since 4th October 1996)
Design is the business name I gave to the freelance
graphic/ illustration work in 1988 whilst studying for my degree
at Edinburgh College of Art College (1987-91).
art college I noticed a lot of highly talented people putting
all their efforts into their final year degree show. This was
their big chance to meet future employers, be noticed by galleries
and to sell work or gain commissions. Equally, this was the only
time the public, galleries or agencies had the chance to see
these artists' work.
degree shows, however only last for two weeks and then the artists
take down their work, leave college and go off to try to make
it on their own. The sad fact is, many talented people then pursue
altogether different careers, which is
a tragic waste of
had thought about how useful it would be if the art college was
a centre for business and the artists provided a creative service
to the public all year round. A central place where
the public could buy, commission and browse artworks from a variety
of disciplines. It
wasn't until the internet came along that the
become a reality.
The web was the perfect solution and can be accessed by anyone at
anytime and from anywhere in the world.
a way to provide an unlimited exhibition space on-line. Allowing
artists the opportunity to show their work to a world-wide market
of art lovers, clients, buyers, agencies, galleries or future
website has benefits for everyone, who can resource talent
from a wide pool of professional artists, buy an original painting
or print, even commission something custom made to suit your
specific requirements. Commission
Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Website
designers, Sculptors, Ceramicists, Painters,
almost anything is possible - just
work from some already well-established names and many
gained sales or commissions through this site and
as a result there have been many satisfied customers.
am very proud of the high standard of work on this site and I intend
to keep this site spiralling onwards and upwards, adding more artists
and extending the range of services
offered. Providing a wider choice for visitors whilst giving exposure
to more talented artists.