Supporting organisations, startups and individuals by delivering meaningful design for improved user experiences.
After graduating from the University of Lincoln with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design, I have now clocked-up over 15 years of commercial experience as a designer and developer, undertaking projects on an independent and contract basis, and working across many disciplines and sectors for clients throughout the UK and the rest of the world.
Skills to pay the bills
As a multidisciplinary designer and developer, my experience spans many different areas, all underpinned by an understanding of user needs and business requirements to create meaningful experiences for your brand and products.
- Front-end development — responsive design and development for multiple devices.
- UX design — design systems and patterns, wireframes, prototypes, mockups, user flows, personas, Agile processes.
- Visual design — typography, grid systems, iconography, digital design and illustration.
- WordPress and WooCommerce — bespoke theme development, support and content management advice.
Where I work
Much of my work is carried out remotely here in Huddersfield, this allows for a flexible approach to working and means less overheads are reflected in my invoices.
Need an extra pair of hands? Although I typically offer my expertise to organisations and digital agencies on a remote basis, I can also work on your project in-house if required (covering Manchester and Leeds only)…
Freelance Web Designer
Going beyond the aesthetics, I create user-friendly and responsive websites that communicate with clarity.
Responsive Web Design
Often referred to as mobile web design, I offer front-end development with consideration for iOS and Android devices, plus modern desktop browsers.
With roots in graphic design, I can tackle most digital marketing needs including HTML emails, infographics, banners, PPC campaigns and landing pages.
There are no magic tricks that will allow you to reach Google’s top spot overnight. That said, I use ethical practices to help your site gain search engine visibility, which can lead to increased traffic and conversion rates.
Domains & Hosting
For clients looking for a hosting provider, I can assist with selecting the right web hosting package, account migration and domain name registration.
WordPress development, bespoke theme design and support for the world’s most popular content management system.
From concept to launch, I design and build WordPress themes from the ground up, providing an easy-to-use and scalable CMS that will put you in control of your site.
Need to add extra functionality to your WordPress theme? I can help with WordPress theme modification, installation, repair and maintenance.
HTML to WordPress
In most cases, I can migrate and convert static, HTML websites to fully-fledged WordPress themes.
If you’re particularly technophobic, I can provide content management training (or even manage your content for you).
Branding & Print
With consideration for both digital and printed media, I deliver consistent and memorable brands that set the right tone and stand out.
Logos & Branding
Focussing on connecting with your intended audience, I create distinct brands, corporate identity systems and logo designs that reflect your business values.
Despite the uptake in digital media, print is alive and well, and provides a tangible approach to communicating your latest campaign — from business cards and mailshots through to packaging and large-format banners and displays.
With experience in designing layouts and covers for magazines, brochures and newsletters, I can produce high quality artwork to print-ready standards.
Working across many disciplines and sectors for clients throughout the UK and the rest of the world…
Immediate Media Company
Typical designer. Too busy keeping clients happy to update my own site. Yada, yada, yada.*
What I’ve been up to
With a growing demand for digital products in retail, I’ve been playing a key role in applying UX principles and UI design to self-service terminals, apps for tracking bets placed in store, and omnichannel wallets allowing customers to use their online account for retail transactions.
NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Working with the NHS, healthcare and public sector organisations, I was brought onboard to help produce clear, evidence-based solutions – covering both UX and UI design – for a variety of digital services.
- BBC Worldwide
- Planet Organic
* I’ll be covering recent projects in more detail along with a shiny, new online presence in the very near future. Until then, get in touch.