A little bit about me
Since completing my degree in Multimedia Computing I have had the opportunity to work in both creative and technical positions in the digital industry, with roles such as a Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Web Developer. I have enjoyed the variety of all these roles and I am passionate about exploring and implementing the combination of all these skills, as well as learning new ones.
When I'm not tinkering with designs or code, you can find me doing / being a number of things, some of which include:
- The Chilled: Binging a boxset or two with a cuppa, chocolate and a cat on my knee
- The Gamer: Competing a little too much with others (or myself), in recent and retro games
- The Elf: Practicing my archery skills, keeping my eye firmly on the target
- The Entrepreneur: Running a little craft side business in my spare time.
- The Adventurer: Climbing up mountains in New Zealand! (Note: this has only happened once... unfortunately!)
View a selection of my work from over the last few years, ranging from web design and development including e-commerce, as well as branding, marketing materials (used in both digital and print form) and other miscellaneous works.
Although PASSfm had a website, they felt it was out of date and needed a complete redesign.
Using the logo as a basis, the colour scheme was revamped and new design made cleaner, as well as having bold and eye-catching features such as large rolling banners, services boxes and a full width 'request a callback' to generate more enquiries.
A Twitter feed was also incorporated into the footer of the site to keep customers up to date with the latest news and offers.
A brand new logo and website were required for these brand new holiday apartments, in the heart of Rothbury.
Users are invited in straight away, with a mix of striking imagery and a clean layout mixed with subtle animations. Galleries and floor plans were added to give the user as much detail as possible and plenty of call to actions were also placed, with links to book the apartments.
Burn Brae Care
Having little online presence, Burn Brae Care asked for a website which would show their services, allow customers to read reviews and to also advertise any vacancies to the team, all with the ability to be easily updatable.
Using the WordPress platform, a bespoke theme was designed and built, using a clean design mixed with a bold brand colour. Testimonials were carried throughout the website as well as the ability to add vacancies very easily using the WordPress admin area.
The client requested a brand new website, based on their professional development and performance coaching.
The design was kept clean and professional as well as using a colour scheme taken from the logo. A newsletter feature was added and links to social media, to connect the audience as much as possible to the business and generate positive leads.
Following the completion of the website, a second, similar website was commissioned.
The client's current brochure website was both outdated and in need of new content adding. The website was completely redesigned, giving it a fresh new look whilst making it fully responsive, for viewing on all mobile devices.
One of their latest projects was put into a large banner on the homepage for maximum impact. A subtly animated timeline was added into the relevant case study page, providing a step by step story of the project from start to finish.
Various calls to action were also included to invite customers to contact the company.
Uno Momento wanted a redesign of their current website; they wanted the design to be more rustic and authentic and to advertise both of their restaurants in Darlington and Stokesley.
Using the new logo (now changed) a design was created, representing the overall look and feel of the restaurants and the new brochure website contains an integrated gallery, menu section and feedback form.
ROAR Digital Marketing
The client requested something eye catching and unique, as their current website wasn't generating the leads they wanted.
Bespoke graphics were created and unique layouts were built for the service pages, incorporating the look and feel of the brand.
Calls to action were included on the majority of the pages and various Analytics tools were implemented, so the client could track conversions.
The client wanted a refreshed, more eye catching look to the current website.
Working closely with the client, layouts were created for the inner pages that reflected the content required and recent projects and services were pulled onto the homepage, as well as testimonials to build trust.
High Street Quilting
The current website was very outdated and didn't showcase the company as well as it could.
A fresh new design was created and carried through into the inner pages, as well as implementing workshop calendar functionality, where the user can see upcoming workshops in a list, month, week, day or photo view.
We Made It
This small business wanted a website to compliment their Etsy store which sells unique, unisex nursery decorations.
WooCommerce was integrated into this WordPress build, as well as custom shipping options, filters and personalised fields to cater for customers needs.
An Instagram feed was also added, for customers to view the products in their natural environment and an FAQ section to answer potential questions.
The company is committed to innovation and to the research and development of next generation products, however their website was outdated and didn't portray the company to its full potential.
A new, modern website was built on the Magento platform, giving it the potential to become an e-commerce website in the future and incorporating a timeline 'about us' feature, FAQ's section and downloads pages.
WordPress was also added as a blog and an events section in addition to this, where customers can book an appointment.
A selection of logos created for freelance clients, ranging from holiday rentals to gaming clubs.
Produced both in the industry and for freelance, these marketing materials ranged from business cards and leaflets to roller banners.
One advert in particular was also featured in Living North magazine.
One of my tasks as a Graphic Designer was to produce location guides for both Stag and Hens, in the companies best selling locations.
Starting with Newcastle, a 42 page guide was created, detailing everything from Newcastle nightlife, activities and hotels to travel information and helpful facts and figures.
After a department trip to Dublin whilst working at an events company, our research from investigating various activities and nightlife was used to create some useful infographics, highlighting what the location had to offer.
I was also able to improve my photography skills whilst there, having to document all the activities we were involved in, for use on the company website.
After the purchase of a new t-shirt printer which allowed direct-to-garmet printing, I was asked to design a few t-shirts to be sold via Amazon in time for Christmas.
These were created in Illustrator and exported as high resolution pngs, to be used with the printing software.