Hello. I’m Ros Ingram (Jelbert) and I have been working as a freelance graphic designer, illustrator and artist based in Southampton, Hampshire for many years. Following Art College I started work as a DTP operator and progressed to Studio Manager with Ryan EMO Advertising Agency (in Southampton, Hampshire), where I spent over 9 years. Now I love the variety and challenges of freelancing and I always welcome a new print or digital project to sink my teeth into. 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 clients as a freelance graphic designer have led me to create for a wide range of business sectors; this variety in my work builds and maintains a fresh way of thinking. Previous and current graphic design and illustration clients include World Sailing, Skandia, Bacardi, Remarkable Group, New Look, IGP Media, Instavolt, Lillidale Animal Health, Zixty Insurance and Barrow, Hepburn & Gale. Based in Southampton, Hampshire, I also love to incorporate illustratons into my work, where appropriate. Please pop over to my Illustration page and my art page to see examples of my different creative styles. I’d love to discuss your requirements, whether you need a creative thinker, graphic designer, web designer or illustrator, so please get in touch.
A picture is worth a thousand words and a well-designed illustration can stick in people's minds long after they've seen it. Visual aids such as illustrations and infographics can help to communicate complex information and ideas more effectively. Corporate and pitch illustrations can help to grab the attention of the audience and keep them engaged. See examples of my work as a freelance illustrator on my Illustration page.
An illustrated packaging design can grab the attention of potential customers and stand out among competing products. An illustrated packaging design can help create brand recognition and loyalty by making the product easily identifiable; for example using a cute dog character on a pet related product can help create an emotional connection with the customer. See examples of my work as a freelance illustrator on my Illustration page.
Pencil hand-drawn portraits are beautiful and timeless; an art form that can capture the unique qualities of a subject. I am always touched when someone trusts me to capture their loved one in a portrait drawing (whether pet or human!). I work in graphite or colour pencils and can also supply a printable gift voucher for a unique gift idea. Please pop over to my Art page to view some examples of my pencil portrait drawings.
A bespoke painted portrait (on canvas or board) is a worthwhile investment that can be enjoyed for many years to come. It can be a focal point in a room, and can be used to complement your existing decor. It is also a beautiful and meaningful way to preserve a moment in time or commemorate a special occasion, such as a wedding day or a new baby. Get in touch and we can work together to create something unique and beautiful.
Established in 1760, Barrow Hepburn & Gale is a luxury British leather goods company, internationally known as the manufacturer of the iconic red Despatch Boxes; a symbol of the British democratic system and our constitutional monarchy.
Having worked with Barrow, Hepburn & Gale for several years on some lovely projects including Christmas cards and a range of bone china mugs, I was delighted to be asked to join the team as “Artist in Residence’ where I look forward to working closely with them going forward. Please pop over to my ‘Recent work’ for more details on the ‘Downing Street Mouser’ designs.
Teemill’s products are made from certified organic cotton, powered by renewable energy and every product is designed to come back to us when it’s worn out - they make new products from the material they recover. Having been inspired by a recent book called ‘Quiet - The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking’, I recently designed some new tees with the theme of ‘Introverting’. Made from lovely, soft cotton they are perfect for taking time out and recharging! Please follow this link to visit my new Teemill shop.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Ros on design projects. She totally gets the brief, produces excellent designs and adds value to any project whether that’s a new business card design, adverts or reports.”
Alyson Marlow, Sapphire PR.
“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.”
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.
“My old website badly needed a revamp and I was lucky enough to be put in touch with Ros (Ingram). She listened to what I wanted, and in no time came back with some examples for me to comment on, adding to my ideas her creativity and flair. Since then she has designed my adverts, FB banner and front covers for my life story books. Everything I get from Ros looks beautiful and I am always very pleased. The turnaround time is quick and her costs are reasonable.”
Katarina Sherbourne, Life Story in a Book.