What is graphic design?

10th February 2022

Neil here, studio lead at PHd Design and I wanted to bring you up to speed on what graphic design actually is…

It’s 25% talking, chatting and nattering to really understanding peoples companies,
1% hot chocolate and cookies, 21% knowing what’ll achieve their goals, 1% spent searching for lost pens pens,
7% finding a way to help people within their budgets, 5% day dreaming, 4% waking up in the night with a ‘bingo’ idea,
4% having a tediously geeky knowledge of fonts, 2% having an equally tedious knowledge of software,
11% bringing ideas into an accurate and attractive reality, 8% taking complicated messages that go on and on and on
and simplifying them so that they are really… well you get the idea…. 1% amends, 1% sharpening pencils, 1% more amends,
2% checking 1% amends, again, 4% basking in the light of of your magnificent glory when it all goes right along with a tiny 1% modesty.

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PHd Free Design Competition

Studio news 17th February 2021

This is exactly what it sounds like…
a 100% free graphic design project (wow huh)!

All done by our team of excitable, experienced and award winning creatives at PHd design (a rather fabulous little company ranked inthe very prestigious list of UK’s top 100 designers).
This is going to be a quarterly event, where we offer free design project to an industry that we think needs a little helping hand. Anything from branding or marketing material, through to packaging or signage!

This competition is open to any company that is trying to make an environmental difference.
Whether your van’s going electric, your packaging losing the plastic, or your new product is eco-tastic… this could be for you! This is your chance to think of the things you always wanted to do but never had the time orthe budget. We want your daydreams, your odd ideas,your game changing plans.

Don’t forget to share this with anyone else in your industry,the more the merrier!

See some of our previous work!

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Apply below!

If you have a project in mind, tell us, and you might just get it for free… Good luck!




    Design category of project*
    BrandingPackagingDigitalInfographicsPrint DesignSignage


    The deadline for applications is 25/03/2022.
    We’ll look at all the applicants and choose the most creative, brave, demanding from our point of view. Then we’ll let everyone know (win or lose), and remember… the winner gets a design solution from a top agency for absolutely nothing!

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