"Faultless - totally recommend"
James Banfield, Managing Director - SB Consultancy
"Powerful ideas with impressive results"
Robin Aldridge, Marketing Director - Fforest Engineering
"Behind every successful business, is a successful brand & design, thank you Julian"
Phillip Watkins, Managing Director - Woodland Leaves
"Creative solutions, effective results ...every time"
Mick Jones, Managing Director - Mick Jones Timber & SJR Motorsport
"Julian’s fresh ideas have enhanced the profile & image of our business"
Huw Owen, Managing Director - Owens Group
"Energy & enthusiasm with inspired designs, an asset to my business"
Ken Lloyd, Managing Director - Donnybrook Developments
Behind The Brand
Julian Nelmes ND, HND, BA(Hons), MCSD, ISTD renowned designer who has been designing commercially since his first contracted job to 'Splinters' Christchurch, Dorset in 1990. Other clients in the area soon followed such as Bulkey Homes, Pennyfarthing, Murray & Hayward, Mitchells to name a few.
Julian grew up in New Milton, Hampshire and in 1990 at the age of 16, was accepted into the highly acclaimed Art College, Shelley Park, named after the famous poet ‘Percy Bysshe Shelley’ to study National Diploma in Art & Design (ND), On completion, Julian progressed to the sister college, Bournemouth & Poole College Of Art & Design to study Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design (HND). A course which enabled him to create an opportunity to work at Pinewood Studios and the experience to exhibit in the final show on The Mall, London. On completion of the course in the summer of 1994, Julian was contacted by famous designer Tim Foster (British Airways), who was working closely with The University Of Wales, College Newport, to increase its popularity to new designers and to develop its name alongside, St Martin’s and Bath. Julian spent 2 years at the Caerleon Campus in Wales and was awarded BA(Hons) Design in 1996. "A natural talent, with creative flair" Tim Foster quoted. In 1996 he was awarded ISTD, Institute of the Society of Typographic Designers.
The following 4 years saw work collaborations with some of the largest design companies creating works for famous clients, such as Coca Cola, Malibu, B&Q, Max Factor, Baby Organix, Boddingtons, Ruddles Smooth and even Panda Pops, just to name a few. His vision and conceptual ideas led to the original concepts for Coca Cola, the 'diet coke break' and the slogan 'Thirsty?' and the original branding for Triple Eight Racing, lead by Derek Warwick, which is now the most successful British Touring Car Team of all time.
In 2000 Julian was awarded MCSD, A Member of the Charted Society of Designers and set up his own design company 'Facelift Design'. The work of Julian Nelmes can be seen everyday across the country and continues to provide creative solutions to all types of businesses & individuals, works are diverse from strategic ideas, graphic design, photography, marketing, building/construction and consultancy and has built a highly acclaimed reputation across the UK for his unique approach that creates commercial results.
The thriving passion for delivering fresh branding and creating visuals with clients while still in a meeting is a very special feature of Julian's ability and understanding of the marketing and perception for creating impact and awareness for their company and the success of a brand.