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Creating Products on and off the Digital Landscape

David Roberts

Hi, I’m David, an independent designer, developer and maker working in both the digital and analogue areas of design and development. These include web design, graphic design, photographic printing, leather and paper goods.


I took a foundation course in Book Arts in Toronto. There I discovered the skills of craftsmanship and hand bookbinding. I returned to the UK and studied (Design) Bookbinding, Book Conservation, the History of Art, the use of technology within an art background gaining a BA (Hons) and MA (Merit). I have lived and worked in Toronto and London. I now live in Scotland on the West Coast.

Book Arts

I have worked as a book conservator at the College of Arms, London and as a self-employed bookbinder. I have a small workshop making handmade books, marbled papers as well as leather goods. Get in to discuss a project that you have in mind.


I use the skills I have learnt from design and layout work to project management and handcraft skills to design and develop digitally. I am creative and knowledgeable in producing digital and analogue products for clients. I also can print photographic quality images on the Epson 44-inch SureColor P8000 printer.

Using the skills I have gained throughout my career, producing products and helping clients is an activity that I enjoy and aim to fulfil. Take a look at my digital work and my handmade products to see samples.

If you are interested in working with me on a digital or analogue project, or need some photographic printing get in touch to discuss your next project. me, and I will get back to you with any questions you have.