Ellie's creative with design

I work with small businesses to design clear & creative communications.

From brief to completion, I will work with you to create ideas, clarity and impact.

At heart, I’m a designer, but also have a passion for words and can dream up headlines and tidy your copy. In print, I will work a concept up from first ideas to final artwork, ensuring highest standards at all times.

Straight-talking branding

Linda aka The Masterfixer is a straight-talking business coach. She needed a logo and brand quickly for her fast-growing business. The brand needed to reflect Linda’s directness, whilst enpcompassing her warmth and supportive nature.

The Masterfixer ManifestoBrand photography courtesy of Sophie Carefull Photography

Ellie Bowie is a genius. She is a power packed pocket rocket! She’s calm, gentle and sheer genius at what she does. The brand design work she completed for me was perfect – it was an absolute mirror of me, my personality, values and passion. It was like she got into my head and translated my thoughts into a brand. I love it! Also as my business has grown and I have grown in confidence with it everything she has done since has supported the growth and evolution of my business. I’d highly recommend – she’s amazing!

B in control – personal branding

Bridget McKone, aka ‘B’ was refocusing her marketing business and wanted to reposition herself and the business. Keen to emphasise her efficiency in managing clients’ email campaigns, the visuals also needed to soften and compliment the ‘in control’ element!

I worked with Bridget to develop the business name, strapline and visual brand. I also branded The Network Marketers Advantage Club, a membership service to manage email marketing and social media campaigns.

Brand photography courtesy of Sophie Carefull Photography

B in Control brandingB in Control Business Cards

Network Marketers Advantage Club

Caboodle works so you can…

Branding for local community start-up which aims to provide coworking with flexible childcare to freelance parents. Although set up as a Community Interest Company, Caboodle wanted to have a professional business image that appealed to small businesses and entrepreneurs but was also friendly and welcoming to those who might have been out of the workforce for a while.

Unfortunately, due to the time and effort required to keep Caboodle running, the project closed in March 2019.

Caboodle works so you can...

Caboodle works so you can...

Keeping Nottingham moving

Booklet for Nottingham City Transport to summarise their corporate values. Brief included design and summarising the copy.

Nottingham City Transport Corporate Values Brochure

Nottingham City Transport Corporate Values Brochure

Nottingham City Transport Corporate Values Brochure

A gentle rebrand

The Gentle Touch approached me to help them refine their branding. The existing brand was working well, but as the business had expanded, it needed to reflect a wider range of services.

The owners were also keen to create a stronger visual standout, whilst retaining the hand-drawn charm of the original logo.

Ellie took on a rebrand project for The Gentle Touch. We are so happy with our new logo and other branding documents she created for us. As TGT is a partnership Ellie had a tricky task of interpreting both of our ideas, she did this with patience and creative flair. She is fab and would definitely recommend her.

Emma, The Gentle Touch

The Gentle Touch Flyer

The Gentle Touch Flyer

We worked together to distill the look and feel and choose a strong, but versatile colour palette that could be used in different ways for each type of service.

The Gentle Touch Flyer

Flyer in local deli!

The Gentle Touch Logo

The Gentle Touch Logo


Creative design for weddings

A few of the weddings I’ve had the pleasure of designing for.

Save the date

Folded wedding invite

Wedding branding

Wedding invites

Digital design for Honorary Consul of Burkina Faso

Design of simple, responsive website to provide visa information for travel from UK to Burkina Faso.

Honorary Consul of Burkina Faso

Standing out in the sector

Full set of the Little Book of... series

Starting out with the Little Book of Business Analysis, the book was so popular it has evolved into an entire series.

Demand has outstripped expectations with several editions already requiring a reprint. Hitting it’s target market well, the books are becoming important in cementing Nine Feet Tall’s position as knowledeable, as this review from Brilliant Business Books shows http://www.brilliantbusinessbooks.co.uk/archives/933

Inside The Little Book of Business Analysis

Inside The Little Book of Business Analysis


Smart, high quality design for everyone

My original design was described as "the Holy Grail of good information design" and this redesign was also reviewed by Cennyyd Bowles

My original design for the tram stop information boards was described as “the Holy Grail of good information design” by Digital Product Designer Cennyyd Bowles.

He followed up by interviewing me about this redesign in 2011, “Bravo to Eleanor and NET for continuing to demonstrate how good design can make urban transport a little more accessible.”

Read the full story here: https://www.cennydd.com/writing/updating-nottinghams-tram-graphics

Client: Nottingham Express Transit