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Paul McLean is a graphic designer with over 25 years experience working in the design industry. After 12 years with design agency HGDesign, where client accounts included National Trust for Scotland, Save the Children and Johnstons of Elgin, Paul decided it was time to set-up business for himself, and in 2009 'pmgd (Paul McLean Graphic Design)' was born... flourishing ever since!

In 2024 pmgd incorporated as a Limited company, registered in Scotland, with Paul becoming Director of 'PMGD Ltd'.

Check out the portfolio to see pmgd's work for clients including: Buccleuch, Tempest Brew Co., South of Scotland Enterprise, Three Hills Coffee, Live Borders, The Great Tapestry of Scotland, and Melrose Rugby. Passionate about design and naturally creative, Paul is a perfectionist with a keen eye for detail and is bursting with clever ideas. All this plus the ability to be highly focused and organised - allowing a perfect mix for creating stunning, effective design results.

With the drive to produce beautiful work, a knowledge and awareness of design history and current trends, and experience and understanding of marketing aims required in business through years of working with marketing teams in various industries, Paul has a successful, proven track record of design work surpassing client expectations.


Specialising in branding and graphic design for printed and digital marketing materials, pmgd offers a carefully managed service which sees creative solutions produced and artwork executed to the highest quality. Full project management including: meeting and defining of brief; project planning, scheduling and costing; design concepts, development stages and finished artwork; with print/production handling is provided in a professional manner as a friendly and affordable service.


Based in the beautiful village of Newstead in the Scottish Borders, pmgd has a fully equipped Apple Mac based studio, using the latest industry standard software Adobe CC software including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator - whilst not forgetting to start an idea off by sketching with pen and paper! Good working relationships with a core of trusted suppliers, from printers and photographers to illustrators and web-coders; plus a finger on the pulse ensures an inspired, efficient, productive and committed studio is operated.

pmgd has an exciting and diverse client list and works in a broad range of sectors, creating effective results for large and small clients, from historic castles and rugby clubs to restaurants, fashion brands, breweries and new start-ups.

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“We have been working with Paul McLean Graphic Design for over 2 years on a wide variety of projects including brand development, packaging, and graphic print design, and more. PMGD has consistently produced creative work to a high standard in a timely manner. We have been impressed by PMGD’s creative ideas, professionalism and attention to detail and we would highly recommend his services.”



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