Art Direction. Graphic Design. Illustration. Fine Art.


I established Mutate Design in 2001 with the aim of providing a first class design service that enhances my customer's marketabliity and brand recognition. Whether an individual, a sole trader or an international corporation, my work is tailored to meet your needs. One of my first clients were Simpson & Marwick solicitors who wanted to rebrand their company. Since then I have provided graphic design for a wide range of clients, from Scotland's biggest law firms to independent club nights, new businesses seeking an identity to corporate organisations looking to reinvent themselves. Whether I am designing for high profile clients or a startup business, I believe that good design should provide a balance of function and aesthetics; should be simple, smart, usable and instantly recognisable.

All my designs enable clients to communicate their message in an effective and meaningful way that capture the essence of their business. There are a number of reasons why you should consider using Mutate Design; not least of all my work, but you will find the quality matches that of a large scale agency at a fraction of the cost. You will deal directly with me instead of relaying everything through an account manager and this close working realtionship will pay dividends in terms of meeting your expectations from any design.

As well as graphic design, I have also provided illustration for a range of large scale corporate clients (including Harvey Nichols, Edinburgh) and a range of small businesses. All my illustrations are a contemporary and highly cost-effective alternative to stock photography. These will help to give your business the edge in a competitive marketplace. My illustrative style is highly adaptable and will easily meet your creative brief.

In addtion to my design and commercial art services, I have had several successful exhibitions of my personal projects - large scale mixed media illustration and paintings. These have been critically acclaimed by local and national press. I am currently taking commissions for portraits. Please get in touch if you have any queries or are interested in collaborating.



Testimonials


'Gregor gets his clent's needs through asking the right questions early on. Communication throughout the project is great and initial concepts were provided well within the timescale. Delighted and ready to hire him again.' Melanie McLuskey, Marketing Executive at Gillespie Macandrew Lawyers.

'The buzz around artist Gregor Laird keeps growing.' Base magazine

'I have used Mutate Design for all of my graphic design needs now for 7 years and director Gregor Laird never fails to deliver. His work perfectly balances commercial marketability and artistic flourishes and is of an extremely high quality. Running nightclub events as I do, there is a need to be able to immediately engage with a potential customer as it's usually a billboard poster that they're walking past or a flyer that's been forced in their hand that they're looking at, and Mutate Design's designs manage to effectively capture the public's attention time and time again. The amount of requests that we've had for people wanting to buy posters of the artwork is clear testament to this! ' David Matthews, Menergy Director

'A glimpse into the artist's unique, colourful and ultimately beautiful language.' The Skinny magazine

'Working with Gregor was a creative process from start to finish. Gregor delivered more than I anticipated as he assisted me with bringing my blog and brand image to life. He gave 100% to the project and has the ability to turn simple ideas into professional realisations. I was very happy with the work he did for me and I would highly recommend his services.' Sarah Green, Visual Artist.

'Gregor Laird mixes music, fashion and design to produce provocative, playful canvases.' The List magazine

'Love the images!' Tequila Star, Kill Star Clothing

'This guy is great.' Neill Connell Forgie, Youth Heart Juice



Self portrait


self portrait