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!


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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Paul Linney

Event DJ - Spectrum Disco

I am still using the logo Dan designed for me over 15 years ago and it's still working!

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Emma Good

Lifestyle Coach - Good Health

Thank you to Dan at DSD for turning my vision into a reality! The colours, incredible thought behind the logo, the shapes, typography... it all reflected my brand perfectly. I came to Dan with lots of ideas and he kindly offered me so much of his time and shared his expertise to perfect my branding. An incredibly creative and knowledgeable designer! I could not be more grateful.

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Nancy Yousef

Principle Dentist - NHS Dentist

Dan has been an absolute star, he designed a new logo for us recently. He was attentive to our desired outcome, very efficient and highly professional in his execution. We are most grateful and would recommend him without doubt. Thank you Dan.

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Devyan Joshi

Director - Inline Designs

Dan provides a great professional service, fabulous design work always delivered efficiently. Been a real pleasure to work with him these last few years.

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Danny Moody

Director - Tobruk Security Management Services Ltd

I first used Dan (DSD) back in 2019 when I set up my business. He developed my logo, branding, website design and was patient when making tweaks and changes to the initial options. Since then Dan has helped create company stationery and adverts/flyers and they have always looked extremely professional and been of good quality. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend DSD to anyone either setting up their business or looking to rebrand.

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John Constable

Owner - HSQE

I’ve just had my first experience of working with Dan and I am very pleased with the results. He thoroughly researched my company before our first meeting and was well prepared for the meeting when it took place. The first draft captured about 95% of what I was after. Following my feedback, the second draft was completed within a few hours and was 100% what I was after! Highly recommended and I will be using his services again.

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Will Good

Owner - Goodwoods Lift Packages

5 Stars is an understatement! Dan is a true professional and on top of his game. When we made the decision to open a new business, we instantly knew Dan would be the designer to go beyond our expectations.

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Joanna Ranson

Owner - JR First Aid Training

DSD Essex is a company who I would highly recommend, fantastic and professional service from start to finish. Dan had produced the logo for my business and now designed my business cards and leaflets. I wasn’t sure where to start with any design but with Dan’s ideas we got there and I’m really happy with the end results. Thank you.


Paul Wells

Owner - Mystic Tapir

DSD provide the highest level of service. They are professional and friendly and always understand what I require.
I have worked on many projects with them and am always extremely happy with the final design. They would always be the first company I recommend for all of your design requirements.


Will Good

Business Development Manager - Sassi Lift Systems

We have been working closely with Dan for 5 years now. From inception to final design, I cannot recommend Dan highly enough. Honest and hard working, he always delivers on time and with great results. We started our journey initially with updating the Branding and have since moved onto 2x Product Guides, Full Website Refresh, Full Marketing Literature and numerous Adverts. Its safe to say Dan knows what we want before we do.


Adam Mack

Owner - WildKard UK

Having researched and spoken with several designers before choosing DSD, I was looking for the reassurance that the designer not only understood my ideas and was on the same wave length, but was also enthusiastic, professional and thorough. The designs that Dan produced were fantastic, they completely encapsulated the exact style and design that I was looking for in my brand. Dan is professional, talented and with a wonderful ability to interpret the design brief and produce high quality work. I would highly recommend DSD!


Paul Robinson

Author - Paul Robinson Hypothyroidism Recovery

Dan designed a logo, other branding material for me, as well as a set of pages for a new website. Dan is talented, creative, fast and importantly very easy to work with. Being flexible and easy to work with is critical but Dan is also able to be definite and clear about a design if he is sure it is the right thing to do. I was really pleased with the end result and will definitely contract Dan again when I have more work for him. I won't be looking for anyone else. Great work!


Claire Rich

Owner - Claire Rich

Having had a really bad experience with a previous Designer, Dan reassured me when I met him that he would restore my faith in Designers. Well he certainly did that. He is a real Expert at what he does and his service is professional and reliable. Dan really knows how to translate a brief you give him into a design that is top class. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. It is a truly enjoyable experience working with Dan.


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.


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!


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.


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


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!


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.


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!


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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