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I worked closely with James on a number of projects during histime at Iceland. I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed working with him. Not only is he amazingly creative but with it comes his fantastic personality. Which meant every job was a success and we had fun in the process! Would absolutely recommend!
Laura Caddick, Brand Manager
at Iceland Foods
“His take on things is always unique”
I have known James both personally and professionally for the last 20 years. He is teeming with ideas which are always original, surprising and delivered to the highest standard. He has worked with me on several projects and I hope to do many more. His take on things is always unique and makes you think - vital to any business wanting to stand out from the crowd. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him as a person, or indeed his services. In fact, he's one of the best people I know.
Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster
“Off the wall and cleverly business focussed”
I worked with James at Bluewhistle Creative and found him to be a real inspiration. His creative ideas are well researched, stylishly executed, off the wall and cleverly business focussed. He listened to my brief, challenged some of my thinking and came up with a diverse range of options for us to discuss and develop. It was great fun and he delivered to me a brand proposition that I am really proud of. Professional contacts have always given me great unsolicited feedback on the quality and impact of his work. I would not hesitate to recommend him and have done so to other businesses on a number of occasions.
As a musician, writer and curator I have worked with James/Bluewhistle on numerous occasions and always found it a rewarding and deeply creative process with great results. Whether designing a theatre poster, a logo, an album cover or creating a set of press shots, James has the skills and understanding to adapt to the task and deliver high quality work across a range of platforms and genres.
Playwrite, Musician, Curator
“I recommend James unequivocally"
I can’t thank James enough for lending us his skills to create wonderful branding for Hope Fest two years on the run. His ability to deliver a brand identity which is exactly what I want without me even knowing it is quite amazing! The designs have been imperative to us building a successful festival, gaining public and press interest and raising awareness for the cause. When updates to posters etc. have been needed, they have been delivered very quickly and efficiently and always perfectly. James, as a person, is brilliant to work with and has fantastic vision! I recommend James unequivocally and really hope to work with him on every subsequent festival.
Anna Grace Henney
Hope Fest - music festival
for the homeless of Liverpool
“It was fun"
“James was an incredibly personable and passionate designer to work with. I say ‘work’ but unlike previous design endeavours this one felt more like a great collaboration with a skilful friend. It was fun. The hardest part was deciding which of his designs to choose. Would recommend for your branding. Go on book him”
Alice and Mark, The Performers' Playground
Bluewhistle started work with AMECs Nuclear division in 2009. AMEC is a top FTSE 100 company and James has provided us with highly effective marketing materials with a strong ethos of creativity and quality. His branding for the joint venture, AXIOM, gave us the confidence to employ his skills again for other major joint venture projects. Our deadlines can be high pressured but Bluewhistle not only fulfils the schedule but adds elements that powerfully communicate our intent to the market. From presentations to newsletters and awareness campaigns, James has more than earned his place as a preferred supplier. His wider network has also meant he can provide a team, and this has been a great advantage to us in our bid work. I whole-heartedly recommend.
Tom Jones, AMEC,
Vice-President of the European
Clean Energy Business
James has worked with us on our brand perception for nearly three years now and has successfully helped us to move forward with our subtle ‘image change’ - helping to inspire new and existing customers with irresistible advertising and promotional material for a wide variety of uses. James’ work is always to an exemplary high standard, reflecting his unique, creative and considered approach. Thank you James.
Tyrers Department Store,
"An expert in his field"
James Wafer at Bluewhistle is an expert in his field and a very pleasant likeable person. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with James on the branding for our new business and will continue to collaborate with him on all aspects of design.
“Amazing professional creativity”
Bluewhistle Creative has been key to our growth and success as a business. Since our start-up in 2004, Bluewhistle Director James Wafer has supported the development of our brand and public image, creating our very first brand, logo and communications materials, plus a whole range of resources on the way – brochures, learning materials, and our web site. We constantly get highly positive feedback on our brand and have recommended Bluewhistle without hesitation to many of our clients. We value the personal attention, friendliness, the connection with what we are all about, the amazing professional creativity and hard work that goes in to everything he does, and the value for money.
Alison Holbourn Managing Director,
Hope Street Centre, NHS Consultants, Liverpool
“He has loads of ideas"
I approached James to work with me on designing a logo and brand identity for my new food business. From the beginning I knew that this was going to be a good working relationship. He had loads of ideas and advice that went further than simply designing a logo. The result has been fantastic and I am looking forward to continuing to work with James as the business grows and develops.