I’m Jon Gill…  and I am Playful Communications! 

2018 marked 30 years for me in the creative industries – illustration, design & visual communication, both in private and public sectors, SMEs, local authorities, schools and colleges.

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2019 marked my first year as a full-time freelancer.

I have a range of skills including illustration, graphic design and social media management and strategy. However my main (pre) occupation currently is filmmaking.

#MadeOnAMobile is a series of filmmaking workshops designed to give you confidence in using a smart phone or tablet as a tool for capturing, editing and sharing a story – that might be a promotional film for business, documenting a project or process; or whatever else your creativity throws at you.

Visit the #MadeOnAMobile page to learn more about the workshop content and dates.

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In 2018 I completed my first feature length documentary – you can read more about that on the home page.


As well as #MadeOnAMobile I also run a number of other related workshops in social media (strategies, trends and surgeries (one-to-one)) branding (personal, organisational) and storytelling (for brands, filmmaking and social media).
More information and dates coming soon.


Besides 30 years experience in the creative industries, mostly in design and communications, I have a Masters in Design from Dundee University affiliated Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD), Dundee. I also have a Post-Graduate Certificate in Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Higher Education. I have lectured regularly since 2010, and presented at national conferences on digital media, games-based learning and eAssessment.

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If you would like to get in touch please fill in the form below with a brief and message and I will contact you as soon as possible.



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