Suzi Forrest

Nottingham Graphic Designer & Illustrator

What I do

Who I Am

Nottingham Graphic Artist & Designer

Suzi Newton
I am Suzi – Nottingham graphic artist, designer, illustrator, crafter & occasional poet – creativity is the very essence of who I am, and I am most content when immersed in something creative, whether it is design work for a client or a personal craft project. Attention to detail is very important to me and this is present in all aspects of my life.

I live in the small town of Huthwaite in North Nottinghamshire with my partner and our young Daughter.

Creative Roots…

Creativity has always been at the very core of my existence. Deep minded – a thinker – or, “in a world of my own” as my Father always said. It was from him that I inherited a natural artistic ability, although creativity ran strong from my maternal lineage too, my Mother music orientated, with my Great-Grandfather and Grandfather owning a piano making and tuning business ‘R.A Freeston & Son’ in the very heart of my home town – Nottingham.

I grew up, like most children in the late 70’s and 80’s, avidly watching Take
Hart and Blue Peter, playing outside and arguing with siblings (who didn’t?). I did win quite a few drawing and colouring competitions along the way and always found something creative to amuse myself with.

After finishing school, I went on to study A-Level Art & Design with Media Studies at Clarendon College in Nottingham. Unfortunately, finding art related work wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped, and for my first full-time job, I worked in a knitwear factory, turning jumpers the right way round! Then later, training to be a machinist.

Along with the many jobs I’ve had since that humble first, I’ve always dedicated my free time to learning new skills and different mediums to express my creativity. As technology progressed, I started to dabble with design software.

Here & Now!

So, how did I get from jumper turning to Graphic Artist, you may ask? Like I said, I’m a natural born creative. I set up Inspired Instinct Design back in 2003, as a hobby in the evenings. Then, in 2009 when I became a Mother, I decided to give up my day job and pursue my passion! It allowed me the freedom to be a full-time Mum and work during the evenings, to grow my business. By the time my Daughter started nursery in 2012, I had established a strong, global client base and my fully-fledged business took flight, full-time.

Designer Suzi Newton





What I Do

I offer a range of creative services, some of which are detailed below. However, I am always ready to take on the next creative challenge, so if your project is something a little different, let’s talk.

Logo Design

No clipart here! Never underestimate the power of a well designed logo. It is the face of your business and one of the most important investments you’ll make. I create professional, bespoke logos that will effectively represent your brand, offering a range of packages to suit all budgets!


Branding doesn’t stop at a logo, a company brand is the perceived emotional image as a whole. It is crucial that this image is consistent throughout the business, it is the ‘personality’ of the business or product, and is shaped by the perceptions of the audience. I can’t “make” your brand, but I can help you create a solid foundation from which your brand can develop. 


Whether you’re looking for a hand-drawn illustration, infographic or a custom set of icons, you’ve come to the right place. I can accommodate a range of styles to suit various projects. 

Design for Print

Brochures, catalogues, tender documents, direct mail, business cards, posters, leaflets, letterheads, forms, menus… The list goes on. I am happy to create designs from a detailed brief or take full creative lead on your next print design project, delivering artwork that is 100% print ready. 

Web/Digital Design

An online presence is an essential part of any business. I can help you create digital design for social media profiles, starter websites, online marketing graphics and publications for electronic distribution.

Large Format

The bigger, the better! Exhibition graphics, vehicle wrap design and interior branding. I have created designs for a range of large format printing and can help you choose the right materials for your project, whatever the size. 

Packaging Design

Creative, eye catching and competative. I create packaging designs for products that stand out on the shelves and engage with your target audience. From simple die-line creation to POS display design.

Re-touching/Image Manipulation

From minor image repair or enhancement, background removal and image sharpening through to more complex image manipulation, please get in touch to discuss your project.

What I don't Do...

Of course, I can’t do everything so if you’re looking for a coder or an SEO expert then I probably can’t help you much. However, always ask because I have built up a great list of talented individuals, with a whole host of mind-blowing skill-sets, I’d gladly point you in the right direction.


Work Portfolio

I am adaptable and competent with the drive and enthusiasm to produce engaging work. Delivering a wide spectrum of design styles in my work, from bespoke, hand-drawn, artisan style illustration to corporate image (and everything in between). This enables me to offer design services to a diverse range of clients. Please see some of my work below and feel free to comment – feedback is always welcome!

Logo Design – Evie & Orla
Playmaker Script Company Logo
Playmaker Logo Design
SOAParticular Logo Design
Paul Eyre Images – Brochure Design
Camp 4 Champs – Business Card Design
Camp 4 Champs – Double Sided Flyer
Iconz Experience
Knockout Fitness – Flyer
Knockout Fitness – Logo Design
Opgreen Eco Bulb Packaging
Camp 4 Champs Branding


Here are just some of the clients I have provided creative services for. Whether you need a logo for a new business or print collateral for your next big marketing campaign, get in touch today to discuss your project and find out how I can help you! I price my services according to the depth and scale of work required on each individual project. Small budget? No problem, I understand how difficult starting out can be
and offer up to 20% discount for start-up businesses. So, what are you waiting for?

Sapour Foods
Wild Releaf
Knockout Fitness
Bedbug Experts
Monamour Bakery
TaylorMade Investing
Envirosafe Solutions
CMM Technology
Apricot Power
Camp4Champs Logo
Client | Mediscreen
Client | 2 Good Souls
Client | Rynew
Client | Paul Eyre Images

Let's Create!