YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
From telex to fax, the moon landing and conscription, to tv and the birth of the interwebs – I started with a pencil…
Mike Barwood – I am older, maybe wiser, mostly calm and I listen. Experience and years and the journey which continues each day, every morning, I can say, “Yay, another day I’m alive”
Operating from Gqeberha, South Africa, offers crisp, clean, clear design from logos, graphics, brochures, print media, and web development to posters or digital presentations.
Solid design based on pure principle works across all media and your visual presentation is your first line of communication, so make sure it’s clean, clear and bold – and says exactly what you want it to.
Max Design consists of Mike Barwood and a group of established affiliates. Whether you need a logo designed, a concept created, additional branding, adverts that work and more bang for your buck – contact me for a quote or to discuss what you have in mind – you get a wealth of experience and incredible design work.
“Be regular & ordinary in your life like a bourgeois
so that you may be ViolenT & oRiginaL in your work”
I’ve always said, “See with your eyes, shoot with your heart”
From a concept to a design – layouts, a logo, anything you imagine – it can be done – and if I don’t know how to do it – I will find out how to, making sure you get what you imagined and wanted.
Your first point of contact – what people see – your logo, your brand – make sure it works for you.
I am passionate about imagery. See with your eyes, shoot with your heart.
Anything is possible – imagine it … I can Photoshop, well. Come see …
Projects currently underway or recently completed.
Clients are the lifeblood. Each one treasured and respected. Jobs come and go, people and relationships linger, the essence of sustainability….
Mike has worked with us at Siyawela on multiple occasions. He is a talented photographer – capturing our special occasions in ways that allow us to remember the events from beginning to end. In a professional context, Mike’s creative and organisational skills stand out. Mike’s photos allow us to tell our stories in an inspiring, and entertaining way.
Max Design…Max excellence….Max Customer service. Mike Barwood has over the past 12 years provided all our marketing collaterals in South Africa and throughout South East Asia and the GCC countries. From international acts such as Bonnie Tyler and Alison Moyet to the build from ground zero, Brands and theatre shows and corporates like Liberty- he is not just a supplier but a vital part of our team. He has created a number of exhibitions in collaboration with ourselves and the Smithsonian. My first call on creative go to guy. His work is exemplary and exceptional. I could go on ….just work with him and you will see
I first encountered Mike's gifts in 2012, working with him to design a book cover using my artwork. I haven't looked back. We've done 11 covers thus far. He is a joy to work with, his feel for colour, font, proportion, orientation etc. is never dull, he is highly responsive to briefs and not shy to suggest alternatives or fresh possibilities.
Mike has worked closely with Siyawela for several years, and we have found his service to be professional, prompt and affordable. His willingness to go the extra mile (literally on many occasions!) has been appreciated, and he has a wonderful way of adapting to the contextual needs of the programmes we offer. His relaxed, engaging approach puts people at ease resulting in an excellent product.
I started using Mike’s services about 15 years ago, and always enjoy our creative interactions. He has designed numerous poetry book covers for me, and for the projects I work in. He has designed pull-up banners, the pages of children’s books, logos for small businesses I have mentored, and letterheads, as well as web pages. I value good work, and lasting relationships, and I have found both with MaxDesign.
Mike Barwood has completed several Web design and Photo projects for me over the last few years, and I can say with certainty that I would rather work with him than anyone else. He is honest, his fees are fair, his input is always well considered, and he has the skills and experience necessary to consistently deliver excellent service. I recommend him without hesitation.
59 Eastbourne Road, Mount Croix
+27(0)82 486 5966