We have been operating for over 25 years delivering high quality graphic design solutions for web, logos, print and exhibitions in South Wales.
When we started in the depth of the financial recession of 1992 we were still using Letraset dry transfer lettering, bromides and hot wax. Visuals were produced with magic markers and repro-houses were needed to make final films and chromalins before the printing process could even begin.
Today all those expensive processes have been replaced with digital technology (originally in 1992 with a second hand Macintosh IIci and now today running a suite of several powerful computers including a Mac Pro, and a new 27 inch iMac with 32 GB of memory. These are all linked to the Adobe Creative Cloud giving us access to the latest Adobe applications and the entire Typekit font library.
This means that for the end user the cost of full colour printing has plummeted. The glossy colour brochures that were once only affordable by large corporations are now well within the reach of the smallest start-up firm. And digital printing presses now mean even short runs of 20 to 50 impressions are easily affordable.
But the biggest change we have seen is, of course, the internet. When we started very few, if any, local companies had a website. Now a company without a web presence is almost unheard of. We were one of the first companies to embrace the internet and we continue to help our clients promote themselves online with websites, social media and email marketing.
So enough about us – what about you?
Do you need a logo and a website to launch your new venture? Do you need an email marketing campaign to increase your sales? Do you need someone to design and print a large publication like an annual report or catalogue or to devise a cunningly clever advertising campaign? Do you want to stand out from the crowd at an exhibition or trade show?
We can help you with all these things and more. But don’t take our word for it – read some of the testimonials we have received from our clients over the years or take a look through our portfolio.
We look forward to working with you.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Logo Design, Web Design, Large Format, Print
|Address||Lawrenny House, 37 Esplanade Avenue, Porthcawl|
|Phone Number||01656 782956|
Jonathan Hurley Design is, as the name suggests, run by me – Jonathan Hurley. As you can see from my CV below, I’m no spring chicken. I was born in 1958 when a graphic designer was called a commercial artist and a font was what you got christened in!
Jonathan Hurley Design – Porthcawl
Dakota Design – Swansea
Creative director. Catalogues, sales literature print media and PR.
Sai Design – Bridgend
Studio manager. Corporate identity, promotional literature, packaging, advertising.
Detheridge – Cardiff
Pasteup artist / studio manager. Free newspapers, trade journals, annual reports.
Fords Creative – Bristol
Junior point-of-sale designer, worked on a number of blue chip accounts.
Products & Services
If you are looking for the cheapest website design company in South Wales then, I’m sorry, you’ve come to the wrong place.
There are many web design companies in South Wales offering cheap websites, but these days with more and more organisations going online, you need a well designed website to stand out from the crowd and make a good impression.
And that first impression is very important – when someone visits your website they will make their decision whether to stay or leave within the first 10 seconds. The probability of them clicking away from your website is very high because people are extremely skeptical. They have encountered many slow-to-load and badly written web pages in the past and do not want to waste any more of their time.
Our aim therefore is to produce a website for you:
that will be easily found on Google
that when someone visits it they are impressed enough to stay on that site and find out more
that will convince visitors of the desirability of your product or service
that will convert potential customers into loyal clients
So whether you want to inform, entertain or to sell your products or services online, we can help you. Call us today for more information in plain English – we promise not to baffle you with any technical jargon
Brands, Trade Marks & Corporate Identity
A brand is so much more than just a logo. Your brand encapsulates the entire personality of your organisation and communicates it to the outside world – your customers, your potential customers and even your own personnel. It is important that it accurately reflects your values, aspirations, tone of voice, ethics and standards.
Whether you are launching a new business, or rebranding your business, it is essential that your development plan includes branding and identity. An investment into branding and identity contributes to better customer recognition, more sales and increased profitability.
You may have a fantastic looking website but what about your dealings with people in the real world? What about that first face to face meeting when you hand someone your business card, or that introductory letter to a potential new customer? Ink on paper remains one of the most immediate and powerful of mediums.
If you are looking for fantastic deals on printing – without compromising quality, then you need to talk to us.
Jon helped us to create our website in a very short time window prior to a public event we were sponsoring. He came to meet us at our office and talked over some design ideas. It was a very easy process. His work rate and attention to detail made the site come to life quickly and to a high standard. We’re very happy with our new website and we are now able to take over the reins and add articles ourselves. We can highly recommend Jonathan Hurley Graphic Design Solutions.
I expected a quality product, but the final result is much greater than I anticipated. The website has created quite a buzz around the office with very positive comments from staff and customers alike. It has a quality feel that best represents our company ethos. You have turned a vague brief into a comprehensive success and I would therefore wholeheartedly recommend your services to others.
The new web site has been up and running for two weeks now and I must say it is a delight to manage, adding content and updating could not be easier and I have had some great feedback on how good the site looks. Many thanks to you and the team at Jonathan Hurley Design
Jon is extremely pleasant to work with has this unique talent in grasping our requirements in an instant. His creativity bowls us over each time we work with him. He thinks outside of the box when it comes to design whilst preserving our brand and style. We will continue to work with Jon as we cannot fault his work – highly recommended.
I would like to thank you for the precise work you have provided me with and for meeting all my needs and requirements. I much appreciate the diligent process you performed while gauging my need and wish lists, managing my expectations and meeting my timescales.
We have worked with Jonathan in the past and were very pleased to work in partnership with him again on this multimedia project for our client. Jonathan's design experience and industry contacts helped us to efficiently coordinate the design, printing and manufacture of bespoke large format interpretation panels, leaflets, online content and Welsh translation. We look forward to working with him again in the future.
Despite the short notice we gave you, you not only managed to design our general catalogue, which we are extremely pleased with, but also the posters for the exhibition stand. Furthermore, we took onboard your idea of using the shell clad type graphic scheme on the back wall of the stand which gave us a seamless full wall graphic that clearly displayed our products and the message we wanted to get across. I was really pleased with the mixed effect of the individual posters on the side walls in combination with the seamless full back wall graphic and it also was well received by my joint venture partner from Oman who was impressed with ‘my creativity’. We also received a number of positive comments from other exhibitors and more importantly from prospective end customers. Once again, many thanks and we will be in touch again when we need some more work doing.
The Trust is delighted that the leaflet has done so much to raise the profile of the Community Boat project. It has been an excellent marketing tool. Thank you for your attention to detail and the care that you took with the design of the trail leaflet. We sent you the JPEGs and Word files and you turned them into this beautiful piece of work that we are very proud to give to people. I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan Hurley Design to anyone looking for a reliable and supportive graphic designer. If, like us, you are new to this sort of project, they will guide you through each stage of the design process.
From Our Website
After qualifying from Cardiff Art College in 1979, I worked in various advertising agencies - think Mad Men without the drinking and the womanising! I eventually set up my own design studio in 1992 in Bridgend, South Wales and since then have had the pleasure of helping all sorts of organisations advance their businesses by supplying them with well designed high quality effective promotional material and websites. When we started the firm in the depth of the financial recession of 1992 we were still using Letraset dry transfer lettering, bromides and hot wax.
We have over 20 years experience in the interpretation of company image on all forms of printed media including: business stationery (letterheads, compliment slips, business cards), signage, vehicle livery, exhibition banners and promotional goods like mousemats and pendrives. We can draw on years of experience in visual communication utilizing the latest technologies including photorealistic 3D mock-ups, animated walk-throughs of architectural models and traditional hand-rendered illustration technigues.
With the internet we have the ability to work anywhere in the world: from South Wales to New South Wales, from the Rhondda to the Rio Grande. Wherever you are located, we can deliver a full multidisciplinary design service including logo design, print media, advertising, exhibition and websites.
Sometimes the best advocate for your product or service is someone other than yourself - you need someone to take a look at your advertising from a detached view-point. Our relationship with you starts with trying to get a full understanding of the brand, product or service that you want to promote and the audience or market it is aimed at. Effective advertising grabs your attention, creates interest, incites desire and results in action. This is the guiding principle that is behind all our campaigns.
Illustrations have the power to catch your audience's attention and to shed light on complicated subject matter. We can draw on years of experience in visual communication utilising the latest technologies including photorealistic 3D mock-ups, animated walk-throughs of architectural models and traditional hand-rendered illustration techniques. We use illustrations to convey ideas that are difficult to express or would take a long time to describe. Visual data is perceived more quickly, more completely and is more memorable than the written word alone.