Shorties ltd was started as the one man design agency of Simon Collyer in Haslemere back in 2006. His background before becoming a screen printer/Illustrator was as a Graphic Designer and before that, a design student in London with an interest in photography. He combines these multi-disciplines in his work, allowing him to offer an all inclusive creative package.
After spending five years running his own business designing and printing illustrated clothing for event, business and for personal he decided he wanted to spread his wings and use the skills he has in a wider variety of formats.
Shorties Ltd (now a Limited company) now in 2019 he is still combining his passion for design, illustration and a desire to create and supply quality affordable graphic design and clothing for everybody. So whether you need a new logo, stationery, brochure, website or some new clothing designed and printed for your business or personal use then Shorties Ltd can do it all on site.
Some of the Clients I have worked with include Pepsi Co, Colgate, Heinz, Danone, Waitrose, Barrett Homes/David Wilson Homes, William Grant & Sons, Sanex, Palmolive, England Hockey, The GB Disabled Ski Team, Macmillan Cancer Support and Linx International Group.
I have worked with many graphic designers over the years and it is very rare to come across one with the attributes that Simon has demonstrated. He not only comes up with excellent original design (a great eye for what works and what doesn't), but he just 'get's it' and with top level direction is able to deliver to expectation. He is very relaxed, nothing is too much trouble and he manages to stay good humoured in a busy and fast pace (some would say chaotic) environment. He was a tremendous asset to the team and the business.
Kerry Marchbank – Serocor Solutions ( Head of Marketing & Bids )
Simon has a wealth of knowledge in his area of expertise. In the short time I have known him, he has taught me a lot about the industry of Graphic Design. Simon has a happy and outgoing personality which makes him a delight to work with. His work is exemplary and a cut above other designers in the field. I would highly recommend Simon to anyone looking for a high end Graphic Designer.
Luke Keil – Boxchilli ( Lead Designer )
Thank you for all your help supplying two great banners at an affordable price for our annual Macmillan Tree of Hope event in Midhurst West Sussex. They are perfect and were much admired by all our supporters. Also the fact that we can change the date on the banners every year is a great help so thank you for suggesting it. I shall definitely recommend Shorties to all my fundraising colleagues at Macmillan in the future.
Karen Lang - Macmillan Cancer Support ( Fundraising )
Our organisation had used Shorties in the past and they were recommended to me for their great customer service, range and designing flexibility. I can honestly say all our organisations needs were catered for both throughout the design process, and choosing the right garments. There were easy systems to accumulate a large complicated order and nothing was ever any trouble. With a number of different coloured garments, the prints had to be coloured differently to ensure contrast and clarity, with no input from us Shorties used their experience and creativity to deliver a final product that couldn't have been any better. All of our members are very happy! If you like quick and efficient service, tailored advice from experienced professionals and a brand you can trust, Shorties is the company for you.
Lyndsey Bygrave - Edinburgh Global Partnerships ( Publicity and Fundraising )
We initially contacted Shorties to provide us with some designs for a selection of Polo Shirts and Sweatshirts for our Youth Work Team. We were very pleased to accept their competitive quote for the supply of the clothing as well as the design and printing. Shorties kept us informed at every opportunity of the progress and we were very happy with the end result.
We have subsequently used Shorties for other events, notably two ski trips with a local School. Again we were included in every step of the process to produce the amazing designs and Shorties as always produced a great selection of hoodies for us to choose from. The students loved them.
Chichester Youth Work Team, West Sussex County Council
We have had great pleasure in working with this printing and design company - Shorties response time is amazing and very consistent.
The prices are very reasonable and the service they provide is alway excellent. We have found it very difficult to find high quality work clothing, with printed logos and Shorties have made it very easy for us. We look forward to working with you in the future
Andrew Gloak - Desjoyaux Pools ltd
It was clear from the outset that this design agency is incredibly talented, creative and professional. Creating our new Club Crest with them was easy and they involved us in every step of the way, keeping us informed and updated.
Since then Shorties have designed a number of professional, clear and aesthetically pleasing posters for events, recruitment and our Club Home Tour Chiltsfest. They have designed and printed some highly creative playing shirts for our Tour sides as well as helping us develop our use of Facebook and Twitter to attract new members. Shorties always listens to what we need and then creates amazing designs.
Shorties have not only been a pleasure to work with, they have been an inspiration and we have found dealing with them a pleasure. We would obviously recommend them to anyone who requires an innovative approach to design or clothing and look forward to working with them in the future.
Peter Lawrence (Chairman) - Haslemere Hockey Club
I have used Shorties for several years now to provide clothing for Healthcare professionals. They are a very professional outfit and with great quality and affordable clothing. Shorties always go that extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction and I would be very happy to recommend them.
Heidi Wells - Director at Healthflex
We at Jangles Hair Salon in Winchester are more than pleased with the help we have received with our web page over the past year from Shorties. On his first visit I think they soon realised that we hadn't a clue where to start, but they have very patiently guided us through the options and has, ever since, been both creative and very prompt and with the management of our website.
Bernadette Trainor – Jangles Hair ( Owner )
I would just like to say how helpful, well informed and creative Simon from Shorties was when he designed my website and that nothing was to much trouble right until the job was completed.
Rosalind Jones – Beauty Within ( Owner )