Hi!

My name is Mel Cooper and I’m a versatile and trusted graphic designer based in the south of the UK where I work from my home studio. I specialise in graphic design for print and digital and offer a diverse range of creative services.
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CREATIVE SERVICES

BRANDING

CONSULTANCY

Reviewing your current branding
and giving expert advice on how best to develop your visual impact

DIGITAL

DESIGN

Sophisticated visual content for websites, graphic user interfaces for devices, and wayfinding solutions

CORPORATE
PHOTOGRAPHY

Relaxed professional headshots, team photos and stunning interior photography, enhancing your brand

LOGOS AND
BRANDING

Working with you to create outstanding personality and

style for your business

SOCIAL MEDIA

GRAPHICS

Creating dazzling and engaging graphics and templates across all platforms from Facebook to IGTV

PHOTO EDITING
AND RETOUCHING

Making edits or adding creative flair using basic and enhanced
image-processing in Photoshop

PRINT
DESIGN

Creative, purposeful printed media solutions that pack a punch, for all your business and bespoke projects

ILLUSTRATION
& INFOGRAPHICS

Draw your audience in with handcrafted designs and stylish, customised charts and diagrams

ONE-TO-ONE AND
GROUP TUITION

Fun and comprehensive coaching
in the main Adobe design software, and creative photography basics

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ABOUT MELLOWDESIGN

With twenty-five years in the graphic design industry – in corporate, design agency and freelance environments – I’ve been privileged to work with a wide variety of fabulous clients across the UK and abroad. I get a real buzz from collaborating with businesses of all sizes although I have a particular soft spot for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs). Whether you’re a large organisation, just starting out, or a design agency or a charity, I would love to collaborate.

 

I originally founded Mellowdesign Creative in November 2004. I’ve been getting excited about ideas and all-things-creative as far back as I can recall so setting up on my own to do what I love was a natural next-step after a few years’ experience.

 

Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do,” and that certainly resonates for me. I have always been a creative type and find inspiration everywhere; the possibilities are endless and my passion for life reflects this. As a life-long learner and people-person, I love collaboration as a means to inspire and develop great design-thinking. 

 

The best thing about being a graphic designer is being able to take your brief and bring it to life using my insight and creativity. My clients love the exceptional benefits I bring to their vision, whether it’s a for a simple layout or developing a new brand identity. I’m proud that the majority

of my work comes via word-of-mouth and recommendation.

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MY APPROACH

Lorinda Mamo, Designer & Interior Stylist, said, “Every great design begins with an even better story.” I love this quote, and I love hearing your individual stories; the human element – the ‘why’. This is what I respond to as a creative;  I want to know what makes you and your business tick and how I can use my skills to enhance your vision.

 

I make it my priority to ask all the relevant questions in getting to know you and your design needs. It’s important that I understand your audience and how to best grab their attention with the right visual message. I take each project from concept to completion as well as partnering with teams, clients and suppliers at all levels. I value taking quality time to understand & discuss your design needs in order to create successful personal or customer-facing solutions which not only work well but look good. I actually enjoy design meetings, even if they are restricted to Zoom meetings at present!

Each project is an opportunity to create something new, which I find really exciting - I love a blank canvas paired with a new challenge! I approach each project individually with a positive vibe and a sense of exploration, using research, insight and my expertise to successfully meet your brief. Whether I’m designing within your established brand or working with you to create or enhance a new, distinctive identity, no project is too big or small. My primary passion and focus are on providing impactful creative solutions, helping you to stand out from the crowd. 

 

As well as the creative side, I also look after your account so you’re always working with someone who has a solid understanding of your design and business requirements. I possess excellent organisational skills and have a proven record of creating and managing projects on time and within budget. I am emotionally intelligent and have effective interpersonal skills to build rich and honest relationships with employees, customers, and business partners. I am positive, self-motivated, flexible, and able to function well under tight deadlines. Building great relationships with clients is something I pride myself in. Working with me means you get a committed designer working directly with you or as one of of your design team. 

 

What’s YOUR story?

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MY DESIGN PROCESS

I find that having an established graphic design process leads to better client understanding and design results.

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Adverts

Apparel
Banners

Bespoke design

Books (layout & covers)

Booklets

Brand identity

Brand guidelines
Brochures

Business cards

Calendars

CD & album artwork

Charts & diagrams

Coaching & tuition

Consulting

Digital design

Door hangers

Envelopes

Folders

Greeting cards

GUI design

Illustration

Infographics

Invitations (events // wedding)

Labels

Large format

Layout design

Leaflets & flyers

Letterhead

Logos

Magazines

Menus

Photography

Photo editing

Photo retouching

Postcards

Posters

Presentations

Print design

Promotional merchandise

Rebranding

Report & accounts

Save the date cards

Signage (print & digital)

Social media graphics

Stationery

Stickers

Thank you cards

Vector design

Website design
With compliments slips

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Mel is a great person to
have on your team. Always cheerful, fun to work with and she pays attention to the details. Her creative flair means she can adapt to a variety of requirements and design styles and expresses it in her photography too.

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I've been fortunate enough to work on some fabulous brands. Here are just a few....

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Mel Cooper

Mellowdesign Creative

Graphic Design Studio
Hampshire, United Kingdom

 

studio@mellowdesign.co.uk

07879 637676

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