelines with great product photography.
Wyvern SchooltoursView the travel brochures…
Travel brochure produced for Wyvern Schooltours, one of the UK’s largest educational travel companies. A separate brochure was produced for primary and secondary schools. Both utilise clean layout, map illustrations and photography enhancing these important marketing pieces for the business.
Your Digital Home
Your Digital HomeView sales flyer…
Promotional sales flyer produced for Your Digital Home featuring icon designs and creative photoshop work that produces a strong piece of marketing collateral that has been reprinted several times (sign of job well done!).
Banner designView examples…
Pull up banner stands are a cost effective way of getting your brands message across to an audience, with maximum impact and the added benefit of being portable and incredibly easy to put up and take down.
Pop-Up designView example…
Need an eye catching pop-up exhibition stand quickly for your next trade show? I have designed and produced high visibility pop-up banners for many clients and always aim to produce a design that will stand the test of time for future events.
Large format panel design
Large format panel designView the Renewables First stand…
First impressions were vital to raise Renewables First profile by showcasing the work they do at LAMMA 2013 event. With just a month to produce, the stand attracted two new major clients with contracts subsequently won for over a million pounds.
Anatom – ‘Life Support’
Anatom – ‘Life Support’View newsletter…
Anatom is one of the UK’s leading distributors of outdoor equipment and accessories. This printed newsletter design featured numerous stories enhanced with relevant photography to create a stunning and tangibly weighty marketing promotion for the business.
LinuxIT – ‘Linux Advantage’
LinuxIT – ‘Linux Advantage’View newsletter…
The 'Linux Advantage', a regular newsletter produced for LinuxIT helped raise their profile as experts in Linux and open source software. Working fluidly with stories coming in from various sources, good solid design and organised design management insured the job was produced with maximum efficiency.
Snoworks – ‘Live to Ski’
Snoworks – ‘Live to Ski’View newsletter…
Snoworks offer very exciting ski course tuition and ski adventure holidays to various destinations around the world. This marketing promotion needed to project some of that excitement though a combination of fantastic ski photography and visual creative design.
AdnovateView the website...
Multilingual WordPress website for successful Dutch marketing operations company, Adnovate. The website effectively employs their current branding giving a sophisticated feel to the blue chip clients they want to impress. Featuring news blog and a revolving home page slider with promotional video.
Alan Muckle – Therapist
Alan Muckle – TherapistView the website...
Qualified sports and rehabilitation therapist, Alan Muckle, required a website that would convey his business professionally, with a content management system, effective mobile device viewing, and slick branding, before implementation of this very well received WordPress, mobile responsive website.
Long Reach Legal
Long Reach LegalView the website...
International legal recruitment specialists, Long Reach Legal, update this smart site with new positions via an easy to use content management system. Candidates are encouraged to contact Long Reach Legal directly for positions and upload their CV using an innovative form system.
PMCAView the website...
Next Dimension Technology
Next Dimension TechnologyView the website...
This design integrates interactive elements into key pages, including testimonial carousels and extensive styling of news and case study areas. The site templates were built using a fully content managed WordPress website allowing Next Dimension to administer additional pages and edit text.
Mister UniformView the website...
This website has helped launch Mister Uniform as a serious player in the workwear sector with fresh branding and the integration of an online catalogue that shows the full clothing range.
Asbestos Roof Repair
Asbestos Roof RepairView logo and stationery…
Roof top shapes create a distinctive logo for Asbestos Roof Repair.
CommvergeView logo and stationery…
This logo design was created for Commverge, providers of VoIP technology. The business was able to grab a piece of the VoIP technology market at the time, before the arrival and domination of Skype.
DIDD Independent Milkman
DIDD Independent MilkmanView logo, mailer and website design...
Daniel Ide, a local milkman, required a fresh identity for his new business, DIDD. As usual three designs were developed and a preferred option chosen. A web design and flyer were subsequently then designed to help promote the business. (web development produced by Evergreen Computing).
Everslea AssociatesView logo...
Design Fibre have worked with numerous businesses in many sectors, no more so than in IT however. This robust looking logo was developed for Everslea Associates who specialise in advanced infrastructure design and deployment services.
Exeter Business Support
Exeter Business SupportView logo…
Exeter Business Support has been created to help and nurture viable new business opportunities as well as existing businesses. As with all Design Fibre logo projects, three designs were submitted for review before this graphic solution was picked out and then polished for final sign off.
ForeFront Capital Partners
ForeFront Capital PartnersView logo and stationery…
ForeFront Capital Partners is a privately owned entrepreneurial corporate finance company, focused on investment opportunities in emerging markets. The branding has successfully provided a sophisticated visual feel to encourage new investors.
LinuxITView logo and stationery…
LinuxIT is a leading UK, IT Services company specialising in Linux systems management. Design Fibre worked on a huge range of printed and digital marketing communications - the success of the design work and branding even influenced the interior designs of the new LinuxIT offices.
Mister UniformView logo and stationery…
Starting with a completely blank canvas for any new company provides the kind of challenge designers like myself cherish. This logo for a Bristol workwear supplier, conveys a unique and professional identity from which to build for further marketing activities.
Next Dimension Technology
Next Dimension TechnologyView logo…
The 'N' in the icon here is split by two areas (or dimensions) and combines with clean typography to create a fresh modern identity for this IT Support organisation. We also provided design and development work for their website which you can view here: http://www.ndtl.co.uk
The 'S' in the identity is a visual play on ski tracks. Working with Adrenalin Communications (Snoworks marketing agency), Design Fibre designed numerous brochures, a website, exhibition items and advertising, helping to position the business effectively in the ski course market.
WinBiz NetworkingView logo...
Recent logo design for this growing and active B2B network group in Stroud. A WinBiz website design was also produced and developed in partnership with Andrew Cope of Evergreen Computing (another WinBiz group member). Please contact Design Fibre if you wish to extend the reach of your business within the Stroud area.
Logo DesignView case studies…
Whether you’re refreshing, repositioning or looking for something new, our combination of intuitive creativity and marketing awareness, provide instantly identifiable and memorable results across all your marketing communications.
Web Design & Development
Web Design & DevelopmentView case studies…
Design Fibre combine compelling web design with the latest web development techniques, to provide online WordPress solutions that look fantastic, whilst being robust and user friendly. We can build sites to the specifications you require, from simple brochure sites to more complex e-Commerce solutions with custom content management for users.
Brochure DesignView case studies…
Brochures are a hugely powerful marketing tool. From small gatefold designs to larger brochures featuring professional photography and illustration. We understand modern printing processes and our brochures are proven marketing assets for many businesses.
Presentations & Video
Presentations & VideoView case studies…
Design Fibre create engaging videos that establish brand definition and can demonstrate a business service or product, more effectively. From 3D animations and corporate video production, through to PowerPoint and powerful Keynote presentations, we have the scope and ability to deliver something special.
Exhibition DesignView case studies…
From eye-catching pop-up display banners to modular exhibition systems, Design Fibre can provide design inspiration that will make sure your event generates the interest you want. Please contact Sam to discuss your exhibition design requirements.
Stationery DesignView case studies…
From business cards to letterheads, compliment slips and folders, We create stunning stationery designs that reflect a business professionally and work with printers that deliver efficient, high quality print.
Advertising DesignView case studies…
You have seconds to make an impression with an ad. I help businesses craft memorable advertisements, that get information across quickly and succinctly. Please contact Sam to discuss your ad design requirements.
Newsletter DesignView case studies…
A regular newsletter to your customers and potential customers builds your relationship and informs them about products and services that they may not know about. If you require help with a newsletter design that will visually build your brand, please get in touch.
Our service promise is to deliver 'more bang for your buck'.
- Brochure design
- Newsletter design
- Sales literature
- Flyer design
- Leaflet design
- Press advertising
- Catalogue design
- Product catalogues
- Annual reports
- Stationery design
- Icon design
- Magazine design
- Holiday brochures
- Wedding invites
- Direct mail
- Training manuals
- Company handbooks
- Employee communications
- Instruction manuals
- Packaging design
Online & Digital Media
- Squarespace website design
- Web design
- E-Learning Design
- Web development
- Content Managment Systems
- Responsive web design
- WordPress specialist
- JQuery Interactivity
- UI User Interface design
- UX User Experience design
- Wireframe design
- Video webcasts
- Google maps
- HTML email newsletters
- Facebook pages
- Keynote / PowerPoint design
- Banner advertising
- Flash animations
- E-Commerce design
- Exhibition stand design
- Portable displays
- Pop-up systems
- Pull-up banners
- Point of sale
- Exhibition panels
- Large format design
- Brand guideline design
- Logo design
- Corporate identity
- Icon design
- Product branding
- Vehicle livery
Stunning graphic design concepts for maximum customer impact.
Training & Education
Sport & Leisure
No two clients or projects are the same; Design Fibre allow room for the working process to adapt.
This can be simplified as follows:
Experienced, enthusiastic, efficient, effective - graphic design solutions you can trust in.
Who are Design Fibre?
Operating from a studio in Stroud, Gloucestershire, Design Fibre is run by creative design consultant and graphic designer, Sam Hemmings (thats me!)… I've never been a great fan of talking in the third person, so please forgive me at this juncture for switching to first person dialogue.
I am an experienced, design consultant and graphic designer with specialist knowledge in website design and corporate branded promotions such as logo's, business stationery, brochures, presentations and video animation.
My aim is to ensure all design objectives are understood, so I can meet them with vibrant, intelligent, relevant solutions. I deliver projects on time, within budget, giving clients the high level of professional service they deserve.
Who can I help?
Over the past 20 years, I've worked on an a wide range of projects, both in-house and in a freelance capacity, creating designs for large organisations and businesses including the BBC, Ericsson and Virgin, as well as for many SME's operating in a variety of business sectors.
My Cotswold location in Stroud, means I am well situated to work with clients in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Cirencester and Swindon. With the Skype revolution, I've also successfully established working partnerships with international clients.
I regularly partner larger design and web agencies requiring reliable design assistance, also working with businesses locally as an independent design consultant. Design Fibre clients typically stay in touch over the years, which is really pleasing and many have experienced strong growth during that time.
I am a member of a growing and ambitious local business group which I chaired during its inception stage, called WinBiz, in Stroud. If you want to extend the reach of your business within the Stroud area, please contact me. We've had some very inspiring talks from local businesses including engineering pioneers, Renishaw.
Getting in touch
Whether you run a large established company, a marketing agency with directives in place, or are a small business owner looking for creative design consultancy, Design Fibre can help you. If you like the portfolio examples shown in this website and you have a design project you feel suitable, please get in touch. I approach each design challenge with the same enthusiasm as when I first became a designer, having graduated in graphic design at Loughborough, 20 years ago.
Thank you for your time and I look forward to working with you.
Freelance Designer / Creative Director
Design Fibre Limited.
- 20 years graphic design experience
- 15 years web design experience
- Freelance designer since 2004
- Responsive, professional service
- Integrated branding approach
- Digital design ability
- Printed design ability
- B2B brand specialist
- Marketing led, conceptual design
- White label design agency support
- More Bang for Buck' philosophy
Not quite the wild west… (but we are in the South West). Please get in touch with your next design project - we WILL hit your targets.