I’m Graham Saunders, web developer and graphic designer. I’ve been working under the banner of GAS Design since 1998.
Originally from Wiltshire, I started my career in design as an apprentice, working my way up through various agencies in the Swindon area, from trainee ‘paste-up artist’ to designer and visualiser. This was in the pre-Mac era where the foundation was in the meticulous production of hand-made artwork with a keen eye on the details, both in design and in technical production. “Do it right or do it again!” was the cry of the studio manager – where “do it again” could mean a very late night in the studio!
It’s been a lasting legacy of that initial training to be very thorough, highly efficient in my working practice and technically proficient in production.
I moved to Bath in the late 90s, working as the Creative Director of a small design agency, before going solo as GAS Design. I still live and work in the Bath area, enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the nearby countryside – still only a few minutes from the City.
“Clarity at the beginning gives clarity in the result” was my motto when founding GAS Design, and something that I still hold to today. Through developing great dialogues with my clients and lots of listening – I’m a good listener – I like to get to know your comms team and organisation well, and for them to get to know me. Building close relationships brings clarity to the brief – and clarity helps the creativity to flow.
I very much enjoy working as an extended member of your comms team. I’m a clear communicator, responsive and adaptive, happy to be the go-to guy for that unexpected rush job when I can, and equally comfortable managing complex long-term projects from conception through to completion.
When not at work creating beautiful things, for fun I like to make music and sing! I’m a member of the Bath Community Gospel Choir, and I sing and play washboard with The Old Town Reclamation String Band, AKA Bath Skiffle Sessions. Both are community projects and open to all, if you’re in the area come and join in!
What you get with GAS Design is a wealth of experience, a depth of knowledge and the understanding that that brings. If you think we might be a good fit and would like to know more please do get in touch, I’m always happy to talk.