“Nick’s work is simply stunning. He was able to take our brief and bring it to life with his creativity and expertise.
He knew exactly what we wanted to achieve. The result – a distressed and beautiful piece of handcrafted art/signage on the column and bulkhead at our new Knightsbridge Store. His ability to layer paint to give an aged look was simply superb along with his hand drawn typography and flourishes. Nick is a great guy to work with and I look forward to working with him again in the future.”
Service Category: signwriting
Year first hired: 2012
Top Qualities: Great Results, Expert, Creative
Barry Wylie, Graphic Designer Ted Baker, London
“Nick is a superb illustrator and graphic signwriter. Professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with.
He took our brief, developed it and then executed it beautifully. You can see his work of art at our new POD on Queen Victoria St.”
Alex Maynard, Marketing Director at POD FOOD.
Amazing! Thank you for everything, you have set us off in the right direction, your passion and dedication has given it that extra something which will stand the test of time. Thank you.
Winnie Gasa, ‘Rest @ T-Rooms’, Bermondsey Central Hall
Zucono is a shop with a unique personality in a unique location. Our product is artisan gelato, Italian ice cream hand-made in small batches following the traditional method.
We wanted the sign for our shop front to represent all of this: uniqueness, tradition re-discovered, timeless style and quality.
Nick interpreted this brief with exceptional results: working from our design he was able to suggest improvements and deliver a genuinely hand-drawn sign that limmediately stands out compared with anything else I have seen, while still looking ‘classic’.
What’s more, it didn’t break the bank and the whole job was done very quickly and without fuss.
I would certainly recommend his work and will use him again.
Luca Bertelli, Zucono Ltd, 16 Camden Passage London.
Nick Garrett worked with us for many years, about ten years ago; working closely with Tricia Guild and myself in producing specially painted antique furniture. Nick was provided with specific fabric swatches and left to his own devices in producing pieces which worked perfectly to the colour briefs. His ability to produce work that was in perfect compatibility to our textile colours and the ‘look’ of the collection was inspiring and sold very well.
Nick therefore had great creative input into the look of the furniture at the time of our London Store and very much involved in the creative process.
Mark Homewood, Director of Creative Development, Designers Guild UK
“It was great to bump into Nick again recently..
Nick could always be relied upon to come up with original and often stunning designs for pictorials and had a real feel for the genre. He worked hard and did a lot of work for myself and my colleagues dealing with Allied Breweries regional re-branding. His work was always outstanding. Happy memories!”
“I met Nick when he was trialling a new range of painted furniture when there were very few others doing the same. He had a fantastic eye for shape and colour. Importantly, he was always willing to discuss ways in which his product could be tailored to our specific needs and worked hard on new colours or finishes that were always stunning. I would recommend him as someone who is extremely personable, always flexible and with a really creative and original mind.”
1st Colin Bisset
“I have worked very closely with Nick Garrett for 5 years. Nick has excelled in his role as a leader at P.D. Department. He possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude while taking on all tasks with a positive energy. His upbeat personality and engaging personal style enables him to interact effectively with clients and staff. Many of his co-workers seek his advice and support. He is always there for them and is comfortable in the role.
Nick has a strong sense both about the market’s needs and clients’ needs. That is an important element for his role in CAC. The development of CAC requiring a great deal of thought and effort on his behalf!!
I am glad to have chance work with him!!”
Sonja Yingmei Zeng, PD Manager, China Accent (HK) Ltd.
It’s wonderful, thanks so much.
It so great to have your expertise too with the colours, they’ve worked together so well.
Jennie Milsom, owner With Jam and Bread
Wow that is incredible… to see the real hand painted skills… just what we want!
Mark Valerio, Design Manager, Ted Baker
That work looks great, Thank you. I’ve noted your other areas of expertise and I’m sure that we’ll work together in the future.
Andrew Catterall, Reflect Construction UK
The execution is superb… it’s very rare to see someone love what they do…
Phil Monk, Head Curator, Tate Modern, London