Find out more about Carl & Clare, our founders & directors

Carl Jones
Co-founder & Creative Director

Carl is the driving and creative force behind our company. He started the business in 2003 with Clare from their spare bedroom. Before this he worked as a senior designer and then design director at London design consultancies JKR, Imagination and Luxon Carra (now part of Futurebrand).

Carl graduated from Lancashire Polytechnic with a degree in Graphic Design in 1992 and has worked extensively on branding projects since then, with clients including Tesco Stores, Ford Motor Company, Malta Tourism Authority and The National Bank of Abu Dhabi during his London days and more recently Sytner Group, Battlefield 1403, Wenlock Spring and Siemens.

With experience in a range of sectors, Carl has a particular expertise in brand design – and is comfortable working with both traditional and digital media.

Away from the studio (yes, that does happen sometimes!) Carl is a Dad to two young daughters, is an obsessive Liverpool FC fan and tries to get out three times a week on his road bike. He's also an avid reader and collects imagery and graphic design prints.

 

Clare Heighway-Jones
Co-founder & Managing Director

Clare is our Managing Director and keeps everything in check, she also ensures that everything we do fits in with the brief and gets the message across.

With a background in high street fashion and jewellery design, Clare brings a wealth of commercial experience and knowledge to our business. She’s easily the most well-travelled member of the team, having visited the major cities of the US on numerous occasions, and been a frequent visitor to India, Hong Kong and mainland Europe on research and production trips – as well as working in London for 12 years. Clare also keeps an eye on the latest design trends and new ideas on behalf of our clients.

Clare is Mum to Daisy and Florence, loves her weekly yoga sessions and gets out for a walk in the Church Stretton hills whenever she can.

We are a graphic design and branding consultancy. We help businesses and organisations to be more effective and stand out.

Carl Jones Design is an experienced, business-minded creative consultancy established 15 years ago in 2003. We specialise in strategy-led design for branding – including brochures, websites, packaging and logos.

From our busy creative studio in the picturesque Shropshire Hills, we bring together over 50 years of combined design experience to create compelling brands for a diverse range of sectors. 

We believe great design is about so more than just aesthetics; it’s about understanding your audience, reflecting clear values, shaping perceptions and building instant recognition. 

At Carl Jones Design, we work in close partnership with our clients to understand their ideals, their challenges and their objectives, fusing our creative expertise with a strong focus on strategy and sharp commercial awareness to build inspiring brand personas. 

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do – our goal is to bring brands to life and empower businesses and organisations to successfully compete in their marketplace. 

Growth through connecting family values

Branding Case Study – CBSL Accountants

A world class website for a global business

Branding Case Study – OMNETRIC, a Siemens Company

What are your brand qualities, your mission statement & your aims and goals?

To be successful you need to be positioned correctly in the context of your marketplace. You need to know who you are, what you do – and who you do it for.

What is brand design?

Brand design is a tool for improving business effectiveness. It’s that simple.

Naming the new jewel in Shrewsbury’s independent retail crown

Case study – Thomas Glover

Brand storytelling

Brands need an authentic story something that connects with people, and we need that story to create successful design.

Find out more about Carl & Clare, our founders & directors

From Lancashire Polytechnic, to London and back to Shropshire

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Creating the extraordinary

Each brand identity or logo that we design is crafted and created with attention to detail. The same applies to brochures, packaging and websites.

Do you want to know more about Carl Jones Design?

Founded over 15 years ago and based in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, we have clients throughout the UK and in Europe

Gallery

Here is flavour of some of our work

Carl’s blog?

From Obsessive Compulsive Designer, a client’s wife hating the colour pink, creating the Tesco logo to where he finds his inspiration – some occassional musings from our Founder and Creative Director, Carl. 

Benefit from our experience

We believe that our combined wealth of experience of working in London agencies, on leading brands across a whole range of sectors, is highly applicable and valuable to all types of client.

We are a small team of experienced graphic designers, specialising in brand and logo design, graphic design and brand consulting. We are based near Shrewsbury in the beautiful Shropshire countryside, and serve clients around the UK. We create solutions that are business oriented, with an approach based on research and strategy.

Our company was started in 2003, when we (Carl & Clare) were based in London. Since then we have developed and adapted our business considerably including a move to Shropshire in 2004. During this time we have established Carl Jones Design as one of the Midlands’ most unique graphic design and branding consultancies, with a reputation for clear, well thought-out, branding and graphic design solutions for all types of businesses and organisations around the UK.

Carl Jones Design was born out of our desire to create simple, effective solutions that work.

We bring together Carl’s experience as Design Director at some of London’s top design agencies, and Clare’s experience as a fashion and accessory designer for some of the high street’s biggest names.

Our mix of skills enables us to approach our clients’ requirements from a variety of different angles, and to provide an approach which is individual to their needs. We don’t offer an off the shelf solution, we offer a unique, bespoke approach in everything we do.

So what’s our secret? The first thing we do with any new client is to get to know them. Their business, their customers, their marketplace, their challenges, their requirements and their people. In effect, we become a part of their team! Only when we’ve done this are we able to put together a brief. Once the brief has been agreed, we are then able to start the exciting part – the creative process, coming up with ideas and design concepts. We take a considered, measured approach to our work – our creativity isn’t based on what’s in fashion or the latest trend – it’s about communication, setting our clients apart. 

We are always happy to meet and discuss your requirements and to put together a written proposal, with no obligation.

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Why would you need our brand design services?

Your new business needs a name, a brand, marketing material and a website design

Your business requires a brochure, some branded stationery, vehicle graphics or signage

You’re running a social media campaign and need some striking images

Your catalogue looks dated and you don’t sell enough products

You’re frustrated with your current design agency, they don’t listen to your requirements

You’re launching a new product and it needs a name, a brand image and packaging design

Your business branding doesn’t allow you stand out from the crowd

You have an exhibition coming up and you need a display stand, a brochure design, and some advertising

Your company logo design is dated and tired – you need a full rebrand