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Freelance Design Services

creative design
original motion
bespoke websites

About Studio1982

Multi-disciplinary creative with genuine passion and love of design.

Rich Grant - Alive Church

Great experience

Working with Studio 1982 was a great experience. They created something beyond what we had hoped. We love their work.

Rebecca Yates - Complete Ballet

Absolutely over the moon with the finished website.

Beautifully designed and loads of great features. Stephen made sure he understood what I needed the website to do and gave me plenty of information and great ideas to help shape it, whilst keeping to my budget. I’ve had so many compliments on the website since it launched -I feel like I’ve got a space that I’m really proud of and makes my business look professional and unique. Couldn’t fault a thing with the design, cost or the service!

Nicola McCreary - The Saltwell Clinic

Great attention to detail and brilliant graphic design

Stephen developed my company logo, a print and a number of items for social media along with business stationery. Great attention to detail and brilliant graphic design that really captured what we were looking for. Always on hand to answer any queries and explain how everything worked. Highly recommended +++

Jayne Emma Turner - LuLu & Charles Jewellery

Cannot fault his care and attention to detail

By recommendation we hired Stephen to design our branding and e-commerce website for our business LuLu & Charles Jewellery...and I'm so pleased we did. Stephen is not only a very talented designer, he's very approachable, reliable and professional at all times. We love what he's produced and cannot fault his care and attention to detail.

Susi Bellamy - Susi Bellamy

I couldn't recommend him highly enough

Stephen did an exceptionally professional job of building my website. He was organised, kind and patient and available to help whenever he could. I couldn't recommend him highly enough and it has been a complete pleasure to work with him. He is very knowledgeable and open to trying new ideas. My website has been complemented for being easy to use, clear and stylish.

Sally Smallwood - Wreckreation

Exceptional service from a highly creative professional.

Absolutely exquisite service! Stephen was able to bring to life all of the ideas we discussed, in a creative and very professional way. Would definitely recommend!


My name is Stephen Gibbs, I am a Gateshead based graphic designer with over a decade of experience delivering creative solutions for a leading paints and coatings business, which includes brands such as Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon. My expertise covers many design disciplines such as video & motion graphics, design for print, interactive design and design for web. This includes experience designing web solutions using Opencart, Wordpress, Shopify and HTML. I often work with startups & small business’, delivering high levels of bespoke design, creative support and guidance.

I am extremely proud that one of my video productions contributed to AkzoNobel' Awlgrip brand winning the IBEX 2019 Innovation Award. My design-led wallet business - ‘Boreal’ which was part of the 'Starter for 10' initiative led by Wayne Hemmingway, featured in Digital Arts Magazine and my art & fashion brand Since1982 has featured in the North East magazine 'The Crack'.


Need funding for a design project?

I'm a Registered provider for North East Business Support fund. NEBSF have been supporting enterprise since 2007 and in that time they've helped over 1,700 people to start their own businesses in the North East. As one of my clients, you could access up to £3200 of business funding towards your next project.

Update 04/11/21:

County Durham - Up to 40% funding for projects costing between £2,500 and £8,000

Tyne & Wear - Up to 35% funding for projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000

Northumberland - Up to 35% funding for projects costing between £3,000 and £8,000

Visit their website for full details.

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Offering tailor-made design for you and your business.


Graphic Design

Progress your brand and get your business out into the ‘real world’.

Printed materials can really help your brand show off in a premium way, they’re also great if you want to hit the masses on a local level or go global with a printed advert. I have a wealth of experience delivering creative solutions via campaigns, marketing materials and promotional items to help get you going in the right direction. I have designed adverts for professional publications like Domus, Serrametti & Design and architects journal to name a few.

I can equip your business with professional brochures, flyers, business cards, digital/print adverts, posters, social media content, postcards, packaging, infographics, and signage.


Are you a start-up, looking for your first brand identity, or maybe just a brand refresh? Then you’ve come to the right place. My experience working with a range of clients from huge corporate companies, to one-man startup’s has put me in a great position to help guide and project your brand successfully.

By developing a strong brand strategy, delivering razor sharp logo design and visual identity, I can help you stand out from the crowd.

After delivering your new look brand, i’ll provide you with a brand guidelines manual to ensure that your brand identity stays focused as your business continues to grow.


Need something a little different to the norm?

Then Illustration could be for you. Illustration can often provide a unique angle to your brand, improving brand recognition. This helps in creating brand awareness and building customer loyalty and can be great for labels, packaging, clothing design.

For start-ups, illustration can be vital at filling holes in brand photography and is cost effective when compared with an expensive photoshoot. Illustration is also a fundamental aspect of communication and education and I can also produce illustration for children's books, book covers, album covers and educational purposes.


Taking your business to the next level requires something special and that’s where video and animation can really shine.

Animations can help explain tricky processes or concepts, help sell products or just help build recognition. Animations are engaging, can help simplify concepts and are customizable and efficient. Video marketing is a great way to help deliver your brand/product messaging in an attractive, versatile and extremely shareable format.

I can offer Video Editing, motion graphics and animation (2D) services, but also have connections to be able to provide a full video filming service where required.


I can offer a full design, development and hosting package for your business, so there’s no need for you to project manage a team of freelancers.

My competitive hosting service can provide you with a domain name, SSL certificate, hosting package, email accounts and more, and be available to support your site when needed.

I can deliver simple HTML landing pages through to creative animated sites, to blogs & e-commerce solutions. I have experience delivering e-commerce websites using platforms such as Opencart, Wordpress and off the shelf solutions like Shopify.


Fruits of my labour

Take a moment to peruse the below samples of my work. I have experience delivering Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Video and websites.

Animation & Video
Interpon Futura
Print - Colourcard/Adverts
Web Design - Wordpress
Product Promo Animations
The Saltwell Clinic
Interpon EV
Susi Bellamy
Brochure & E-Commerce Website
Hipster Fixie
Awlgrip HDT
Feline Familia
LuLu & Charles Jewellery
Logo & E-Commerce Website
The Automotive Range
Coloring Your World
Product Design
Since1982 Tees
Raising the Bar
Social Media Animation

Let's chat

I'd be delighted to discuss new projects, employment opportunities or just creative chit-chat.

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