Crisp Design was established in 2005 by James Crisp and is recommended for Clean, Crisp Design for digital and print.
Crisp by name and crisp by nature – James and the team believe that every aspect of design and content should be carefully placed. The emphasise is on not distracting the target audience from the key message or communication.
Targeted design for your business audience
We meet with you to get an understanding of your business and what would achieve a successful outcome. From this we get an idea of who your audience is and how to communicate with them – through whichever media channel is most effective.
The key to every successful campaign is to keep it simple. We work with you to focus on the most important points, removing any excess information that dilutes the message. The outcome is an effective communication that achieves your goals.
Getting the balance right for your brand
It’s important to get the balance right between how your brand looks and the tone voice. We help you achieve this with professionally written wording, blended with carefully-crafted typography and an engaging colour palette.
At the heart of this process is the use of design hierarchy to piece together all of the necessary elements to build your brand image. This contributes to building a successful brand that sets you apart from your competitors, helps grow your business.
Clean, crisp, design gets a better response
One of the buzzwords in the design world is flat design. It’s driven by the need to keep things, clear, simple and effective. This is relevant whether you’re dealing with quick-loading, responsive websites, engaging brochures, iconic logo design or attention-grabbing exhibition graphics.
At Crisp Design, we specialise in clean design or flat design if that’s what you want to call it – that gets results. Every design is focused, bespoke and designed for your audience to get the best response for your budget.
Check out our Google Reviews from satisfied clients
From the moment I got in touch with James everything just seemed seamless and effortless.He’s so professional, patient and efficient.He takes time understanding the needs of the client and is flexible with his ideas. His work is to a very high standard and he is so punctual with his timings. He is always readily available for any minor adjustments afterwards which for me (not great with technology!) is a huge relief!I started off using Crisp Design for a large banner, then it went on to leaflets and eventually an online booking system. I honestly wouldn’t look anywhere else for any future work needed for my business. Thank you for all your amazing hard work it is HUGELY appreciated!Sam from Sammy’s Seals Swim Classes
21:22 20 May 21
Having seen James’ work elsewhere, I knew that when I went out on my own, there was only one place to go for a professional Logo. Fantastic, tailored advice and service from the start, going above and beyond and sharing his experience. Above and beyond expectations, highly recommended!
15:36 07 Feb 21
Outstanding web design ideas combined with a professional 'can do' attitude makes Crisp Design Services the company to use. Communication was excellent throughout the process of designing a website for a local Podiatry and Chiropody company in Maldon. Nothing was too much trouble for James and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to colleagues. Well done James and thank you for all your help.
Environmental Asbestos Solutions
15:36 25 Jan 21
Thanks so much to Crisp Design for their patience and professionalism when designing our new website. They designed a bespoke logo to give our brand a refresh which was complemented by a modern identity to give our website a quality professional first impression for new visitors. Our website is now mobile-friendly and looks great on all device sizes. We wouldn't hesistate in recommended James and Crisp Design for your next bespoke website project.
23:28 21 Jan 21
James was recommended to me and I have been really pleased with his guidance and professionalism.We agreed a tight deadline of 6 weeks to set up a website and logo from scratch for our holiday accommodation, and he pulled out all the stops to achieve it. James also designed, organised and delivered our new signage. What great service! Thank you so much, we are really pleased with it all.
20:29 19 Jan 21
After being a roofer for many years and finally taken the plunge to start my own little business up, Crisp Design was recommended to me to create my logo. Well Crisp by name and by nature as it turns out, the approach from James Crisp was very professional and straight to the point, I basically gave him a brief account of what I wanted doing and he took it on board and created me a fresh and very “crisp” design which I’m very proud of, huge thanks to James, I’m glad I chose you after various referrals and I will be recommending you to everyone after such a class act of a hob from start to finish.. thank you!
20:24 19 Jan 21
From start to finish James at Crisp Design, was amazing to work with and extremely supportive throughout the whole process of my logo design, even coming up with the name Red Fox Roofing. James shared a number of logo designs with me and was adaptable to my input too. He has such an eye for detail, a true perfectionist and professional. The logo was done within a short timeframe too. So I now have a logo, sign written file ready for my vehicle and a logo ready for my website, which I will also be using Crisp Design for. Thank you so much James, you’ve been amazing! I would highly recommended James and Crisp Design.
11:17 05 Jan 21
Having thought about what we actually wanted to achieve and met up with James...immediately he grasped an understanding of our business and what our ideas were trying to say. James doesn't come with a know it all approach but takes the time to understand the business and the people involved...in no time at all and at the first draft, James hit the mark perfectly with the perfect identity for us and our business. The branding he helped create is already making us the recognisable business we wanted to be.I would certainly recommend James to anyone needing to bring ideas to life and help push the business towards its goals,
10:41 12 Oct 20
Needed some company artwork tidied up. James is very responsive and a pleasure to deal with.
12:18 09 Oct 20
I first met James out paddle boarding, I run the East of England Paddlesports group and he has been such a pleasure to work with, his designs are fantastic, really clean and professional. James is really patient and listened to my ideas and took my scribblings and made them into something incredible. Highly recommendeded. Thanks again pal!
Stag Solar Solutions Limited
15:03 06 Oct 20
Having wasted hours trying to generate our own marketing materials we finally enlisted the help of a local professional. We wish we had done so sooner, I cant imagine we will bother trying to do our own again. James's service has been excellent and frankly very affordable.We had some very loose ideas about what we might like but we really needed a professional creative designer to take those ideas and solidify them into formal designs. Within 24 hours of our initial enquiry James had spent time with us on a one to one and created a first draft. We were very happy and quite excited actually about the potential. With a few minor personal tweaks we now have some marketing materials we are very proud of.As a company we try to support other local businesses wherever it is practical to do so. With the designs completed we had thought we may have to get the printing done by an online company, but thankfully Crisp were also able to offer competitive rates for printing. So we were very happy to be able to place the order for printing with them too.Well worth requesting a quote for design or design and print from Crisp, especially if you have wasted time trying to do your own previously.
17:45 21 Sep 20
We have just had our Garden Design website set up by James. Not only was he reliable, full of great ideas, professional and knowledgeable, he also has the patience of a saint! I put him under some serious deadlines and not only did he deliver, he made it look easy! Thank you James for the late night requests and always being available.
10:19 24 May 20
Pleasure to deal with and provided the perfect logo for my project. Good communication and excellent design - thumbs up!
17:31 29 Apr 20
Went to James to create a simple but eye catching website for my fencing business and I'm over the moon with what he's done, surpassed my expectations.
15:50 29 Apr 20
Needed some improvements doing to a brand logo for one of my buinesses Muddykit.co.uk and James tweaked this quickly and effieicently. As a result of this good work I requested James assist with brand creation for my Accountancy Business. He listed to the brief, understood me and the end user - we worked together doing tweaks and I have to say I'm very proud and happy with my new Brand - ActiveAccountancy.com
13:56 14 Mar 20
James was really helpful and provided a great service. I'm really happy with our new logo. A great service.
14:49 19 Feb 20
I approached James to design a logo for a personal training business that I’m starting, within 3-4 days it was done. James was very friendly, efficient and professional. I look forward to working with him again soon.
17:06 28 Jan 20
I can’t recommend Crisp Design highly enough, James is a true professional. I was looking for a logo design for a new start up and went to James after having read his reviews online and I was not disappointed with the result. It’s all a very new venture for me and he was able to take my brief and take me through the process step by step until we reached a final design which I am very happy with! I will be back for more services!
19:17 22 Jan 20
I am extremely pleased with my album cover. James has created a design which has surpassed what I imagined. I would highly recommend him
15:26 10 Nov 19
I recently worked with James to design a logo for a start-up brand. The whole process was very new to me but James was able to use his experience to bring my ideas and vision to life. After a few conversations with James he created a final design which looks amazing and extremely professional. I would also like to mention that James's response time was extremely swift with regards to any queries that I had. I would highly recommend James and I look forward to working with him in the future.
12:16 25 Oct 19
James has been super helpful with giving me advice in how to speed up my website. Thank you so much.
14:12 22 Oct 19
Absolutely love the new design for Benbela Cockapoos. James created the image for us and then sorted business cards, a leaflet, a banner, our uniform and our website on a very reasonable budget in a short timescale. Highly recommended.
13:42 18 Oct 19
Crisp Design have been fantastic! They helped to bring my vision for my website to life, and its turned out even better than I could have hoped for.With tricky design and lots of additional features that I wanted on the website I cannot thank them enough for managing to make it a reality.The website works great across all platforms and they help with everything down to updates and security features.Highly recommend them!
19:00 04 Sep 19
We have worked with James for a number of years on a range of websites and branding projects. The quality of his work and attention to detail never fail to deliver.Highly recommended!
09:34 04 Sep 19
I have worked with James for a few years now. He has just revamped my web site from an old hard to use site to a new easy to navigate site and I am already seeing the results with more than double the traffic going through the new site, resulting in more business.James has also created a new logo, which is modern and eye catching.I would highly recommend James because he is very professional and more importantly he does exactly what he says he will do (and usually more).Thanks James.
08:49 11 Feb 19
Crisp Design has done a fantastic job of refreshing our website which i thought was ok at the time.. When you see the difference from the old site to the new one it was fantastic and money well spent. I would recommend Crisp Design to anyone who is considering a new website.
19:39 20 Nov 18
Very Creative and Professional - James has done several projects for me. We started with branding and within a few weeks and some good interaction he came up with some excellent brands and logos. The project then developed to a full web site, which again is very professional and pleasing to the eye. Finally James gave me the skills to do minor edits to the web site so i can be more interactive changes. Will be using again for sure and can recommend his services
18:34 20 Nov 18
Working with Crisp Design on our brand identity and promotional material has been a delight. From the start they asked the right questions to find out about our business plans and our vision for the future. It really made sense starting off with creating a unique logo design that went on to develop a brand style and palette that we could own and reflects our personality. From there they have developed a mobile-friendly website, leaflets, signage and social media imagery that our customers love. Give Crisp Design a call, you won't regret it.
10:11 09 Mar 17
James has been working with Seahorse now for 3 years on our brand and design. Putting it simply I wouldn't go anywhere else. James is creative and flexible in his approach, he listens and really understands what you are wanting to achieve and the quality of his work is fantastic! He is a design Jedi. I look forward to our next project
11:07 24 Feb 17
I'm so pleased with my new website design which James did for me last year. I've recently moved to Braintree so James helped me to optimise my site by showing me how and where to update my new location etc. After a few days of working on my site my web page appeared on the first page of Google! I was so impressed...so I if I can do it anyone can! Thank you James for your continued help and support 🙂
Witham Running Club
14:35 11 Jul 16
Crisp Design have transformed our website into something that looked very dated and was difficult to use into a fantastic too for our club and its members. We now have instant access to latest information which works really well on mobile and with a built in payment system we have had record number membership sign ups since the new website has been in place.Highly recommend Crisp Design for creativity and making what we thought would be a painful process, so easy, from start to finish.
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