Hello – My name is Ian Crooks and I am an independent graphic designer based in North Staffordshire.

I formed Concrete Poetry back in April 2000 – working directly for my own clients, and for design and marketing agencies, as well as in collaboration with other designers.

Through the use of graphic design I help to effectively present your business in the right way. I am extremely passionate about design, and with over 25 years industry experience I know what your business needs and will work with you to reach your goal, and deliver professional results that will give your business a competitive advantage. I have a strong background in corporate identity, branding, marketing literature and exhibition displays, providing effective design for print and web for local authorities, government agencies, PLCs and private sector clients.

Over the years I have worked with some really interesting companies and brands, either directly or whilst working for other design, marketing and advertising agencies. All this has ensured that I have the experience I need to work with your company.


Selected companies who I’ve designed for:

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
Newcastle Borough Council
Staffordshire County Council
London Borough of Barnet

Staffordshire University
South Manchester College

North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce
Advantage West Midlands
Department for Trade & Industry (DTI)
Learning & Skills Council
Winning Moves

Housing Plus Group
Aspire Housing

Knights Solicitors LLP
Mitten Clarke
Howsons Accountants

Dr Martens

Royal Doulton
Fairey Ceramics

Alton Towers
Thorpe Park
Chessington World of Adventure

PolyGram Records
Skratch Music
Rumour Records
Nomad Productions