Creation for Innovation

Creative services for innovative organisations, helping to establish and optimise: design, communication, marketing & commerce.

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Welcome

I’m Stuart Docherty and I’m a designer. I’m passionate about helping people and organisations who have something to say – be heard. I achieve this by applying: design, communication, marketing and commerce principles to media.

Creative Services for Innovation

I am a multi-disciplined freelance designer with over 11 years experience working with people and organisations solving problems and achieving targets. Please explore this website to learn more about me, view a selection of my work, get to know my services and get in touch if you’re interested in discussing a project.

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I have delivered excellent print, websites, artwork and digital design to a range of clients since 2008 and I’d like to work with you. I work on a remote basis in providing my unique style, ideas and creative solutions as a one-to-one service to clients who value the positives good design has to offer.

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Art and Science of Design

I have a scientific background coupled with a qualified education in visual communication from Glasgow City College. Due to this I can work with technical professionals in their language and understand their audiences. This saves time, makes for a better relationship and benefits the quality of the project. I can quickly and effectively deliver a range of services for all kinds of requirements.

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Services

Design
A clear, congruent identity which makes an impact within your target market is important for a company, product or service. Employ me to conceptualise then design your identity so you present a professional image to your clients while setting yourself apart from the competition.

Commerce
Focus design, communication and marketing assets to move the needle of your top line. Apply your assets to convert your audience into prospects and prospects into customers with commerce focused services. Use Ecommerce so your business never ceases to serve its key markets.

Communication
Effective and clear delivery of your information or key messages is essential in today’s marketplace. Present your content in the best way possible using professional graphic design. Use engaging print, web, digital & social media design to help you communicate to your audience.

Consultation
Book my time and expertise to consult with you or your organisation to solve a problem or create a strategy to achieve an objective. Design thinking underpinned with resources and experience is a powerful tool when faced with a wicked problem that has defeated previous ideas.

Marketing
Increase the awareness of your company and its products and services in the minds of your target customers. Craft and implement a multi-channel marketing strategy that captures and makes use of key data so you adapt to achieve your goals and stay ahead of the game.

Support
Several of the services require or can benefit from support solutions and third party services. These have been identified, researched, solutions identified and reviewed ahead of time so as to remove any potential headaches or delays. Enjoy beginning with the end in mind.

11
years of design experience helping clients be better
47
% of people who expect a webpage to load in under 2 secs
75
% of consumers admit to judging credibility upon website design

What Clients Say

We have been delighted with the service Stuart has provided for us here at Solid Form Solutions, Stuart is able to act rapidly on requests and is very efficient and cost effective. We look forward to continuing to work with Stuart in the future.- Julie Scott, Solid Form Solutions Ltd
We really benefited from Stuart's experience and expertise in the redesign of the new ASCUS website. Stuart was extremely accommodating to our needs whilst at the same time offering insights and suggestions to improve the website for our needs. It was invaluable to have this perspective and we really enjoyed working with him. Stuart's approach is friendly, professional and efficient and I would highly recommend Stuart.- James Howie, ASCUS Art & Science
Stuart designed a brief document to highlight the benefits of the British Stammering Association Scotland to funders. They responded to the brief well and produced an effective information sheet that was eye catching.- Jan Anderson | British Stammering Association
Stuart was tasked by Biogelx to provide photography then use resulting images to craft fresh event stands to best present our company and its 3D cell culture technologies, products and services. The design process, guided by Stuart, immediately understood the science of BioGelx and our target market(s). A transparent process from beginning to end was supported by regular communication on key points, resulting in better final designs, that exceeded our expectations. We will be working with Stuart in the future for design and marketing items.- Eszter Vuity, BioGelx
We worked with Stuart after seeing a really nice glossy brochure they had produced on a really complex scientific and academic project. With a 250 page report to submit at the end of our own large technical innovation programme it was really important to us to have something attractive that people could pick up and quickly access the highlights of our report in a really engaging and accessible way. Stuart worked tirelessly with us to get the right document for us on time and helped us create the not only the right look and feel but also the right tone for the document given our audience. I will most definitely be working with Stuart again in the future and recommend them to help you produce a quality audience friendly report for your projects.- Dr Marilyn Lennon, University of Glasgow
We invited Stuart to improve our website and provide a go to creative resource for us over time to implement our marketing ideas. During a period time Stuart performed a series of photoshoots with the shot used to relay our team, services and products to our market. Stuart also provided a range of eye-catching event items all of which combine to engage our audience of laboratory scientists and health professionals. The enthusiasm and marketing knowledge has been a great asset to the company.- Ian Alexander, C&M Scientific Ltd

News

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8 Reasons Why Designers Need to Know about Marketing

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