We’re Mary-Jane Moore and Ben Gracey. Two experienced graphic designers who realised the best way for us to create striking and effective design, was to cut out layers and layers of management, set up shop in our own treasured little studio and work directly with our clients. Small and perfectly formed, we’re big on ideas, not on overheads.
It means we are flexible, available, collaborative and you deal with the people actually working on your brand. No one in the way to complicate things. Just us. And you.
Luminous’s expertise, enthusiasm and execution are second to none. It is rare to find others who are as passionate about your business as you are.
Lisa White, Director
Cocoon Coaching and Consulting
It’s really important to us that your experience with Luminous is enjoyable, effective and one that adds commercial value to your business.
We understand what matters to you and your audience when it comes to building your own brand, and we’re here to take care of it all. We’ll guide and clarify, listen and craft, organise and oversee – until whatever matter is in hand, is perfect. (And of course we produce stunning design and create uniquely brilliant brands – you wouldn’t be reading this otherwise!)
From food and drink to finance, arts and education to science and technology, we work with a really diverse range of clients, and wouldn’t have it any other way. We work just as closely with well-established companies like ASDA and Mott MacDonald as we do with start ups and entrepreneurs like Healthy Nibbles and Nomad. We take pride in our well earned reputation for dedication, focus and personal commitment – the results speak for themselves. Your success is our success.
Proudly working with brands we believe in
Fresh out of the Glasgow School of Art, Mary-Jane immediately cut her teeth in a number of design and marketing agencies in Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
Originally trained under an exceptional duo (an ex Saatchi and Saatchi senior creative and an esteemed art director), she subsequently landed a highly coveted role within the fashion publishing world with Hachette Filipachi – here developing her skills in editorial design and creative direction.
Moving on to specialise in infographic design, Mary-Jane continued to hone her craft, until eventually forming Luminous – channeling her energy and wide ranging design experience into creating stunning work, and having fun whilst doing so!
Graduating from Edinburgh School of Art, Ben worked in Japan and South Africa before returning to the UK to work for multinational State Street where he perfected his skills in corporate design – it was here he grew a love of making information beautiful.
Following this Ben founded Amazing Gracey, where he supported both corporate and creative marketing departments and worked directly with a broad range of clients including distilleries, charities and artists.
A personal interest and passion designing for the third sector has provided for a fascinating range of projects and become a cornerstone of the business – working with charitable clients or those with a social or ethical conscience is a pivotal part of Luminous Creative.