Graphic design by Jon Paul Starkey



Jon Paul Starkey

With a life long interest in graphic design, many years doing freelance jobs and full time employment I have gained all the skills fundamental to producing successful design that meets any given brief. I have even been listed as a Mercury Music art prize finalist.

A First Class honours graduate and now full time graphic designer. I have also completed many freelance projects, from UX web-design to print and advertising collateral. I have worked as a freelancer in more than one York based design agency and now work inhouse for a local wine merchant.

In addition to being creative I am inquisitive, analytical and driven by quality and progression.


I have gained much graphic design experience over the years, from my freelance work, work experience placements full time employment and tertiary education.

Over the last few years I have honed my skills in creative thinking, visual analysis and technical knowledge. I am now more than proficient in many different creative computer packages. These include but are not limited to:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Dreamweaver.

For examples of my work please see the links below and portfolio section further down this page. My CV and latest portfolio are also available to download below:

Jon Paul Starkey | Curriculum Vitae download pdf 77 kb
Jon Paul Starkey | Portfolio - 2015/V10.1 download pdf 8.1 mb
Jon Paul Starkey | Portfolio - 2015/V10.1 View online


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Willowman festival

A rebrand a local music event; The Willowman festival. Full portfolio

Wine lists etc

My current job involves producing all aspects of graphics required by the business. Invitations, point of sale and advertising collateral. However wine lists make up most of my workload. Full portfolio

Perky peacock

Branding concept for a local coffee house. Full portfolio


This project saw me create a band name, identity, manifesto and logo. The logo is a rearranged recycle logo, the connotations of which went perfectly with the brand I created Full portfolio

Dressing the screen

Inspired by one of the 2014 D&AD briefs I have created an identity for a fashion film exhibition Full portfolio

UX and webdesign

Some of my freelance work has involved UX, reskining applications, web design a site builds. Full portfolio

Mark Stephensons

Another of the projects I worked on during my time at United by Design was for a local estate agents. My design was chosen by the client and will be seen all over Yorkshire Full portfolio

Pop-up Gallery

An identity I created for a Bruce Nauman inspired pop-up gallery exhibition held in York last year. Full portfolio


A branding exercise for a fictional adventure resort in the Yorkshire Dales. One of my favorite projects and one I even created a theme tune for! Full portfolio

Turquoise Giraffe

A womens clothing brand. With the aim of being fun and memorable I came up with the name, logo, colour scheme and even several magazine adverts. Complete with copy and considered tone of voice Full portfolio

Type setting

Some of my essays. Full portfolio

End of year show

During my time at University we had to come up with a memorable and exciting identity for our end of year show. I created three distinct and markedly different approaches. I particularly enjoyed my hand drawn type approach. Full portfolio


It is no exaggeration to say that designers are engaged in nothing less than the manufacture of contemporary reality.
Poynor, R. 2001Obey the giant - Life in the image world.


If you have any comments, queries or questions please get in touch. I'm always interested to hear others opinions and broaden experience. So don't wait, message me today! P.S. Having just finished my degree I'm currently looking for work, so if you have a job opportunity... get in touch please!

Jon Paul Starkey

Graphic Designer

Phone :07790 535 485

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