John Graham Graphic Design
FCSD, Food & Beverage, Chartered Designer Food & Beverage
United Kingdom - London
Managing Director of London based design consultancy A D Creative, John Graham is a qualified designer with more than 30 years experience in design. A D Creative has been responsible for work that can be seen in ‘pretty much’ every high street in the UK. The company has a long history of high profile work based on results. Johns stewardship has seen the business through various recessions and he has spent the last 10 years developing international business with considerable success. The company are very active in Scandinavia, Singapore, France and Saudi Arabia.
A D Creative, celebrate their 43rd Anniversary this year, working with a number of high profile clients such as M&S, Sainsbury’s, Barclays, Coca-Cola, and Microsoft over many years.
The company has recently moved to smart working to reduce travel and carbon footprint, meaning we can work in multiple locations close to home to allow cycling, walking or short hop public transport to get in to work or full time home working when desired. Our core office base with Hot desking and permanent spaces is in located in London Bridge
John was also responsible for the graphic treatment of Culture Club and shared a flat with Boy George in the heady days of the 80’s, creating graphics and brands for various clubs and events as Georges “designer of choice” (by appointment) along with record sleeves, ads, posters etc etc etc- all the usual stuff a global superstar needs.
Prior to joining A D Creative in 1981, John graduated with honours from Falmouth School of Art. Following graduation, he began his career working as a junior for J Walter Thompson working on a number of prominent clients including Ford . John is a Fellow of The Royal Chartered Society of Designers , The Society of Typographic Designers, The D&AD and a member of The Marketing Society, John is a regular written contributor to the Marketing Society.
A lively and enthusiastic individual with commitment and a personal passion for Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, John also plays the drums and has recorded with various bands in the 80’s.
Now a trim and fit 58 year old with a wide sense of humour and a passion for animals, John is partnered by Kathleen Birch who runs kathleenbirch.com- a Chiswick based health and holistic healing business.
Tea Packaging for Selfridges
PHOM LOOSE LEAF TEA
Multi award winning Strategy, Naming, Brand and Packaging for GRADZ part of one of the 10 largest Bakery Groups in the UK
Quality Food Awards
For over 4 decades the Quality Food Awards have been the most prestigious awards for food and drink products on sale in all UK and Irish grocery outlets. What sets these awards apart is the impartiality and robustness of the judging process, which rightly sits at the heart of everything in the awards.
We were briefed to deliver a new brand strategy and master-brand system for this iconic food industry standard. A very exciting project over a number of months with applications across all media from print to digital.
Food Packaging for Welcome Break
Naming, branding, strategy and creative