Reviewed: JJ Design

Company Review Graphic TextEvery now and again Graphicline will be providing a review of Companies and Freelancers we do business with. Here is the first of these:

Company Review: JJ DesignJJ Design Logo

JJ Design, an authorised supplier of Apple Mac systems and support to the professional user.

Apple Authorised Reseller

Based in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, South Africa, JJ Design is run by its owner John Watson.

JJ Design provides a superlative and personalised service to their clients. From pre-sales, installation to after sales support, it is hard to find fault with their practice.

Our involvement with JJ Design and John began in 2000, when I (Mike Otgaar) and two other colleagues were creating Sentient Publishing. John supplied our first Apple Mac, a G4, and the software we required. In those days Macs were still running OS 9, (not my favourite OS) and our creative colleague made innumerable calls for support to John. These were ALWAYS responded to in a prompt, friendly and highly competent manner (And he’s fees were very reasonable too).

By 2005 OS 10 had been released, and I was keen to upgrade. John however advised me to wait until a second or third release was available. (Most systems suppliers will say yes, buy it now, and gloat over their new bank balance!) John, he prefers to be honest with his clients.

At the end of 2005, we (Sentient Publishing) acquired a Mac G5. Of course the first and only choice of supplier was JJ Design.

So after 10 years of business association, I can only recommend JJ Design to any prospective buyer of Apple Mac for professional use – or anyone else for that matter.

On a scale of one to 10, JJ Design must be given a 10.

Keep up the good work John, many may aspire, few will approach this level.

JJ Design can be found at

Mike Otgaar

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Posted on May 28, 2011, in Apple, Company Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Help, I can’t use photoshop anymore on my apple mac G4. Should I throw it against the wall? Or can you fix it?

    • Hey Joss

      You can always send the G4 to John for his museum… thats what I did with my Cube…

      Seriously though, what version of Photoshop? Have you tried a clean install of OS and apps?


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