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I offer a graphic design service for advertising, print design, packaging design, PR and digital sectors - websites and mobile.

Whether you're a Marketing Director looking for fresh design concepts, a business owner wanting a new logo or a design and advertising agency that needs a professional designer to pick up a brief and deliver results quickly. With over 25 years experience and a proven track record you can be assured of a great design job every time.

"I've worked with Phil on a few marketing projects and found him helpful, creative and insightful.
Our sales have grown as a result of the materials that Phil produced for us so I would happily recommend him".

Design work for Berlitz Manchester and Manchester United Football club Concept design and illustration, freelance design work for Bolton Council Speed Agility Quickness training literature for SAQ Programmes and courses freelance fair design and marketing material fmcg packaging milk carton design air manager brochure design coop group fmcg packaging design novellis aluminium recycling brochure design NHS corporate design style Quality Crops brochure Transport posters for Stagecoach Buses Software Brochure Design coop group fmcg Packaging Design microsoft 365 website design property information brochures, maps, illustrations and guides logo design, letterheads and stationery for recruitment businesses website design, user interface for a diamond jewellers hair care, white goods packaging design hair dryer and curling tongs packaging website design, poster design sports training Advertising campaign for ICI Corsodyl Advertising campaign for high quality luggage


"Phil is an experienced designer with a unique set of skills you don't often find in one place"

Hello and welcome to the website of Turner Creative, a North West based design studio run by Phil Turner Graphic Designer and creative director

My experience comes from working for some of Europe's largest Advertising agencies, and managing a Design Consultancy. I am a Design Consultant and Creative Director working with businesses locally, nationally and worldwide.

The best way to start your next design project is with a phone call  TEL: 0161 439 1669 or send me an e-mail explaining a few details about your business needs.

To read more about the design process, my experience and skills, click the relevant headings below.


Ask about a design critique

With all design jobs it's essential to look at your existing marketing material and discuss how it worked for your business, along with the positive and negative points this will help to form a design and marketing brief and start moving your project to the next stage.


The design process - How I work

Each brief brings new problems to be solved. The process however follows a similar path, I've listed some key points below:

This will be a meeting or phone call to determine exactly what sort of design and marketing material you are looking for.


Following a briefing session I will then put together the cost of producing your design work and submit this along with a standard contract.


A good and relevant design concept will set you apart from the competition, and make your business unique, concepts are always developed by a copywriter and art director working as a team - it's how the best ideas are developed.


Design concepts are worked up into a pdf presentation, colour proofs or made viewable on the internet. At this point the visual elements and production of the design concept are discussed and developed (in a print project) using photography and/or illustration, as each project is bespoke I will advise on the best approach that can be reached within your budget.

Once everything has been agreed the various elements are brought together and presented as finished artwork for client approval. Initially delivered as pdf's

Before ordering any print or making web sites live a process of checking and amending artwork will take place. Hard copies can be produced if preferred for final checking. Once artwork is signed off it will be sent for final production, printed, or posted live on the internet.

With each project I require a deposit before starting any work and final payment before releasing artwork and any © copyright release details.


My Experience

For over 25 years I have designed and produced work in many different industry categories for a multitude of clients.

Advertising campaigns, Posters, TV Commercials, Press ads, Brochures, Books, Packaging, Web sites, Leaflets, quirky mailers and many more.....

With a degree in Graphic Design I started working for GUSCO - the catalogue people but I was soon head hunted to work for McCormicks Manchester, Publicis and McCann Ericson - some of the top Advertising Agencies in Europe.

I had developed a fast lateral thinking ability, thinking of ideas was a daily process and certainly helps to really cut to the chase when applying those principles to the real world of business today.

I then combined 15 years in Advertising with my graphic design strengths and started a Graphic Design Consultancy - invited to be listed on many design rosters the business began to specialise in fmcg packaging, clients included: Tescos, The Co-op Group, Marks and Spencer, Iceland Frozen Foods, Burtons Biscuits, Cadburys, Phostrogen, Swizzels Sweets, Fatty Arbuckles, JMC Airlines, Stagecoach Buses, SAQ International plus many more multi-million pound turnover private companies and plc's

Dealing with fast moving business today is a far cry from the protective walls of a creative department.

The 10 year period I spent running a Design Consultancy plays a big part in my approach to the business of design and gives me a realistic approach with consideration given to clients marketing budgets and production costs.

Brief Resumé

Creative Director - Turner Creative, Stockport, Manchester

Creative Director - 4Design, Manchester

Creative Director - The Advertising Agency, Cheshire

Art Director - MAP, Manchester

Art Director - BBP, Manchester

Art Director - McCann Erikson, Manchester

Art Director - Publicis, Manchester

Junior Art Director - McCormicks, Manchester

Designer - GUSCO, Manchester



Awarded the Status: Chartered Graphic Designer
Degree in Visual communication: BA (Hons) Graphic Design

D&AD Advertising Scholarship award

Foundation Course in Art & Design


Bespoke design

All the design I create is unique, creating bespoke design for your business gives you the best standard of work for your business, your own unique style, art directed photography or illustration and copy written to talk to your audience - a complete package that will build your brand and business, adding this strategy increases the value of the overall business offering.

Design Packages

If you are a start-up business and you're looking for a website, new logo and marketing materials, my design packages could be exactly what your business needs.
Three packages are available please call to discuss details.
TEL: 0161 439 1669 or send me an e-mail

Good reasons to use a professional

Working with a freelance designer is one of the best ways to get more from your marketing budget.

Seven good reasons clients benefit from working with a dedicated graphic designer:

• Innovative and creative ideas

• Enthusiastic and trustworthy

• Successful track record

• Experienced and qualified

• Affordable monthly payments

• A personal Service

• Every job is important to me




Ideal for a start up business on a limited budget but you want a professional edge to your marketing material.
The start-up package includes:

  • New Logo or development of existing one
  • 5 Page Website
  • Website domain name registration
  • 4 Page brochure
  • Copywriting on all items
  • Budget: Contact me for details





You're already running a business and it looks like your marketing material needs a fresh look to attract new customers.
The development package includes:

  • New Logo or development of existing one
  • 5 Page Website
  • Website domain name registration
  • 8 Page brochure
  • A4 Folding leaflet
  • Copywriting on all items
  • Budget: Contact me for details


It's time for a complete overhaul of your marketing material and it needs to stand out, you want the best package available and you need an advertising concept too.

The premium package includes:

  • New Logo
  • New Website - maximum 15 pages
  • 12 Page brochure
  • A4 Folding leaflet
  • A5 Mailer
  • A4 Advert with concept
  • Copywriting on all items
  • Budget: Contact me for details
“I've worked with Phil on quite a few occasions over the years and wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He's a clear conceptual thinker with a bagful of skills that you don't often find in one place. Design, art direction, packaging, photo direction and taking a job right through to print and beyond don't faze him. What's more he's always enthusiastic and great for bouncing ideas around with. I've found that working with Phil then letting him get his head down and get the job done leads to first class results.” January 21, 2010 andy white, copywriter, whitewriting worked with Phil at McCann Erickson

Graphic Design

I produce relevant and creative design solutions for your business, I'll talk to you, ask questions and research your marketplace and competition. The result being: "just what I was looking for" challenging and creative designs that make your business stand out and get noticed.

I offer a complete package, and all projects are followed from start to finish with a designer's eye for detail.


First impressions count, attention to detail and conceptual thinking combined with solid business and design principles create impressive design solutions.

My design skills cover all design for print and digital: Advertising concepts, Brochure design, Logo and Brand design, Poster design, Catalogue design, Folder and Presentation pack design, Book design, E-book design, FMCG packaging design, User Interface design, website design, Banner and Exhibition stand design.


Website Design

A good website is your shop window to the world its design and development are a crucial part of your business package.

Development of a bespoke website brings together User Interface design, graphic design and website design and technology. In short it needs to look good, navigate well, display your products and service without annoying the visitor and making them click away.


Website accessibility is a legal requirement in the UK as well as in most countries around the world. Good design and coding makes your site accessible and legal, as well as more interesting and easier for everyone to use.

As part of the design process I also make websites search engine friendly and can offer advice on marketing your website.


Design Consultant

As a design consultant I work with in-house creative teams, Art Directors, Creative Directors and Marketing Managers to help you develop new marketing material. Often working with you on strategy, concepts and direction prior to a design brief.


"Phil has a fabulous talent in
communicating complex ideas in the visual form. He can take a rough and ready brief and turn it into a full visual story quickly, without fuss and with great insight.

We are delighted with the work that he has done for us on Enterprise Freelance Fair and I am very happy to recommend him.

Great work, done fast, to a very high standard."





Please take a look at some samples from my design portfolio and contact me to start developing your business to the next level.

  • Stockport MBC "SKIPS"

    Poster and leaflet campaign for Social Care in partnership with schools - a fresh and lively design to encourage school children to approach the councillors. Illustrations by Phil Turner

    design materials for stockport MBC
  • PROM - Poster Campagn

    A retro approach was taken here to advertise PROM nights event photography to students, a design and branding exercise for Ian Bruce photography

    Poster and mailers for PROM nights
  • Schools software Catalogues

    A set of three catalogue designs, fresh illustrations on the covers clearly identify the target market, illustrated by Phil Turner.

    front cover design and illustration
  • Book Design Your Planet Needs You

    Commissioned to design the complete book - which is now spreading round the world.
    "I would be very surprised if this beautifully designed handbook didn't inform you, provoke you, and motivate you to do your bit for a better world" - Sir Jonathon Porritt

    book design and book cover design
  • JMC Newsletters

    A full range of communication material designed within corporate guidelinesfor a busy airline, newsletters for cabin crew, reports for flight crew, staff training manuals, advertising and posters

    Airline newsletter design
  • Air Manager

    A high quality 12 page brochure design advertising the advantages of the revolutionary Air Manager Air filter

    Front Cover of Air Manager Brochure
  • Simply Gentle Organic for Waitrose

    A range of cotton wool packaging using environmentally friendly substrates and vegetable based ink

    packaging design
  • NHS Corporate Design

    A design and illustration style developed and applied across all print and digital material for North Staffordshire NHS

    NHS print material
  • A Gorgeous Identity

    A complete corporate package for a small chain of retail outlets. Stationery, mailers, menus, signage and point of sale items

    Corporate Identity and logo design examples


If you are looking to have your website redesigned, or you need an online presence creating from scratch - please get in touch by e-mail or Telephone 0161 439 1669. I design and create straight forward easy to use websites aimed with the end user in mind using design principles and technical knowledge to make sure the end result is compatible with all browsers, W3C standards and search engine friendly.

  • Aviva - formerly Norwich Union

    User Interface design and concept for Aviva customers to set up a personalised area with interactive tools.

    User Interface design and concept
  • Ultralase Web advertising

    A series of advertising concepts to advertise the benefits of lazer eye surgery, created as a rotating set of ads for online customers.

    Online advertising concepts
  • User interface concept and design

    A complete package, branding, design, page design and user interface design covering every detail for general website pages look and feel through to customer profile and log in panels, interaction and content management.

    UserInterface with content management design
  • Autorim - Business website

    A basic website design with sub navigation and a scrolling image viewer to display the wide product range supplied by Autorim.

    Autorim Business website design and build
  • Shopping website design assets

    A brand logo design and theme for the header along with design styles and icons for sub headers and information panels throughout a busy shopping site.

    Website design styles
  • Design Guidelines - Dunhumby

    A comprehensive set of website guidelines created for in house developers at Dunhumby. The final document was presented as an A4 pdf document.

    Design guidelines for website coders

User Interface Design - User experience and interaction

As a conceptual designer one area of design I specialise in and enjoy is the creation of bespoke User Interface designs. User Interface Design is the design of computers, appliances, machines, mobile communication devices, software applications, and websites with the focus on the user's experience and interaction. The goal is to make the user's interaction simple and efficient.

Good user interface design facilitates finishing the task at hand without drawing unnecessary attention to itself. Graphic design is part of the experience. The design process must balance technical functionality and visual elements to create a system that is not only operational but also usable and adaptable to changing user needs.


Please get in touch by phone or e-mail

Thank you for looking at my website please e-mail or call with any questions, try to include as much detail as possible. I try to answer questions as quickly as possible and look forward to hearing from you.

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Stockport Graphic Designers

Contact Information

Email: phil turner

Phone: +44 (161) 439 1669

Mobile: 07747624590

Studio: 297 Bramhall Lane South,
Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire SK7 3DW
Greater Manchester UK

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