Design and Artwork

With a proven background in typography, and the latest professional design software, Ralph can get your printed message across clearly and professionally.


Artwork Support

You have a regular designer, or even your own design department, but they’re on holiday, on maternity leave, or just a bit busy…

Relax. Ralph can help.



Ralph can’t draw your dog. Sorry.

We CAN draw maps, scientific diagrams, product illustrations, sales and data charts, product graphics and infographics.


What We Do

Established in 2008, and a Limited Company since 2010, Ralph Design offer graphic design, artwork and illustration services to all businesses and organisations, large or small. Based some ten miles north-west of Cambridge, we work with clients in the local area on a face-to-face basis but, thanks to email and pdf technology we also have customers countrywide, in Europe and even in the USA.    

We work on one-off projects like logos and stationery, larger campaigns such as online web graphics that need occasional additions and updates, or regular repeat work such as newsletters, annual reports and brochures.

We also help customers who have their own design departments but need occasional support.

Whether you need a corporate logo, brochure, instruction diagram, adverts, display material or other marketing collateral, or just someone reliable to 'hold the fort' Ralph can help


Graphic design

Logos | Stationery | Brochures | Leaflets | Adverts | Posters | Display Graphics | Web Banners



Artwork Support | Newsletters | Reports | Data Graphs | Conference Abstract Books | Instruction Manuals



Location Maps | Icons | Infographics | Technical Illustrations | Photo-montage

What We've Done

Take a look at some examples of previous work.

Magazine Redesign

Magazine Redesign

ClientMG Owners' Club
JobMembers' magazine redesign
SkillsTypography, layout, illustration, photo manipulation
SoftwareAdobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
OtherEvent guides, route maps

Originally a magazine redesign in 2017, with occasional subsequent issues designed to cover Club designer absence.

project 2

Small Business Logo

ClientPDS Decorating
JobLogo design
SkillsImagination, logo design
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator
UKRI Process Illustrations

Industry Process Illustrations

ClientUK Research and Innovation
JobIllustrations to show use of heat in industry processes
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator
OtherFive other industries illustrated, both in linear and 'snake' layout

Illustrations adapted heavily from existing stock images purchased by client.

Museum Leaflets

Visitor Information Leaflets

ClientScott Polar Museum
JobVisitor information leaflets
SkillsTypography, layout, illustration, photo manipulation
SoftwareAdobe InDesign, Illustrator
OtherExhibition programme books

A set of information leaflets for museum visitors, along with translated versions.

Welchs Transport

Electric Vehicle Division Logo

ClientWelch's Transport
JobLogo design for new electric vehicle division. Stipulation for parent company 'W' to be included
SkillsImagination, logo design
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator
OtherSports stadium hoardings, infographics, vehicle graphics

BIP Toolbox Icons

'Toolbox' Icons

ClientBIP (United Nations)
Job'Toolbox' icons for website
SkillsImagination, illustration
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator
OtherBrochures, 'passport' reference booklet
Field Operations Manual

Field Operations Manual Artwork

ClientInternational Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
JobField operations manual
SkillsTypography, layout
SoftwareAdobe InDesign
OtherApp look and feel, online newsletters, information leaflets

Redesign and artwork of full operations manual for all tour operators in Antarctica, running to hundreds of artworked pages with regular updates.

project 8

Scientific Research Programme Logo

ClientBritish Antarctic Survey
JobScientific research programme logo
SkillsImagination, logo design
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator

Design and artwork of scientific programme logo, along with secondary sub-programme versions.

Domino Product Illustration

Product Illustration

ClientDomino Printing UK
JobProduct illustration for brochures
SkillsPlan interpretation, illustration
SoftwareAdobe Illustrator
OtherIllustrations, icons, leaflets

Illustration drawn freehand from reference photographs and side elevation plan.

  • Magazine Redesign

    MG Owners' Club

    Magazine Redesign

  • PDS Decorating Logo

    PDS Decorating

    Small Business Logo

  • UKRI Process Illustrations

    UK Research and Innovation

    Industry Process Illustrations

  • project 4

    Polar Museum

    Visitor Information Leaflets

  • Welch's Transport Logo

    Welch's Transport

    Electric Vehicle Division Logo

  • BIP Toolbox Icons

    Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

    'Toolbox' Icons

  • project 7


    Field Operations Manual Artwork

  • Thwaites Glacier Logo

    British Antarctic Survey

    Scientific Research Programme Logo

  • Domino Illustration

    Domino Printing UK

    Product Illustration

Who We Are

What we lack in heads, we make up for in experience. 



Graphic Designer

Ralph has over 30 years' experience in design and artwork.


Starting way back in the late 1980s with a degree in Multidisciplinary Design, drawing board and a scalpel he worked in a variety of design, advertising and artwork studios in North Staffordshire and Cambridgeshire before 'leaving work' and going freelance in 2008.


He set up Ralph Design Ltd in 2010.




Sam graduated with a BTEC in Technical Illustration 'some years ago', and first worked with Ralph in a Cambridge design agency in the 1990s. 

She joined Ralph as artworker in 2011.


(Artworker? If you consider the graphic designer to be architect, then the artworker is builder.)

Ralph don't design for people. Ralph design with people.

You may have a good idea of what you need, or you may have no idea whatsoever.

In either case, Ralph can offer advice and guidance based on years of experience in designing for, among others, the medical, manufacturing, publishing, educational, scientific and conservation sectors. If there's something to say, Ralph will say it. It's part of the job.

Ralph are proud to be approachable. Adaptable. Dependable. 

Our Clients

Some of the companies and organisations who have trusted Ralph with their projects: 

What Our Clients Say

Proof. Pudding…

"Ralph offer an excellent intuitive service which can be called upon not only to meet a brief but also to provide creative solutions that hit the mark.They are quickly able to visualise the needs of both client and end-user. Ralph are very good value too! I would recommend them again and again."

Anna Chenery Ecosystem Assessment Programme, UNEP WCMC

"Ralph are very easy to work with, responding quickly to queries, understanding our brief and adapting as necessary. They also take initiative in suggesting corrections that we miss along the way. I would certainly recommend them to other companies."

Amanda Middleton Project Manager, Royal Society of Chemistry

"Ralph always delivers exactly what is needed for me to get my marketing campaigns going. Whether it's digital banners, presentations, or flyers, all assets are finished to a high standard and delivered quickly."

Franca Driessen Marketing Manager, Global STM Journals, Elsevier GmbH

Contact Us

The Studio, Octagon House, 1 Over Road, Swavesey, Cambridge CB24 4QZ

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