design for print • advertising concepts • corporate identity • illustration • caricatures

about des

Des was born on the Isle of Man in 1946, following his early education he attended Kensington Road Art School in Douglas to learn a career in Commercial Art with the guidance of Norman Sayle and Eric Houlgrave.

He started his career with MDD a design studio in Northfield, Birmingham in 1965. Later with much experience behind him he created a design studio with Telford Press, Kidderminster who printed many of the carpet manufacturing brochures. In 1975 he joined Stowe and Bowden a Manchester advertising agency who owned an Isle of Man agency Gore Advertising where Des was asked to set up a creative department. Returning to the Island Des found inspiration from its beautiful land and seascapes so much so that he put pencil to paper and so a new Manx artist was born.

The Gallery pages display a number of scenes where you can purchase prints. Des is a noted Caricaturist and is commissioned to do them for presentations and celebrations a real fun thing and highly regarded by those who receive them. Des has been commissioned to produce Christmas cards for those who require a personal approach.

From Picturesque scenes...

The Gallery pages display a number of scenes where you can purchase prints.

All prints are tube packed, however, framing and mounting options are available at additional cost. 

Private Commissions on various subjects are undertaken for clients who want something special and perhaps mean more to them.

Corporate identity, illustration and advertising solutions are also available. Including press/airport advertising, stationary design, booklet/brochure/leaflet design, and store display.

To Personal touches...

From a formal function to a knees’ up party, Des can provide the perfect personal touch for a gift or event. Why not ask Des to provide a caricature or portrait, from pets to people. It's an ideal gift for someone that has everything, portrayed in their own special environment.

Need entertainment for a special function? Des can be hired for events such as a Wedding reception to keep you're guests entertained with their own caricature as a memento of you're special occasion.

Des can also provide a complete solution and unique design for all stationary requirements, from invites through to menus.

What des can do for you

Des has a wealth of experience not just in art, but can also provide corporate solutions from advertising concepts through to corporate identity and product marketing. Des can take care of all your personal and business needs.

Des can provide all the advertising requirements from press to displays within public areas, such as local/national newspaper/magazine and airport displays.

Store Display

Des can provide the perfect logo design for your product.


Des can provide the perfect solution for your business needs.


Des can provide stationary to suit your needs, from letterheads to business cards.

say it with a caricature!


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