Kinds words

I am always flattered and humbled by the feedback I receive, regarding my creative work and the quality of the service I provide. Below are some of the positive responses from the lovely people I've had the good fortune to work with.

Working with Nick has totally transformed our business, from just a few ideas, over eight years ago through to a business we are so proud of today. Nick has been an instrumental part of what you see and feel from our business and the work that we do with him always feels like we’re included all of the way through the process.

It’s fair to say that together we have created the most incredible partnership and we can’t thank Nick enough for bringing our business alive! We have lost count of how many people have remarked on how strong our brand is and how it really portrays exactly who we are and what’s important to us.

From the design through to the evaluation of our brand, it is all down to Nick’s creative skills, his attention to detail, and his passion to get it right for us. We feel lucky that Nick is still a very important part of our team as our business grows and develops because we always rely on this special partnership to help keep the creative spark going. 

Erica and Chris Cook, Swim Buddies 

Nick describes himself as a graphic designer and illustrator. This is true. He can draw and his work is beautiful. But this description can be misleading for what makes Nick truly unique – and lifts him head and shoulders above his peers – is his ability to read between the lines and get to the very essence of your project. Before sketching anything, he asks searching questions and digs ever deeper, peeling off the layers until he arrives at the very heart of the matter, identifying exactly what you need rather than simply dishing up what you say you wanted. This makes him an alchemist. He can take your leaden brief and turn it into gold – in such a humble and efficient way that working with him is an effortless delight. A guy who can produce something fresh and new yet totally commercial? That, my friends, is very rare and seriously creative. I urge you to use him now – before your competitors do.

Ian Waddelow, Business Change Catalyst

Over the past two years, Nick has become almost like an extension of our team. I am always impressed with his design services and even more so when he can fit things in for us at the very last minute! Always polite and helpful, I enjoy working with him and seeing the creative ideas that he comes up with. From everyday stationery and patient forms to treatment leaflets and advertisements; Nick completely understands our business and I can rely on him to provide us with high-quality service, no matter what the brief is.

Coral Pape, Communications Manager, Queensway Dental Clinic

I highly recommend Nick Ball Design. Nick has provided us with first-class, professional service. The designs produced by Nick have been shared with various community groups and organisations and all are in agreement that they are more than likely, to have the impact we are looking for. Indeed, our campaign to encourage local residents in Redcar to have a healthy heart check is off to a flying start! Thanks, Nick.

Gill Robinson, Tees Valley Public Health Shared Service

Having worked with Nick many years ago I was fully aware of his unique creative talent and was thrilled when he told me he was setting up his own business. When I needed a new website there was no hesitation in calling Nick. As always, he made a superb job and met my brief exactly.

Dawn McNamara, Owner, DMC Photography

Nick is a delight to work with. A truly reliable professional who is thoroughly focussed on delivering a high-quality standard in a timely manner. His excellent listening skills translated what we needed for new branding which has subsequently drawn compliments from other organisations in our field. I always look forward to working with him.

Jo Cole, Head of Operations, TVDNY Neurological Alliance

Nick has taken a very disjointed corporate brand style for The South West School of NDT and moved it forward in a cohesive way with great sensitivity to ensure that the new designs work with everything already in use. His attention to detail is impeccable and he’s always there when we need him, and no matter how tight the deadline, he’s met it. Most importantly he provides ideas and directions that on our own we would never have imagined, and we will certainly be working with him on a number of projects going forward.

Michelle Clapham, Sales & Client Support Manager, Engineering Services, MTD Group

Having known Nick since we were school kids, his artistic talents were something I’ve been well aware of for sometime. What’s been great for us is that while our business has developed into a major online retailer, Nick’s knowledge and creative talents have kept up. He has always met our ongoing need for more sophisticated and visually engaging marketing materials. It has become quite clear that the more we invest in our design and marketing and draw upon Nick’s skills the more our business grows.

Gary Lyons, Managing Director, Plastic Box Shop

Nick has a great eye for design and communications. Ideas were always at the forefront of his thinking and he translated this effortlessly into excellent pieces of work. I really liked the way Nick approached the design process and I found myself always trying to analyse why and how he went about his design work. This has undoubtedly enhanced my creative ability. I can thoroughly recommend Nick in all aspects of design. We also had very similar tastes in music, which always helps!

Paul Middleditch, Owner and Creative Designer, 10 Fathoms