An experienced graphic designer & illustrator in Brighton. Find out more.


Stoats & Weasels is run by Lisa Bamford, a graphic designer and illustrator based in Brighton. I’ve been delivering successful design projects for over 20 years, since graduating from Kingston University with a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design.

My aim is to bring fresh, bold, imaginative design to your creative projects. I’m reliable on delivery and deadlines, and I’m versatile enough to meet the needs of a diverse bunch of clients. I create logos, website designs, marketing materials, and illustrations. I love every element of design  – and it is this enthusiasm that I bring to every project I work on.

Why Stoats & Weasels? Like my namesakes in the wild, I can take on both large and small challenges. I apply creativity, experience and dedication to every task. I have a tried and tested pool of brilliant collaborators to draw from (web developers, copywriters, photographers, marketeers etc). This means I can build a team around the needs of a bigger project, and keep everyone happy (you and them).

How I work

Creativity is essential, but the success of a good design lies in how well it meets your needs. My approach, always, is to listen carefully and get a conversation going. I get to understand what you want to achieve from the project: brand impact, effective messaging, visual personality… and so on. The design process serves the outcome, and so the desired outcome determines the creative approach. The two are closely related, a bit like stoats and weasels.

It’s nice when people compliment my work because of how good it looks. It’s even nicer when people praise it for how well it meets their needs.


  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Branding
  • Website Design
  • Brochure Design
  • Book Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Illustration


I work with a wide range of clients in both private and public sectors. I mainly work with long-term clients, providing graphic designs services as needed, but I'm also happy to work on smaller one-off projects. Here are some sample clients.

  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Brighton Chamber of Commerce
  • Brighton & Hove Museums
  • Catch22
  • Curve IT
  • Door 22 Creative
  • Emerge Education
  • First Art
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Girlguiding UK
  • Guinness World Records
  • Hampshire County Council
  • HMRC
  • ITaaU
  • Ivy Kids Books
  • Marlets Hospice
  • Myriad Editions
  • NHS
  • Parragon Books
  • Quarto Publishing
  • Real Patisserie
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • University of Lincoln
  • Worshipful Co. of International Bankers

I'm currently available to take on projects.

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