Established in 2011, [gawr-juhs] is a boutique graphic design studio based in Edinburgh’s fashionable quarter of Stockbridge. It specialises in working with individuals, start-ups, small businesses and third-sector organisations. People who require creative excellence but who often have small or limited budgets.
Clients come from a diverse range of industry-sectors. Most are based in Scotland, but others are located across the United Kingdom. Project solutions often incorporate a mixture of digital, print and motion – ensuring a consistent ‘tone of voice’ for clients across all chosen methods of delivery.
The [gawr-juhs] philosophy has always been about fluid creativity. Once I know you, understand your requirements, and establish the scope of your project, then I can then assemble the right artistic and technical talent together. We will then work on delivering the most appropriate and effective solution that meets your needs.
Originally from the south of London, I’ve been an Edinburgh resident since 1991. I’m an alumni of both the University of the Creative Arts in Epsom, and Ravensbourne University London. I am also a member of the International Society of Typographic Designers.
I was one of the first visual communicators in the UK to champion the use of Apple Macintosh in my daily design work. This led me to Scotland, and the Creative Service department at Aldus Corporation’s European headquarters – until the company merged with Adobe Systems.
Two periods working as a lecturer, at the Edinburgh College of Art, circumvent helping to found a publishing company who provided audio training courses, and being a technical trainer.
In October 2020 I launched [gawr-juhs] art, a division that specialises in creating art and apparel specifically for the LGBTQ+ community to own, to wear, and to give with Pride.