Transform your promotional products from bland to irresistible

 

Creative branding, product visuals and presentations for promotional merchandise distributors and manufacturers. 

Our mission

To create captivating branded products and elevate the visual marketing of promotional distributors and manufacturers across the world.

 

We live in an age of image obsession. With millions of products on sale, it’s common to see must-have items lost amongst a sea of similar items vying for your attention. After so much planning, effort and costs being put into product design, production and storage, why throw it all away when it comes to marketing the product?

JD Designs are here to fly the flag for suppliers and distributors of promotional merchandise. We are passionate about creating a visual narrative, promoting form and function, coupled with creative, distinctive and personal branding solutions.

We’ll highlight your product’s individuality, key features and materials to instantly draw the attention of your audience. We then gather your customer’s branding assets and push the boundaries whilst adhering to brand guidelines. To complete this perfectly personal experience, we maximise your product’s branding capabilities to create a unique and irresistible purchase.

If one of the statements below describes your promo business, you’re in the right place…

 

    1. You want to position yourself as a truly creative branding leader in the promo industry. 

    2. Your visual marketing and product visuals are uninspiring and look the same as your competitors. 

    3. Your presentations look dated. 

    4. The ‘slap-on-logo’ approach isn’t cutting it for some of your clients. 

    5. Your promo company needs a rebrand. 

 

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What we can do for you

LIFESTYLE VISUALS   /   BRANDING   /   PRESENTATIONS   /   PRODUCT & IMAGE SOURCING   /   EMAIL NEWSLETTERS   /  BESPOKE PRODUCTS   /   LOGO REDRAWS   /   PRODUCT RETOUCHING

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Lifestyle Visuals

Why are lifestyle visuals so important?

      • Your product is more believable and scalable in its surroundings, adding a human touch, instantly increasing desirability, trust and understanding.
      • Lifestyle photography is aspirational and shows a product to its full potential.
      • You have the opportunity to see how it compliments certain surroundings. For example, a branded mug positioned in a coffee shop environment. This combines the social connotations of coffee, a life-like branded visual, the knowledge that the mug will fit perfectly in many environments and you get a product that becomes instantly more desirable. The huge benefit of lifestyle visuals are that they display the product, but make it part of the bigger story.
      • See how the product fits in with other products. This is an excellent tool for planning and creating product ranges, giveaway bags, onboarding kits etc.
      • Themed lifestyle visuals – Customers often require product ideas for events with a specific theme, such as giveaway items for a tennis event in the summer. We can position your product against a background and amongst props that are tailored to any event, industry or customer branding.
      • Cost savings – Our lifestyle visuals eliminate the need and costs of staged lifestyle photos, photography studio setup, props and hours of editing.
      • They are excellent for customer presentations, brochures, social media, online stores or as an interesting introduction to a range of products.
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Standard Visuals

  • The simple addition of a background colour to your products shows cohesion and careful consideration for your products, your brand and your customers.
  • Colour is the best way to spark emotion visually. It’ll help spark an element of surprise and intrigue into your product presentations.
  • Featuring your products against a coloured background allows the eye to focus solely on the product, its detail and functionality.

Additional features available

  • Shadows
  • Reflections
  • Close-up sections
Graphic design for the promotional merchandise industry

Promote a variety of branding methods and finishes

Display a true representation of how your branded products will look prior to purchase. Decorative finishes instantly add value, interaction and sensory experience. Showcasing these special finishes, increases desirability whilst reducing the need and costs for pre-production samples and therefore reducing lead-times.

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An image of a human interacting with a branded product results in a 60% increase in brand engagement.

Put simply, a product is for humans and we like to see other humans interacting with them. That’s why we include people and specifically hands into many product visuals, as it adds that sense of scale, interactivity and desirability.

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Product sourcing + image and artwork template management

We source and suggest relevant and unique products 

We can manage or assist with sourcing promotional merchandise products that adhere to your customer’s brief and budget. We have over 10 years experience in sourcing and promoting bestselling and new promotional products. Whether it’s at the PPAI Expo, PSI Trade Show or keeping in touch with global suppliers, we are constantly searching for new products to wow your customers. Let us help with your next client brief.

We’ll source hi-res images and print templates for you

Do you have a list of products in mind for a presentation? Let us do the work by sourcing the images for you. We have long-term relationships and accounts with global suppliers, with access to high-resolution images and print specifications.

 

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Presentations

Your client presentation is one of the most important elements of your business. This one document is the key to winning pitches and building relationships.

We can clearly communicate the story of your brand, key facts and USP, whilst keeping your customers engaged and wanting more.

How many times have you been presented with a promo product and have been left wondering what it is? We’ll showcase your products by creating high quality, life-like visuals, whilst promoting its form and function.

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Emails / Newsletters

Our promo emails are the perfect way to showcase the products you’re passionate about. Whether its promoting new products or bestsellers, our email designs are engaging, easy to digest and memorable. We do all the product research for you, highlighting the product’s form, function and branding options. We’ll also provide beautifully written copy that is the perfect representation of your product and connects with your clients.

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Bespoke Design

Standard stock products may go against your customer’s brand guidelines or personal taste, deterring them from making a purchase. Break the boundaries of pre-defined stock options and create unique versions of a product that give customers a sense of self. There is a greater connection between customers and bespoke products, especially when they’ve been a part of the design and are more likely to promote the product to others.

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    Creative Artwork / Illustration

    One of our most popular services is our ability to deliver creative designs and illustrations for products and marketing collateral. Firstly, we discuss the purpose and goals of your campaign, whilst utilising key branding assets, to create effective and engaging solutions that communicate your message in style to your audience.

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      Creative Artwork / Illustration

      One of our most popular services is our ability to deliver creative designs and illustrations for products and marketing collateral. Firstly, we discuss the purpose and goals of your campaign, whilst utilising key branding assets, to create effective and engaging solutions that communicate your message in style to your audience.

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        Graphic Design

        Graphic design is an extremely powerful tool to drive sales of promotional products. Suppliers, distributors and customers are increasingly looking for creative ways to promote and decorate their products. We have over 10 years experience in the promotional merchandise field, working for clients across multiple industries, creating design-lead solutions.

        • Banners for online stores
        • Social media graphics
        • Logo design
        • Event design/branding
        • Packaging design
        • Brand guideline creation
        • Template design, such as artwork approval and proof forms
        • Brochure design
        • Stationery design

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        Logo Redraws

        It is vital that your visual communication is delivered in a clear and visible manner. We have transformed hundreds of small, pixelated logos into high-resolution, scalable, vectorised files. The redrawn logo can be applied on digital media or print at any size. We can also match colours to the specific industry recognised pantone colours.

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          Logo Redraws

          It is vital that your visual communication is delivered in a clear and visible manner. We have transformed hundreds of small, pixelated logos into high-resolution, scalable, vectorised files. The redrawn logo can be applied on digital media or print at any size. We can also match colours to the specific industry recognised pantone colours.

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            Retouching

            With a focus on detail along with a creative eye, we are able to edit, manipulate and polish, delivering beautiful high-quality product images. Our completed images are perfect for e-commerce websites, catalogues and presentations.

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            Why hire JD Designs?

            • Qualified and specialists: We are fully qualified and specialise in design for promotional merchandise, with over 10 years experience promoting thousands of products.

             

            • We have long-term relationships and accounts with global suppliers, with access to product imagery and print specifications. 

             

            • Affordable: We are an affordable option compared to a design agency or full-time employee. You’ll only pay for specific tasks, measured by our project fee, meaning a reduction in costs. Many of our designs can be repurposed and converted to micro-content, such as social media, website banners, case studies etc.

             

            • Flexibility: When hiring us, there’s no need to worry about logistics. We adapt our schedule according the requirements of your project.

             

            • Our work is produced in the UK, eliminating time-zone conflicts and translation issues.

             

            • The work we produce for you will be completely confidential. On rare occasions we may ask to display examples for case studies, but we’ll only do so with your consent.

             

            • Creativity: We have the creative juices to spark life into your next project.

            “I have been working with JD Designs for coming up to 8 years and I wouldn’t dream of going anywhere else for all my design work. Their professional nature and excellent attention to detail make them a dream to work with. When presented with a brief they always gets back to me very promptly with a number of creatively thought out options. Their advice, patience and valued experience continue to make me feel at ease throughout the process, and once I have selected one of their initial proposals, it seems no time at all before I have the final artwork in my inbox. In summary, JD Designs makes the scary world of design seem like a walk in the park!” 

            Director, Promotional Merchandise Distributor

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            FAQs

            How do we get started?

            As per all new relationships, we’ll agree upon a contract, laying out the standard terms and conditions.

            Confidentiality

            The work we produce for yourselves will be completely confidential. On rare occasions we may ask to display examples for case studies, but we’ll only do so with your consent.

            What if someone else has asked to work on the same tender / pitch?

            We’ll only work on a tender/pitch for one customer, on a first come first serve basis, whilst adhering to our strict confidentiality policy.

            How will I receive my files?

            Typically we’ll provide images as individual jpeg or png files. These will be optimised for digital usage, meaning reduced files sizes for fast loading without any loss in quality. If you require high-resolution, print quality images, please contact us in advance.

            What’s your turnaround time?

            Depending on the project and current schedule, we aim to complete all jobs within 24-48 hours.

            What about payment?


            Payment can be made by via various methods. We’d prefer and recommend payment by/via bank transfer. If payment via bank transfer is a problem, we accept other methods of payment. Please contact us for details.

            How long do edited visuals get stored for?

            We store the completed final files for 3 months before they are deleted, to make room for your next project.

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            Let’s get started

            We can transform your promotional merchandise business with creative, high quality design solutions that will increase sales and will establish your brand as an innovative marketing leader.

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