HELLO.

HELLO.

My name is Gemma, I am a logo design and brand identity specialist and I’m passionate about working with small and independent businesses (and seeing them succeed).

I’m Gemma.

I am a logo design and brand identity specialist and I’m passionate about working with small and independent businesses (and seeing them succeed).

That's me

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gemma thirsk

That's me

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What I Do

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​In a nut shell, I help small businesses with big personalities to communicate their passion and individuality – I can help you stand out in a sea of large corporate identities! I work closely with small business owners to create agency standard logo design and brand identities at an affordable price.

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Check out my 5 star reviews on Trust Pilot


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I am extremely pleased with the final product that Gemma has produced. She was fast, personable and really worked with me to perfect the final concept. She knows her stuff and has lots of talent and a creative eye. I would recommend her to anyone! Thank you.


Shaka Lish

​/ Skies and Flora

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Top job (again)!


Gemma has just sorted out an old logo for us and again has done us proud, thanks Gemma and we will be back later in the year for you to work your magic on our rebranding.


Tony Brown

/ York Maintenance

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Awesome service and design.


Excellent service. Great communication. It was hard choosing just one from the many great designs. We’ve used Gemma several times and have other work coming up for her.


Chris Phillips

/ Dough Eyed Pizza

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I've recently moved into my first studio space in Ancoats / New Islington, Manchester (yay!). I offer 3 main logo design and brand identity packages and 3 monthly design packages. I help you to create exceptional logo design and branding that shout about who you are, what you do and most importantly, why you do it. 

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WHY SMALL AND INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES?

I come from a family of small business owners and over the years I have learned about the hard work and dedication it takes to run your own business, eventually opening GEM Design Studio in 2018. As business owners we put our EVERYTHING into our businesses and I believe that stand-out design should not be another painful thing on your to-do list or for that matter, a luxury. I pride myself on creating logo design and branding that is stress free, agency standard and last but most definitely not least, affordable. 


"I choose to work with independent business owners as I believe, when it comes to their businesses, they are the most passionate and hard-working people in existence."


There is nothing more rewarding than creating a brand that really communicates the people and the passion behind a business to its customers and then to watch those businesses succeed. I love to see the emotion that brands can drive and want to give small businesses the best chance at success.

EMPOWERING WOMEN IN BUSINESS

I’m proud to be a cheerleader of all fellow women in business – check out my group The Ladies Who Trade for more info.


We are a group of ladies service swapping, networking and empowering one another through the rollercoaster that is self-employment.

I’m proud to be a cheerleader of all fellow women in business – check out my group The Ladies Who Trade for more info.


We are a group of ladies service swapping, networking and empowering one another through the rollercoaster that is self-employment.

The Ladies Who Trade

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During our business journeys, we have all found ourselves in a situation where we have game-changing ideas to grow our business but sometimes, when we're just starting up or for many other reasons, the budget just isn't there. Instead of giving up or limiting ourselves, this group gives you the opportunity to use the value in your skills and services and grow your network by service swapping.


Gemma Thirsk (ME!)

/ Founder, The Ladies Who Trade