I’m a freelance senior designer specialising in brand identity, image creation and editorial design. I aim to work with clients who are doing good in the world, and who value creativity.

My approach is thoughtful and in-depth, and I work closely with clients to understand their character, pulling out threads of personality to weave into their brand. 

I am based at Spike Island Workspace in Bristol, UK.

I’m a collage enthusiast and I host a monthly handmade collage workshop in Bristol called Collage Crew

The font used top left is called Misto and was designed by Katerina Korolevtseva.


Bath Festival Orchestra
Cara Bendon Brand Consultancy
City ID
Colour Hive
Current Social Club & Kitchen
Dazed Digital
Free Film Festivals
Gender Smart
Level Water
Noxy Brothers
Outpost Coliving & Coworking
Penguin Random House
Soil Association
Stylus Trends Intelligence
V&A Museum
Wateraware Collective
Witchery Pictures


Visual Identity
Creative Direction
Logo Design
Editorial & Layout Design
Print Design
Website Design & Styling
Digital & Analogue Collage
Social Media Design


Design Calendar
Freelance Edition
(Aug 2019)

Peachy Magazine
(Feb 2020)

Kolaj Magazine #29
(July 2020)

365 Days of Xmas
(Dec 2020)

Future Strategy Club
FSC Mag Issue 4: Design will Save the World
(July 2022)

What my clients say about me:

“From the moment we engaged with Bethan, we knew we were in capable hands. She demonstrated a deep understanding of our vision and values, which she skilfully translated into a visually compelling brand identity. Bethan's expertise and attention to detail were evident throughout the entire design process - even with such a tricky brief!

What truly sets Bethan apart is her ability to capture the essence of Wateraware and convey it through her creative design concepts. She crafted a logo that perfectly embodies the ethos of Wateraware Collective, seamlessly blending elements of professionalism, activism, innovation, and community engagement. Bethan's thoughtful approach ensured that our brand identity not only looks visually appealing but also communicates our core message to our target audience effectively.”

Ryan McClure, Wateraware Collective

“Bethan has worked on concert and season identities for Bath Festival Orchestra for the last two seasons. Bethan takes time to understand and interrogate the brief and works collaboratively with us at every stage of the design process. She produces beautiful, creative designs that have the flexibility to be used across all our digital and print channels.”

Bethan Sheppard, Bath Festival Orchestra

“Bethan Thomas. What an absolute star of a human and an incredible designer. The brief was to create a new brand for a swimming community. From the start we knew we'd chosen the right person for the job. The way she researched our target audience to truly understand who they were, how they thought and what they wanted meant that we were always heading in the right direction. Her ability to listen to my ramblings or ideas and process it in a meaningful way was like having someone poke around in your imagination and paint it perfectly (or as close as).
Each round of designs and changes were presented so thoroughly it was easy to see the way through to the final goal. And the way she took feedback. Wow. I can't stress enough just how easy she made it to give feedback. With the next round of changes perfectly representing those notes. The final design was exceptional. Truly greater than anything we thought we would end up with which is down to her superhuman ability to listen, process and create. What a star.
11/10 human being.”

Mark Fox, Level Water

“We had the pleasure of working with Bethan to completely transform our branding and visual identity. She got a great understanding of our values and the way we work - which can’t have been easy - and captured our essence as well as how we aspired to be perceived perfectly. Bethan was comprehensive in the research & discovery stage, and then in creating all of the assets and different elements we would need. Her work has been a fundamental part of the growth we’ve had over the last couple of years. To top it off she was fantastic to work with and was a pleasure to have around! Would certainly recommend to anyone that was asking, thanks Bethan!”

Liam Quinn, Vervaunt

“I commissioned Bethan to produce some collage illustrations for a fairly complex conceptual project, for web and animated video, around systems change and investing. She was a pleasure to work with - had some great ideas from the outset, and presented a very thoughtful and well developed first round of concepts. She was really easy to communicate with and responded to feedback effectively and quickly, providing alternative suggestions when something didn't quite work. The end result was excellent - resonating well with supporters and other stakeholders - and gave what could otherwise have been a fairly wordy research project a much-needed creative edge.”

Debbi Evans, GenderSmart

“Bethan is great to work with, professional, efficient, creative and adaptable, she delivers high quality work on time and to brief, I’d be happy to recommend her”

Niamh Noone, Soil Association