An award-winning, full-service creative studio specialising in branding.

JD Designs was born from a profound passion for design and the ability to translate customers’ ambition across any medium. 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

It can be daunting creating a new brand or refreshing an existing business. We guide you through the process and explain clearly and simply what you can expect from us. Timescales and due-dates are also agreed from the get-go. 

Our process may differ slightly as we tailor each project for every customer depending on their needs.


  • An initial call to gain an overview of your business, its pain-points and your goals.
  • We’ll discuss our process and help with any questions.


  • We’ll create a proposal that’s specific to your needs, including:
  • Case-studies
  • Detailed list of deliverables
  • Timeline
  • Pricing and payment schedule
  • Testimonials

03Discovery & Research

  • Deep-dive review of your business, brand, audience, competitors and marketing.
  • Unearth what makes your business unique.

04Strategy & Concepts

  • Creating a strategy based on insights gained from the discovery stage.
  • Developing your unique voice, ideal client, core value attributes and positioning statement, if requested.
  • Translating your brand characteristics into relevant and memorable visuals.
  • Multiple concepts are presented.
  • Presentation of the strategy and rationale behind the visuals.


  • Stakeholders review proposed strategies and concepts.
  • Meeting to discuss feedback and formulate a plan for developments.
  • Presentation of developed visuals until approved.


  • Visuals and guidelines are finessed.
  • Design assets are categorised into clearly labelled folders.
  • All the relevant file types for print and web are provided.


  • Brand guidelines detail how to deploy and recreate each asset with ease.
  • We can help to create tailored marketing campaigns for launch.


  • We’re on hand to help execute the perfect post-launch strategy.
  • Helping to define the best content and communication channels.
  • On-going support to keep the momentum going.

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.

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 helped us create a complete brand package, which included a logo, colour scheme, social media posts, email signatures, social media banners, custom fonts, custom icons and illustrations for our website, and more. They were great about respectfully pushing back when I had suggestions that weren’t going to work and found ways to create tailored work for our industry and target audience. We would absolutely hire them again.

Marlene Goldenberg

Founding Partner, Nigh Goldenberg Raso & Vaughn

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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