Graphic Design for Musicians

It takes one to know one...

As a musician myself, with a number of musical projects to my name, I have a strong insight into your needs when it comes to your visual identity, just as much as your audio one. I have worked with a great many artists and musicians over the years, in a wide range of capacities, from recording and live sound engineering to production and live performance - and, of course, graphic design.

With this unique background in both audio and design, I am perfectly placed to create strong logos, effective marketing, eye-catching merchandise and more - all specifically designed to suit your music and your needs.

Below is a little more information about what design services I can provide you as a musician, as well as a few examples of my previous work. So, if you're interested in any of the following design services, please get in touch and I'll be happy to discuss the details with you. However, if you're a business owner, you might be more interested in my Graphic Design for Business page.

CD cover design & album artwork

Get it out there!

I've produced a ton of CDs, DVDs, cover artwork, booklets and inlays over the years, for all sorts of purposes, including band demos, solo artist albums, and rappers' mix-tapes, as well as compilation CDs for DJs and various business purposes - for more details, see my Graphic Design for Business page.

Of course, these days things are a little different, what with the shift from mechanical sales to streaming, and artists don't necessarily produce CDs anymore (or at least not so much), preferring to release their tracks straight to YouTube, iTunes, Spotify and other online retailers. However, the need for artwork to represent an act's music is no less necessary, in fact it's increasingly important to provide your listeners with a visual connection, when there's no physical object for them to hold.

Every design calls for a different approach and the music on the disc (or MP3), whatever it is, naturally imposes its own characteristics on the resultant 'cover art'. I often endeavour to depict an appropriate outward image which reflects the music's essence and, whatever the design, I guarantee it will look awesome!

Logo design

Why bother with a logo?

A good logo is instantly recognisable, allowing you to form a visual connection with your listeners, which is why it's so important to create a logo which suits your style. Logos are a great way to reinforce your act's image, which is the first step in building a cohesive brand that fans will get to know quickly, making a strong association between your logo and your music.

In order to achieve this effectively, you can use your new logo to promote yourself online in various ways and by creating a variety of printed items, such as CDs, posters, flyers and cards, as well as many promotional materials, like t-shirts, caps, MP3 players and much more.

Take a look at my Logo Design Packages, or if you prefer, please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your project in more depth. The logos I have designed over the years haven't always been for musicians, but I feel they're relevant from a design perspective, illustrating the scope of possibilities when considering how your own logo could look.

Promo & Merch

Why not sweeten the pot...

Promotional materials, or merchandise, can come in all shapes and sizes; from business cards, beer mats and banners to t-shirts, hoodies and caps. Some items you'll give away for free, while others you'll want to charge for.

I can design and arrange for the printing of almost anything you need, so please get in touch and I'll be happy to discuss your requirements. But, if you need a little inspiration, here are a few ideas...

Flyers, Posters and Beer Mats - If you need to get across a lot of information, these are some of the best ways to do just that - but first you need to grab your public's attention, which is where I can help. I'll create a captivating design which will target the right audience, making your marketing stand out among the rest.

Business Cards - These are a great (and cheap!) way of promoting yourself. Fantastic for immediate impact and longevity, cards can be easily slid into a wallet or phone case - and with a QR code included, your fans can simply scan it to visit your Facebook page, download a free track to their mobile or do any number of tech-related functions.

T-shirts, hoodies, caps, etc. - clothes are brilliant for getting your name and logo out there - you just have to make them appealing enough for your potential buyers to be willing to wear them. Whatever items you need, I can help you get the design just right - give me a call to go over the details.