Background
After studying a BA (Hons) Graphic Design Degree at Kingston University, graduating in 1999, Mark gained his experience working for London based design and advertising agencies for brands such as Citibank, KPMG, HP (Hewlett Packard) and Sainsbury's.

In 2002, he returned to his home city of Peterborough, where he worked as a Senior Designer for a successful design and marketing agency. Other work experience includes freelancing and Mark worked part-time as a fully qualified Graphic Design Lecturer.

With this experience, in 2005 he decided to start his own business and established Little Gem.

In October 2014 Mark moved his business to Market Harborough where he looks forward to working with local businesses.

Services & Skills
Our core services are Graphic Design, Web Design, Advertising and Print Management but as creative communications is so wide and varied, we have experience in many other related services. If you require something creative then it's very likely that we can help in some way, so please get in touch.

Our in-house skills include:

- Research and planning
- Creative thinking and ideas generation
- Production - Adobe Creative Suite plus others
- Pitching and presenting
- Marketing
- Measuring results

Serviced Areas

  • Leicestershire, Peterborough

Contact Details

  Website
  City Market Harborough
  Postcode LE16 8AS
  Address 42 Rectory Lane
  Phone Number 018 5828 8597

Products & Services

Looking for graphic design for print advertising or promotional leaflets? We can offer you a fully customised graphic design service, with total professionalism at its heart. It will help you stand out in a busy marketplace, add to your customers’ experience and communicate your brand more effectively.


In the ever evolving field of web design, Little Gem Creative is always at the forefront of trends and technology making sure you get the most from your website.

Customer Testimonials

We have used Mark at Little Gem Creative for the past 3 years on numerous projects, each of which has been delivered on time, on budget as well as looking fantastic. His innovative work has enabled us to significantly increase our company's professional profile and reach out to new customers. We would highly recommend Little Gem Creative.


Thanks for all your work on our new website my team thinks its brilliant.


Mark listened carefully to my initial ideas for my new business Nellie's Arts offering many helpful ideas and suggestions. He then went on to design an elephant logo which was beautifully designed and I was really pleased with. Mark also designed flyers for my pottery parties and a colourful brochure for schools. I was very impressed by the service I received and the final results were excellent. I would recommend Little Gem Creative to anyone needing a designer.


The work Mark and his team at Little Gem Creative have done for us here at SR Records over the years ... has received critical acclaim worldwide ... they are up there with the best!

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From Our Website

Little Gem Creative is a proven design business where creativity meets a commercial edge to bring you eye-catching ideas that can help your business stand out in a busy marketplace. Based in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, it was founded in 2005 by designer Mark Paul who, as well as having design industry experience has also worked as a graphic design lecturer. Offering you a complete design service, we will bring our passion for excellence to every project you ask us to complete. Our experience enables us to get on your wavelength quickly.


Our engaging designs make sure your website works as an integral part of your business. We can create it to do exactly what you want and make it easy for your customers to navigate - and do business with you. Launching a new business, product or service? Or do you have an event to promote and need to maximise the exposure online? We provide packages which help to make the best out of communicating through social media platforms to new and existing clients and customers.


Looking for graphic design for print advertising or promotional leaflets? We can offer you a fully customised graphic design service, with total professionalism at its heart. It will help you stand out in a busy marketplace, add to your customers' experience and communicate your brand more effectively. You'll see from our portfolio how we've worked on a range of products and services that target many different audiences. Using all our experience and expertise, we will produce a graphic design solution to put across your message simply yet effectively - and create a look you can be proud of.


Harborough District Council asked Little Gem Creative to design their 'Invest in Harborough' Welcome Packs. The packs are given to new and existing businesses in the Harborough area, providing useful information and key contact details. The Council approached Little gem Creative to create a Tourism Guide to help launch 'Visit Harborough District', a new vision for promoting the unique attractions and experiences found within the Harborough District. We were keen to ensure that we were adding to the new branding, to create a look and feel that grabs attention and is recognisable when rolled out across different media, therefore we generated a series of illustrations to tell the story of the District in a visually appealing and vibrant way.


We have the experience and ability to take on logo and branding projects and create logo marks that fit the personality and positioning of the brand within their markets. Each logo is unique, as it goes through our tried and tested design process, where client feedback is crucial to ensure we visualise and create the branding you are proud to represent your business by.


When marketing through traditional media, HES work with their targeted database and industry publications when sending out leaflets and booklets to potential attendees. The printed materials are designed with detailed course information and booking details for live events as well as online options. Since working with Little Gem Creative, HES has effectively widened it's audience and increased it's attendance at many courses throughout the country. We worked with HES to design and add content to a proven podcast website template.


We will then create an effective brand - your logo, colour palette, fonts and supporting graphics - and apply this to your sales and marketing applications. For expert branding services, get in touch. Branding - if you are starting a new business or looking to launch a new product/range, we can work with you to research competitors, markets and customers, and then define the market position before setting out on a targeted approach to creating your stand-out branding. Re-branding - perhaps your business has evolved and your logo now looks a little tired.


We managed a major redesign of the brand, bringing in other professionals to recreate the logo, packaging, website and product photography, which have been key elements to communicate its newly defined direction, along with the strap line 'shaped to fit your regime'. This describes how 66fit products are put together in six categories that make it easy for customers to find products for their individual needs and lifestyles. We redesigned a large number of product boxes into the new brand style.