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John Graham Graphic Design

FCSD, Chartered Designer
United Kingdom - London

Email address john@adcreative.co.uk
Profile description

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

Dragons Den winners The Box of T chose to work with us on brand, packaging and complete identity for major launch of their tea range . A full creative scheme for this new brand to market . PHOM is a partnership between Philip and Omar, the two guys who successfully walked away with funding from Kelly Hoppen on Dragon’s Den based on their commitment to excellence in tea.

We were commissioned to create the naming, branding, packaging and all support and identity materials for this project. The entire project was designed to be game changing with innovative pack formats, a unique applicable name and an engaging consumer story to reflect the commitment of these two entrepreneurs.

GRADZ Bakers

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.

Burlington Drinks

Food Packaging for Welcome Break

Welcome Break is a company which operates thirty-five motorway service stations in the UK. It is the second largest motorway service area operator. Their motorway services & hotels give you a warm welcome & a relaxing break. Eat in, take away, get refreshed & rest. At selected Welcome Break locations throughout the UK you can enjoy EATIN, with fish & chips, Papa Johns pizza & pies & full English breakfasts.

We created a complete new identity across the EATIN brand repackaging a wide range of the takeaway offer resulting in a very substantial double digit increase in sales.

Naming, branding, strategy and creative

Created by L&L distillers, France. We have handled creative design for Alizé, a fine cognac liqueur made with real fruit juices since its international launch 12 years ago.

Producing marketing materials, advertising, packaging and world duty free exhibitions for this and other brands in the portfolio, including the launch of the exciting new premium Coco d’Alizé which saw excellent high sales figures in Asia duty free.

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