GRAPHIC DESIGN \ WEB DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION \ ART
Hello. I am Ros Ingram (Jelbert) a Freelance Graphic Designer with over 25 years’ experience of studio / freelance graphic design based in Southampton, Hampshire. I work with small to medium sized businesses who are either starting-up or growing; whether you need a complete brand identity or a redesign of your website, I’ll work with you to create something that not only looks fabulous but gets results. My freelance clients have led me to design for a wide range of business sectors; this variety in my work builds and maintains a fresh way of thinking. Previous design clients include Skandia, Bacardi, Remarkable Group, New Look, IGP Media, 6G Creative & REMO. Based in Southampton, Hampshire, I work with clients all over the country both remotely and in-house - and I’d love to discuss your requirements.
A unique and memorable logo that communicates the correct brand message is paramount to any company, large or small. Logo and brand identity design is an integral part of any successful business and, when done correctly, will make a business more profitable, attracting the desired target market. As a freelance graphic designer I can offer creative design solutions specifically to your requirements.
Most businesses use stationery to communicate; the usual stationery assets are, of course, letterheads, compliment slips and business cards. What does your current layout and typography say about your business? What paper have you used? What finishes can you use to make your stationery stand out? As a freelance graphic designer, these are the things I will bring to the table, with a wealth of experience producing effective designs.
Printed literature can still play a key factor in spreading the message about your brand, service or product. Leaflets, posters, brochures, magazine advertisements, exhibition banners and vehicle graphics, for example, all help to increase awareness of your business, bring you new customers and maintain the confidence of your existing ones. I work alongside several printers to offer projects on time and on budget.
Whether I am creating an online advertising banner, social media graphics, a Mailchimp emailer or a new website, I will work with you to ensure creative impactful designs every time. I offer website designs which not only look great, but which are also simple to use by both you and your visitors. As standard, our website designs are SEO primed, and responsive, so they look and work perfectly on any device.
“Ros was a pleasure to work with. I approached her when I was starting my business and her ideas for my logo were simple and impactful. My own business has really taken off and I really appreciate the importance of a professional logo and literature.” D. Dodge, Dave Dodge Photography.
“Ros initially produced one press advert per month. Her positive attitude and creative suggestions meant that she quickly became a pivotal member of our team and she now produces all of our press adverts, online material and customer services literature. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the quality of her work reinforces our industry leading brand and high quality image.” Michelle Howles, Marketing Director, Affinity Leasing.
Working closely with an web and IT genius (based in Southampton, Hampshire) we offer creative and affordable web solutions. With many years' design and web experience, we still love what we do and this shows in our work. If you are a new business looking for a simple website presence, or an existing company needing to revamp your website, we will work with you to deliver an innovative website design solution that works for you.
Services include: logo design, copywriting, illustration/photography, content management, web hosting, email addresses, contact form and Search Engine Optimisation.
As standard, our web designs are SEO primed, fully responsive and optimised for different screen sizes, so look and work perfectly on any device. We are based in Southampton but work with clients all over the country so please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
As a new business, Little Yellow
Bus Classic Campervan Hire required a logo design and branding alongside a website. The new website is fun and bright, is responsive with a booking
calendar, gallery and integrated
Spring Chiropractic approached me to
update and modernise their old
website. Alongside new photography, I recommended and designed an easy to use, clean and fresh website which is responsive,
has a password protected patient
area and CMS.
Earth Architecture, a gardener and landscaper, wanted
an effective online presence -
showcasing his work and reaching
new customers. With effective SEO
and an online gallery his clients
have increased and his business
has grown substantially.
Emily Swain, a stage and screen
actress, required a website to
increase her online presence and showcase her work with videos
embedded from her YouTube
account. Her website includes her
personal life highlights, CV and
video and audio reels.
“Redesigning my website with Ros was effortless, efficient, reasonably priced and much quicker than I’d originally anticipated! Ros is a pleasure to work with - her designs are attractive and contemporary and I have no hesitation in recommending her services to anyone.” Lisa Lagadec, Spring Chiropractic.
“Ros Ingram has consistently provided real personal care and unrivaled design and up-to-date web skills for my business websites. It is rare, perhaps unique, to find a trained high quality graphic designer, closely linked with a highly skilled webmaster. I would encourage all business owners, large or small to contact Ros to transform your present, possibly tired website, into something beautiful, practical and innovative.” Graham Swain, Earth Architecture / Artswain.
I am a freelance illustrator based in Southampton, Hampshire and work for many different clients, large and small. Previous clients include The Tower of London, Plan UK and the Remarkable Group. Illustrations add a unique aspect to companies' literature or can help strengthen a message. I have several different illustrative styles; computer drawn illustration, pencil drawings by hand and a looser hand-painted style. Previous projects include illustrations for books, videos, menus and corporate literature. One of my more unusual illustration projects was to plan and illustrate an overseas theme park! If you would like to see further illustration examples please get in touch.
I also design and illustrate my own range of vw campervan inspired greetings cards which can be viewed at www.campervancards.co.uk
“Ros brought my ideas for my children’s books to life - I had visualised the characters for so long, and then there they were on paper... Thank you!” Karen Murphy.
“Ros, the illustrations are fantastic. We are really pleased. Thank you so much for your hard work and effort on this.” R. Thompson, Remarkable Group.
I love drawing and painting in different mediums and my passion is for portraits; I love undertaking commissions to capture a special moment - or a special characterful face! I paint in acrylics on chunky canvas or draw on quality, mounted paper with coloured or mono pencil. It’s easy to commission a bespoke work of art of your favourite person, pet or family group - just send me your photos and I will contact you to discuss sizes etc.
I have also had many step-by-step instructional articles printed in the Leisure Painter Magazine and I was proud to be shortlisted for David Shepherd’s Wildlife artist of the year in 2011.
“Thank you so much. The picture arrived today - it is absolutely fantastic. It brought tears to my eyes when I saw it - you have done a brilliant job. I really appreciate you getting it here so early. Thank you very much.” Kelly, Boston, Lincs.
"You have an amazing gift and I will be forever grateful that our paths crossed. Your picture of Dotty is so full of her energy that when I look at your drawing I really sense her presence. Thank you so much.” Ursula, Poole.
I’m Ros Ingram and I have been working happily as a freelance designer, illustrator and artist for over 10 years. I started work as a DTP operator many moons ago and progressed to Studio Manager with Ryan EMO Advertising Agency, where I spent over 9 years. Now I love the variety and challenges of freelancing and I always welcome new projects to sink my teeth into. I enjoy getting to know the people behind the business and working directly with them to get them where they want to be.
If you’d like to see more work or to discuss your project please contact me.