Branding & Graphic Design

David Stroud • About & Work

Abridged Biography (for Awards Organisers and the Curious):

David is one of the country's favourite designers 😉 Since the 1990s, he has been working with established companies, startups and individuals on multi-channel design projects. His work spans graphic design, artworking, web and mobile user interface design. He graphically designs absolutely anything — from advertisements and corporate marketing materials to business branding and even ebooks. When not designing, you might find him behind a camera lens, capturing the energy of live performances (particularly live music and festivals). David lives in Edinburgh, Scotland with his lovely girlfriend and no dogs. Thank you for visiting!  You are most welcome to browse recent projects below, and/or get in touch...

Selected Recent Projects

Energetic New Website for Award Winning Choreographer

Edinburgh-based choreographer Janis Claxton, who has worked internationally for over 30 years, needed a new website to perfectly showcase her award-winning work.

After working closely together with a sketchbook to agree on the best layout for the new site, simplifying its content and structure, the design was implemented on top of the latest version of WordPress with a custom theme designed just for Janis.Continue reading

Graphic Design & Artworking for International Fashion Retailer

I recently had the pleasure of working with international fashion retailer M&Co. I designed their Autumn/Winter 2015 advertising campaign (which ran in the national press), as well as a one-off 8-page insert for a national newspaper and incorporating photography from their latest catalogue.

David was a valued addition to our marketing department at what was a very busy time of year for us. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for his friendly, professional approach and the quality of his work.Ailie Pollock, Brand Manager, M&Co
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Letterpressed Bookmarks for 12months12books.com

12months12books started life as a side-project while creating my 2016 Thank-You cards. After seeing some beautiful letterpressed bookmarks, the idea of producing a bookmark which would encourage year-long reading and the discovery of new books was born!

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Brand Design & Web Development for UK Electrical Contractor

MBElectrical is a family-owned electrical contractor working across residential, commercial and industrial sectors. They pride themselves on providing the highest quality of workmanship, reliability, value for money and excellent customer service.

Their identity needed to reflect these values and set them apart from other electrical contractors. I have worked with the company’s directors – George and Paul – over the last few years, originally producing their new identity and business stationery, and more recently designing their new responsive website, various marketing materials, van livery, and signage for their new office.

David has worked with us for several years, originally developing our branding from scratch and producing our business stationery, marketing materials, building and van signage. He has also designed and implemented a new website for us. I would heartily recommend David to anyone requiring a well thought out brand which is flexible for print, online and real-world use.George Levings, Director, MBElectrical
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Brand Development & Web Design for Leading Media Training College

Pulse College provides some of the industry’s leading training courses in audio, music, film, gaming and animation. I recently completed a Sound Engineering Diploma at Pulse, and got to know the Directors — Tony, Aidan and Naomi — who are some of the nicest and most talented people I’ve met 🙂

I worked with them over the course of several months to design a new identity which was applied to a new website (which I also designed for them), their promotional videos, email newsletters, prospectus, and the signage used inside their studios.

David was great to work with. He produced our new branding – which we love – and designed a new website for us, re-writing and re-structuring the content from our old site as well as re-designing the look and feel. Our new logo and identity now reflects our professionalism and our range of world-leading training courses. Our branding is applied across our email newsletters, on our promotional videos, on the Macs in our computer lab and around our studio buildings – everywhere we can put it to promote our image to both current and prospective students.Aidan Alcock, Director, Pulse College
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