Creating things that are thoughtful, fun and friendly!

"Rather Splendid" is the creative studio of James Gibbs. Together with my clients, I focus on delivering beautiful and well-crafted branding, design & illustration.

I believe that design and illustration should not only add value and recognition to brands but should also do the following:

Save or minimise the use of materials to help the environment.
2. Be on the side of social good - for the people and not just for financial gain.
3. Help educate and inspire.
4. Entertain and bring joy to people’s lives.

If you share my values and want to work together to create something "Rather Splendid", then please get in touch:


Visual Identities
Brand & Campaign Strategy
Brand Guidelines
Logo Design 
Surface Pattern Design
Iconography Design
Campaign Creative
Print & Packaging
Digital Design
UX Design

My Process

1. Think

First and foremost my aim is to really understand you and your business. No secret magical ingredient here, just good old conversation. From there I’ll do some research and put together a unique strategy for your project.


2. Make

From concept to design, I’ll take your project from fruition to a polished gem.  During this process, I work closely with you presenting tailored options along the way.

3. Refine

Once you’re happy with the work I won’t just leave you hanging! I’ll be on hand to make any necessary tweaks, and help manage print, production or development.