Design is life-enhancing and worth doing well

Without our clients we would not have been given so many amazing opportunities.
Here’s some feedback:

“Branding in the public sector requires care, sensitivity and creativity. GSD® has delivered a brand campaign nationally for the NHS with various tools and materials that echoes all these qualities. Strategic thinking and attention to detail were delivered throughout.”

Emma Parkes Associate Director of Communications & Engagement

“Graham and his team totally understand our product and brand concept from inception through to delivery. The process was smooth, professional and most importantly patient and kind, which in the current commercial environment is exceptionally important for a fast growing business. A true pleasure, and can’t wait to get other concepts underway with the GSD® team.”

Alison Belton Head of Marketing and Operations

“We value the work that Graham and his team undertake because above all, they go to the trouble to understand the values and ethic that drive our work. They understand our vision and know that our objective is simple: to provide quality non-formal education and learning to all the young people who take up The Duke of Edinburgh International Award so that they gain the necessary skills needed for the world of today. With the help of GSD, we have been able to strengthen our brand identity so that we can reach even more young people across the world.”

Marianna Davis Acting Head of Brand and Communications

“It has been our pleasure to work with GSD® for a number of years. We have worked with them on website projects, design and print and app development. GSD® immerse themselves in the brief given, whatever the challenge, and consistently surpass your expectations, delivering a project better than imagined and offering additional solutions we had not considered to improve the end result. They offer excellent service during and after completion and it’s a refreshing change to be able to speak with the team actually working on the technical development direct. We would not hesitate in recommending GSD®’s services.”

Sophie Heptonstall Group Marketing Manager

“Thanks to GSD® we had over 6,000 plays in the first 24 hours with our new kit launch app. So very pleased!”

Laura Gabbidon Marketing Manager

“After hearing great things about GSD® and their design concepts and attention to detail, we were not disappointed with the quality of our My Princess magazine, issued to our customers and prospects in the UK and worldwide. From initial concepts through to the final piece, working with GSD® was stress-free and great fun – the new My Princess magazine looks creative and feels professional, with great customer feedback already received.”

Jennie Reay Marketing Executive

“An efficient and friendly team that have been a breath of fresh air and pleasure to work with, during our digital brand strategy programmes with UK retailers.”

Amy Baldan Junior Digital Marketing Manager

“We are truly lucky to have GSD® as creative consultants, they offer a professional and inspirational service.”

Carl Moody Managing Director

“Graham and the team at GSD® have recently launched completely refreshed and updated versions of our UVL websites, worldwide, enabling our franchised retailers to deliver a complete brand experience and drive engaged used car buyers to their digital forecourts. These were delivered within budget and the experience, knowledge and support delivered by the team during the development and launch phase was second to none.”

Ian Thomas Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK

“Graham has been pro-actively supportive of the new LFC E.L.I.T.E.S initiative and his team of expert designers have produced a series of creative and high quality promotional literature for us. Nothing is ever too much for Graham and his enthusiasm for his work is infectious. The quality of GSD®’s work is second to none and I take pleasure in highly recommending both Graham and GSD®.”

Jon Wells Communications Manager at LFC E.L.I.T.E.S

“Our 10-year relationship with GSD® means they understand exactly what we want – and where we’re going. What’s refreshing is that they’re never afraid to come up with new ideas.”

Helen Nellist Vice Principal

“We at the Kirsty Club have worked with Graham and the GSD® team on several occasions. There’s no doubt that the quality, expertise and professionalism put into the final product are second to none – we look forward to more superior design work to support future events.”

Phil Taylor Director

“We’re delighted with the way that Graham and his team took on board the complex nature of our business and then devised a way to bring the branding together without losing individual character. The new LP brand oozes sophistication and 21st century styling with a timeless design. It’ll work as an umbrella brand for as long as we keep expanding.”

Chris Lewis Managing Director

“”The GSD® team have been fundamental in the creation of the Digital Build Manual tool, they used their expertise to expand on ideas and develop the system so that it can be easily understood by both users in the UK and China.””

Luke Johnson BRUSH Project Control & IT Systems Manager

“We needed to disseminate a high level of technical information in a way that would be easily understood by buyers throughout Europe. These innovative and very effective designs achieved this and more.”

Peter F Smith Marketing Manager

“We are pleased with the performance of GSD® on both projects that we commissioned from the team were delivered to specs, on time and on budget.”

Dimitris Arampatzis Group Business Development Manager

“Thanks GSD® – a winning campaign. We’re delighted to work with a fellow local supplier who effectively combines experience, service and creativity.”

Richard Jones Marketing Manager

“Our Brand Identity is working really well for us, right across the business. We’re delighted to be working with designers that really do ‘get’ Wrights when packaging our products.”

Martin Watson Managing Director

“A multiple pitch is a great opportunity to ‘see what’s out there’ in terms of design suppliers. GSD® got themselves noticed thanks to their great creative work and energy. The results have certainly lived up to our high expectations.”

Jane Britton Head of Media Communications

“The interloopmailer® is an interesting piece. Key messages could be nicely revealed through it. We’re definitely keeping it on file for projects in the future it might be perfect for.”

Harper Apple Design Team

“GSD® have an exceptional ability to transform vision into on target creative. Graham and his team hit the back of the net with the ideas that they put forward for my consideration. I whole heartedly recommend GSD®, their experience and knowledge of web design and marketing place them top of the league.”

Mike Yates International Academy football development and operations – Liverpool Football Club

“Parkwood Leisure wanted a design agency that could create new innovative solutions. GSD® are successfully delivering exciting visual communication across all platforms.”

Graeme MacLennan Group Marketing Manager

“Graham and his team at GSD® have helped take Sport Session Planner to the next level. Combining award winning visual communication with our offering is the perfect combination. I’ve built a strong working relationship with GSD® and there are even more exciting projects underway.”

Magnus Alford Managing Director

“Just received our printed MITCH interloopmailer® and it looks fab! It’s a great product, a designers dream, so would love to produce another (if i get my own way again) in the future. Thanks for the patience with supplying the artwork! we got there in the end! Having great feedback in the office, including the MD, people can’t stop playing with them. Cheers guys.”

Jennifer Salon Success, Paul Mitchell

“From the start we were very impressed with the synergy of all elements of GSD®’s KomtraxTM proposal and the capability of the interloopmailer® in particular. It’s a uniquely interesting solution which really encourages recipients to respond.”

Jean Sebastien Blanc Komtrax Project Manager, Komatsu UK

“When GSD® guarantees deadlines, we can be confident they’ll do all they can to ensure the job reaches us on time, is designed to the highest standard and always to budget.”

Claire Denham-Smith Designer and Brand Director

“Working with GSD has been a real pleasure at every step of our project. We’re really pleased with our new websites and the service received. The team helped us deliver our project within a tight timeframe and within budget – fantastic!”

Louise Invine-Rawlins Digital Communications Project Manager

“We briefed GSD® with an extremely demanding bespoke website project in terms of budget, style and deadline. To say they delivered would be a massive understatement – not only are they talented and technically adept, but an absolute pleasure to work with too.”

Richard Soddy Head of Design

“If the fantastic internal reaction to this addictive invention is anything to go by, delegate numbers at Innovation Leadership Summit 2011 are looking to be very strong this year.”

Ruth Lung Marketing Director

“Within 20 minutes of chatting, Graham understood my passion for football coaching. As partners of sportsessionplanner.com I trust GSD® are the right agency to take my brand forward.”

René Meulensteen First Team Coach at Manchester United – 2008-2013

“7 agencies pitched for our advertising campaign – GSD® had the edge we needed.”

Della Birchall Marketing Manager

“What a great creative partner company. Our undergraduate and postgraduate course guides not only look great, but deliver 100% on the requirements we briefed to GSD®. Feedback from staff, parents and students proved they got it just right.”

Lucinda Coleman Deputy Director of Communications and Marketing

“GSD® really ‘get’ new projects and are always quick to match our commercial goals with ideas that push the boundaries creatively but are always bang on brand. A great team that’s a pleasure to work with.”

Barry Walsh Vauxhall Account Manager

“The Streamium interloopmailer® created just the excitement we needed for our mailshot – the feedback we received has been superb. Thanks GSD®!”

Fabienne Gendre Philips Project Manager

“Graham Shapiro Design provided an excellent, professional service for the design and management of our new website. What’s more they continue to respond promptly to all enquiries and update requests – all within budget!”

Sarah Feely Assistant Brand Manager

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    “It has been our pleasure to work with GSD® for a number of years. We have worked with them on website projects, design and print and app development. GSD® immerse themselves in the brief given, whatever the challenge, and consistently surpass your expectations, delivering a project better than imagined and offering additional solutions we had not considered to improve the end result. They offer excellent service during and after completion and it’s a refreshing change to be able to speak with the team actually working on the technical development direct. We would not hesitate in recommending GSD®’s services.”

    Sophie Heptonstall Group Marketing Manager