Our Mission

J&S was formed when two inspired designers with a passion for the creative arts decided they should combine efforts and offer their unique perspective and original ideas, as an all inclusive service to those who want to make a statement with their design.

Both with marketing and advertising experience under their belts, Joel and Shay aim to provide not only world class Graphic Design, but also a strategy and implementation of that design to ensure their clientele get the best possible results. J&S are determined to assist clients to achieve their dreams: Whether that dream be a new business venture and the conceptualisation and creation of a new brand and logo. Perhaps it’s a kick-start and a boost to an existing business with a revamp of the existing brand. Maybe it’s pulling off the perfect event, complete with invitations, announcements or awards. It could be a creative demonstration, an exhibition or a live performance. Or it could just be for you, a beautiful addition to your home or office.

Our dream, is to help you create yours! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Some general answers from to some of the many questions that arise during the design process.
Feel free to Contact Us to discuss the details of your next design project.

What sets J&S apart?

J&S offer a unique and youthful design perspective, making our fresh and modern take on graphic design sure to catch the eye of your audience. Combine that with our all inclusive marketing and advertising services, from print orders to social media. We provide our clients with all the design and marketing solutions they need ensuring a cohesive relationship between design style and advertising.

How long will the design process take?

The time frame of the design process is impacted by several factors;

  • Has a concept already been developed, is it useable?
  • How many different designs, or versions of a design are required?
  • How much text is required to fit within the design?
  • How many changes or alterations are requested by the client?
  • Are there requirements for continuous updates to the design(s)?
  • Are there time consuming tools like rendering and modeling to be used?
  • How much Proofing, Prep and Print organisation needs to be done?

J&S will discuss time frames during the quoting process. We will always do our best to accommodate the specific time frame you have in mind.

Why do I need a brand?

Your brand is comprised from a series of perceptions, graphics and imagery that represent your business, product/s or service/s. You shouldn’t view your branding as limited to logos, tag lines or sound-bites, rather your brand is the essence and promise of what your target audience will experience in the delivery of your business/product/service.

Another key factor to branding is enabling a buyer to easily identify you; Who you are, what you are offering, and the reason they should choose you. While you may have a clear idea of what you would like your brand to be, as your business develops your brand should evolve along with it. This is why brands are generally developed over time through:

  • Professional advice
  • Consistent advertising
  • Feedback and recommendations
  • Business and client relations
  • Experience

Once developed, your brand provides an encompassing reach inclusive of many the different products and/or services being offered, this is a huge advantage in generating awareness of your business and its offerings in the marketplace.

Why should I use a graphic designer?

Setting up and running a business can get a little crazy, and trying to research and create advertising materials at the same time may not be the most time/cost effective way or even produce the best results. A graphic designer is there to help you in a time when you aren’t sure about your stylistic direction, or, when you simply have no idea where to start. If you are sure about what you want, a designer is there to help create your vision and provide you with the best possible result. A good designer is looking out for you and your business by putting in the effort to ensure your designs reach their fullest potential.

Is advertising really that important?

Short answer, yes! 
Advertising is essential, how will anybody know who you are, what you do and where to find you without it? 
There are many different styles and avenues for advertising, and finding the right fit for your business is the first step in establishing a connection to a clientele/consumer base that is genuinely interested in your products and/or services.

How long does printing take?

The printing process may vary depending on the type of printer and printing needed, as well as the amount of printing to be done. Generally a 1-4 week lead time is recommended depending on the above variants and shipping times.

What is print prep/set-up?

The print preparation process must be carried out before the designer or client sends the design off for printing. The process includes file preparation, proof-reading, colour processing, configuring the allowance of bleed, the addition of crop marks for cutting, and file exporting to a transferable format before finally transferring it to the printer.

Ethical Practice

J&S is committed to being an ethical practice company, we do not conduct ourselves without meeting ethical standards. Business ethics (also corporate ethics) is a form of applied ethics or professional ethics that examines ethical principles and moral or ethical problems that arise in a business environment. It applies to all aspects of business conduct and is relevant to the conduct of individuals and entire organizations. Expect us to be friendly and helpful, we will communicate clearly, treat our clients fairly and do our utmost to ensure the process of working with us is a pleasant and rewarding experience.

Environmental Mission Statement

At J&S we care deeply for the environment, and work hard to minimise our environmental impact and carbon footprint.

This includes;

  • Powering our studio through more sustainable energy providers.
  • We are a low paper consumption company as we aim to communicate in house using minimal printed materials, as well as utilising double sided printing where possible and using recycled/sustainable stationary.
  • Using only fair trade teas and coffees.
  • Recycling all packaging and scrap papers correctly.
  • Recycling all printing cartridges
  • Recycling all technology used by J&S , computers, laptops, hard drives, disks, phones, batteries.
  • Offering sustainable and recycled products to clients where suitable.
  • We use non-hazardous and eco-friendly cleaning products in our studio.