Dot Design Media Ltd

Dot Design Media Ltd

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Dot Design Media Ltd locationTotnes, Devon

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Dot Media - Building creative brands and websites with lead generation and SEO strategies that get you results.

About Dot Media

• 20 years creative design experience in crafting memorable brand identities, attention-grabbing print and website design.

• Not just designing websites, we help drive sales & leads for our clients through research, branding design and online marketing.

• Keeping it simple, clear and jargon-free we don’t use pretentious designer talk and keep all aspects as simple and straightforward as possible.

Devon-based but with a full UK wide reach.
We work with businesses right across the UK, from Cornwall to Edinburgh, even as far afield as France and Japan. Due to the wonders of email, Skype, phone and an online project management platform we can work with anyone anywhere.

What our clients say...

"We worked with Dot Media on the redesign of our group branding after we restructured our offer. It was important that we retained the spirit of the original branding. Gareth understood this and provided a series of concepts, ultimately leading to the designs we now proudly use on our website and marketing materials. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth's services to anyone."
Andrew Bird - Nile Blue

"We were looking for a fresh, new look to suit our move to Lisbon, Portugal. Dot Design has certainly come up with that and we enjoyed working with Gareth throughout the design process. We especially value Dot Design's easy-going, yet professional approach, which for us, has delivered a very pleasing and appropriate result."
Carl Munson - OurNet Community Builder

"Branding and a good website are very important for any start up. After research, I decided to go with Dot Design, partly on price, basis of their other work and partly on gut feeling. I have not been disappointed. We have worked well together, shared ideas, and have ended up with excellent branding and website. Instructing Dot Design has been a great decision."
Ian Walker - Founder of Ian Walker Family Law and Mediation Solicitors

"Gareth at Dot Media was prompt and always more than happy to help with last-minute requests we had from clients to design promotional and exhibition materials. The designs were always of a high standard, and as required for the event. Whatever the timescale Gareth gave, he stuck to it, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him."
James Sloan - Field Consulting

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Dot Design Media Ltd Reviews

Dot Design Media Ltd Reviews

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Endeavour Distribution
5 21/08/2017 Endeavour Distribution

We have worked with Dot Design for many years and every time without exception they have produced excellent work coupled with professional customer service.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Rachel Burnett
5 19/04/2017 Rachel Burnett

Dot Design are brilliant graphic designers! The logo and materials designed for my education activity "Medicine Makers" are eye catching and memorable, allowing me to successfully develop a popular and engaging activity.

I didn't know exactly what I wanted when I came to them. Their creative talent enabled them to show me a wide range of different initial designs around my brief, which was very helpful. Patient and flexible when it comes to tweaking the final designs and always deliver work on time. Dot Design's expertise have helped me create a great identity for my activity. If you're looking for talented designers who are easy to work with, efficient and delivers great results, I would recommend Dot Design!

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Jonty Rose
5 19/04/2017 Jonty Rose

I would have no hesitation in recommending Dot Design for graphic design and web design jobs. Worked with us on a number of occasions and I find their work of high quality and come in on time and to budget, what more could you want?

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Verity Charles
5 19/04/2017 Verity Charles

Dot Design were tasked with designing and producing our new brochure for Cranberries. They understood my brief and delivered amazing results in good time. despite all my amendments and changes, turned the project around and produced a brochure that shows Cranberries and what we have to offer our guests and as a wedding venue.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Phil Scoble
5 19/04/2017 Phil Scoble

I brought Dot Design into a project to produce a print magazine for a School federation.

Working to tight deadlines and with a helpful and positive attitude, Gareth helped to produce a great magazine that went down extremely well with the client.

His top quality design work was all the more impressive because he produced it on a short turnaround and responded incredibly closely yet creatively to the design brief.

I would use Dot Design for design work again in a heartbeat.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Neil Ginger
5 19/04/2017 Neil Ginger

We were impressed by the whole experience of working with Dot Design. They were detailed in their research into our company, what we stood for and our target audience. Good lines of communication open throughout the process and delivered a concept and brand that we at Ginger Multimedia are delighted with.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Rob Gray
5 19/04/2017 Rob Gray

I have used Dot Design twice now to design logos for very different business ventures. Both times the quality of design has far exceeded the ideas I had in my own head and I have been delighted with the final artwork. I have recommended them to other colleagues who have also had work carried out by them. Their artisitic skills and ability to make an idea work as a logo is fantastic, I couldn't recommend them highly enough. Services are affordable and the quality of work produced exceeds what you pay.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Andrew Bird
5 19/04/2017 Andrew Bird

Nile Blue worked with Dot Design on the redesign of our group and divisional logos after we had restructured and diversified our service offerings. It was important that we retained the spirit and basic concepts of the original designs we had used to date, as we wanted to ensure continuity. They understood this and quickly provided a series of concepts for our review, ultimately leading to the designs we now proudly use on our website, marketing material and business cards.

Gareth has a great eye for design and produces high-quality work and, equally importantly, he is a great guy to do business with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gareth's services to anyone.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Jon Ryder
5 19/04/2017 Jon Ryder

Gareth at Dot Design did a lovely job of refreshing my website. He understood exactly what I needed, and was a pleasure to work with. I'd definitely work with him again.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Gareth Hart
5 19/04/2017 Gareth Hart

We hired Dot Design to do some design work for our Venture programme in Plymouth. He provided exactly what we wanted for a good price. He was easy to talk to on the phone and took the brief well. We are very happy with the results (and have hired him again since!)

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by James Lush
5 19/04/2017 James Lush

Gareth and Dot Design have worked on a number of projects for me and other people in my organisation. His work is always eye-catching and well-produced and I would not hesitate to use his services again. His attitude is excellent and he is a pleasure to work with.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Jane Snee
5 19/04/2017 Jane Snee

Working with Gareth at Dot Design is a fantastic experience, his input and creativity have helped us develop our brand and marketing campaigns. He has now become our go-to designer and I'd have no hesitation in recommending Dot Design to others.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Tim Matcham
5 19/04/2017 Tim Matcham

Gareth worked well to my brief for creating a new identity for The Garden Network. The results were bright, fresh and modern and in keeping with the desired branding

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Lee Rickler
5 19/04/2017 Lee Rickler

I have used Gareth's design talents on many occasions from supplying a simple logo to full branding projects.
I am constantly impressed with his talent, originality and timing.
Not only would I totally recommend Gareth and Dot Design I am also continuing to use his exceptional talents.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Michael Jones
5 19/04/2017 Michael Jones

Dot Design has worked on several projects for Teleproject UK including logo design, a variety of product brochures and design work for some promotional gifts. We have been delighted with the results, Gareth is creative, professional and easy to work with, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Gareth & Dot Design.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Sarah Blackford
5 19/04/2017 Sarah Blackford

In collaboration with other learned societies, we commissioned Dot Design to design a careers booklet aimed at Bioscience undergraduates. Their work was excellent, the layout was just what we were looking for - simple and fresh - and they were very flexible and adaptable to all our tweaks and minor alterations. Great job!

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Gareth Mailer
5 19/04/2017 Gareth Mailer

Gareth at Dot Design has been amazing from first initial concept through to the last - his designs are absolutely top-notch, his communication brilliant and it's been an all round fantastic experience working with him.

It's also worth saying that the logo Gareth designed didn't just exceed expectations (I had high expectations of Gareth based on seeing his portfolio), but it's actually transformed the direction of my brand, too.

If you're after any form of print/graphic work, contact Gareth at Dot Design - designers aren't easy to find so I'm delighted I've got Gareth at the end of the line.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Tony Berle
5 19/04/2017 Tony Berle

Gareth at Dot Design is a creative genius and smart guy. He listens to the client's needs and gathers further info about them so create an all round picture of the type and style of result required. He is adaptable and flexible, able to provide a broad variety of creative options and all whilst working to deadline. He has a strong insight and knowledge of what's in trend and will be honest in his advice and appraisal of selected solutions. I would have no hesitation in recommending him.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Chris Moore
5 19/04/2017 Chris Moore

They totally understood the brief and came up with some really great ideas which were incorporated into the final design. I'll be using Dot Design again in the very near future.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Stephanie Weber
5 19/04/2017 Stephanie Weber

Working with Dot Design is a real pleasure. Gareth creates great branding for your business and leads you through the iterative process with patience & fantastic results.

Before you know it, you will have a logo, a business card, an e-book cover and a networking forum signature and it just gets better and better. Fabulous!

Personal branding and positioning your business is such an important part in today's business world since the arrival of social media that it can not be ignored.

I will continue to work with Gareth as my business continues to develop for all my design needs and for those of my client's.

Highly recommended.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Gary Gorman
5 19/04/2017 Gary Gorman

I asked Gareth at Dot Design to explore ideas for a brand relaunch always aware that he was good but never this good!

From initial concept through to final delivery he kept me fully informed and involved and unlike some designers Gareth always had my commercial goals in mind.

Highly recommended.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Katie Millman
5 19/04/2017 Katie Millman

JAM have used Dot Design on a number of different projects. The relationship started after we commissioned them to design a magazine advert for us. We were so impressed that this led onto a number of different jobs including a web banner, popup banner, business cards, leaflet, twitter backgrounds and the redesign of Messagebot (

The working relationship we have with them is spot on - they always delivers and is our goto for any design work we need. Thoroughly recommend his services.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Nick Elston
5 19/04/2017 Nick Elston

Dot Design designed and implemented my 4Networking forum signature which gets me so many link hits, so much profile increase and gets me remembered! I am delighted with the work that Gareth has done to date and I know I will be back. I would thoroughly recommend Gareth and Dot Design to anyone who is serious about improving their online image.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Alison Thompson
5 19/04/2017 Alison Thompson

Dot Design designed a rebrand for my company. The process was a journey of discovery for me and the concepts they came up with encapsulated my company ethos perfectly. He initially created four logos for me, then we narrowed it down to one and he reworked it until I was completely satisfied with it. While they weren't the cheapest designers I contacted, the quality of work produced, and understanding of my company was well worth the investment.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Mark Adams
5 19/04/2017 Mark Adams

Gareth is fantastic at what he does. Dot Design came up with the branding for The IT Guy and now does everything design related for me. I love his work so much that I actually smile and feel proud everytime I look at my logo/brand. I can highly recommend Dot Design to anyone serious about their business!

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Richard Cooper
5 19/04/2017 Richard Cooper

I have used Dot Design for a number of different projects and have always found the quality or work to be superb. Always listened to my requirements and provided proofs within the time span we have discussed.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by James Millman
5 19/04/2017 James Millman

JAM have worked with Dot Design on a number of design projects this year, however the piece of work we admire the most has to be his redesign of messagebot - We wanted to bring messagebot a bit more to life as his popularity has grown with our clients - and Gareth came up with the perfect design. Gareth has a fantastic reputation and looking at his examples of work it is easy to understand why - he also possesses an ability to communicate brilliantly with his clients to truly understand what they want.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Richard Heathcote
5 19/04/2017 Richard Heathcote

Dot Design created my new logo/imagery as part of my re-brand, and it works absolutely superbly.

He totally encompassed my initial vision (and developed vision through the developmental process we went through) and resulted in a logo I'm extremely pleased with that says in a nice, simple way exactly what I do....

Wholeheartedly recommend Gareth and Dot Design for their superb design skills. I've used him several times when I've needed something else doing, and will continue to use him in the future.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Peter Kay
5 19/04/2017 Peter Kay

Gareth is a talented designer with a huge amount of work behind him as a testament to his skills. His work is seen throughout the UK and I used him to design the Not From Bolton logo and website on the basis of his excellent reputation.

I was not disappointed as the work he produced was of the highest quality, delivered on time and is talked about by everyone who has seen it.

I whole heartily recommend Gareth to anyone for their graphic design needs. Use him and you will not be disappointed.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Mike Aitken
5 19/04/2017 Mike Aitken

Gareth developed and produced our company logo, in tight timescales, from a brief which changed as we went along. All along, he maintained a calm, business-like approach, consistently delivering what was promised. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his work

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Julian Wellings
5 19/04/2017 Julian Wellings

Doesn't just draw pictures of what he thinks you want. He sends you a questionnaire. This saves both sides a lot of time and enables him to really get under the skin of your brand thus enabling him to meet expectations. Really pleased with the end result. Highly recommended.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Neil Pie
5 19/04/2017 Neil Pie

Honed straight in on the kind of design I was looking for, and after some slight revisions, I had a design I was very happy with. I am certain to call him for future design needs.

Review of Dot Design Media Ltd by Ian Walker
5 19/04/2017 Ian Walker

In 2012 I decided to set up my own Legal Practice and Mediation Service. Branding and a good website are clearly very important for any start up. After some research, I decided to go with Gareth, partly on price, partly on the basis of his other work and partly on gut feeling. I have not been disappointing in any way. We have worked well together and shared ideas, and I have ended up with excellent branding and an excellent website. He has been patient with me at moments of indecision. My gut feeling was absolutely right. Instructing Gareth has been one of my best decisions along the way. Thanks Gareth.

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What makes a great website?

A companies website is your first (digital) impression for your potential clients or customers and you want to make sure it’s a great one. Your website should visually communicate everything you want potential customers to know and also importantly remember about your business.
If you are using your website as a selling tool with opportunities for customers to make purchases through your website, then clarity of purpose is important. Can the visitor find everything they need? Are contact details easy to find and use. Are you visually putting the customer at ease that you provide a quality service/product/experience?
It’s 2019 and your website is more important than ever before. People need to be able to access it easily on any device, be it mobile, tablet or other. Customers expectations are high as is competition in most markets.
These are the top things that we believe make up a great website:
• Responsive design (does it work well and adapt on mobile, tablets and desktop)
• Branding - is it obvious who the website represents and what you do?
• User-friendly - is it easy to navigate around and find information.
• Simplicity - this is key, an overloaded and mulled site means people won’t be hanging around
• Good engaging content - give users a reason to come or at least stay awhile.

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

What is the purpose, objective or goal for your design project?
ie: Is it to boost sales, build a brand, info the user, focus on a new service or product etc?
What time scale are you working to and what’s the scope of the project?
Is there a preferred mode of communication?
What is the rough budget of the project?

Describe your creative process.

It all starts with questions, the how, why and when. We want to find out more about your business, what you are looking to achieve and the ideas you have already. We will listen and think over your responses, then add in our own ideas.
We then outline each stage of the project, making sure we are all working to the same brief and specifications and objectives. We then agree milestones and what can be expected at each stage of the project.
We then roll up our sleeves and get the creative juices flowing. Using past experience, knowledge and skills we look to create something that not only meets the brief and needs of your company but also is innovative and memorable.
Once you have mulled over our creative efforts we gain your feedback and incorporate into amendments and tweaked designs.
Once everyone is happy we create the final logo design, website, printed material whatever the project might be.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

We would need timescales, budget, any content, images that are to be used or we can help with those as well.

What do you love most about your job?

Every project and day is different and a new challenge to create a visual solution to a problem. We love everything design wise, typography, colour, trends, a blank page.

What inspired you to start your own business?

We wanted to make our own way, choose new project and challenges. Do it our way!

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