Hi, my name is Kieran Harrod



I'm a Graphic Designer with bags of creativity and a passion for integrity. I work on brands, websites, printed materials and app UI/UX, but whatever the medium I excel both creatively and professionally.



Working Together

That's what I like to do most, work with people like you. Putting your business on the front foot, be that with a striking logo and brand or perhaps a smart, professional website, that's the goal.


If you're looking for great design implemented by someone who sees the value of great relationships in business, then do get in touch.



Recommendations



Thank you for designing such a distinctive and versatile logo for me, Kieran. I have been able to use the different versions of it for different purposes, whilst still keeping my branding consistent. The logo fully meets the design brief and I am very happy with it. I look forward to working with you again.



Llinos Hobson - Textile Deli

…we would like to thank you for all your hard work and patience in designing the new IPC website. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and people think it looks excellent.

So thank you.



Jonny Gibson - International Presbyterian Church

We were a new business start-up looking to create a fun but professional image for our company. After talking with a number of graphic designers we chose Kieran, who appeared to be the best fit for us. We have since been delighted by all the work he has done for us and are looking forward to working closely with him as our business grows.



Andrew Jenner-Dyer - Skyland Soft Play

Sincerely enjoyed working with Kieran.

From start to finish we received nothing but professional and quality customer service. I never once had to chase anything up! The end product was a set of logos that we really love and that met the brief provided.

Kieran was not the cheapest designer out there but there is definitely a high level of quality and service, you get what you pay for!

I unreservedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a talented professional graphic designer! Thanks again Kieran, look forward to working with you again in future!

Mo, In The Bun LTD, Director



Mo Khan - In the Bun

Design services provided by Kieran showed a real understanding of my business and a passion to help it succeed. Even with a short deadline Kieran was able to produce a creative and distinctive advert and a well written expansive editorial about my business. I am always happy to recommend him to others.



Trevor Ellis - Automated Gateways

Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. It was great to work with a professional brand designer who offered significant value for money and someone we would be happy to recommend.

Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere. We are proud of Henmore Health, proud of the brand and proud to serve the people of Ashbourne where it was born. Few I think can capture this in graphic design the way Kieran has. Thank you.



Danny Smart - Henmore Health

The work that you carried out for me was absolutely what I was looking for. From concept to completion and in particular what struck me the most was the fact that nothing was to much trouble to make sure I was happy with the end product which has certainly given my business the professional edge.



Chris Poplar - CJP Engineering Services

Kieran has supported Yellow for some years now and during this time he has provided us with all aspects of design support, including design consultancy, branding, website creation, marketing communications material and general design support. He is very creative and an important part of our marketing effort.



Andy Kevins - Yellow Group

It was refreshing to work with an experienced, professional graphic designer who quickly understood what we wanted to achieve at Scoops Diner. We provided the bare bones and Kieran fleshed it out to create a spectacular end product design. Aside from the graphic design, I found Kieran to be a warm, genuine, humorous and down to earth chap who pro-actively gave positive and constructive advice on other aspects of our business. I have already and will continue to recommend Kieran to other businesses for his design services work.



Aftab Rehman - Scoops Diner

I started working with Kieran a few months back when he helped me brand a new company. I can’t say enough about him. He’s professional, genuine, talented and is very knowledgeable on a range of topics. If you’re looking for a Graphic Designer in the Derby area, contact Kieran.



Liam Cresswell - ChemClarity

We are really happy with the comprehensive branding solution that Kieran has put together. It was very important for LEL to have impact and be visible to the public as well as supporting the cyclists with essential kit. Kieran seamlessly brought together multiple elements to give the brand continuity and help position LEL as a noteworthy cycling event.



Danial Webb - London Edinburgh London

Real World Solutions

Promotion of a mobile technology event at Microsoft London HQ.

Branding & Website for TBS Mobility based in Derbyshire.

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Strong eco logo for an expanding British business

Logo, Branding & Leaflet for Energy-Safe Buildings based in Derby.

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Modern cycling logo design with a classic feel.

Logo Design for Les Randonneurs Mondiaux based in France.

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Increase holiday accommodation bookings by 25% with website & branding.

Branding & Website for Glenorchy Centre based in Wirksworth.

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A Few Facts About Me

  • I've been involved in graphic design since 1997.
  • For 8 of those I worked in house for a local branch of a multinational, including 5 years as the Marketing Manager.
  • I've something of an obsession with the design history of the London Underground.
  • If Doctor Who was on every day, I'd be happy. My wife on the otherhand...
  • I ate a fillet steak at a hotel in Cardiff once, I've never eaten anything better since.
  • If time were unlimited, I'd spend as much free time as possible taking photographs
  • And books, I like books. A lot. But don't get to read them as much as I'd like.
  • I am a STEM ambassador with the Derbyshire Education Business Partnership working with local schools to expand opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.


Technical Skills

Here's a quick overview of a number of the technical skills I get involved in during my design day. It's not exhaustive.


InDesign:90

Photoshop:85

Illustrator:80

HTML/CSS:85

UX/UI:75



There's more detail to be had by downloading my Curriculum Vitae



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  • 21 October 2017, 12:19
     
    Bit of classic reading methinks!⠀ ⠀ #pelican #book #vancepackard #pelicanbooks #classicbook #reading #Advertising #cupoftea #tea #propertea #logodesigner

  • 19 October 2017, 18:15
     
    Just a short interlude to celebrate the amazingness of the #Pomegranate⠀ ⠀ #red #fruit #pomgrenade #juicy #f

  • 19 October 2017, 10:09
     
    Don't be stuck with assets you can't use, logos without flex… #EveryFileYouEverNeed ⠀ http://kiera.nl/everyfile ⠀ #logo #branding #vectorlogodesign #vector #logodesigner #logodesign #logoinspiration #designinspiration #designers #design #designer #brand #brandlogo #lovelogos #logoawesome

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  • 16 October 2017, 13:57
     
    Everywhere is a bit sort of yellow…⠀ ⠀ #HurricaneOphelia #duffield #derby #Church

  • 16 October 2017, 12:28
     
    Weird weather in #Derby, oddly warm whilst the East braces for huge winds…⠀ ⠀ #sun #cloud #HurricaneOphelia #derbados

  • 13 October 2017, 11:43
     
    #British F draft logo design⠀ ⠀ #Patriotic #CQisGreat #Branding #GraphicDesign #Brand #LogoDesign #LogoInspiration #DraftLogo #WIP #Rugby #Sport #GB

  • 12 October 2017, 13:07
     
    Flyers designed for @The_Big_Draw #LivingLines17 event in #NewingtonGreen⠀ ⠀ #GraphicDesign #Drawing #London #NGDissenters #Flyers #Print #Printsnotdead #Green #Sketch

  • 9 October 2017, 16:18
     
    Window Illustration⠀ ⠀ #AdobeIllustrator #LookingOut #Landscape #Ladder #Freedom #Pastel #Pastoral #GraphicDesign #Illustrator #MacBookPro #mondaymotivation

  • 6 October 2017, 22:56
     
    Website design for @leightimmis, portfolio page now live at http://derby.graphics/leigh-timmis-website-design #webdesign #adventure #Cycling #wordpress #cms #responsivedesign #GraphicDesign #css #html #inspiration
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  • Ignite Logo Design Worth peeking at this little project I completed back in 2013 still looking strong!

  • Leigh Timmis Website Design Leigh is a round the world cyclist and speaker. His stories of survival self-motivation and the kindness of strangers have been published in the international and national press (ABC Australia BBC Daily Telegraph) as well as him making appearances on BBC television and radio. Leigh undertook a 44000 mile round the world trip with 5 a day to spend taking on the frigid winter of Tibet the desert tracks of Australia and South Pacific storms. He came face to face with a lion and sang to bears to hopefully prevent attack. Leigh was detained by armed Russian soldiers and drugged and robbed in Singapore His return home required Lee to look how he could leverage his passion for adventure day to day. Leigh chose to combine this passion and joy to provide unique talks and motivational speeches and required a web presence in order to promote his services. Armed with a series of breathtaking images from across the globe as well as a practiced writing art sharpened by his regular reports home. It was these two elements that became the fulcrum of the site design with large expansive image spaces to show off his photography and clean clear typography to allow his blog writing to shine. The whole site is wrapped in a CMS which allows Leigh to create rich image soaked magazine style blog pages recalling his exciting trip and investigating the landscapes and humanity he encountered along the way. The feedback from the Leigh has been exuberant: Excellent Looking great! bloody awesome! Visit: Leigh Timmis Adventurer online.

  • Art business - early logo draft . . . . #logo #branding #color #design #brandidentity #stationery #packaging #graphicdesign #graphics #digitalart #adobe #adobephotoshop #instadesign #inspiration #designspiration #photoshop #mood pencil #inkpen #brush September 23 2017 at 03:15PM

  • Designing Branding that Lasts Kieran Harrod brand designer with an office at Friar Gate Studios and tent folder extraordinaire discusses an issue facing many businesses looking to re-brand. This article was written for CQ Business Life published by Derby Cathedral Quarter. As I packed away our tent in heavy drizzle after camping at a family festival in Manchester. Others around collapsed tents too and I noticed a good few folks piling their tents in the rubbish bins. It struck me that there are tents cheap enough or perhaps too much effort to pack up correctly that they are just thrown away. Alone the rest of our party headed to enjoy the final days festivities I extracted the first peg mulling over an upcoming project. I was the second designer the client had instructed and wed chatted about their previous experience with an online service whod provided a capable design but one that they had no confidence in putting their name to. The brand like so many tents around me was disposable cheap and unremarkable likely to be scrapped as the customer suggested within 18 months. With some consideration it was decided that they needed to invest in a memorable solution from the start and asked me to work with them to achieve this. Carefully wrapping the guide ropes I thought of the work Id recently completed for Ashbourne-based Henmore Health who were looking to bring a modern professional look to the services they provided at their GP Practice. Seeking a brand that would survive in the ever uncertain healthcare sector and something all of their stakeholders could get behind. Together with the Henmore team through discussion experimentation and hard work I developed a brand inspired by the geography of Ashbourne anchored by the Shrovetide goals which also looks out from the town with confidence. Work in progress on the Henmore Health branding Folding the damp fabric tent into its bag I began to plan some ideas about how to achieve an equally successful design for my latest client. Creating memorable brands is hard work I dont want to my designs to be thrown out like a cheap tent after brief use but to be cherished and looked after so they can be used year after year. Final tent-free words to Danny Smart at Henmore Health: Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere Few I think can capture this the way Kieran has. CQ Business Life Article



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Kieran did a terrific job with the Henmore Health branding and the solution expertly met the brief we provided. It was great to work with a professional brand designer who offered significant value for money and someone we would be happy to recommend.

Kieran understood the importance of embedding local culture in a brand that enjoys its heritage but is strong enough to venture anywhere. We are proud of Henmore Health, proud of the brand and proud to serve the people of Ashbourne where it was born. Few I think can capture this in graphic design the way Kieran has. Thank you.



Danny Smart - Henmore Health

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