Graphic design

Graphic design has been and continues to be at the heart of what Barber Jackson has to offer. With our heritage in design for print, we have never lost sight of the importance of great design, technical skill and attention to detail.

Appropriate tone of voice, typographical sensibility and knowing when less is more are all part of the graphic designers armoury and we are happy to say our designers have them in abundance. The proof positive to the right is a tiny sample of our portfolio of engaging and, most importantly, effective, design.

We embraced the digital age soon after our beginnings in the early nineties and we now have a studio bristling with stylish macs and the latest professional software, but these are merely tools. They are worthless without great ideas and the skills and expertise to realise them.

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Anniversary commemoration book

Lepra have celebrated the Queens 90th birthday and acknowledged her patronage of the charity by compiling a history of the organisation and presenting her with the book that documents the highlights and developments in the work Lepra does in fighting disease, poverty and prejudice.

The 56 page document has been made available in both hard and soft cover options and contains stunning photography from the regions where Lepra carries out its work.

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East Anglian Air Ambulance


We have been working with East Anglia Air Ambulance since 2013, producing their quarterly newsletter. A wholesale revision was undertaken in 2015 to improve the function of the publication and reduce the cost of distribution. Our suggestions for size, pagination, stock and format all hit the right note as did our design proposals.


Prefect Controls

Product design

Prefect Controls have a number of products that help landlords, particularly in student accommodation and hotels, to save money on their heating bills, but the majority of them are generic looking grey boxes screwed to a wall. We developed names and identities for the leading products and created fascia designs that gave the products an innovative, hi-tech look rather than utilitarian grey boxes.

To read a case study click here.

Midnight walk

Midnight Walk

Promotional literature

The Midnight Walk is the biggest fundraising event on the calendar for St Elizabeth Hospice. Usually 1500 women congregate and walk to raise money for this great cause. We photographed volunteers that have completed the course and put them into a wizard of Oz inspired image to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the walk. This year has seen the numbers of participants break all previous records at key times in the promotion.

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Open up Reach out

National Planning Assurance Document

This document is the transformation plan that demonstrates how emotional wellbeing and mental health services for children and young people in Southend, Essex and Thurrock will be delivered with improved access, equality, capacity and capability in the system. The graphic style and imagery needed to appeal to both health professional and service users without being, respectively, too corporate or patronising.

To read a case study click here.

Pigs gone wild

Pigs Gone Wild

Logo and marketing collateral

St Elizabeth Hospice has teamed up with Wild in Art to stage Suffolk’s biggest ever mass-participation, public art event – Pigs Gone Wild. The interactive sculpture trail features more than 40 pigs across East Suffolk. We produced the logo along with all marketing collateral including resources packs and the web site.

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Duttons Estate Agents

Corporate brochure

Estate agents tend to present themselves in much the same way as each other. It was a breath of fresh air when we met Emmerson Dutton and he wanted to differentiate his offer by appealing to a particular type of person who would appreciate his unique approach to marketing or finding property for his clients.

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Kirton Healthcare

The DBO campaign poster/mailshot

Robust, functional and easy to clean, the DBO Commode minimizes the risk of infection without compromising patient dignity and care. Our mailshot is also robust, functional and presents all the facts clearly.

To read a case study click here.

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Kirton Healthcare

The DBO exhibition and mailers

We have been designing and constructing stands for Kirton at various exhibitions for 10 years, Naidex being the most prominent at ExCel (London) NEC (Birmingham) and SECC (Glasgow).

To read a case study click here.

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1066 Pianos

Invitation to piano sale

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Aqua Springs

Facilities and treatments menu

Aqua Springs is a spa providing relaxation and calm in the middle of Colchester. Managed by Colchester Borough Council, the Aqua Springs brand, using our photography, copy and design, conveys a quality of service, location and range of experiences that competes admirably with privately run spa’s.

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Essex County Council

Commemorating 400 years association with Virginia USA

To accompany a trade mission to Washington DC we compiled this book to commemorate 400 years since inhabitants of Essex arrived and settled in Virginia.

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Healthy Ambitions Suffolk

Healthy eating Recipe book

HAS want to inspire everyone in Suffolk to play their part by making small changes which can have a big impact upon general health and wellbeing, and heart health in particular. Our recipe book provides easy, quick ideas to make small changes to diet using locally sourced foods.

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PSNI - Police Service Northern Ireland

Domestic violence poster campaign

We developed this series of posters to promote the Domestic violence helpline for our local police service, they were soon adopted by a number of other constabularies who after customisation used them to promote their helplines locally.

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Jim Lawrence

Winter direct mail leaflet poster

To accompany the large catalogue we have also produced mailshots to highlight specific seasonal products.

To read a case study click here.

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Healthy Ambitions Suffolk

Healthy living poster campaign

Healthy Ambitions Suffolk is an exciting project to make Suffolk the healthiest county by 2028. We developed the HAS brand identity and then produced posters and advertisements stating facts to raise awareness that small changes in behavior could have dramatic effects of the well being of the counties residents.

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Grange Farm Centre Trust

Brand identity signage

Grange Farm is a 90 acre site that has been many things to many people for many years. In its most recent guise the site has been redeveloped by the Grange Farm Centre Trust and has an award winning pavilion which provides a hall for the community of Chigwell to use for meetings and functions, a home for the Essex Wildlife Trust and changing facilities for the football teams that play on the four football pitches which surround the building.

Our identity, wayfinding and signage helps visitors to make the most of their visit.

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Loyalty Consulting

Modular powerpoint presentation material

Loyalty Consulting operate community Loyalty schemes for independent traders within a town to offer to their customers. To help promote the concept we have developed this presentation that simply conveys the process.

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Academies Enterprise Trust

Innovative learning journey infographic

This graphic maps the available routes for each year 7 student to ensure they have an exciting and appropriate educational experience that meets their needs and aspirations.

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All Seasons Fencing

Rabbit fencing advertisement

So often we see small businesses that buy advertising space and then either cram it full of copy and images and invariably the headline reads "For all your (insert company activity here) needs".

It was refreshing to work with Richard at All Seasons Fencing on an advertisement that was relevant, informative and amusing.

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Andras Barabas

The Kalashnikov and the scalpel, memoirs of the Hungarian uprising

Andras Barabas was a student in Hungary in 1956 during the uprising. This account of his life before, during and following his escape from the turbulent time is a compelling read.