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Testimonials

Our clients mean everything to us! Without them, we’d not be given so many creative opportunities…here’s some feedback.

LFC E.L.I.T.E.S

Nicola Schaefer

Managing Director at LFC E.L.I.T.E.S

“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.”

Philips

Fabienne Gendre

Philips Project Manager

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

Motorola

Becky Cotton

Account Manager

“We’re more than pleased with our Flip out interloopmailer®. They look fabulous – and the launch went so well.”

Typhoo Tea

Sarah Feely

Assistant Brand 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!”

Vauxhall

Barry Walsh

Vauxhall Account Manager

“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.”

Siemens

Ruth Lung

Marketing Director

“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.”

The Open University

Andrew Todd

Marketing Manager

“Our Tier 5 Access to Success Pack is creative, unique and packs the punch we need to gain the attention of our audience. Our call to action is to engage with prospective students and recruit them on to our OU Access Module. The interloopmailer® is an innovative product that delivered our recruitment campaign effectively and on budget.”

Clive Christian

Richard Soddy

Head of Design

“We briefed GSD® with an extremely demanding bespoke 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.”

Stoke City

Della Birchall

Marketing Manager

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

Stephen Webster

Claire Denham-Smith

Designer and Brand Director

“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.”

McArthur Glen

Mike Power

Marketing Manager

“The GSD® team are not only big on ideas, they’re great to work with too. A real find.”

CSIRO

Jasmine Leong

Scientific Editor CSIRO Education

“Thank you GSD® for all your assistance with this project. Our young readers enjoyed the intrigue and tactility of the interloopmailer® – and learnt a lot from it too!”

NHS

David Bourque

Marketing Manager

“Marketing in the public sector demands exceptional sensitivity and creativity – qualities that GSD® has in abundance. Thank you again for your solid strategic thinking and dynamic design input at all stages of the project.”

University of Bedfordshire

Lucinda Coleman

Deputy Director of Communications and Marketing

“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 proves they got it just right.”

Komatsu

Chris Classen

Komtrax Project Manage, Komatsu UK

“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.”

Sodexo

Sumner Hargrove

Marketing Manager

“Just to let you know that we have received the interloopmailers® and they look wonderful! Thank you again for your time, patience and creativity. It was a pleasure working with GSD®”

The Outward Bound Trust

Jemma Milne

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s interloopmailer® has proven to be an extremely successful marketing tool for Outward Bound. What’s more, it was refreshing to come across an agency who not only offered us an innovative yet cost-effective solution – but who were easy to work with too.”

Connexions

Stephanie Heighton

Marketing

“The final GSD® products were finished to a high standard with designs that were creative, colourful and eye-catching too - just what we asked for.”

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Ian Murray

Marketing

“Finding a supplier that could come up with great ideas that are also cost-effective was a double bonus. The ‘faces’ mailer really turned some heads!”

West Cheshire College

Helen Nellist

Vice Principal

“Many thanks to Graham Shapiro Design – if it weren’t for your innovative ideas, great design and quick turnaround we wouldn’t yet have our new website available for students, businesses and staff. Your hard work is appreciated!”

Grants

The Brand Engagement Agency

Sydney Horton

“The pitch in Monaco went well. We were very happy with the interloopmailer®”

Blackpool Sixth

Neil Greaves

Marketing Manager

“The career app offers a great combination of ease of use and powerful, practical help for students. We’re delighted with its overall design and an implementation schedule that ran just as smoothly as we were told it would.”

Stockton Arts Centre

Kelly France

Marketing Manager

‘We’re delighted with not only the final product provided by GSD but also the support and working relationship developed along the way. We’re currently working on a launch for our new ticketing app to make sure our customers are as excited as we are!’

TT Pumps

Sheryl Birtles

Marketing Manager

“Successfully bringing together such a smart look and feel with useful, carefully planned functionality was no mean feat. GSD® not only rose to the challenge with creativity and prompt efficiency – they delivered with good humour too!”

Reggie

David Cole

BL6 Head teacher and Director

“It’s not that long ago that school admin staff would spend hours each week reconciling manually recorded register data – work that wasn’t just time-consuming, but expensive too. Reggie® offers a fresh take on school registration to deliver huge benefits in terms of simplicity, speed, security, full integration with Capita SIMS and – crucially – cost.”

neutrinoBI

Clair Barnes

NeutrinoBI Account Manager

“GSD® really rose to the challenge of creating fresh, dynamic marketing material that brings neutrinoIB products and services to life. Given the technical amd sometimes dry nature of the IT sector this is no mean feat, with all in the design team contributing to a very successful final result.”

Money Saver Telecom

Mike Taitt

Managing Director

“GSD® rose to the challenge with real energy and commitment – creating a site that not only sells services quickly and cost effectively, but is right ‘on brand’ too”

Grandvision

Dimitris Arampatzis

Group Business Development Manager

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

Brush

Richard Sharp

Marketing Director, BRUSH Electrical Machines Ltd.

“Visitors to exhibitions are bombarded with marketing collateral – much of it often ordinary in terms of its content and design. GSD understood our desire to stand out at the Power-Gen International show delivering a winning solution that drew many people to our stand to engage with BRUSH staff.”

Emerson

Simon Blake

Marketing Manager

“A good reaction internally and from those mailed”

Leek College

Mara Hargreaves

Sales and Marketing Manager

“GSD® designed our new look 16-18 Prospectus. The advice they offered around size, stock and content was invaluable to ensure we were, for the first time, at the forefront of what the target market wanted. The end result was both eye catching and user friendly; and all delivered under severe time constraints. We have had such positive comments from students, staff, careers advisers and parents and are therefore discussing future projects to work together on in the future with Graham and the team.”

Wrights

Martin Watson

Managing Director

“We were delighted to work with GSD designers to bring our app ambitions to life. They’ve been instrumental in creating an app that’s as fun as it’s effective in reaching our target soccer fan audience.”

Livin Quarter

Lisa Whittaker

Director

“As creatives ourselves it was refreshing to discover a design team that really understood our aims and challenges. GSD® proved to be just what we needed.”

Mitch

Jennifer, Salon Success

Paul Mitchell

“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.”

Mornflake

Richard Jones

Marketing Manager

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

Stafford College

Cathy Webb

Marketing Manager

“It’s been great to have such original and effective input into the way Stafford College communicates with its diverse audiences. GSD® bring a breath of fresh air!”

Wrights

Martin Watson

Managing Director

"As a family-run business with a long history, we needed a design company that could quickly get to grips with our unique ethos and communicate it. GSD® are delivering just what they said they would. Thanks!"

The Residence

Ben Rafferty

Managing Director

“Graham’s company developed my iPhone App which I have to say is first class. Everything from the brief, the concept, the development and the implementation was second to none. The whole project was delivered on time and to the agreed budget. Very impressive and would not hesitate to use them again..”

The Events Company

Tony Carey

Managing Director

“GSD’s recommendation that we go with WordPress proved to be spot on. Not only does it mean we stay fully in control of what we publish, but we have a ‘future-proof ’ website that we can develop easily in coming years. Thanks GSD®!”

Wyggeston & Queen Elizabeth I College

Helen Devine

Marketing Manager

“Finding a web design supplier familiar with the world of education has made all the difference – ensuring a smooth design phase and well-planned launch. The fact that we can manage our own site so easily will play a vital role as we take Wyggeston and QE forward.”

The Lewis Partnership

Chris Lewis

Managing 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 which will work as an umbrella brand for as long as we keep expanding.”

Samsung

Peter F Smith

Marketing 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.”

Pera Technology

Sabrina Kinghorn

Marketing Manager, Pera Technology

“We love new ideas at Pera Technology so were fascinated by the potential of interloopmailer® from the moment GSD® first proposed we use it. We love the way it works – and so do the new clients the campaign has since generated.”

BL6

David Cole

Director of the Sixth Form Centre

“We’re all delighted with the new Brine Leas Sixth Form website which works superbly as well looks great. GSD® were on top of the brief from the word ‘go’.”

Appe

Kinza Sutton

Marketing Manager

“Conferences are always challenging from an organisational point of view so it was great to have GSD®’s consistently professional support, from briefing right through to delivery”

Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College

Stuart Hargrove

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s background building easy-to-manage websites and its extensive education client portfolio were key factors when we chose them to design and build our new website. The team was imaginative, focused – and delivered just what we needed.”

Grandvision

Dimitris Arampatzis

Group Business Development Manager

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

Cornwall College

Mark Mathews

Design & Print Manager, Cornwall College Group

“We really wanted to achieve ‘stand out’ for the College with this campaign – using something different to engage our target audience and get more people talking about Cornwall College opportunities. So we were delighted that GSD could deliver just what we’d intended. The support we received from their technical team was every bit as good as the creative.”

The Kirsty Club

Phil Taylor

Director

“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.”

Smarter Way

Nigel Hanley

Managing Director

“Smarterway’s website needed to combine crystal clear design to support an exciting new concept with easy-to-use functionality. Our decision to engage the GSD team has paid off in more ways than we could have imagined. Thanks again.”

Middlesex University London

Helen Jackson

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s® education background was a big factor in our choosing them to produce the mini prospectus. It has really lifted our profile – by putting our offer conveniently into prospective students’ hands.”

Wrights

Martin Watson

Managing Director

“Our corporate ID is working really well for us, right across the business. We’re delighted to be working with designers that really do ‘get’ the Wrights brand”

Farnborough College

Hannah Bath

Marketing Manager

“Always friendly as well as informed, GSD® designers helped us deliver an app that’s not only practical, but looks great too. Thank you for making this project happen so quickly and effectively.”

Brush

Richard Sharp

Marketing Director

“GSD® quickly got to the grips with Brush online costing requirements to enable us to offer a faster, easier online experience for the site’s various user groups. The design team was excellent at talking options through with us to identify the best route – and then deliver exactly what we needed.”

Blackpool Sixth

Neil Greaves

Marketing Manager

“GSD designed and produced our Prospectus and several other pieces of marketing material for our college. The creativity and high standard of the designs really captured the concept of our new brand identity. GSD were excellent to work with from concept to the high standard of the completed publications.”

Birkenhead Sixth-Form College

Karen Dale

Marketing Manager

“We’ve been delighted with the way GSD® got to grips with our need to remain high quality and authorative – but incorporate creativity into the way we communicate.”

Birkenhead Sixth-Form College

Karen Alcock

Marketing Manager

“GSD® designers helped us bring our new positioning to fruition – exploring exciting ways to brand diverse communications. The project has been a very positive experience from start to finish.”

City College Coventry

Gerard Kelly

Marketing Officer

“Designing for education demands a sensitive understanding of the organisation and its target audiences – GSD brought a breath of fresh air to the task.”

Godalming College

Viv Micklefield

Marketing Manager

“Graham and his team provide an excellent service when it comes to design. Client focussed and always seeking to push the boundaries with innovative thinking across different platforms to enhance the brand.”

Carmel College

Sarah O’Donoghue

Marketing Manager

“The GSD team demonstrated their in-depth understanding of the possibilities of education sector apps from the outset. The process from briefing to delivery was just as we were promised and the company has been a pleasure to work with.”

Amgen Oncology

Julia Neate

Account Manager, Elements Communications Ltd.

“From the moment we approached GSD® about the ESMO project we were impressed by their ability to understand the specifics of talking to a highly educated medical audience but use creativity to produce something engagingly different. Thank you for helping us make the Vienna event such a success!”

West Cheshire College

Emma Peacock

Marketing Manager

“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.”

The Wingate Centre

Jill Butler

Manager

“The GSD® team is local to us and this made working with them especially easy and effective. Our new Wingate Centre site gets the Trust’s messages out loud and clear to new audiences – as well as creating a friendly hub for everyone who knows us already.”

Wrights

Martin Watson

Managing Director

“Exhibition solutions have to be both practical and original – also making the most of the budget. GSD® rose to the challenge of designing our ‘home’ for The Food & Drink Expo 2012 – creating an ideal base from which we could showcase our products.”

York College

Gareth Murphy

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s approach was clear and positive throughout the development phase – the designers fully aware of the College’s positioning and requirements. We’re very pleased indeed with the finished result.”

Havering College

Debbie Crispin

Marketing Manager

“To effectively market our college to local young people GSD® successfully struck just the right balance between excitement, credibility and professionalism.”

City College Coventry

Gerard Kelly

Marketing Officer

“Designing for education demands a sensitive understanding of the organisation and its target audiences – GSD brought a breath of fresh air to the task.”

Think Tank

Caroline Durbin

PR Manager

“GSD® quickly got to grips with our product and guidelines to produce a really clever and striking solution that perfectly matched our needs. Thanks so much for all your support within a very tough timeframe.”

Artenius

“PET is a sophisticated product with a multitude of everyday uses. GSD® helped us to create an ideal platform for educating markets about PET technology and applications, as well as supporting customers to order online from the Artenius range.”

St Brendans Sixth Form College

Chris Hayward

Marketing Manager

“We have worked with Graham and his team for a number of years on many projects. I always feel that our needs are met and that nothing is too much trouble. The process and the end product have always been spot on.”

Marketing Cheshire

John Dunning

Chief Executive of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce & Industry Limited

“As the largest town in Cheshire East, has many key strengths on which to base their ambitious strategy for growth and regeneration. These are reflected in their dynamic plans to drive Crewe’s economic development over the next 20 years. GSD® are in the process of finalising the ‘All Change for Crewe’ brand with the Marketing board, and have done an excellent logo and branding.”

Winstanley College

Mike Woods

Marketing Manager

“Finding a supplier with the right combination of technical expertise and education background has meant this project was successful ‘from the word go’. Nothing was too much trouble for GSD’s friendly design team and we are very pleased with the result.”

University of Worcester

Jane Britton

Head of Media Communications

“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”

Farnborough College

Jackie Carr

Sales Manager

“Graham and his team are a pleasure to work with. A big thank you to GSD® for providing us with a marketing tool that has impact and is also memorable”

Moodys

Carl Moody

Managing Director

“Working with a local Nantwich design company has been ideal for us. Not only did GSD® already understand the positioning of our established brand, it could also identify with our ambitions for the future. A great team to work with at every stage of the project.”

Bexley College

Sean McCormick

Marketing

“Partnering with GSD® has been very rewarding. Not only is the GSD® team highly experienced in education marketing, they’re great fun to work with too.”

Aqueduct Marina

Robert Parton

Director

“GSD® brought real creative thinking to targeting different audience groups within a coherent Aqueduct brand identity. All elements of the campaign combined perfectly.”

Dairy Farmers of Britain

Rhys Roberts

Marketing Officer

“Marketing a generic product such as milk is not without its challenges. GSD® stepped up the plate with bags of creativity from the moment we engaged them.”

Crewe Lyceum

Phillippa Unett

Marketing Manager

“GSD fully took on board the visual dimension of Crewe Lyceum’s work and incorporated that spirit into our compelling new programme”

Headquarters

Helen Douglas

Managing Director

“As a highly fashion-focused business we needed a design consultancy that could take our contemporary personality fully on board – and make the most of it. A great result – thanks GSD!”

Truly Madly Baby

Kate Kitson

Director of Truly Madly Baby

“We urgently needed a site that not only showed off our great range of baby gear, but was also easy to use for an audience that often has its hands full! Thanks to GSD we got exactly what we briefed – on time and on budget.”

Happy Hour

Richard Hearn

Artist Manager

“GSD® succeeded brilliantly in turning musical style into visual identity – a crucial element in helping us to deliver exactly what our clients want”

Bexley College

Sandra Russell

Marketing Manager

“Our relationship with GSD® has evolved over several years and means the design team is very familiar with what we do and how we work. The consultancy always puts forward excitingly creative ideas – while never forgetting what makes Bexley College tick.”

The Lewis Partnership

Chris Lewis

Managing 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.”

Laura White

Laura White

Singer

“As a performer and songwriter my mind has to be on the music much of the time. That’s why it’s great to know I’m working with trusted partners such as GSD® who do such a great job. Thanks guys!”

Apple

Harper

Apple Design Team

“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.”

Mike Yates

Mike Yates

International Academy football development and operations - Liverpool Football Club

“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”

René Meulensteen

Rene Meulensteen

First Team Coach at Manchester United - 2008-2013

“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.”

Sport Session Planner

Magnus Alford

Managing Director

“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.”

Parkwood Leisure

Graeme MacLennan

Group Marketing Manager

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

Clive Christian

Richard Soddy

Head of Design

“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.”

Parkwood Theatres

Graeme MacLennan

Group Marketing Manager

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

Telford College

Alison Gray

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s approach was fresh and unique with clear ideas of how to develop the app effectively to meet Telford College’s requirements. The resulting app is great, we’re very with pleased the response we are getting.”

Bishop Burton

Karen Shead

Director of Marketing

“It’s been great to have the support of GSD® in creating a range of consistent, engaging and creative communications for Bishop Burton College.”

Telford College

Alison Gray

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s approach was creative and modern with clear ideas of how to develop the style and graphics effectively to convey the feel Telford College wanted. The resulting Prospectus and campaigns were great, we’re very with pleased the response we are getting.”

Stafford College

Cathy Webb

Marketing Manager

“It’s been great to have such original and effective input into the way Stafford College communicates with its diverse audiences. GSD® bring a breath of fresh air!”

Telford College

Alison Gray

Marketing Manager

“GSD’s approach was creative and structured with clear ideas of how to develop the website effectively to meet Telford College’s requirements. The resulting website is great, we’re very with pleased the response we are getting. ”

South Cheshire College

Shan Purcell

Marketing Manager

“Quality is at the heart of all South Cheshire College marketing. GSD® have delivered. Their “can do” attitude, focusing on design solutions rather than problems and regular communication, has enabled us to create our state-of-the-art website, on time and within budget.”

Lenovo

Francesca Vickers

Lenovo UK

‘We used the interloopmailer® to promote the new ThinkPad Yoga multimode laptop at a series of Lenovo marketing events. It’s a clever and tactile way of delivering a message, and was the perfect fit for us to demonstrate the 4 modes of the PC. We are very happy with the end result.’

Cadog

Rhys Roberts

Marketing Officer

“Marketing a generic product such as milk is not without its challenges. GSD® stepped up the plate with bags of creativity from the moment we engaged them.”

The Co-operative

Rhys Roberts

Marketing Officer

“Marketing a generic product such as cheese is not without its challenges. GSD® stepped up the plate with bags of creativity from the moment we engaged them.”

Tesco

Rhys Roberts

Marketing Officer

“Marketing a generic product such as milk is not without its challenges. GSD® stepped up the plate with bags of creativity from the moment we engaged them.”

Troy

Charles Graybrook

Sales Director

“GSD® stripped back the key specifications and goals we were looking to achieve in order to evaluate the design brief and provide the right solution. Their quality and speed of design production was both impressive and effective. We’re now turning over larger volumes in all the ASDA stores UK.”

Wrights

Martin Watson

Managing Director

“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”

Canon

Oliver Hadi

Product Marketing Business Developer, Canon (UK) & Ireland

‘We used the interloopmailer® to promote the Canon imageFORMULA range of high speed document scanners. An attention grabbing piece of Marketing; we have already been approached by several other product groups and businesses who wish to incorporate this into their campaigns’

LFC E.L.I.T.E.S

Nicola Schaefer

Managing Director

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.

Moodys

Carl Moody

Managing Director

Working with a local Nantwich design company has been ideal for us. Not only did GSD® already understand the positioning of our established brand, it could also identify with our ambitions for the future. A great team to work with at every stage of the project.”

Dignity in Care

Marketing Manager

“We found the GSD® service excellent, the team provided a strong brand identity to lead the campaign and helped us produce supporting literature with great impact.”