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September 11th, 2017

The Design Comedy: FREE Graphic Design eBook

In 2016, Route1Print, the UK’s fastest growing trade printer asked our founder and lead graphic designer Quentin James to contribute to their “50 Tips from Designers, to Designers” eBook. In 2017, they once again asked Quentin for a contribution for their brand new FREE Graphic Design eBook titled: “The Design Comedy – How To Deal […]

July 10th, 2017

A Day In The Life of a Graphic Designer

Many people outside of the graphic design industry don’t fully appreciate what’s involved in a typical workday for a busy graphic designer. In this blog post, we try to dispel the myth that the computer does most of the work, not the designer. To help, Quentin James Design founder and lead graphic designer Quentin, takes […]

May 26th, 2017

Recommended Agency Register Approved

Quentin James Design are delighted to have been recommended by our clients yet again, meaning our agency has been awarded Recommended Agency Register (RAR) status for the next twelve months. We’ve been RAR members since 2010, shortly after the scheme began and are extremely proud to be one of only a handful of Lancashire based […]

Graphic Design Tips From Designers, To Designers

In December 2016, Route1Print, the UK’s fastest growing trade printer asked Quentin James Design founder and lead graphic designer Quentin James, to contribute to their forthcoming eBook “50 Tips from Designers, to Designers”. The eBook gathers advice and graphic Design Tips from experts in the Graphic Design field all in one place. From client management […]

November 21st, 2016

Lancashire Ipsum

Lorem Ipsum Reimagined Graphic Designers and Website Designers often create page layouts and mock up designs, for client discussions and as part of the overall design process. In creating these mock up designs, we often use placeholder text to help give clients a better idea of what a layout might look like when populated with […]

Brexit, the Falling Pound and the Price of Paper [UPDATED]

Whether you voted to Leave or Remain in the European Union, the UK as a whole voted to leave and ‘Brexit’ is firmly on the horizon. This decision is already starting to affect the price of paper and therefore the traditional graphic design, marketing and print industry in the UK. With the pound falling on the […]

October 24th, 2016

Logo Doodles

Google introduced their ‘Google Doodles‘ in the year 2000 to celebrate Bastille Day. This initial Doodle was so well received that Google appointed Dennis Hwang, an intern at the time, as ‘Chief Doodler’. New Google Doodles started to appear more and more regularly to celebrate familiar holidays and nowadays they mark a wide array of events […]

October 10th, 2016

Our New Logo & Corporate Identity Design

In June 2016 Quentin James Design celebrated 18 years in business. During those 18 years we’ve had several different designs of company logo and corporate identity design which have come and gone as fashions and trends dictated. Sometimes we’ve changed our logo and identity simply because we got tired of the old one! A Fresh […]

September 26th, 2016

Introducing Quentin James

In this blog post, we introduce founder and lead designer Quentin James: How did you get interested in graphic design? Art & Design was my favourite subject in high school and one I excelled at. In 1991, at the age of 14, I was fortunate enough to gain a work experience placement in an advertising […]

January 2nd, 2014

New Year, New Clients, New Projects

The new year is set to bring us new clients and new projects – lots of them too! It’s looking like 2014 is going to be another fast and furious year in our design studio, based just outside Preston, Lancashire. We’ve a number of exciting new projects in the Agriculture, Motorsport, Retail and Technology sectors, several […]