Are you looking for Graphic Design in Essex? I am a highly imaginative senior graphic designer with over 20 year’s experience in the advertising and marketing industry. I have worked for such brands and companies as Anheuser Busch, Bacardi, Birds Eye, Coca-Cola, Esso, Ford Motor Company, GlaxoSmithKline, Jameson’s Whiskey, Motorola and Vodafone. I’ve been lucky enough to work for a number of high profile London agencies during my career including Team LGM, EuroRSCG Skybridge, Neon Marcomms and Red Letter Design. I have gained extensive experience in shopper marketing, particularly on FMCG accounts, and have a track record in designing for the property industry.
I have a B.A Hons degree in Graphic Information Design from the University of Westminster.
Northsouth Design was officially started in 2007 offering graphic design in Essex. The name was used before this date however, during my years freelancing for marketing agencies in London. The name stems from the work I have done with my husband who is also a graphic designer. He is originally from Lancashire and I am from Essex, so we decided on the name Northsouth Design. I have carried on with the name and Shaun often collaborates on projects especially our growing website services.
Over the past couple of years, Northsouth Design has expanded its client base offering a full design service from initial concepts through to finished print or digital solutions. Working with start up businesses as well as established businesses throughout Essex and the rest of the UK.
I am a design professional and I am passionate about the designs I create. My ethos is to combine intelligent design, slick typographic skills and relevant imagery to create stunning solutions.
I’m a seasoned professional and I know how important strong designs are when it comes to promoting brands, products or services. I also have a trusted team of experienced professionals in complimentary fields such as copywriting, Photography and SEO to join me on projects when required.
I also co-run a Rayleigh based networking group for business women, with Kylie Fieldhouse, a local accountant. The group called Networking 4 Essex Women (or N.E.W) for short has been running for just under a year and we organise monthly networking meetings and topics for women in business. I design all the material and website for the group. For more information please visit www.networking4essex.co.uk
“I’ve known Lesley for a long time and have had the pleasure to work with her on a permanent basis and in a freelance capacity. She is a highly experienced creative, adapting to working on her own or part of a team with ease. We worked on a wide range of fast moving consumer goods and when time and budgets are crucial Lesley’s intrinsic understanding of each brief and getting it nailed within budget makes her a valuable addition to the team. More importantly can keep her head when all around are losing theirs – and is a good laugh too.”
Sarah Brendlor, Creative Director
“I’ve worked with Lesley whilst Creative Director at LGM and also as a freelancer since. I have always been impressed by her unflappable nature and her ability to consistently deliver great work that’s on time, on brief and on budget. I’d have no hesitation in recommending Lesley. If you’re looking for a designer, you won’t find a safer pair of hands.”
Emile Marsh, Creative Director
“I started working with Lesley in January 2013 and it has grown and grown since.
She’s an amazing designer and really understands her clients needs and how to develop their design into suitable printed material, on budget and to maximum effect.
Her knowledge, skills and background all come together to make the ideal designer for her clients and I can’t recommend Lesley enough!”
Christine Weekes, Essex based Sales Executive at Linney Quadrant