Helen provides final piece of the jigsaw

November 29 2013

A REDLAND designer has helped a businessman create thousand-piece jigsaws of British landscapes for charity.

A REDLAND designer has helped a businessman create thousand-piece jigsaws of British landscapes for charity.
Helen Davies, from For Effect – a graphic design business based on Ravenswood Road, Redland – joined up with John Taylor, director of Just-So Balloons, to launch the Great British Jigsaws.
Mr Taylor runs Just-So Balloons alongside his wife, Kate, and daughter, Amy.
Ms Davies helped put the final pieces of the campaign together by designing the logo and packaging.
The jigsaws will be supporting 12 charities in total, including Bristol Oscar, Children’s Hospice South West, Rainbow Trust, Refuge, Missing people, British Institute for Brain Injured Children, Cystic Fibrosis Trust, Dogs for the Disabled, Rapid Response, Dementia UK, Emmaus UK and St Dunstan’s.
Mr Taylor said: “This had been an ambition of mine for at least ten years. I was finally able to do it after finding the right people for the right job, and Helen was one of those people.
“She’s excellent at her work and I was really pleased with the outcome. I could depend on her to get on with the job, while I got on with the running of the business."
He added: “We wanted to support a cross section of charities. Some charities were suggested by family members because we had involvement with them in the past, such as Dementia UK, as my mother-in-law suffered from dementia.”
Mr Taylor, a member of Bristol Brunel Lions Club, has worked alongside Ms Davies on several charitable ventures. Ms Davies is a member of Soroptimist International, a worldwide service organisation for women.
Ms Davies, who has had over 20 years’ experience in creative design and branding, said: “I knew this was something he really wanted to do, so it was exciting to come up with ideas to help him realise his vision.
“He wanted something British, hence the Union Jack, and it is really satisfying work when the person is really happy with the end result. The design had to work with the landscape photos and the portrait style of Brandon Hill."
She added: “The Great British Jigsaws are really lovely and it’s great that proceeds will be going to worthy causes.” 
The jigsaw pictures were taken by Bristol photographer Graham Coleman and include the settings of Cabot Tower and Brandon Hill. 

For more information on For Effect, visit: www.foreffect.co.uk or Just-So Balloons, visit: www.justsoballoons.co.uk

 Amy Taylor, co-director of Just-So Balloons with Helen Davies, from For Effect, with one of the Great British Jigsaws