about us
Joanne and Gary McAlpine

McAlpine Graphics is a family business run by Gary & Joanne McAlpine. We met in the 80's when studying Graphic Design and Illustration at Glasgow College of Building & Printing.

After 10 years of working for established design & marketing companies in West Central Scotland, we made the big step into self employment. We've been providing clients with creative and cost-effective design services for over 20 years bringing an innovative approach to every project whether it's a poster, logo design, company brochure or website.

The process starts with us getting to know about your business or organisation and crucially your target market or audience. This enables us to deliver creative, unique and appropriate design solutions inkeeping with your aims and objectives.

Gary is the main contact for all your design needs. He's also the web guy and project manager ensuring every project runs smoothly, within agreed timescales and on budget.

Joanne specialises in corporate identity creation and design for print whilst offering creative input into all print & web based projects.

Variety is the spice of lifeā€¦

  • Forahers logo
  • Foragers Chilli Flakes
  • Foragers Planters logo
  • Foragers planter
  • Lost Railways Glasgow
  • Lost Railways Edinburgh
  • Watercolour Scotland

In addition to our graphic design work we enjoy the contrast and health benefits of working outdoors. In 2014 we moved to a beautiful rural location in Stirlingshire and are in the process of establishing our family farm. We specialise in growing chillies and produce a range of artisan food products under the brand name FORAGERS. We planted an orchard in 2015 which is now supplying apples for use in craft cider production.

We also love wood working and have designed a range of mobile planters which we also sell on the FORAGERS website.

Joanne has brought together her love of railways, old maps and graphic art into a new series of posters charting the old rail networks and stations across Scotland. Her work is available to buy online at LOST RAILWAYS POSTERS.

We have also created a website displaying the work of Joanne's father, Wallace Cuthbertson. Throughout his life Wallace sailed extensively around Scotland's west coast and has amassed a large catalogue of charming Watercolour sketches featured on a series of notelets and prints for sale on WATERCOLOURSCOTLAND.co.uk.

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