Peter Howard

Ring Leader

Peter started the company back in 1992, with the sole intention of making the world a better designed place. He’s the man to go to if you want your company image looking so good that your clients are slavering at the mouth, queuing up to give you business. He spends most of his days; meeting clients and creating creative proposals. It’s hard to find a favourite but this shows what we do really well.

Neil Sargeant


Although a trained graphic designer, Neil is definitely our resident ‘day dreamer’. He’ll think of creative solutions that no one else will, ideas that manage to solve the unsolvable, resulting in activities that’ll help make your business goals a reality. He also ensures that the ideas are beautifully and accurately implemented… Oh and he has a beard. The ”coolest” job for me has to be this.

Javier Rioja


Javier is probably most logical and organized creative mind in the country. He ensures all aspects of a job are, beautiful, practical and thought through. He’s great at working with clients to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible, and gets the best results imaginable… He only swears in Spanish, Rides bikes and strokes his beard when angry, beware. ”Meat” my favourite job by clicking here.

Rachael Ollive

Pencil Wielder

Rachael is the skilled one, give her a pencil or paintbrush and stand well back, you’ll be amazed. She’s a real perfectionist, paying attention to every tiny detail to get you the best results. She spends her spare time, learning new ways to ‘wow’ customers, while trying to keep her cats from eating all her beloved house plants. Where ‘else’ would you click for my favourite job.

Laura Franklin


Laura’s our fixer, she makes sure we have everything we need to get you your lovely graphic design solutions. If there’s a pen run out, letter need writing, unusual items need hunting down for a job… Laura to the rescue! She’s also responsible for us not being buried in job bags, and samples as she tidy’s up around us! I love chocolate, so my ideal job was this.

Claire Tolladay

Ink Woman

Our ink lady Claire doesn’t have loads of tattoos, but is always inking things. She’s the expert at putting ink onto paper, expertly printing the weird and wonderful solutions we come up with at PHd design. Experienced and knowledgeable, Claire helps attach practicality and logic to our printing, ensuring top results, competitive pricing, and quick turnaround times. As a printer I love bold simple stuff, so this is my project choice.

Chris Smith


Chris is a fountain of technical knowledge, the bewildering, befuddling, and baffling world of technical coding are as easy to understand to him as a child’s first nursery rhyme. This makes him invaluable in ensuring all PHd’s online solutions are realistic and problem free. Chris is at least 65% beard, but luckily the other 35% is dedicated to website knowledge. Have a look at my favourite job here.

Ella Nines


Ella can talk for England and loves catching up with old and new Clients to see how we can keep your business looking hot to trot. She spends her ‘spare time’ with her young children and so it’s no wonder her favourite job is sweet influenced… (scoop n shake)

John Howard


We’re sorry to say that John Howard (father to Peter Howard, and friend to all who’ve passed through PHd over our 27 years) sadly passed away on 11th April 2019. He will be remembered fondly because of his endless patience, his unbelievably kind nature and his eagerness to support those in need. Professionally his future proof planning, disaster avoiding proofreading skills and encyclopaedic knowledge of… well… everything will be a loss to us all, they helped make PHd what it is today. When Peter Howard started the company back in 1992 John volunteered (that was how he was) to keep PHd’s finances in check. Right from the start of our beloved company he’d come in every week to keep us organised and out of the overdraft, chase naughty clients that haven’t paid on time, sort out our payroll, which is why we were always nice to John! A man of tremendous integrity he will truly be missed but never forgotten, he was an inspiration to all who knew him. He loved facts, so he was always drawn to this job. He loved facts, so he was always drawn to this job.

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