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I’m Charli, an independent graphic designer and marketing consultant, living and working in the Cotswold village of Broadway, Worcestershire.

I specialise in identity, print and visual communication to create beautiful, exciting and memorable designs for the design-conscious business.

I’m alway happy to discuss new projects  – even if you’re just in the ideas phase – so please send me an email or pick up the phone.  I’d love to talk with you!

Click on each service below to find out more…

PRINT & BRAND COMMUNICATION DESIGN

I specialise in designing printed materials and provide easy to digest, informative communications.

Past projects include brand books, brochures, coffee table books, annual reports, magazine, editorial and publication design, packaging, posters and business stationery.

LOGO DESIGN & BRAND IDENTITY

Whether you’re a start-up company requiring a logo and business stationery or an existing company who wants a brand re-fresh or comprehensive set of brand guidelines, I work to provide more than just a pretty picture. Your identity should communicate your company values to your customers; through in-depth research and careful strategy comes beautiful and effective identities with endurance.

COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENTS & EXHIBITION DESIGN

Working with large-scale graphics such as signage, Point-of-Sale and exhibition stands, I have an in-depth understanding on behavioural patterns and the reception of information in public environments. Ensuring your customers are guided effortlessly through a space, I can design and help to provide a fully immersive experience.

WEBSITE DESIGN & ONLINE MATERIAL

Content rich, intuitive and fully responsive WordPress or bespoke-built websites and Content Management Systems (CMS) can be provided as part of your identity design package, or if you’re looking for a new website design for your existing company, get in touch to find out how I can help.

I can also create online advertising material such as Google Ads banners, website elements and provide HTML email and template design services for you to use with your chosen email client.

ART DIRECTION

Having worked with iconic heritage brands through to local start-up companies, I can work with you to shape your company identity and provide artistic direction to smoothly bring your communications to life for; photoshoots, advertising campaigns and immersive customer experiences.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY

If your company has a strong focus or connection to sustainability, I’d love to know. I strive to encourage businesses to take more of a stance on environmental responsibility and work with printers who can offer the following options for ‘green’ design where applicable:

  • Certifications such as FSC for responsively managed forests
  • Recycled paper stocks
  • Innovative materials with alternative fibers such as recycled coffee grounds, hemp or bamboo
  • Vegetable based inks
  • Chlorine-free bleached papers
  • BPA-free packaging

Working with lifestyle, heritage and luxury brands, as well as local and start-up companies. I offer a range of services to encourage and increase customer engagement with your brand.

I have a portfolio spanning both large and small-scale print runs, and am accustomed to working in multiple languages.

APPROACH

Working with closely with clients throughout the whole process, my approach is focused on honest collaboration and I won’t leave you in the dark.

You know your company best, so I encourage you to spill the beans and allow me to get a real feel for what you’re all about.

I then delve into all of the elements needed to create an effective piece of communication for your brand.

COLLABORATIONS

Should your project call for other skills which fall beyond my own, I have a network of reliable contacts across the design industry who I work with from time-to-time.

From copywriters, to website and UX developers, photographers and illustrators, it also means that we have a range of different styles available at our fingertips so we can choose the most appropriate talent for your project.

I also work with Patent Attorneys and IP offices that specialise in protecting your design copyright, should your business needs call for that extra level of brand protection.

Testimonials

“Charli Peake has been an absolute pleasure to work with. When we needed to refresh our identity and update our website to expand our customer base, Charli supplied great ideas and concepts that ensured enquiries and interest from all over the world. It is testament to the quality of her work that she is now an integral part of the companies development and growth.”
- Dan Watson (Managing Director) & David Shaw (Development Manager), Skytec

“Having worked with you for a number of years now and with a vast array of projects, you understand our brand and us as people so well. This is so important and huge advantage you have over larger agencies. Quicker to react when our timings are tight or equally good at keeping the project on track when the timings are more extended.

You are very good at interpreting our requirements and any changes or reviews. Knowing our brand and us as people makes such a difference.

Look at this recent brochure revamp – those changes were all a result of you knowing our brand so well and knowing how to give it a fresh design. We did very little in way of a brief.

You have covered a wide range of projects with us here.

  • Exhibition stand design and creative
  • Print and digital design
  • Website work
  • In-store promotional items
  • Presentations

There must be more!”
- Chris Brierley (Sales & Marketing), Cotswold RAW

“I can’t praise Charli enough for her patience with setting up and supporting me with my website.  I started off completely clueless about websites, and was guided patiently and clearly through the process.  My ideas were listened to and either set up or discussed and adapted to make them work.  I am thrilled with the outcome and the support received, and all at a very, very reasonable fee.”
- Morag Sutherland, Gelert Behaviour

“I approached Charli to help me improve my logo and although I am a small independant business and this was a small job she treated me with me friendliness, respect and total professionalism. I love the changes she was able to make to my logo and during the process was patient and knowledgable. Because I was so pleased with her work, I have continued to use her for other jobs. I can’t recommend her highly enough!”
- Stacy Conway, LOMA Photography

A few clients & companies I’ve worked with.