Clear & effective design for print

Build trust and credibility for your organization with publications that are easier for your target audience to read, understand and act upon – without the headache of navigating the design and print process yourself.

Design services

Two spreads from a brochure I designed for The Gentle Touch Dental Practice

Graphic design

Clear and effective printed brochures, reports and business documents designed to help you sell, explain and interact with your target audience.

Sample pages from insurance policies I typeset for MB&G insurance

Typesetting

When you already have a design but need a set of text-rich documents creating in the same format.

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Accessible PDFs

Open up your marketing to the broadest possible audience, with user-friendly design in an accessible PDF format that passes PAC 2021 checks for PDF/UA compliance.

I’ve designed for…

Association of Heads of University Administration
Citizens Advice Bureau
The Design Trust
The Gentle Touch
Kelso Foot Clinic
MB&G Insurance
Pickle Jar Communications
Police Investigations & Review Commissioner
Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk
SAMH
Streets Ahead
United World Colleges
Preparing content for accessible PDF design

Getting started with accessible PDFs

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Accessible PDFs can feel daunting if you’re accustomed to producing content for printed publications. This brief introduction covers seven key aspects, and has a handy checklist of things your designer will need.

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Latest design for print articles

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Marketing

How to tell if a PDF is accessible

PDF accessibility can feel like sorcery – not helped by the fact that accessible PDFs can look identical to inaccessible PDFs.

But while some of the remediation processes may be complex, finding out if your PDF is accessible need not be.

An accessible PDF is shown on a screen. To the left is a tag tree and to the right is a megaphone indicating the PDF being read aloud

Design

Design accessibility standards: design beyond aesthetics

Anyone who is unable – or who chooses not – to read the information you publish is, in effect, excluded from your audience.

Fortunately, accessibility standards like PDF/UA provide a way to open up your marketing and communications to the broadest possible audience.

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Design

Design for communication: design beyond aesthetics

Knowing your audience is one of the key ways to maximise the effectiveness of communication design. In my latest article, I look at how good design takes the intended audience into account, whether that’s a general audience, one with some additional needs or a specific demographic.

Good design is far more than making things look pretty.