Freelance Web Design & Branding

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John Hamlin

Edinburgh & The Borders

I am a web designer, graphic and brand designer, photographer and illustrator based in Stobo, just outside Peebles with over 35 years experience working across a wide range of industry sectors, in Edinburgh, the Scottish Borders and Scotland generally.

Freelance Experience

My experience extends to almost every aspect of marketing and promotion, creating and developing brands, packaging design, originating digital, print-ready artwork for leaflets, brochures, posters, point of sale and display, exhibition panels, advertising campaigns, and social media imagery, digital illustration.

I have a detailed knowledge of production management, facilitating print and display of all kinds as well as the design, artwork and production of signage schemes.

In the past, I have worked as an art director/writer for a number of leading Scottish advertising agencies as well as working as an independent award-winning brand consultant for Scottish Widows over a 10 year period, helping to manage the Scottish Widows brand and play an instrumental role in the design and production of product literature and brand guidelines on an ongoing basis.

Freelance Clients

My clients include South of Scotland Enterprise, Muirhall Energy, Turin Castle Scotland, Douglas Home Chartered Accountants Edinburgh, Euroforest (in conjunction with Scene & Herd Marketing & PR), Berwickshire Housing Association, Tricapital Angel Investors and The Royal Scots Club Edinburgh.

Historic clients include Scottish Widows plc, BT, British Gas, Smith & Nephew, Reckitts Benckiser, Jenners, GNER and many more besides. 

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"John was commissioned by Muirhall Energy to design our new website whereupon he quickly identified the priorities of our business and  worked closely with us to create a pleasing, user-friendly site which reflects the company’s community-oriented ethos. John was endlessly patient throughout the process and was – and remains - very responsive to all our queries and requests. We would not hesitate to recommend John if you’re looking for a fresh, innovative designer for whom nothing is too much trouble." 


"John has provided a first class, professional service from initial concept to website launch. We have very much valued his advice and experience throughout the whole process. He has always been very prompt to reply to emails and queries and has always dealt with our requests without issue, he has made the whole design process a pleasure. The final website has exceeded our expectations and would highly recommend John’s branding and website design service to anyone. Despite the volume of work involved the website was launched in a very timely manner without any compromise or exception."


"John took time to properly explore our motivation for re-branding, and his understanding of our ambition was unlike anyone else we had consulted. He was amenable to our ideas and input, and continually kept us involved throughout the design process. We are thoroughly delighted with the unique and strong branding he has created for us, which reflects our values and individuality. His proficiency across a mix of media was particularly appealing to us. His creativity has led to a final product has exceeded our expectations."

NEIL MORELAND managing director