About North Design

North Design was formed in August 2014 and is headed by Kenny McArthur.

All design projects are created and coordinated by us and we work with a network of professional web developers, photographers and printers to ensure the best possible results every time.

We are based in Caithness but we have customers situated as far apart as Faroe Islands and the south of France though most of our work comes from a client base here in the north of Scotland.

Prior to starting North Design, Kenny worked as graphic designer in Caithness for over twelve years and before that he ran the graphic design agency McArthur Connelly in Glasgow city centre for eleven years. He has also worked as a graphic designer in the South Pacific and in London.

We have designed all sorts of stuff over the years and worked on projects ranging from corporate identities to nationwide advertising campaigns.

To see some recent examples of our work have a look on the North Design portfolio page.


From brochures and press ads right through to web design, North Design always deliver.
Kenny McArthur has been providing graphic design services to Ashley Ann for many years. His professional and innovative approach makes him a pleasure to work with.
Steven Bremner
Managing Director, Ashley Ann.


Kenny McArthur’s support and professionalism has been excellent. His eye for detail and his understanding of what we have required has been key to us being able to convey our message to the marine energy sector.
Dan Pearson
Chief Executive Officer, MeyGen.


If you’re looking for the best creative ideas for design, artwork, advertising & exhibition banners Kenny McArthur is your man.
Callum D Grant
Commercial Director, Norscot.


When artwork is required quickly to meet our stringent deadlines North Design invariably delivers without compromising on quality.
Alan Paul
Operations Manager, Pentland Housing Association.


North Design regularly provides client artwork which is always first class both visually and in copy content. On top of his obvious artistic abilities, Kenny takes time to understand his clients’ business so the end result accurately reflects what they offer.
Sheona Campbell
Advertisement Manager, North of Scotland Newspapers.


North Design can give you the branding that your company needs without any hassle and within your budget. They totally transformed our marketing with their modern and professional ideas.
Michael Green
Director, Green & Cameron.


As a start-up company it was important to us that we had someone we could work with and trust. Kenny adds value to our ideas, he is responsive and gives value for money.
Our customers frequently compliment us on the professional quality of our marketing material and that’s what it’s all about for us.
Dave and Sandra
Clan Clocks.


I couldn’t recommend Kenny more strongly. He’s great to work with, and your website will suit you so well you’ll start thinking you created it yourself.
Penelope Hamilton
Registered Celebrant & Trustee, Humanist Society Scotland.


Kenny has worked on the branding for our mineral water project which is set to be launched in Denmark in 2021. He has worked closely with us, coordinating the delivery of bottles and labels to and from various countries. He is a patient man and very easy to work with.
Hallur Augustinussen
Kirvi Water of Faroe Islands.


We found North Design to be extremely responsive to our needs, and creative with their design suggestions. Working across multiple partners was made easier by Kenny’s intuitive understanding of design issues and communications media.
Eann Sinclair
Programme Manager, Caithness & North Sutherland Regeneration Partnership.


Kenny McArthur has a great ability to turn incoherent ideas into something tangible that works. He is patient without limit and he keeps my feet on the ground regarding what’s possible, and always comes up with a creative and impactful solution. His role is that of a true business partner.
Tracy Cooper
The Cococo.