Designbox Studio
Graham Parfitt – Founder and hands-on Creative Director lends his extensive experience and sharp eye for design detail across all Designbox projects.

Thirty five years experience producing effective, innovative solutions for companies large and small has proved to Graham that all businesses have one thing in common: The need to promote their products or services in the most optimum way.

Emerging from the London College of Printing with a Distinction under his belt in the late 1970’s, Graham began his career with CPL Ltd.  The largest photographic laboratory in Europe at the time, during his nine year tenure, he was involved with producing large graphics for studio sets for Shepperton Studios’ blockbuster movies such as Superman and James Bond films Octopussy and Live and Let Die. Other big name companies’ promotional material Graham was involved with include: British Caledonia Airways, Texaco and M&S. He won the Best Exhibition Stand Award at the Kent Commerce exhibition before moving on to the Kentish Times Group of Newspapers.

Graham’s brief on joining the Kentish Times Group was to set up and run a design studio. Servicing the thirty strong advertising staff with design visuals for clients locally and nationally, working to tight deadlines on a weekly basis. During his time with the KT Group, he redesigned the nine newspaper titles as well as designing and producing numerous promotion campaigns.

Designbox Studio first opened its doors over 25 years ago and has weathered two major recessions not merely intact, but stronger and more determined than ever to succeed. 

I have worked with Graham in my capacity as a European Project Manager and from my experiences, can thoroughly recommend his service.  Graham has a refreshingly innovative approach to print and design, which makes working with him a real pleasure.  

His client-centered  ethos, accompanied by his creative input and artistic advice ensures that, together, you can create  a fit-for-purpose final product you can be proud of. Graham has demonstrated his acute ability to listen to my initial ideas and requirements, fully grasp the concept/message I am trying to convey  and present a design specification to meet my operational needs.

Working within the European project delivery  context, Graham has always been able to grasp the importance of creating effective communication and promotional tools that suit our target audience, respecting programme guidelines and organisational marketing and branding requirements.  Graham works tirelessly to achieve customer satisfaction and in my experience has been efficient, re-active to my requests - often working within tight time frames, prompt to respond and offer support, with a solution oriented approach to our design and print requirements.  

Rachael Fulford
STEPS Cluster Co-ordinator
We have regularly used Designbox as they are efficient in meeting tight deadline able able to understand and respond immediately to our needs. They are innovative in his styles and creations of templates for brochures, leaflets and stationery items which we have produced over a number of years now - which brings to life the content we are conveying to both our partners at EU, national, regional and local levels and also for our customers, either local residents and/or businesses.

I would recommend Designbox as they provide a good quality service, which is reasonably priced and the finished product is of a high quality. They respond to your needs and will work with you to adapt and make further changes where required.

Richard Dawson: Employ Medway Programme Manager
We use Designbox for a majority of our design and marketing work because they deliver high quality work within a limited budget and to tight timescales. They were involved in creating the new branding for Connexions Kent & Medway a couple of years ago and since then have designed a range of materials aimed at different target groups including young people, employers and stakeholders. They have created some innovative designs for us and are happy to produce templates that we can adapt in-house.

Designbox always endeavours to source the best printing prices for you and there are no hidden costs or extras that you might not have budgeted for.

If you are looking for high quality work but not at design studio prices, then I would firmly recommend Designbox Studio to you.

Diane Beeching: Marketing and Communications Officer Connexions Kent & Medway
“For the past 20 years we have requested the services of Designbox.
They always provide an excellent and efficient service for our requirements and are always helpful and at hand to offer advice and answer questions. The standard of work is of a very high quality and very professional. We have no hesitation in recommending Designbox to others”.

Bill Lindsay: Managing Director
"I have commissioned Graham at Designbox for more than three years. I like his creativity, speed and affordability. Graham has designed everything from our annual report to posters, leaflets and z-cards."

Emma Burns: Media Manager NHS Medway
Kent and Medway Cancer Network- Medway PCT, NHS
I was recommended Graham at Design Box by another colleague here at KMCN who had commissioned him in the past for publications.

I have recently completed a project, finishing a booklet (Sept 2010) with the professional and superb input of Graham's expertise. The booklet is first class both in quality and design - given the economical climate that has recently been placed upon the NHS; Graham was able to deliver at the required deadline and price.

I would not hesitate in using Design Box again and would, without a doubt definitely recommend Design Box to other colleagues or professionals that require publications or leaflets at an excellent standard and competitive rate.

Keep up the fabulous work!

Carole-Ann, Project Assistant

Communications - Brochures - Booklets - Leaflets - Advertising - Point of Sale - Corporate Identities - Prospectus - Logo Design - Branding - Magazine/Newspaper - Company Reports - Posters - Calendars - Newsletters - Annual Reports - Public Reports - Stationery - Packaging - Press ads - Display, Banners and Exhibition Stands - Website Design - Photography - Print - Radio - Marketing - Public Relations - Copy Writing - Media Planning and Buying