As well as running my company the AJR Solutions Group that provides IT & Creative Solutions i also work full-time as a freelance logo and brand identity designer and have 10+ years of experience. Since making that big jump and leaving my full time job as my business required more of my time I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work from home doing what i love every single day, and yes you do have to work a 100 times harder when your self-employed but its true what they say "Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life" i have been able to watch my children grow and spend every day with them, been there when they spoke their first words and took their first steps and for that i am truly grateful!.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients all around the world, ranging from small startups to large companies.
The most important elements in my logo designs are simplicity and creativity. In addition, a logo design should be distinctive, visible, adaptable, memorable, scalable, and timeless.
I am always looking to work with new clients and take on new projects.
Please feel free to contact me.
It all start's here, I listen effectively to my clients as knowing your preferences is essential, i want to learn about your business and brand, Then I can provide professional insight and ideas based on how you would like your brand represented.
Once i know your requirements i then begin the process of conceptualised logo design ideas, this involves mind mapping, sketching and tweaking until the strongest concepts are acheived
Once the strongest sketches and design direction has been narrowed down and finalised, i move on to digitising the concepts, I can scan my artwork on to the computer or sometimes go free hand, the logo designs are cleaned up and honed into a professional, finalised logo for final presentation and review.
THE BUSINESS FOUNDATION
WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF CREATIVITY
The Logo Creative was a compilation of my passion for Design, Art and love of computers. Having a nice little business my mum and dad helped me setup at the age of 15, the entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well. After finishing my studies with A Level Art and Graphic Design and furthering my education to achieve distinction level diplomas in both IT and Web, Graphic Design & iMedia Photography, my dream became more evident: I had to grow a business to combine my love for IT and Creativity.
AJR Solutions Group was formed back in 2009 to combine AJR Computing & AJR Designs, But my real passion in the Graphic Design field was Logo Design and Brand Identity and this is the area I wanted to focus my attention to. Been an entrepreneur I set to work planning and designing an identity for myself as a Logo and Brand Identity designer, I wanted to create a strong, simplistic iconic visual identity something that would stand out and show people who I am and what I can do, I spent a good 12 months (lots of late nights, and weekends! …well worth it!) Making friends with allot of high profile designers around the world even some of my idols!, Researching and reading allot of books, planning, sketching, designing, and building this website.
The philosophy of my company, has always been to treat clients the way that I would like to be treated. This is why I strive for one thing–excellence. Excellence in listening closely to my client’s needs. Excellence in going beyond your expectations. Excellence in delivering the design results your brand requires. I’m pretty easy going, but I take my work very seriously when you entrust me to come through for your brand. For most, this is your livelihood. For some, a way out of that 9-5 job. I get it. I have been there.
I’m confident that I can help grow your company to that next level through high quality logo and brand identity design solutions. Even though we specialise in logo and brand identity design we can help in many design solutions whether you need a logo, website or marketing collateral, it’s my goal to seamlessly create a timeless, memorable and marketable representation of your brand. As a result, your brand will be established as a trusted, credible source for your current and potential customers.
IN LOVING MEMORY
What's really kept me focused after losing my Dad is The Logo Creative© ✏ project
My passion for this is keeping me focused every day he’s not with me.
When I was planning this project I discussed every single detail with my dad even things I have not released yet, I’m so grateful for been able to work from home and see him most days and having that extra time to be with him.
He always told me he was proud of me for working with clients in different countries, and was so into the idea of interviewing designers from all over the world even my idols and having the opportunity to talk to them and get to know them has been fantastic.
Spending countless hours contacting designers to be featured as part of the project and it's been very successful I have a designer list scheduled to the end of 2018. I'm dedicating this project in Loving memory of my Dad Raymond Marriott, He loved his family my Mum Sheila, me, my wife Sarah and his two grandchildren Amelia and Charlie who adored him. He loved life, the world and been a part of it.
I was so proud of my Dad he was my idol and role model, he helped me allot and guided me down the right path, he was my rock and I know he would want me to carry on working hard and following my dream.
I had a really good childhood growing up full of happy times and memories, I know I need to give my children the same. I need to be their role model, idol and rock, I know I will never give up because my dad never did, I will work hard and follow my dream and achieve it!
I was really lucky to have such a great "Dad" and I'm honored to be his son, Thank you Dad, I Love You x x
"When you make a wish and you get something beyond your expectations, that was my Dad"
The website was released Febuary 2017 and In less than 6 months of releasing the The logo creative blog in June 2017 it was ranked in the top 40 Logo Design blogs in the world over thousands of other sites and awarded by Feedspot the site has stayed there ever since and keeps growing and the content keeps following. It's most well known for its world wide interviews that Andrew selects and does with other logo and brand identity designers from around the world.