Creating things that are thoughtful, fun and friendly!

Rather Splendid was formed in 2017 by James Gibbs & Holly Maguire. Since then we have worked on a range of different projects, such as app and web design, visual identities, packaging and merchandise.

We 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.

Together with our clients,  we focus on delivering beautiful and well-crafted branding, design & illustration.


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

Our Process

1. Think

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


2. Make

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

3. Refine

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