Welcome to Surname Crest
I am a trained graphic artist and worked in the design industry for over 30 years creating brands and artwork for clients at home and abroad. During these years my interest in heraldic art grew.
As a young boy I could remember being fascinated by the two coat-of-arms (family Crests) that hung either side of our sitting room doorway, one ”Clarke” and the other ”Brennan”- they were my parent’s surnames. These crests gave me a sense of wonder, a link to the past. I felt connected to those that had shared my name before me; aunts, uncles, grandparents, and great-grandparents – Who were they? What were their lives like? How did they live?
Surnamecrest.com was set up to combine my heraldry interests and design skills to create unique and interesting quality gifts that would give pleasure and be appreciated to those that see them. From the beginning, I’ve been perfecting these products, how they look and how they are made.
These are unique! The design and layout of each item is individual. The combination of type, crest style, borders and placement are designed to be graphically balanced and pleasing to the eye. The quality of the final product is unsurpassed!
With Surnamecrest.com I hope to show you that it is possible to get a great quality gift without costing the earth. I love what I do and I try to make sure that this comes out in the care and attention I give every single item. Each one is hand finished, one at a time, with the greatest care and attention. These are beautiful, unique gifts that I’m sure you will find that the recipients really do appreciate..