Born problem solver and experienced designer

Over 15 years experience
A selection of brands I've worked with
Royal Shakespeare Company, Gordon Ramsay, Game, Xped Global, Common Wealth Games, Birmingham 2022, Worldpay, Ernst & Young, University of Cambridge, NHS, Jamie Oliver, Brooklands Museum, Octopus Healthcare, Playboy Club London, Kwikfit, Kingspan, Exclusive Hotels and Venues, Flexiski | University of West London, Warwickshire College Group, Seven Capital, CBRE, Knight Frank, The Orchards School of Cookery, doTERRA, Launchpad Recruits...
Property, Education, Technology, Automotive, Travel, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Health & Wellness, Sport, Healthcare, Financial.​​​​​​​
Branding, Experience Design, Digital Product Design, Corporate Identity, Campaigns Concepts, Print Design, Signage, Packaging Design.
Figma, Sketch App, Abstract, Jira, Adobe Creative Suite, Keynote, Productive, Microsoft 365, Google Suite, Xero Workflow Max​​​​​​​, Slack, MS Teams, Zoom
WQA, Alive!, RBL, Berliner Benson, Beyond the Book, Seven Capital, SIC, James Windsor, Smart 1 Recruitment, McGinn & Partners
Kind words

George is personable, dependable, smart and sharp. He has an impressive diverse skill-set across graphic design, creative strategy and branding - with fantastic insights across most verticals. George always left me reassured that the words "I'm on it" meant he was due to deliver a creatively original and strategically on-point solution. Don't hesitate with George - snap him up before your competitor does.
Adam Payne
EMEA Head of Creator & Influencer Strategy - Twitter

George is a great guy. Total pleasure to work with and along with his great design skills, he thinks hard about the brand, it's promise and positioning. Really creative thinker and designer with super fast application and general all round team player. We worked with him on 2 or 3 projects and would definitely recommend him as an assured and skilled designer.
Mike Benson
Director - Berliner Benson

George has always provided us with a service which is second to none. His creativity and innovation has produced hugely beneficial results for our company. The consummate professional, his attention to detail and attentiveness to clients makes working with him a successful pleasure!
Cathy Strain
Director - Smart 1 Recruitment

High Passion + Lots of Skill + Not shy of Hard Work = George Jillard. George is one of the most passionate designers I've worked with. His broader understanding on the importance of brand, his ability to get under the skin of a brief and what appeals to the target audience, and his strength in creating exquisite visuals are all top class. Equally George is always articulate when discussing/sharing his ideas with the team, and also when presenting them to clients. Plus, he always remains a cool and calm influence when the studio hits the 'manic' level on the dial!
Mark Pawley
Digital Projects Director - McCann

George was one of the first freelance designers/creatives I worked with when I moved to Birmingham. What struck me instantly was his natural passion and innovative approach to his craft and the commitment to succeed within his field. Whether that's being a part of a start up and helping it flourish, leading the rebrand of an international product or heading up a design team in a freelance capacity - he really is the 360 Senior Creative package and because of this, he is highly in demand as a freelancer. He's also a top chap, whose never caused me any headaches. I can rely on his skills and creativity to be present at each booking, but also his strong work -ethic and friendly demeanour. I would recommend George to anyone looking for a highly creative, intelligent senior designer.
Clare Bumford
Senior Freelance Consultant  - Pitch Consultants

George is an exciting talent. In his time at CAB he has been a driving influence on the culture and on the quality of creative work leaving the studio. A very popular Cabbie from beginning to end, his very genuine and thoughtful character was a great asset to the company, especially in developing a large variety of brands that have given numerous large scale challenger brands the ability to push for top place in their industry. His talent to see through the complexity and find the big idea for brands is strong and the creative execution and art direction of the further communications some of the best I have seen.

He is likeable, patient, well mannered, energetic and passionate. A good soul fighting for his own cause and supporting many others. He's a dreamer - which in my opinion is a good thing. He will be a great asset to any business who needs a team player, a burst of energy and laughter, commitment and inspiration. The entrepreneur in him can only enhance the attitude of others around.
Ben Wood
ECD & Co Founder - CAB Studios

George is amazingly hardworking. He does incredibly well in both high pressure and fast paced environments. Not many can do that. What I love most is George's disposition. He has a great attitude and always comes to the table with new ideas and ways to execute. Incredible smart, witty, and fun.
Bob Battye
Board of Directors - CAB Studios
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