We started iDesign back in 2009, firstly specialising in graphic design and printing. Since then we have expanded and now also offer IT solutions, website design/development and digital media under the iTech banner.
We are a friendly, approachable, positive thinking team offering a wide range of skills – large or small job, business or personal to suit all budgets; we will provide a professional and efficient service.
Meet The Team
Isla Rosie, Managing Director
iDesign is a division of Isbister Brothers Ltd, a family-run business which was founded in 1929. Isla Rosie (née Isbister) opened the graphic design and print department in June 2009. Over the years iDesign has expanded to a team of proficient individuals each bringing their own unique styles and skills to the business.
Isla studied graphic design in Glasgow for two years and then went on to gain her BA (Hons) in Applied Graphics with Multimedia Technology. She has many years experience of working in design for print as well as the newspaper industry and is always looking to develop her knowledge and skill set.
With her creative flair and meticulous attention to detail she creates high-quality design which communicates professionalism to her clients. Isla has an undeniable high-standard for quality which alongside her experience and knowledge of printing and finishing techniques drives her and the team to always aim for perfection in everything produced.
Isla brings enthusiasm and a positive attitude to the studio creating a friendly and fun but always professional team.
Derek Nixon, Supervisor
Derek studied design at Glasgow College of Building and Printing and gained his diploma in Design for Print in 1996.
With over 20 years of experience in the charity and voluntary sector Derek developed his skills across a range of applications from charity publications and marketing to event materials and advertising. Derek is able to use this experience and his problem solving skills to produce quality and cost effective design solutions to meet the needs of his clients.
Derek’s knowledge of design and print finishing is used across a range of services, from publicity material and merchandise to vehicle and shop signage, he particularly enjoys creating logos and branding for a variety of customers from small local businesses to large commercial clients.
Derek’s hobbies of illustration and photography are also transferred to the work here at iDesign.
Jack Whitwell, Junior Designer / Print Finisher
Jack studied Fine Art at Newcastle University, specialising in printmaking. Since graduating he has worked on large public commissions and exhibited work in multiple galleries around the country. Alongside his creative work, Jack has worked consulting with creative businesses on branding and digital marketing, helping to increase reach and drive consumer engagement.
With his knowledge of design and print finishing, Jack ensures a high customer satisfaction in everything he does. Working alongside the rest of the team, Jack brings client designs to life, from initial concept to the high quality finished product.
Jack is friendly, approachable and always loves a challenge.
Aaron Brough, IT & Digital Media Technician
Aaron graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands with a BSC in Computer Science. While studying for his degree, Aaron also worked locally in the retail industry where he was provided with his first opportunity to use his IT skills. He took on the role of technology maintenance as well as building the business a custom system to aid in the mixing and management of their agricultural seed.
Once qualified, Aaron successfully gained a position within an IT and accountancy company. This role aided in expanding his knowledge and hands-on experience by providing clients with IT support as well as bookkeeping services.
In 2019, as a skilled IT technician, Aaron opened up iTech as an addition to the iDesign division of Isbister Brothers. He offers website coding, IT support and expertise to his clients. As well as client support, Aaron takes the lead role for all things IT related in-house at Isbister Brothers. He has introduced many improved procedures including building a custom management system and a new and improved till system for the company.
Aaron has a great sense of humour, is highly adaptable and a great problem solver.