Studio

For the last decade, we’ve proudly grown an award-winning design studio that specialises in print design for the design community.

Working with independent designers, makers and manufacturers, we handle every aspect of the creative process – from specficiation and design to print production. That’s whether you need marketing materials, event or exhibition literature, packaging or signage, we have the skills and expertise to deliver high quality, thoughtfully considered design for your brand.

We’ve built a close relationship with our trusted print partners and material suppliers, who are dedicated to making things we’re all proud of.

Based in the heart of Manchester, a creative city with passion and industrial heritage, we serve clients both large and small that share our values and aspirations. If you’re looking for a dependable, friendly design team we’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.

Founder

LJB Studio was founded by Laura Jane Boast, a print designer with a passion for thoughtful design.

Laura especially loves to help brands achieve consistency across all communications and build brand awareness to reach a wider audience.

She’s enthusiastic about getting to know her clients well, in order to offer both a personal and professional service. She takes time to fully understand their needs, to effectively and efficiently convey the spirit of their brand – so get the kettle on!

But her creativity doesn’t just stop there; her curious nature, passion for materials and appetite for learning extends way beyond her work, as she enjoys attending events, meeting designers and makers, listening to podcasts and reading from her colour co-ordinated bookshelf.

What’s more, Laura has taken part in many local charity initiatives, including the recent Women In Print event, raising money for local women’s charities. She’s also a published writer, which is where she can share her knowledge with others.

MA (Hons) Communication Design, Distinction
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, First Class

Testimonials

Oli Leett, Founder of Leett Putting Hub

“Laura is one of the most talented and passionate individuals I have ever had the privilege to work with. Her vision is incredible and a real breath of fresh air. The quality of her work is 10/10 but what separates her to other designers is her communication and after sales service. She is always only a phone call away and nothing is ever too much trouble. I’m sure our fantastic professional relationship will continue for many more years.”

Tim Hall, Director of Tim Hall School of Golf

“I can’t say enough about Laura’s excellent work, her efficiency and professionalism in all her design work. Her attention to detail and design initiatives is what sets Laura apart from others. Laura has helped me not only grow my brand but has played a lead role in the expansion of the THSG. I would strongly recommend Laura and her work.”

Emma Price, Founder of Cosy Under Canvas

“I have known Laura for a number of years. She is creative and insightful as well as being very efficient. High quality design work is produced quickly and thoughtfully with excellent attention to detail. I would not hesitate in recommending her for any branding, print or illustration.”

Leighton Walker, General Manager of Chippenham GC

“Laura is extremely easy to work with as well as being very prompt and efficient. The work we’ve carried out recently has confirmed the high quality of design that Laura produces. The artwork has created much more of a theme and brand to our marketing. Having worked with Laura before I feel she understands our needs and what we are trying to achieve. I’d definitely recommend her. The quality of work. Excellent service. What more can you say!”

Recognition

Exhibitions

Plan Bee Manchester
Women In Print
Print Up Paste Up
Worker Bee
Manchester In Mind
Secret 7”
Science of Play
Artcrank

Publicity

designweek.co.uk
peopleofprint.com
formfiftyfive.com
awwwards.com
inkygoodness.com
thedrum.com

Talks

PechaKucha Manchester
Havas Lynx Creative Meetup

Writing

Craft, vol.03