Hello, I'm a freelance graphic designer, based in Manchester, UK. Currently I'm focusing on work in graphic design for print, web (UI), and ebook formatting/conversion.
Prior to being self-employed, I worked as Design Manager at Macmillan Publishers in educational publishing. I later moved into IT Support. I learnt by doing, thus started my career in IT/Web Design. You can find out a bit more about me on my LinkedIn profile, my CV is here).
I work extensively with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for final design/comps and wireframes. InDesign for layout of print projects and ebook production and of course pencil & paper for sketching. I hand code HTML/CSS with the help of Dreamweaver and Komodo Edit. I pride myself on the ability to deliver a useful product and aim for clear, clean and functional designs.
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What can I do for you?
Any project that needs creative input that’s where I come in! I help you get your message across in a clear and simple way. I've worked on a range of projects in print and digital, with organisations big and small. I'm able to work alone or as part of a team to find the perfect solutions for you.
Editorial Design / Book Covers / Brochures / Logos / Business cards / Posters / Reports / Newsletters / Stationery…
Website Design / UI / Wireframes / Blogging & Social Media / Site Reviews & Updates / e-Newsletters / Consultancy…
ePub & mobi (Kindle) Conversion and Formatting / PDFs / eBook Covers.
Having no costly overheads I'm able to offer better rates. I do not sell you work you don't need, or make you dependent on me, but it is always great when I get repeat work from my clients! Of course I'm hoping you will do next, is get in touch about a great design project. You can contact me here or on twitter.
GREAT YOU'RE STILL HERE! HIRE ME
We are all delighted with the website which looks very professional and is extremely easy to navigate. It is also straightforward to maintain and update - an important consideration when working with a limited budget."
— Julian Simpson,
the University of Manchester