Web design and illustration manchester

I work with people in companies of all sizes. Providing design clients can be proud of, digital ideas that get attention and illustration as unique as they are.

It’s my passion to engage people with good design across all media, whether setting up a website that can be easily updated, providing an illustration commission, animation or a cross branded design campaign with online marketing and SEO. JCU is as much about product, as it is service, providing a great design, and client experience. 

With over 20 years industry and design studio experience and a dedication to researching the latest design trends and web technology, it’s not just about creating a look and feel , but solving design problems. 
Design is everywhere. With an increasing number of  screens in everyday  each one seeking attention and engagement . It’s my mission to understand the DNA of excellent design communication and pass that on in the work I create for others. I do it with efficiency and impact, and 99% of my work comes from referrals. My a portfolio has national and international clients. Ranging from music festivals and production companies to environmental awareness organisations. Will you be next?

Recent projects

What is WordPress 5 and is it worth upgrading?

What is WordPress 5 and is it worth upgrading? Let me try to explain that in under five minutes, and ...
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Performer Publicity

Poster and flyer design for performers and theatre productions ...
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Ecommerce website At The Kitchen

Ecommerce website for ‘At The Kitchen’

Just finished an eCommerce website for at the kitchen, a great new Kitchen space in Cheadle Hulme (Greater Manchester) offering ...
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Website design and SEO

Websites I design and build are user friendly, easily maintainable and a practical tool for business, giving you more time to promote your content without getting caught up in technical micro-management . Don’t have a website, or not proud of the one you have?


Working in a variety of disciplines from cartoon style character illustration to detailed technical cutaways, digital and TV production work. All illustration commissions are original, bespoke and created by me, John Cooper.

Clients Include

Website Design & Development | Illustration | HTML 5   Animation | Print | Branding Design |  Interactive Content
Posters and flyers | Promotion | Cross Branding |   Infographics |
Responsive Design for Tablets and Phones | Content Management |  CSS, XHTML Standards
W3C Validation | WordPress Support | Search Engine Optimisation