About John

I’m a designer and illustrator based in Manchester. I help people communicate ideas clearly, quickly and often with humour.

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. 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 portfolio has national and international clients. Ranging from music festivals and production companies to environmental awareness organisations. Will you be next?

I 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 the product, as it is a service, providing great design, and client experience.

I’m also an established comedian, where again I’m fascinated by communication. I’ve performed in hundreds of theatres around the UK and internationally as part of the CSz Manchester improv troupe.
I provide comedy workshops for businesses around the UK, and was a workshop leader in the early days of the BBC New Comedy Awards.