About

Handcooked Studios showcases the work of Stirling-based graphic designer and screen-printer, Douglas Walker.

With over 30 years of design & print industry experience and having run a small, successful design agency for 16 years, I now work on a freelance basis – with most areas of graphic design work being undertaken.

Two particular areas of specialism however, are the design/screen-printing of gig posters along with website design & development.

While these areas of work may well sound like worlds apart – and they are – there’s almost as equal a challenge to be enjoyed from either being elbow deep in ink or diving head first into code… and both do occasionally happen at the same time!

Gig poster show at the Iona Village Hall Music Festival
Screen-printing by Handcooked Studios
Short run vinyl decals by Handcooked Studios

About

Handcooked Studios showcases the work of Stirling-based graphic designer and screen-printer, Douglas Walker.

With over 30 years of design & print industry experience and having run a small, successful design agency for 16 years, I now work on a freelance basis – with practically all areas of graphic design work being undertaken.

Two particular areas of specialism however, are the design/screen-printing of gig posters along with website design & development.

While these areas of work may well sound like worlds apart – and they are – there’s almost as equal a challenge to be enjoyed from either being elbow deep in ink or diving head first into code… and both do occasionally happen at the same time!

Gig poster for Idlewild
Gig posters for King Tuts, Glasgow
Gig poster for The Phantom Band
Gig poster for Idlewild
Gig posters for King Tuts, Glasgow
Gig poster for The Phantom Band

A love of music, design & screen-printing could only ever mean one thing… gig posters!

I design and screen-print officially-commissioned art prints (gig posters) which are sold at concerts as part of a band’s merchandise range, and have produced work for Idlewild, Admiral Fallow, Fatherson, The Phantom Band and Bright Eyes amongst others.

These prints are produced in limited edition runs – uniquely designed & hand-printed, with each one signed & numbered – and are sold as part of a band’s merchandise range at individual shows or on tours.

You can see more of the gig poster work over at the Handcooked Posters website.

Along with printing my own designs, I also undertake some commercial screen-printing – just as long as it all fits in to the basic remit of it being music or arts-based – producing record sleeves, gig posters, art prints and album inserts for Merchandise For Life, Fatcat Records, O-Merch, The Twilight Sad & Frightened Rabbit.

If you’d like to find out more about gig poster work or commercial screen-printing services, call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Screen-printing by Handcooked Studios
Screen-printing by Handcooked Studios
Design & screen-printing gig posters for Fatherson

A love of music, design & screen-printing could only ever mean one thing… gig posters!

I design and screen-print officially-commissioned art prints (gig posters) which are sold at concerts as part of a band’s merchandise range, and have produced work for Idlewild, Admiral Fallow, Fatherson, The Phantom Band and Bright Eyes amongst others.

These prints are produced in limited edition runs – uniquely designed & hand-printed, with each one signed & numbered – and are sold as part of a band’s merchandise range at individual shows or on tours.

You can see more of my gig poster work over at the Handcooked Posters website.

Along with printing my own designs, I also undertake some commercial screen-printing – just as long as it all fits in to the basic remit of it being music or arts-based – producing record sleeves, gig posters, art prints and album inserts for Merchandise For Life, Fatcat Records, O-Merch, The Twilight Sad & Frightened Rabbit.

If you’d like to find out more about gig poster work or commercial screen-printing services, call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Responsive website design by Handcooked Studios for The Stewarts Group
Responsive website design by Handcooked Studios for Stirling Self Catering
Responsive website design by Handcooked Studios for Shadows & Curves

Website Design

Website design has been an ever-growing area within my design work, and with the need to create responsive sites that work effectively across desktops, tablets and smartphones, it’s an area of work I enjoy more than ever (always being one for a challenge!).

I design & build websites using WordPress and implement many industry best practices within my web work – combining a designer’s eye for detail & visual approach along with a good, solid technical knowledge of working within the WordPress environment for developing and building websites.

Usability, site speed, security, site management & search engine optimisation are all fundamental considerations within website design – and are all areas addressed as standard, not as extras.

If you’d like to discuss what’s involved in creating a new website for your business, or are looking to expand or improve on your existing web presence, call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Website design for The Stewarts Group
Website design for Shadows and Curves
Website design for Stirling Self Catering

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Website Design

Website design has been an ever-growing area within my design work, and with the need to create responsive sites that work effectively across desktops, tablets and smartphones, it’s an area of work I enjoy more than ever (always being one for a challenge!).

I design & build websites using WordPress and implement many industry best practices within my web work – combining a designer’s eye for detail & visual approach along with a good, solid technical knowledge of working within the WordPress environment for developing and building websites.

Usability, site speed, security, site management & search engine optimisation are all fundamental considerations within website design – and are all areas addressed as standard, not as extras.

If you’d like to discuss what’s involved in creating a new website for your business, or are looking to expand or improve on your existing web presence, call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Merchandise design for Idlewild
Brochure design for Scottish Woodlands
Logo design
Brochure design for Scottish Woodlands
Merchandise design for Idlewild
Logo design

Graphic Design

Along with the specialist areas of gig posters and website design, more general graphic design work still comprises a large part of the work done at Handcooked Studios.

Logo design, leaflets, brochures, exhibition graphics, signage, posters, graphics for web & social media and branding projects are all examples of work recently done.

I work with clients from a variety of different industries and size of business – ranging from large plc’s all the way through to small music festivals – and my aim is to provide a friendly, efficient, client-focused design service which more than meets their requirements.

If you’d like to discuss any design or print requirements you might have, or would like to find out more about how design can benefit your business, then call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Design studio at Handcooked Studios
Short run label design and printing by Handcooked Studios
Badge making by Handcooked Studios

Graphic Design

Along with the specialist areas of gig posters and website design, more general graphic design work still comprises a large part of the work done at Handcooked Studios.

Logo design, leaflets, brochures, exhibition graphics, signage, posters, graphics for web & social media and branding projects are all examples of work recently done.

I work with clients from a variety of different industries and size of business – ranging from large plc’s all the way through to small music festivals – and my aim is to provide a friendly, efficient, client-focused design service which more than meets their requirements.

If you’d like to discuss any design or print requirements you might have, or would like to find out more about how design can benefit your business, then call +44 (0)7730 690714 or drop an email to: douglas@handcookedstudios.co.uk

Brochure design for Radical Travel
Logo design
Brochure design for The Stewarts Group
Brochure design for Radical Travel
Logo design
Brochure design for The Stewarts Group

Client Testimonial

“Douglas is brilliant to work with. I’ve worked with many designers over the years and at times the challenge can be translating what’s in my head into a brief the designer can understand. Douglas has a cool, calm style and easy way of communicating that means before you know it, he understands what it is you’re trying to achieve – and off he goes and does it.

What impresses me most is that he never lets me down, he’s never late with concepts or finished work and if he has had trouble behind the scenes, I’ve never been aware of it. Everything looks great. Everything hits the mark. Can’t ask for better than that.”

Margaret Cochrane, Communications Manager, AG Barr plc

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