Your vision is at the heart
of everything we do…
Established in 1999 by Managing Director, Paul Hewitt, with the help of The Prince’s Trust, PHD today is located just outside of Wrexham, in beautiful North Wales and serves a range of business and consumer focused clients across the UK and on an international basis.
With a blend of graphic and digital design expertise, today's team offers a comprehensive approach to brand management across a range of communications needs and applications.
PHD prides itself on delivering design excellence, on time and on budget.
With quality and consistency front of mind, the PHD team responds promptly to clients with creative flair.
We’re also a confident, open minded and happy team with a positive mental attitude. We’re great to work with and care!
Our Vision & Values
Our work speaks for itself and we are always busy as a result of our client recommendations.
Our true vision is to be the long-term partner of choice for our clients producing creative design that continually delivers results.
Our team ethos is that we are:
We handle a broad range of graphic and digital design needs - no job is too big or too small, too simple or too complex.
The design and marketing world is constantly changing and we endeavour to learn and develop as we go along to keep our clients at the forefront of contemporary design.
We are master craftsmen with over 100 years of design experience between us.
PHD is a true team. Along with our sister company, we come together to do the best we can for our clients - taking the strengths of everyone to effectively deliver.
We are renowned for our responsiveness. We are honest about timing and deadlines and we always try not to over promise or under deliver. Your delight with our work is our job satisfaction.
We are experts in providing a truly end-to-end design service for our clients across the UK and overseas - from local sole traders to national and international blue chip organisations.
Our diverse range of skillsets enable us to action many projects straight from our creative studio in Wrexham, North Wales. For complex projects that require delivery across multiple print and digital platforms, we work with our sister company, PHD Marketing & Strategy, as well as trusted partners, to get the job done and exceed your expectations.
A typographer and pen/pencil illustrator in his formative years, Paul’s hands-on approach allows him to support the creative output from the design studio while managing the company. Paul likes working with good people, being honest in business and building relationships that last.
Jim is our resident designer and iconographer, au fait with the latest graphic disciplines in print and digital to create one-off solutions and complete re-brands for our clients. His work ensures our clients speak to their customers across all platforms, in today’s language.
Warren is a lead designer with over 20 years’ experience in print and digital, from corporate branding and VI to art direction, publishing and photography. He’s headed up creative for us on some of our biggest client projects and had work exhibited in the UK and Cannes.
What Julie can’t illustrate isn’t worth illustrating! Working in many illustration styles to suit the needs of our clients, Julie’s work brings a lively sense of informality to printwork, corporate branding and communication media. Perfect for clients that need to make connecting with their audience a more fun and engaging experience.
Our Marketing Director, Jo, is also MD of our award-winning sister company, PHD Marketing & Strategy. Specialising in linking business and organisational strategies, external market positioning and communications, Jo is a trusted advisor to numerous business directors across the UK.
We are currently looking for talented people to join our team - please send us a link to your online portfolio…
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Our Marketing Specialists
From market research to project strategy, Emma is adept at managing her team to add value to client briefs.
Senior Marketing Executive
Jo makes sure our clients are the talk of their industry, leading her team on B2B public relations and communication.
Project delivery all-rounder & social media extraordinaire, Rebecca helps to maintain our clients’ online presence.
Senior Marketing Executive
Vicky positions our clients as experts, implementing omni-channel and digital B2B and B2C content marketing strategies.
Paul Hewitt established Paul Hewitt Design on March 9th 1999 - literally from his back bedroom home office at his parent’s house - number 14 Petit Close. This kept overheads down and was a quiet environment to get creative.
He was fortunate to receive a low interest loan from The Prince’s Trust, which enabled him to buy his first Apple Macs, printers and studio equipment. One year on and he was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and Prince Charles as a representative success story for the Trust.
Within a year and the magical turn of the Millennium, Paul was on the move. Paul Hewitt Design Ltd now opened its doors in Harrison House, Llay securing new work with Peugeot Events, which set the company on the road to success. Delivering exhibition graphics to direct mail to corporate brochures and merchandise, Paul began working for Bentley, Nissan and Kia Motors as well, with client Pro-Ex.
Through the OOs, the company had its ups and downs, broadening its client base and growing the skills and capabilities of the growing team. The design world was evolving, less print more digital, from Quark to Adobe In-Design; Paul kept investing in the latest skills and equipment.
Paul has always had a firm belief in keeping up to date with the latest design software and techniques, investing ahead of the market and ensuring the company stayed in front of the competition.
In 2014, now branded designbyPHD, the company upscaled and moved to 14 Wilkinson Business Park (from 14 to 14 - an important number in our journey!). With graphic designers, coders and illustrators and a new sister company established in Pontefract, West Yorkshire, PHD was implementing a serious growth strategy.