About the shed

Helping small and local businesses grow.

the shed was founded in 2007 by me, John Carvalho, to provide practical design, website and print solutions for small businesses at affordable rates.

Based in Cambridge, the shed’s home is actually …er… my shed! Though you won’t find too many garden tools in there, I can often be found inside with steam coming out of my ears as the creative cogs go into overdrive to bring you some exciting practical design solutions for your business needs.

I work on the shed’s client projects either alone or with a larger team, when required, to provide exactly what you need, whilst keeping overheads low to pass on savings to you.

Cambridge born and bred, I have also travelled a little, including a stint studying photography and working for a photo studio in New York. Later working in a design agency in the West End of London. Despite enjoying the glamour of London’s famously inefficient Underground system twice a day, the big city lights weren’t as appealing as returning to my roots in historic Cambridge to establish the shed.

Design industry experience includes:

  • Websites
  • Corporate identity & logo design
  • Catalogue production
  • Advertising
  • Brochures
  • Promotional goods
  • Flyers
  • Leaflets
  • Menus
  • Magazine production

Previous client list prior to launching the shed is somewhat varied and include some prestigious names, but the clients I now cherish the most are local and small business, just like mine.


Mission Statement

the shed’s mission is simple….

To help small and local businesses grow through practical and great design provided at affordable rates.

John Carvalho | the shed