Welcome to X313 Design.

John Tromans, designer and illustrator, founded X313 10 years ago. He has over 25 years’ experience in the world of design and print.

So whether you need a logo and some stationery at an affordable price, or you are looking for a full brand identity with concepts, brochures, leaflets and website design…

your marketing materials, website and print will be in a very safe pair of hands. Have a look through the X313 Design portfolio and if you like what you see, please get in touch.

Don’t forget to browse in the galleries which feature some of John’s photographs and paintings.

What my clients say

John has supplied graphics for our annual reports and training logbooks over the last 5+ years. We value his deign skills, he is always very responsive and we consider the service we receive excellent value for money. The young people who sail on our ships enjoy working through their diaries and logbooks which are now really attractive and engaging.

Alistair Carter, Senior Development Officer
Ocean Youth Trust Scotland

As the owner of a busy marketing agency I regularly call on John to create graphics for my clients’ email newsletters and marketing. I’m always delighted by how he turns a simple brief into something that really reflects each client’s brand, while still being eye catching and creative.

Chantal Cornelius, Marketing Consultant
Appletree Marketing

John has done a great job for Buxton Festival Fringe, showing both design flair and an eye for detail and accuracy which is essential when it comes to producing our 56 page programme with its detailed listings.

Stephanie Billen, Marketing Officer
Buxton Festival Fringe


We are very happy with our new branding. John listened carefully to our requirements before providing some great design proposals which were tailored to our market sector.

Andrew Hounsell, Managing Director
County Financial Limited


John has proved to be endlessly patient when our design brief has been vague or non-existent. He is always happy to pick up the phone and talk through an assignment until he has a clear understanding of our aims and objectives.

Joyce Gledhill, Operations Manager
Gold Hill Baptist Church


I have worked with John for over 12 years and he knows my business inside and out. He has always delivered work on time and to a very high standard.

Katie Higgins, Business owner
KH Marketing


Because we supply sales enablement to large global corporations, our clients expect high standards and speedy turnarounds. John is extremely responsive and has provided us with a quality design service for the last 9 years.

Peter Smith, Operations Director
Strategy to Revenue