As soon as we got a family computer to help with my homework that was it; I was experimenting with drawing programs on this computer that nearly took up the whole desk! I remember cutting out all sorts of animals and turning these into desktop backgrounds. I even made a game where I could dress up my favourite Barbie and give her an electronic makeover. During free lessons at school I would draw all sorts of computer graphics, one day I was constructing the roof of a house during English, using Microsoft Paint!
At that stage I did not realise there was any such thing as a graphic designer! It had never occurred to me that the graphics around me in everyday life had a designer behind each piece.
Who I Am
Since training as a graphic designer and photographer, I have lived in the picturesque village of Essendine near Stamford (Lincolnshire).
With over 5 year's experience I have worked with an exciting variety of blue chip companies that include: Kwik-Fit, STS Tyres, Extra Services, Virgin Media, Disney Pixar, Nissan, Vauxhall, Clinique and Visit Yorkshire; as well as many start-ups.
I enjoy the challenge of translating a client's message into a creative, yet functional visual. This has always fascinated me. For me, I describe graphic design as art with a purpose. A purpose that can transform, motivate and sell your product or service.
How I Work
With all projects I liaise closely with the client throughout the process; so our working relationship is very consultative. This also means there are no surprises or "TA-DA" moments at the end of the project. The consultative approach means we can make adjustments to the creative work a multiple stages and you know exactly what to expect as you have just seen the previous design version yesterday (for example). All this means I can work with you not just for you.
One I have a full understanding I can then start problem solving by hand sketching ideas that respond to the projects unique requirements.