Who are we?

We are a creative branding and design studio in Essex, London and around the world.

JD Designs was born from a profound passion for design. We develop intelligent, creative, strategic solutions, propelling businesses to their next level of success.

Our home is in the heart of Brentwood, Essex. Our customers span across the world. We work with start-up businesses, through to household names. We have the same mission for each of our customers: to bring your brand to life with creative and sophisticated simplicity.

We develop remarkable and meaningful brand experiences that connect with people

At JD Designs, we immerse ourselves in our customer’s industry, project and vision. We build a partnership with you, allowing us to develop a personalised branding strategy that fits your budget. We have over 15 years experience producing creative and innovative solutions. Working with both globally-recognised brands and small businesses, we have helped hundreds of businesses like yours excel.

Problems we can help you with

  • Creating or developing a brand
  • Realigning your brand to reflect your business
  • Connecting with your audience
  • Securing more customers and income
  • Showcasing a product, promoting its form and function
  • Adding a creative wow-factor
  • Conveying a key message through illustration or infographics
  • And much more

Why Choose Us

Proficient in a range of design disciplines from digital to print, we take a thorough, customer orientated approach to design work, ensuring we deliver above and beyond specification and brief, within deadlines and budget. As a result of our dedication for design and perfectionist nature, we have been involved in numerous high-profile campaigns for leading brands, including Facebook, the University of Oxford and Merlin Entertainments.

We’d love to provide you with an affordable design solution.



Brand Strategy

Discover & Research



Brand Storytelling

Branding & Design

Branding Development & Rebranding

Logo & Icon

Brand Guidelines

Art Direction


Graphic Design

Collateral, Print & Packaging

Wayfinding & Signage


Merchandise Design


Website Design & Development






Our process

The blueprint for success


My all-important discovery exercise unearths all the relevant details about your business. I take the time to understand important factors, such as your purpose and your target audience, to name a few.



I conduct thorough research into your existing branding and marketing, along with your competitors and industry.



It’s an age old technique, though sketching is still a very quick and efficient way of testing initial ideas and making amendments.



We bring basic designs to life, through high-quality digital designs. Commonly, we’ll provide various options for your approval.



We’ll present our design to you and demonstrate our motives behind them and how they’ll connect with your customers.



Our designs will be developed, polished and resubmitted for your final approval.



If you’ve selected a print service, we’ll manage the production alongside our local print partners with 40 years experience.



The final product will arrive with you as promised, within agreed timescales and budget.



We can provide ongoing or future services to lead any brand or design evolution, in line with your business needs.


James Dawson –
Founder of JD Designs

I studied at the renowned University of the Arts London, where I gained a comprehensive background in design, branding, production and marketing. With 15 years experience working for leading businesses in their industries, you are in great hands when it comes to all things creative.

I live in Brentwood with my wife and daughter. We regularly find ourselves drawn to the seaside, whatever the weather. I spend my free time getting outside with my camera, running in local parks and watching gangster movies.

Some of the customers we’ve worked with

We have experience working with start-ups and established business in a wide range of industries.

design client portfolio
sea life artwork illustration
automotive graphic design uk
university of oxford graphic design
fc barcelona stadium branding
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creative graphic design warwickshire
digital graphic design essex
brentwood essex chamber of commerce
zoo illustration design uk
freelance graphic designer london
marketing design london
jd designs studio and office brentwood essex


We pride ourselves on delivering designs & artwork that truly make an impact. What makes us even happier is hearing your feedback. See just some examples of how we’ve helped our amazing customers propel their business.

JD Designs has supported us for almost a year now for our graphic design work. They are always on time and transparent about their availability. It is really easy to coordinate and communicate. They also provide very good advice when needed. They are a company I will recommend at any time.

Bertrand Blancheton

Director, Urban Gardeners Republic

JD Designs assisted our Cricket Club with a new logo design. James’ approach from start to finish was very refreshing. He took time to understand the history of our club and our current vision/strategy. This was then factored in to the different design options that we had to choose from. The end result is a new, fresh design that reflects our club, with a distinctive and modern look.

James Harrington

Committee Member, Storrington Cricket Club

Let’s get started

If you’re ready to expand your business, then so are we. Click here to setup a call to discuss your business and the services we can offer you. We’d love to hear from you; so call us on 0208 1444 171 or drop us an email below.

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