If you are looking for fresh new ideas with an innovative and really thoughtful approach to graphic design, contact us today to see how we can help

Welcome to Dan Summers Design (DSD), the home of graphic design services in Essex

Professional logo, brand and corporate identity design solutions

DSD Chelmsford designs desirable and effective logos and brands that stand out from the crowd, work wonders for your business today and stand the test of time. All designed to appeal to your target market and maximise your return on the investment with us. Word of mouth, recommendations and returning clients are vital to our success and we are proud that over 70% of new design business has come from these sources over the past five years. Founded in 2009, we design for Essex and beyond!

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The starting point...

Logo design, effective branding and corporate identity

There comes a time when the image of your business needs to be either newly created or simply refreshed. Your brand and corporate identity is the face of your organisation, and is the one thing that is always there to tell the customer what your business is all about even when you are not around!

At DSD, we’ll design a logo that will firstly distinguish you from your competitors and then go on to create a brand that combines your new logo with an assurance to your customers of the service they will receive or the nature of your product; in short a much-sought-after combination of both style and substance.

An effective brand reflects a combination of attributes that gives a business or service concept a distinctive identity and value relative to its competitors, interested parties and customers. It can take the form of a name, logo device and tag line, registered or unregistered Trademark, and also embrace intangible elements such as instantly intuitive connections, which together create a memorable, reassuring and relevant brand image in the eye and mind of the beholder.

What comes next...

Design for stationery suites, brochures, marketing materials and advertising

Even in today’s digital market place, your business cards, letterheads and compliment slips are often one of the first branded marketing materials that your clients and customers might see, and must instantly convey your brand message and company ethos. We create stationery suites that suit all tastes and pockets from economically produced letterheads printed on recycled material to luxury matt-laminate heavyweight material business cards. Digital-only stationery is popular too!

Support your stationery suite items with great marketing materials such as exciting corporate brochures, functional holding devices, enticing presentation folders and flyers that are too good to throw away! We design promotional literature that will both advertise and endorse your company and it services or products you offer in an exciting and engaging way.

Conventional newspaper, magazine and catalogue advertisements still have a role to play in reaching your target audience. Make your brand and products jump out of the page with a DSD designed advert that not only follows your key brand values but builds on them at the same time!

Reaching a wider target audience...

Design for social media, point of sale materials in exhibitions and vehicle graphics

We create specific items such as Google adverts, ‘avatars’ and banners for social media and web specific graphics, and we’ll design your logo or brand to be fully responsive on mobile devices.

Are you thinking of promoting your product or brand instore or at an exhibition, but are unsure about the choice of point of sale materials? We are experienced in designing large-scale posters, display stands, fence banners, teardrop flags and competitively-priced roller banners that will create a complete display or fit a limited exhibition space, either of which you can be justly proud. Complement your presence with DSD-designed corporate workwear and brand merchandise.

Whether you are looking for eye-catching estate agency graphics or a memorable company van; we can design vinyl decals and wraps for your vehicle or corporate fleet. Specifically designed for your target market, we create vehicle liveries that stand the test of time and grime and create a lasting impression.

Graphic Design for Businesses, Charities and Clubs in Essex and beyond!

Have you reviewed or refreshed your logo design in the last 3-5 years? Is your business, charity or club standing out from the competition? Is your corporate identity giving off the right signals to your existing and potential customers and members? Is it reflecting the quality of your product or services? Is your brand design still an inspiration to you?

If any of our favourite five questions are met with an uncertain answer, maybe it’s time to seize the moment and switch to DSD!

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Stephen Fowell

Owner - Lycian Events

Taking our original logo, DSD has carried forward our brand image utilising the original concept, producing a robust brand for all our extensive signage and publicity material. Dan is a pleasure to work with and has a fantastic turn around time and is able to cope with urgent issues.

As a company we will continue to work with DSD and currently he is designing a number of new brand ideas as we continue to expand into other markets. We cannot recommend DSD highly enough.

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Jennifer Ragbir

Owner - DEO Beauty Products

Fantastic service from Dan as always. He has a real understanding of what we require and the turnaround for the work is second to none. We work with Dan on a regular basis and I just couldn’t recommend him enough. Dan is very creative with his ideas, works very efficiently and his communication is excellent. 5 stars all the way!

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Rosie Richardson

Owner - Rosie's Retreat

Dan Summers Design provides a seamless service. My logo was designed and sent back to me within a week of me sending the brief. Dan answered all of my questions promptly and has the creative versatility to cover brands across many different industries. I will definitely be using Dan again when I come to develop my materials further. Thank you!

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Michael Hutton

Director - Improve Position Ltd

We are always impressed with the quality of design work at DSD. We have used them a number of times and Dan is fantastic - both his work and his helpful communication. Looking forward to working with him many more times over the coming years.

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Adam Stokes

Owner - Miramar Cars

Dan just gets it. I gave him the brief, explained my passion and he came up with a logo and brand which encapsulates everything I asked. Great creative thinker and comes highly recommended - Thanks Dan

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Emma Mcloughlin

Business Development Manager - Regal Kitchens

We have been working closely with Dan for about 4 years, he helped us re-brand as well as making sure we have a continuity with all our advertising, very approachable and understands what customers want to see and what the companies want to put out there! 5 stars all the way, always does a brilliant job!

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Steven Morris

Director - Morris & Joel Estate Agents

We have been dealing with Dan since we set our business up two years ago. We are absolutely delighted with his refreshing and creative design and the efficiency in producing our marketing material. We would have no hesitation in recommending Dan. Thank you ,we really enjoy working with you!

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Peter Morgan

Director - Key To Mortgages

I had the pleasure of having Dan on board for the design and implementation of my company branding and logo. As a small start up business it's important to have good people around you who very quickly understand what you are trying to achieve and how best to interpret your thoughts and vision. I would highly recommend Dan Summers Design to anyone looking for design work, whether you are a small or large company, established or just at start up stage.

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Joanne Cole

Director - Maypole Health

Thank you Dan for everything. From the moment we had our first meeting I knew everything was in safe hands. First class service all the way. Would not hesitate to recommend!

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Rebecca Blaker

Owner - Yoga 319

Dan quickly understood my brief and developed a number of great options for my new brand - the whole process from start to finish was seamless and efficient. A pleasure to deal with, highly recommend.

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