You may notice I talk funny
That’s because I’m a northerner, now living in London.
I used to draw as a kid. In fact I used to draw A LOT. My earliest taste of artistic glory came at the Whalton village show (under 10 category) where I took second place for a lifelike representation of a Kestrel. I would like to state here that first place went to a young man who was clearly well over the age of 10, for a depiction of Boy George. I was right royally robbed. However, my love of Kestrels has only increased since (I cannot say the same for Boy George) as has my passion for all the visual arts.
After studying graphic design at Nottingham Trent University, I travelled the world and then upped sticks and moved to London to seek fame and fortune. I am yet to find one, or the other. I did, however, have two successful exhibitions of my work and received commissions as result. (I may be no Basquiat - but I sure do think he’s a dab hand.)
Next, I gained employment as Junior Designer at STEEL. I arrived with my innocence intact, plus a full head of hair. Seven years on, after working my way up the ladder, I achieved the position of Senior Designer and left with neither.
It was time for a new challenge - stepping out on my own as a freelance Graphic Designer. And this is where you find me now.
My bread is buttered on both sides, as I am adept in both print and digital design. I am just as content creating scamps, wire-framing, conceptualising ideas and drawing as I am using an Apple Mac. I dabble in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash, as well as the good old fashioned pencil and paper. These skills have been used to produce logos, branding, illustrations, brochures, websites, emails, online advertising and integrated marketing campaigns. My girlfriend thinks that I colour in for a living.
I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing clients such as NHS, Sainsbury’s, AOL, TalkTalk, Channel 5, lastminute.com, Greggs, Brighton Dome & Festival, Debenhams and Mark Warner - to name but a few.
- My design background has given me a very creative outlook, great communication skills, a keen eye for detail and a love for the creative industry
- I am a versatile chap who can work to any style, according to the job at hand
- I am able to work independently and, most importantly, I also work very well and thoroughly enjoy working as part of a team
- I have an enthusiastic and outgoing personality and I fit in easily and quickly with any team dynamic
- And I love meeting new people
In addition, mum brought me up very well. I am polite and punctual and work efficiently and professionally at all times. I have undertaken screen-printing at St Martins and D&AD Above the Line and Integrated Advertising Courses.
To try and stay sound of both body and mind, I regularly attend the gym, run, swim and put the miles in on my road bike. I am passionate about snowboarding and the mountains and love being out and about in the great outdoors, walking Tess the dog. This winter I completed a season in The Big White, Canada and was particularly proud to gain qualifications as a snowboard instructor.
Anyway, enough about me, get in touch so we can talk about you.