About me

Hi I'm James and welcome to my new website. I'm a Graphic designer, blogger, event organiser and public speaker.

First things first, I'm 43, am a bigger guy and oh, I'm Scottish, with an accent and everything, I'm originally from Glasgow but currently live in the North West of England with my family, my wife Carla, grown up son Declan and two dogs, Ivor the lab and Missy the Hungarian Viszla.

I'm a graphic designer, a branding expert with over 20yrs of being in charge of the crayons, my branding business (www.getitbranded.co.uk) helps businesses big and small to create the best branding for their business and make the most of it.

 I'm really passionate about great design both industrial and commercial and feel that good design is the difference between good and exceptional.

My wife and I also run an events company (www.totallyawesomeevents.com) where we can organise everything from bringing the UK's hottest business speakers to a venue near you, corporate events such a product or business launch, party night or an expo through to a large events and festivals.


I am an accomplished and experienced public speaker, available for bookings across the UK and internationally throughout 2019. 

Adding to decades of corporate speaking experience, I was additionally  trained by the UK's number one motivational business speaker and best selling author, Brad Burton. This has allowed me to build upon my existing speaking experience  to speak as a guest speaker across the UK to audiences as diverse as small business owners, and school leavers. 

I speak on a varied range of topics and can tailor my presentation to your requirements, my current popular topics are: 

Effective decision making under pressure

The A-Z of design & Print. 

Body Positivity & Inclusiveness

I'm happy to discuss your event requirements. Please use the contact form link for more information and to book me for your event. 


Our events team at www.totallyawesomeevents.co.uk will be happy to help your event go with a bang.  Whether it's bringing some of the UK's most prominent speakers ro cities across the UK, organising the perfect product launch or corporate Christmas party or getting your expo up and running, we will ensure that your event will run perfectly and can work with all budgets and briefs, for more information please visit www.totallyawesomeevents.co.uk


As a fully qualified graphic designer, I have used my 20+ years of design experience to focus on business branding. With a range of clients from small businesses to some of the world's largest multi-nationals. I head up the design team and am a partner at  www.getitbranded.co.uk We specialise in the design and production of branding and marketing materials across a full range of print, promotional merchandise and personalised clothing. 

With customers reaching across the globe, from the US to Africa & Australia our UK based design and production facility offers not only exceptional quality, value and service but teams that with decades of design experience and branding expertise. 

Our mission is simple, to offer a branding experience which is second to none. Whether you are a sole trader of a top 100 company, we do not distinguish between customers and feel it is vial that small business owners are not excluded from effective branding and promotion, allowing them to level the playing field.