Welcome to GDW!
I've been creating eye-catching and effective Marketing solutions across all media for all types of business for over 25 years. I can help you plan, manage and implement your marketing campaigns, whilst keeping a focus on your objectives; be it attracting new business or meeting your customers' needs or raising awareness.
Here are some of the varied clients I have worked for over the years; Shell, Guinness, Carlsberg, Ford Motor Company, Air Canada, Marconi, Essex Cricket Club, g8wave, Archant Newspapers, Johnston Press, Kent Messenger, The Times. Plus, many local graphic design agencies, printers and businesses.
What I Can Do for you...
If you're a new company or a company looking to re-brand? Remember! Your corporate image should reflect your company's personality and qualities as customer perception can make a huge difference to your success.
I can provide you with a comprehensive design and artwork service, providing concepts, design and artwork, for your: Advertising, Brochures, Corporate Identity, Emails, Logos, Newsletters, Stationery and Websites.
National, local, regional magazines and newspapers and also Yellow Pages and Thomson directories, we design and plan to best meet the needs of your service or brand.
We are able to design and create a website for you that will follow your brand and offers your consumers an excellent user experience through interactive and online media.
from my satisfied clients…
Gibson Design Works contacted us at a time when we were looking at gaining ourselves a web presence. Steve gave us a very professional, friendly service and using what were from us only very crude concepts, produced an incredibly professional looking web site that we're now pleased to have our customers referring to. Updates, changes etc are always carried out in a very timely manner helping to maintain a professional site.
Steve also helped us with logo's and visuals for our company which are again of superb quality.
Finally, but not too be overlooked, they offer incredible value for money! We got many quotes and Gibson Design Works not only offer a high quality product, but an incredibly cost effective one too!
H Hadley (Senior Partner)Alphasafe Fire Safety Services
01394 385 587
Gibson Design Works for many years for design of our logo, adverts and van livery. They have provided an excellent service and terrific designs. 36% of our work comes from customers who have noticed our distinct vehicle livery.
John DigbyDigby Removals
We have been very impressed with Gibson Design Works, for the formatting and design of our printed point of sale for our solar panels PV business.
We simply explained the market place, the feel of the design, some copy and a selection of images and they came back with the perfect solution within a few hours.
Steve from Gibson Design Works understood what we needed and worked accordingly ensuring a value for money supply, on time, better than promised and with a smile!
Well done and thanks for a great service.Andy Proctor
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Branding & Marketing
What do you need?
You may just need to update your website, or do an email campaign but don't know where to start, or your sales team are crying out for sales support but no-one has time to do them. I can to deliver what you need and much more.
I will agree the amount of time to be spent on a project up front, charging an hourly rate or a fixed price. Whether you need ad hoc or regular marketing support, I can work in a flexible manner to help you develop an action plan and implement your marketing campaigns.
Typically, I can work alongside your team or act as the main marketing contact for your business, representing your Company as if one of your employees.
Why choose a freelancer?
The obvious benefit of choosing a freelancer to implement your marketing is gaining the skills and expertise of a marketing manager or director but at a fraction of the cost. You only pay for services when you need them and you avoid the significant cost of employment. But what's more, your clients and suppliers need not know that your marketing role is undertaken by a freelancer!
What are your Advertising needs?
I can design and create your advertisements, promotional adverts for products, brands and corporate advertising ads. From black and white single column newspaper ads to a full colour double page magazine spread.
I can provide you with: concepts, copywriting, full production and delivery. All you need do is book the space, tell me the size, give me a brief on your product or brand and what you would like to achieve!
Do you advertise in the Yellow Pages or Thomson Local?
Time to stand out from the crowd and increase your sales! You must get the most out of your Yellow Pages and Thomson Local directory advertising. It isn't good enough to just be in the directory. Directory advertising is unique because people turn to the directories when they're ready to take action, ready to buy. That's why directory advertising is so expensive. Each year businesses across the UK spend vast amounts on Yellow Pages and Thomson Local advertising. It is often their largest single advertising expenditure. This is why your ad should quickly establish your companies Unique Selling Point (USP) and:
1. Grab your prospects attention!
2. Create an interest – by ensuring your ad includes a compelling offer
3. Convert interest into a strong desire to buy
4. Produce a design that portrays you as a professional, trustworthy company
5. Be honest – and back-up any statements you make
6. Be informative, with direct and relevant information
7. And lastly tell your prospect what to do next with a strong call to action
(i.e. call for a free quote – call to make an appointment to receive your 30% discount).
If you want a killer directory ad with a hard hitting headline, clean layout, and a strong, compelling message, GibsonDesignWorks are your answer.
From brief to finished artwork
From your initial briefing, where we will discuss your company, your corporate image, product branding and what you want to achieve with the project to be undertaken. I will produce design concepts and visuals.
The design visuals are then presented to you for you to approve before going ahead with the finished digital artwork. If you are unhappy with the design concepts created… I will redesign at no extra cost to you!
Only on approval of the visuals, will I go ahead and create the finished artwork. At this stage you have the chance to proof the text and make any minor amendments before giving final approval. The finished digital artwork will then be released or launched online.
Below are some of the items that I can provide your business with:
* Advertising * Annual Reports * Booklets * Brochures * Business Forms * Catalogues * Corporate Identity * Directory ads * Emails * Exhibition Panels * Flyers * Folders * Invitations * Leaflets * Logos * Newsletters * Postcards * Posters * Stationery * Websites
So whether you're looking for a logo, a new corporate identity a creative exhibition stand or a Yellow Pages directory ad. You can be sure that Gibson Design Works will be able to offer you a practical, creative solution.
And don't forget, if you are not happy with the visual concept that we have created… I will redesign at no extra cost to you!
To get a copy of "How to get the BEST out of your Marketing", with money saving tips from GDW simply email your name and email address and we will send you a copy.
For further details on how we can help you or a quote, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why should you choose me?
Experience… I have over 25 years experience in in all aspects of artwork and design, including corporate and product logo design, stationery, leaflets, brochures and website design.
Competitive... I can offer you great value for money, providing you with the right image for your company - at a price you can afford.
Quality guaranteed... No job is too big or too small and if you are not happy with what I create I will redesign at no extra cost to you!
Personal service... I pride myself on providing a personal, one-on-one, reliable and professional service to you my clients.
Originally trained as a graphic designer - I have over 25-years experience in all aspects of marketing and design for web and print. I am naturally well-organised and task focused. A competent hands-on individual who looks to achieve a successful, creative solution to the highest standards.
I'm passionate about my work and my commitment to you my clients; I consistently deliver 'big agency' thinking at 'small agency' prices. My current clients range from business to business enterprises to Sole Traders/Start up Businesses and the Trade.
My sole focus is to help YOU to grow your business and increase YOUR profits, whether you want to market towards your existing customers or acquire new customers.
I'm confident that I can provide you with a design service that will help sell your products, enhance your business and ultimately make YOU money.