Elizabeth Butterworth   Starveall Logo   Charlie Dore  
  Morris of Hoggeston   Landmarkers   Richard Kerr  
  GHI   Canns Down Press Logo   Cookson Marketing Logo  
  Dinton Farm   Gremium Logo   Liberty Steel Structures Logo  


  Guinness   NME   Norton  
  Moulinex   Times Books (Atlas)   Ray-Ban  
  Harper Collins   R Whites      
Tom Climpson

I worked for over 20 years as an Art Director/Creative Director in major London ad agencies. Accounts I've worked on include Austin Rover, British Rail, BT, Ford, Guinness, Hamleys, Harper Collins, Honda, Leica, Milk, Moulinex, National Savings, NME, Phonogram, Psion and R Whites.

I now live and work in Wargrave, Berkshire, from where I provide a range of services, including press advertising, posters, POS, direct mail, brochures, branding and website design/build. I can also provide a complete marketing service through my professional network.

A background in advertising has influenced my work as a graphic designer in that I approach most projects as if they were an ad, a method that I find works particularly well with ads, but is also very useful through a whole range of media, especially website design, where there's an unrivalled opportunity to engage with the market.

I always start with An Idea. Then I design all projects from the ground up. Every ad, logo or website I produce is original. I work for a diverse mix of businesses, professions and services, aimed at a wide range of markets, all of which require a particular approach. I don't use templates, although if you have a template website I can update it or make it unique to your business.

If you're looking for a website that's clear, informative and a pleasure to navigate, an arresting ad that will produce results, or a fresh, dynamic and memorable logo, please contact me for a free quote.

As a free-lancer, I'm only as good as my work and every job, large or small is of equal importance to me. My overheads are minimal, so although I am able to provide, with my network, all the services offered by most design studios or ad agencies, you'll be pleasantly surprised how modest my prices are.

"Tom Climpson has magically transformed our website by giving it Clarity and Function."

Robert Hartford
Managing Director, Canns Down Press Ltd

" Tom designed a beautiful website for us. He is brilliant to work with and had a real understanding of what we wanted to achieve."

Jasmin Cann
Director, Landmarkers

"Tom Climpson has been responsible for my album artwork and website design since 2005. Five albums later he consistently delivers beautiful, witty, uncluttered and compelling work which always attracts praise. In an industry known for its obsession with fashion and appearance, his designs have a timeless elegance about them, subtly creating a house style I'm very proud to be associated with. I've deliberately kept the same basic website style over several years because in an extremely competitive field it still stands out and draws audiences in."

Charlie Dore
Singer, songwriter

Tom has changed the profile of our internet business by redesigning and updating our Starveall Farm Turkey website.
We wanted to communicate our delicious turkeys and our high standards of welfare coupled with easy use for our customers when ordering a turkey. Tom listened to our ideas and delivered just what we wanted."

Patrick Lambert
Owner, Starveall Turkeys

"Tom Climpson has done some truly excellent work for Greengarden Records and I heartily recommend him".

Danny Schogger
Director, Greengarden Records

"Tom is one of the most creative people I have ever worked with. He thinks deeply about the task, whatever it might be, before starting, and the result always exceeds expectations. He is particularly brilliant at creating new identities (or updating tired ones) - and his web design is clean, uncluttered and easy to navigate. He has pulled out all the stops for me on several occasions, with superb results. Highly recommended."

Franky Cookson
Cookson Marketing

"I've known Tom Climpson for most of his working life. In the late 1970s I co-founded an advertising agency which ran successfully for 25 years. I now run workshops on creativity. Tom was one of the first people we employed and he stayed for five years. I thought at the time that Tom was one of the most creative, most talented (and the most genuine and humorous) people I had ever met. And today, I still feel the same."

Richard Dunning
Institute for Creative Excellence