Category: Signage

Sign Design

Exterior Signage Design

17 March 2017, 11:25

Information and directional sign design for “The Surgery” Ashbourne (production & install undertaken by a third party).





  • 11 December 2017, 08:35
    Bin lorry as it came past the house this morning. It revealed the reason the @zoella #advent #calendar was so rubbish… #badpun #adventcalendar #zoella

  • 8 December 2017, 22:19
    Hey! You can grab a "Manger Things" Tee over Bottle Brook Prints , profit of about £5 to #charity and 10% off with code "MangerTEE17:…⠀ ⠀

  • 6 December 2017, 10:18
    #Kerning is important nota task to ignore… #typography #journey #frame #decoration #badkerning

  • 6 December 2017, 10:01
    So for coffee @fresh_basil in #Belper Rather delicious, and great building!

  • 2 December 2017, 09:52
    Well, #Derbyshire is looking excellent this morning. #Horsley #Kilburn #Lark

  • 1 December 2017, 21:27
    I've created two Christmas flyers for two different churches this year, let me know which you prefer… Here's the full "Tale of Two Christmas Flyers": #Church #Christianity #flyers #print #Christmas #Xmas #GraphicDesign #brandidentity #churchcommunications

  • 29 November 2017, 16:19
    "Manger Things" Christmas event flyers for @christchurchdby arrived today. Looking sharp form @Route1Print!⠀ ⠀ #stangerthings #mangerthings #church #derby #christmas #christianity #presbyterian #printdesign #graphicdesign #red #black

  • 28 November 2017, 11:15
    Reading the 2017 @AzaleaLuton Impact Report I designed for the #Luton based charity.⠀ ⠀ The final product looks great!⠀ ⠀ #GraphicDesign #PRINTING #Charity #printdesign #printsnotdead #paper #handson

  • 25 November 2017, 11:08
    If you're in #westbridgford this weekend and after a takeaway, head over to @gandhiindiantakeaway who've not just refurbished, but refreshed their menu! The new branding is courtesy of my fair hand.

  • 24 November 2017, 09:58
    Nice and sharp. #pen #mechanicalpencil #Staedtler #sharp #kum #kumeasypoint #HB #b


Kieran Harrod Design

  • A Tale of Two Christmas Flyers Ah Christmas the season that starts ever earlier! As the final firework leaves the launch tube the commercial arm of the Xmas kicks into gear showering us with adverts tinsel and Michael Bublé. Its December now though so is it OK to discuss a few things festive? Best close the tab now if not because Im going to discuss a Tale of two Christmas flyers. However long we think the run-up to Christmas has extended there are some folks for example those in the consumer products field for whom Christmas commands their time for much much longer. Unsurprisingly churches also have to keep one eye on Christmas from pretty early in the year planning a multitude of events and services often alongside the local community or schools. Ive been designing various things for a couple of churches for a number of years now (one I attend the other I used to) this year I created promotional Christmas flyers for them both. Theyve both been printed and Ive got them in my hands. Theres something striking when you have them together just how different they are despite both being the same format printed on A6 double-sided 450gsm stock. Its also despite the core theology of the two churches being roughly similar (I guess the shorthand would be reformed evangelical or those who were wondering) and despite the ultimate goal getting people to church at Christmas being the same. As I sat considering this I realised it was a good lesson in getting to know your client and ensuring design solutions meet their needs. St Alkmunds Duffield Duffield Church Flyers During 2017 Ive worked with St Alkmunds (and sister church St. Pauls) to develop a new website and brand for the two congregations. Things are nearly wrapped up (and I look forward to sharing that soon) and we developed a promotional flyer for this years 2017 Christmas events. St Alkmunds is a church that can date itself back to the Doomsday book the existing church is believed to have been started by the Normans in the 12th century. It serves a large mostly well-off residential village to the north of Derby. Its a very pretty very traditional looking building and always enjoys busy Christmas events attended by people throughout the village with some seven special events from Christingles to Carols on top of their regular advent Sunday services. The village is also kind of typical middle class and pretty boasting some of Derbyshires best schools (one even ranks exceedingly highly in the national league tables) packed with well-educated residents families and comfortably off retirees. Christmas is always well attended links to the local schools make promoting traditional childrens services easy but the Church didnt want to rest on their laurels and were keen to promote the dates for the 2017 season. Although the church community is modern in outlook the wider village looks tend to prefer comfortable traditional Christmas celebrations with carols choirs and candles. Duffield Flyer Back I reflected this in the flyers with a stylish script announcing Christmas on a teal blue background taken from the newly developed branding colourway. Its a sophisticated and stylish design aimed to appeal to the people of the village. It speaks of a traditional Christmas with well-known songs and crib services. Christ Church Derby Christ Church Manger Things Church Flyer In contrast the congregation of 7-year-old Christ Church Derby meets in a former scaffolding warehouse in the centre of Derby. Theres very little traditional beyond theology at the church. With an age range somewhat younger than your typical church lost of young families and students they have an outlook to match. Christmas services do have a sprinkling of tradition songs youll recognise mince pies and a little nativity scene but theres plenty unusual too no church organ or choir for example. The surrounding community is far more mixed than Duffields with blocks of flats and streets of Victorian terrace houses making up the bulk of the residential stock. Its a typical city community more diverse and mixed than a village or town with generally modestly incomes as well as pockets of poverty. For the Christ Church Derby flyers I aimed for something much more modern and developed a design that picked up on a recent cultural event the release of Netflix Stranger Things. I was mulling over the design as the program was released at the end of October and the wordplay of Stranger and Manger struck me as interesting. I then needed to persuade the client that billing the Christmas event at the church as Manger Things was a good idea! Christ Church Flyer Front - Manger Things Fortunately they loved it so I recreated the Stranger Things title text using the font Benguiat adding the various effects and shadows until Id got something along the lines of the original titles. The finishing touch was to reference the large red 2 in the second seasons titles with a Christmas star shape behind the text. Its a much more modern of the moment design created to appeal to culturally aware city dwellers. Comparisons The two designs then are leagues apart in style targetting two very different audiences. I dont think you could simply swap the two styles over. Using the traditional St Alkmunds flyer for Christ Church Derby would I believe create a false impression that the services are really traditional Christmas visitors may be disappointed that this wasnt quite what they got. Promoting Duffield with the Manger Things flyer would maybe alienate traditional Christmas attendees confusing the message that at St Alkmunds they can expect a recognisable Christmas service. Two very different flyers then both attempting to do the same thing encourage people to come to church at Christmas both great fun to work on and both being distributed to local communities as I type. Id love to hear your thoughts which design do you prefer? Which works the best? let me know below! Duffield Flyers Duffield Flyer Front Christ Church Flyers Duffield Church Flyer Christ Church Flyer Back Tale of Two Christmas Flyers A Tale of Two Christmas Flyers

  • Care in One Place Logo and Branding Integrating 40 years of care knowledge from charity Guidepost Trusts and a collaboration with ISEEU Global Care in One Place provides a one-stop online marketplace where people can assess their personal circumstances to find the right care package and purchase the necessary products and services. With a proven digital platform integrating care products and services for use by health professionals the people at Guidepost Trusts and ISEEU Global have launched Care in One Place to expand and bring this platform into the public realm. Care in One Place is looking to raise the capital to develop the system part of the funding plan is working with Crowdcube a crowd funding investment website. Whilst preparing to launch on Crowdcube the team identified the importance of improving the branding of the campaign from the early in house designs to something that could be applied to an investor deck or slide presentation of the investment offering to a video presentation and a draft website design. I was approached by ISEEU who Id worked with previously to develop the Care in One Place branding and apply it to the investor deck. The final solution combined three key elements: Location: Providing products and services where youre at is the key goal to Care in One Place as well as allowing users to access the site wherever they are. Three recognisable map pins form the shape of the logo mark. Care: The pins combine to form a classic heart shape representing care and love. Everyone: The Pin/Heart mark is dressed in warm hues of the rainbow Care in One Place is for everyone. By bringing these elements together the logo is decipherable at a glance Care in One Place is designed for you whoever you are wherever you are. The three pins are easy differently coloured different people with different needs who can all access the care they need where they need it all from a single online platform. The 3 gradients plus a fourth fuller rainbow gradient become supporting elements and backgrounds. A carefully crafted 1 colour version of the mark can sit on these gradients or can be used if the full colour design is unsuitable due to print restrictions or size constraints. The logo text is rendered in the Omnes font which is a rounded typeface thats neither excessively literal. Selective rounding circumvents the sausage-link effect and non-geometric forms pay homage to 19th-century rounded Grotesques. The result of the branding is a warm approachable brand which meets those with care needs and their families where theyre at and provides a professional design for investors to back. If youre in the position to invest you can head over to read the full proposal on Crowdcube or browse the Care Products and Services beta site at Finally Id love to hear your thoughts on the branding below

  • 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.

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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.

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