Helping you realise your potential


I am a freelance marketing executive specialising in graphic design and communication, helping small to medium size businesses look good and realise their full potential as a brand.


Whether you are reinventing yourself or starting from scratch, I operate as an extension of your business and offer the services of a qualified marketing employee with a wide range of experience and expertise from 16 years in industry. 

My work covers the entire marketing communications mix, on and offline and also includes internal communication and employee engagement.

Businesses face the challenge to continuously improve in an ever-changing market place and being able to respond to that with quality branding and a well thought-out communication strategy is the key to putting your best foot forward and wowing your customers.

So what are you waiting for, get in touch for an initial consultation and let's get to work! :)


Branding Workshops

Whether you are a new startup or reinventing your business, it all starts with branding. I offer branding workshops which enable you to delve into the who, what and why of your marketing communication strategy, the result of which is a clearer focus for your business.

Graphic Design & Copywriting

Bringing your brand to life with compelling copy and creative visuals including logo development, core messaging, brochures, websites, flyers, adverts and exhibition graphics.

Communication & PR Planning

I can develop long and short term communication plans (including social media management), working with you to identify schedules, topics and content which will add value to your core messages and help you build a reputation which support's your business aims.

Internal Communication

I offer tailored internal communication strategies for businesses that are faced with a cultural challenge or a need to change. My expertise includes internal branding, messaging, newsletters, posters, intranet development and value & culture workshops which support your employee engagement goals.

Mark Stanley 
Chief Design Authority

Gillian is a naturally gifted communicator, graphic artist and marketing talent. She has real passion and flair for her worked combined with the high emotional IQ to essential for delivering on a complex communication strategy

David Farncombe 
Sales Director

Gillian has delivered a complete overhaul of our branding and marketing strategy. Quickly integrating herself into the team with an instant understanding of our markets and customer expectations. 

I would highly recommend Gillian to any company looking to increase their marketing efforts

Dan Haigh 
Managing Director

Gillian has been doing some great work for the Erlson Group helping us to align and revitalise our brands. She is responsive to our needs and really easy to work with.


The Design Grove, based in Rochdale, Lancashire

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