With over 15 years’ commercial experience, Appleton Design’s owner, Jon Appleton, has quietly carved a reputation for quality and service within the design industry for his ability to create practical and contemporary work and adhere to strict deadlines.
Having amassed several years of experience at both consumer and B2B publishers, Jon boasts a broad range of design skills and is comfortable creating anything from company logos, through to magazines, websites and promotional material.
In addition to design, Jon’s assured knowledge of reprographics and the various finishing methods used in publishing afford him a unique understanding of modern print production that should not be underestimated. This practical insight ensures he is always thinking of the end product, and finding print solutions that will guarantee a high quality finish.
Jon also boasts extensive experience in website design and maintenance, honed during his time as web master and designer at numerous publishing firms. His familiarity with all things online enable Jon to take his client’s brief from concept stage, through to design, build, hosting and management.
Jon Appleton, owner of Appleton Design, was responsible for each magazine’s look, feel, layout and print. Each title had its own identity; MotoX Magazine, a glossy consumer monthly, was edgy and image-based, while Electrical Contracting News and Network Cabling News, both B2B titles, were more news-based and business orientated. In addition to producing all three monthly magazines, Appleton Design built, managed and maintained the publishing company’s website and online identity. Also responsible for producing all marketing and promotional material, including adverts, posters, T-shirts, media packs, PDF brochures and exhibition stand design.
A consumer title with over 20,000 readers, Appleton was responsible for magazine’s design, feel and brand identity, and its online presence, which included the design of a news-based, reader-friendly, content-managed HTML website. Also responsible for design of all promotional and marketing material, including annual MSL Tours travel brochure.
Responsible for magazine design and layout, plus image selection. In addition, responsible for all advertisement design and photography.
Responsible for design, scanning and film production in this small but busy reprographic studio.
Responsible for web server management, design, scripting and hosting.
Responsible for website design for several music industry magazines. Also designed and built websites for publisher’s advertising clients.
'We are extremely happy with the proactive and flexible service Appleton Design provided and with the way the brochure reflects us as a company. We will be recommending, and will continue to do business with, Appleton Design.'
Naomi and Nadine Smith – Pebble UK