“Skinny make working with them fun and interesting! They have completely refreshed our website and we are delighted with how it looks using their creativity with our new corporate style. Ian and his team are never short of ideas, have plenty of patience and respond quickly whether it’s to make a small tweak or a big change giving us confidence that the work will get done. We are delighted with the production of our first corporate brochure and know we are dealing with theright creative team. We have no hesitation in recommending Skinny Design and have done so resulting in new business for them.”

Julie Jones 
Director at Myddleton Croft Investment Managers (Leeds)


“Ian is the most creative, intuitive and enthusiastic designer who never fails to exceed expectations. He has produced a variety of graphic excellence for St Aidan’s and the AMP Awards and I would not hesitate to recomend Skinny Design unreservedly. He also happens to be an incredibly nice guy and an exceptional developer of talent – often extending to a generous time investment in young people.”

Marian Farrar 
Business Liaison at St Aidan’s Church of England High School (Harrogate)


“Ian Ladley is an extraordinary and unique character who effervesces with creative talent and inspires with a novel and vibrant approach to each project, meeting the needs and aspirations of each client. Over the last six years, Skinny Design have been the creators of a new branding and all external publications (Prospectus, newsletter et al) for St Aidan’s Church of England High School. His work is thoroughly researched, carefully prepared in good time and the end product is always of the highest standard.

Ian generously and voluntarily gives his time to teach Art to pupils of all ages and abilities in this comprehensive school. His sessions are always the most popular ones of the week.

If you are looking for creative work of the highest standard and a product that will stand out from the run of the mill graphic designers, then Ian Ladley and Skinny Design are the business to contact.”

Steve Hatcher MBE
Retired Deputy Headteacher, St Aidan’s Church of England High School (Harrogate)


“Skinny are always very responsive and quick to provide imaginative and creative solutions to our often last minute requests and projects.

They know our product and business inside out which makes our life much easier.

Skinny provide an excellent level of personal and focussed customer care which is a rare commodity these days.”

Paul Ashton
Former Head of Sales and Marketing, Harrogate International Centre (Harrogate)


“Ian Ladley of Skinny Design was recommended to me and I met him in the second week of January 2013. In the next 24 hours he was generating relentless fresh, new ideas, for my advertising and presentation. With the first of a new series of adverts signed off and ‘live’ on 31 January, and additional work at an advanced stage, I knew straightaway I had the best team on the job for my project.
Ian has provided original, thought provoking material for my business and has listened to my views and suggestions. He has proved to be exceptionally hardworking, conscientious and reliable throughout, providing a high professional finish to the end product. It has been a pleasure to work with Ian and with more ‘ongoing’ work, I only hope I can keep up with him!”

Simon Dunn FNAEA (Hon)
Independent Property Consultant (Harrogate)