Testimonials

“Ruth has worked across our entire client portfolio, helping us produce top quality assets for reports, e.books, social media, email, landing pages and websites. We can always rely on great design work, responsiveness and flexibility which makes working with her such a pleasure.”

Richard Edwards, Managing Director, Native Consultancy | wearenative.uk


“A friend — who’s worked with Ruth before and loved her work — introduced her to me saying she’s able to sift the details of the design concept to get to the design essence. I thought that’s exactly what I need. I wanted to capture in my new business’ brand and logo a marriage between England and my background culture — Arabic, Palestinian. I wanted both the logo and brand of Habibah to be true to my roots yet be contemporary, modern and relevant to UK. A challenge for any competent designer, I thought.

I gave Ruth a lot of information and references about West-meets-Arabhood designs and ideas and waited. I commissioned her to come up with a brand, a logo and a ‘tiling pattern’ (inspired by Palestinian designs) to use in the new shop.

The four options she came up with were one Oh-my-God moment after the other. My family and I were amazed at the beautiful visuals she created. In each option, Ruth managed to weave into the design a piece of calligraphy of the Arabic name of Habibah with colours relevant to the nature of the new business (falafels and flatbreads with fresh salads). The choice was hard but we narrowed it to two and then to one.

One of these logo options (which I didn’t pick) included a pattern that Ruth created from scratch based, again, on a calligraphy writing of the Arabic ‘Habibah’, her research into Palestinian designs and into patterns (she bought a book on how to create patterns). In my opinion, the pattern is a unique piece of art and it is the tiling pattern we will use in the shop.

In hindsight, now that the brand is complete, I realise it truly reflects my answers to the brand questionnaire I filled at the start of the project. I am already looking forward to our next design work with Ruth.”

Sleiman Matar, Habibah founder | habibahcafe.co.uk


“We first approached Ruth when we decided to expand our current business and set up an ecommerce site to sell our cheese online. Having worked together on a project in the past, we knew she would carefully listen to our ideas and help translate them into reality.

We needed a strong brand identity from which the website would take inspiration and evolve. After considered conversations Ruth fully understood our brief and the creative process began. With her knowledge of branding and attention to detail we now have a logo and brand which is strong and has received numerous praise from not only our customers but also other creative people.

It can be a daunting task to create a logo which speaks volumes about your business, but Ruth made it into a pleasurable experience. We have continued to work with Ruth as our business has evolved and look forward to more collaborations in the future.

Update: We have now partnered with a champagne house who loved the logo Ruth created for us and felt it matched their brand well. Ruth managed to take the vision we held in our heads and translate it in a professional and timely manner.  The end goal being to create a logo we were 100% happy with which I have to say – we still love several years down the line!

Louise Keedwell-Wirtz, L’Affinage Founder | laffinage.co.uk


“Working with Ruth has always been very smooth and straightforward. She takes the time to understand the requirements of the project, asking key questions to get to the point of what we are trying to communicate. This leads Ruth to deliver first time making working with her very efficient and cost effective. Swift response times makes the whole working relationship a real pleasure.”

Ben Peel, Capability and Development Manager, Equilibrium Markets | equilibrium-markets.com


“Ruth and I have worked together on several projects during the past few years from DVDs, to advertisements and websites. Most recently Ruth did the art work for my book, Guided Relaxation. Ruth is an incredibly talented artist and quite simply a joy to work with. She is very professional and doesn’t get flustered by tight deadlines. She has great ideas and is obviously very creative with amazing attention to detail. I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.”

Katie Brown, Yoga Teacher and author | katiebrownyoga.com


“It was a pleasure to work with Ruth. She grasped a complex service swiftly and delivered on the brief with ease. We were delighted with all the outputs. In particular she is extremely agile responding to some very last minute deadlines with good grace. Cannot recommend her creativity enough.”

Ann Cockerton, Marketing and Communications Manager, NHS RUH Bath


“We’ve worked with tincat design since 2013 on a host of different projects – a logo to celebrate our 10th anniversary, our first ever professionally designed annual report, our refillable water bottles and multiple other pieces of work. Ruth is perceptive, quick to grasp any brief and produces beautiful, eye catching work that looks fresh and engaging whilst being consistent with previous design.

We are lucky to have her talent and skill just around the corner. Since working together, we’ve had loads of positive feedback on our overall brand and profile. Having beautiful, professionally designed materials enables us to approach new partners and supporters with confidence. Tincat Design has helped us stand out from the charity crowd. ”

FRANK Water, Bristol | www.frankwater.com


“We have been very pleased with the work that Ruth has done to refresh our marketing materials. TinCat work with a number of teams within our organisation and we often have a variety of projects running simultaneously. From corporate flyers and brochures to exhibition banners and postcards, Ruth always delivers great designs that meet both the brief and within what is often a short deadline.”

Jennifer Wagstaff, Marketing Assistant, Eduserv


“Ruth has been great to work with on the design side of my website as well as my ebook. She is patience creative and flexible. She made sure I was happy with my design and went beyond my expectations in making this happen – I love looking at my website now – it looks better then I ever anticipated! Thank you Ruth – you have done a phenomenal job and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you.”

Anjana Rajani FCIPD, Power2Progress Ltd


“…A friend recommended Ruth from Tin Cat design, and although I live in Holland and the artwork was all in Dutch, the process and outcome were super. We communicated via Skype & e-mail, so we had no problems at all. The posters and flyers Ruth designed are brilliant. She has a knack to place all the bits in such a way that it is soothing for the eye! Even when a council wants a huge logo on it, Ruth manages to deal with it brilliantly. I am extremely happy with all the results. Thank you…”

Lisette Spaargaren from Capoeira School Semente


“Ruth’s remit was to refresh our logo and provide designs for our letterhead and business cards etc.. Ruth was great to work with being timely and responsive. We liked Ruth’s work and will use Tin Cat Design again.”

Lewis Hands, Handsome I.P. Ltd


“Ruth is a great designer and lovely to work with. She comes up with excellent ideas but also works very collaboratively with the client. She is always willing to go the extra mile when up against a deadline, and produced eye catching work for us across all channels.”

Cecilia Thirlway, Cecilia Unlimited


“Ruth is an excellent graphic designer who has created some really quality work for me. She listens carefully to my requests, needs and ideas, and responds quickly and professionally with some fantastic and pleasing results, at a very reasonable price. I would recommend Ruth to anyone looking for a graphic designer, without hesitation. She is a pleasure to work with.”

Hannah Currant, Dip. Shiatsu. MRSS


“Ruth has helped us create branding that not only stands out, but reflects what we’re about. She took the time to appreciate our countryside values and our new branding captures exactly how we want to be perceived. The response from buyers and customers alike has been overwhelmingly positive and we will continue to work with Ruth as our company grows.”

Camilla Rigby, Jane Maddern Soaps


“I met Ruth through a recommendation and I cannot begin to tell you what a find she has been. TinCat Design followed my very vague brief and I didn’t have a clue what I wanted and supplied me with a seriously impressive array of Logos, any of which I would have been proud to use. I showed the selection to a number of professional friends all of whom were deeply impressed by the quality of work produced and the insightful comments made alongside the draft logos. I have found TinCat Design a pleasure to work with and the standard of work really high.  I just hope I can find lots more opportunities for design with Ruth because she’s so good!”

Belinda Aspinall, Life after London


“Bristol City Council Play Services worked in partnership with CSV Environments on the production of Play in Action – a tool kit to inspire playful neighbourhoods. This high profile piece of work in Bristol was commissioned by the Department for Education. CSV enlisted the support of Tincat Design for the design, commissioned drawings, layout, copy proofing and print production of Play in Action. Tincat’s approach to the project was professional, creative, flexible and thorough. Ruth is a highly motivated ‘can do’ creative and solution focussed designer who worked with the customers to produce a product of extremely high quality.”

Bristol City Council Play Services and CSV Environments


“Ruth approached my design brief with radical creativity. I wanted something that would reflect movement and professionalism. Ruth suggested that she take inspiration from my movement, so she videoed me dancing and created a range of fantastic designs. I was impressed at Ruth’s understanding of my business, her unique and inventive response to the brief, her approachable nature and her patience with getting something that was absolutely right for my business. Thank you Ruth – I’ll certainly be using TinCat Design again.”

Liz Mitchell, Director of Movementor


“Ruth did a fantastic job for us – at very short notice. The brief was tricky and confusing but she took it all in her stride and we are very happy with the results.”

Matt Thurling, Managing Director, Science.TV


“Ruth is a wonderfully creative person and helped me out of a giant hole! I was exhibiting at a show and needed designs for a poster and banner stand at the last minute. She worked all that evening and by the following morning, her fantastic designs were in my in-box! Absolutely stunning work, would not hesitate to recommend her!”

Alison Redwood, TaxAssist Accountants

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