GRAPHIC DESIGN \ WEB DESIGN
ILLUSTRATION \ ART
Hello. I am Ros (Jelbert) Ingram, a Freelance Graphic Designer with over 35 years’ experience of studio / freelance graphic design based in Southampton, Hampshire. I work with businesses of all sizes who are either starting-up or developing; whether you need a complete brand identity, a redesign of your website or a new creative route, 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 World Sailing, Skandia, Bacardi, Remarkable Group, New Look, IGP Media and 6G Creative. 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; whether digitally or through more traditionally printed letterheads and business cards. What does your current layout and typography say about your business? What design and printing finishes can you use to make your stationery stand out? As a freelance graphic designer with a wealth of experience, these are the things I will bring to the table.
Printed literature can still play a key factor in spreading the message about your brand, service or product. Leaflets, posters, brochures, adverts, exhibition banners, signage 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, you have truly been a life saver. The way you’ve just picked everything up and been on hand to support has been amazing and I am so grateful to you - thank you.” H. Strzelecki, World Sailing.
“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
customer services literature. Nothing is ever too much trouble and the quality of her work reinforces our
leading brand and high quality image.”
Michelle Howles, Marketing Director, Affinity Leasing.
“Ros has provided us with a book design that has captured everything that we wanted -
clean, sophisticated and elegant. As an added extra, she has provided stunning illustrations that work so
perfectly with the imagery provided, adding a unique and stand out style to the book. Zanna is over the
moon with Ros' work.”
Emma Robinson, Personal Assistant, Zanna van Dijk.
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.
I was approached by Beeutiful Wraps, a start up company, to design their new logo, packaging and website. The new website is a great showcase for these eco-friendly beeswax wraps with an integrated on-line shopping cart and CMS pages.
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 CMS pages.
Flynautic is a global leader in private jet charter and, using some stunning photography, we created a website to help promote their high-end business. The client was very happy with the final SEO optimised and fully responsive site.
Image Perception Signs and Services, Southampton, required a website that would showcase their many signage services. They also thought it important to have a gallery that they could add to when required.
Karen of Woofs of Bournemouth wanted a friendly looking website to showcase her dog training and care services. I used hand drawn illustrations for a warm, fun feel.
Earth Architecture offer gardening services in East Sussex and they wanted a simple, clear website to advertise their services in this area.
Just Introductions Group was looking to update their old website but wanted to keep the friendly, non-corporate and approachable feel. This site is responsive, easy to navigate and is a good overview of the service that Just Introductions offer.
Ambience Beauty Salon in Southampton wanted a site to showcase their services and prices, with a videos page and a shop which is remotely managed.
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.
The Bursledon Art Society required a simple site to help promote it's local art exhibitions. They wanted bright and arty imagery and a friendly, open feel. This is fully responsive website with a CMS gallery page to keep the content fresh.
Georgie Carr, an up-and-coming artist, required a simple website with amendable CMS galleries to show off her vibrant and exciting artwork. With links to her work on on-line stores, such as Ohh Dear, she was very happy with her new portfolio site.
“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
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
with a highly skilled webmaster. I would encourage all business owners, large or small to contact Ros to
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, Zanna Van Dijk, 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 or view my mini portfolio here (.pdf).
“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!”
“Ros, the illustrations are fantastic. We are really pleased. Thank you so much for
your hard work and effort on
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 - human or animal! To get started just send me your good, clear photos and I will contact you to discuss composition etc. Or, if you prefer, you can order through the link to Not on the High Street or Etsy below - just keep scrolling down! Click here to view PORTRAIT PRICES (.pdf format).
I recently ran a pet portrait offer over on Instagram (@rosaindingram), in a bid to keep busy and spread smiles during the Coronavirus lock down. I have taken all the lovely #isolationbuddy portraits from this offer and created a poster which you can view and download .pdf format here or in jpg format here.
“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.
SOUTH COAST MORTGAGE
SERVICES LOGO AND STATIONERY
This little project was a simple, but nice, one. Having originally designed their logo and stationery, they called me this month for a stationery update following an office move.
GINGER CAT CONSULTANCY LOGO AND STATIONERY
Ginger Cat Consultancy tasked me with creating a new, fresh logo and stationery for the business. Final files included Word template documents for internal use. "Ros is an amazing artist and creative. She drew a beautiful portrait of a beloved pet that captured him perfectly. I loved it so much I asked if she did branding work and a couple of weeks later had a brand new logo for my company. She knocked it out the park!" Katy Munns.
PET PORTRAIT MARCH 2021
I always have lots of beautiful pets to draw - of all sizes. This is Bertie - commissioned as a surprise leaving gift - Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils on Bristol vellum paper. "The portrait has just arrived. You really are very clever and have done an amazing job." Kelly.
I’m Ros Ingram and I have been working happily as a freelance designer, illustrator and artist for many 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org, call 07983406623 or complete the form below.