creativedesignwork.co.uk

Hello there! Thanks for visiting.

I’m a creative design professional based in Manchester and providing creative design and illustration for digital and print. 

I’m not sector specific but over the last 15 years I have developed some wonderful relationships in education, health care and estate agency. My clients include the NHS, schools and colleges, universities and training providers and estate agents.

My design services include branding and logos, prospectuses and handbooks, annual reports, newsletters and magazines.

Whether you need a poster, a new  prospectus or brochure or a logo I can help.

In recent years I have been working cliosely with the Policy@Manchester team at The University of Manchester on a range of publications and supporting collateral

I’d like to think that my skill, competency and positive attitude to supporting P@M is the reason we have built such a string relationship

Clients include The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Northern College of Music and The Association of University Administrators

Working with me

Knowledge and experienc

I have been workng with university clients since 2014

Working within your budget

All services are charged at an hourly rate and agreed up front

Personal service

I’m always at the other end of the the phone to help with projects, ingoing supoort or advice

Design Services

  • Graphic design
  • Print
  • Branding & identity
  • Animated explainer videos
  • Animation and motion graphics
  • Display
  • Publications
  • Illustration

The creative bit

Firstly we’ll have a chat to explore the details of your project: requirements, timescale, budget and so on. The context to your project is also important – the audience, the message, the tone and I may ask if you have been inspired by visuals you have seen elsewhere. Understanding as much detail early on will save time further down the line.

The design bit

Every project, regardless of scale or scope, involves some background research as I review and develop the brief. R&D may be involved or light touch but is necessary to create meaningful design – whether the end result is a flyer or a publication. 

For larger projects I will send over a briefing document summarising initial ideas and results of our conversations and any research. Once we have established the direction of the project I will produce draft concepts and preliminary designs. At this point everything is up for grabs and whilst I would hope that one or more of the concepts catch your eye, at this point I can still go back to the drawing board

The work bit

Once the initial concept has been agreed it will be developed further and presented to you with explanation of the thinking behind key design decisions. At this point I will encourage you to give honest feedback so that you start to feel ownership of the project. The design will be amended and finessed until you are happy with the final results.

I work with trusted printers so if you need hard copies of the design I can arrange this.