Creating inspiring campaigns and powerful brand stories.
Over 20 years experience in the creative Industry. Working in a variety of roles including graphic designer, illustrator, studio manager, art director, creative director and now a freelance creative, each role has brought with it different skills and new perspectives.
I approach my work with an honesty and an open mind, always putting the client’s goals first and never losing sight of what is achievable within the realms of creativity. I listen, hear and collaborate throughout the creative process. Experience has taught me that this is an essential part of forming successful working partnerships – it leads to inspiring campaigns and winning ideas that bring brands closer to their audiences.
I am lucky to live in a beautiful part of the Lancashire countryside. This grants me with a much-needed balance between the excitement and drive of city centre working and the calm and inspiration of rural surroundings.
What do I do...
Originally educated as an illustrator, I have a real enthusiasm and love for the skill of drawing. I have illustrated for an eclectic range of publications, alongside various illustration commissions. I am always excited about collaborating with people on their unique projects, so please get in touch to discuss.
I have a solid branding background and been privileged to work with some great clients over the years. Taking the lead onbrand development and strategy, I have personally – and collectively – defined compelling brands and produced campaigns. I love to immerse myself in clients’ businesses and their ideas.
To deliver a strategic and effective marketing campaign, my extensive knowledge of design and print production is fundamental. I have experience in books, brochures, stationery and packaging, as well as larger format products including signage and installations.
I’ve always stayed up to date with the latest digital products and solutions. I enjoy all digital, excited by the variation it offers and delivering design that solves problems in innovative ways. Digital disciplines I specialise in include websites, email campaigns, apps film, photography and animation.
What you are saying...
"Simon’s been a great support to my design team; picking up a broad range of projects from logo design to digital campaign creation and onto print and events concepts. Simon’s always got a great attitude, a lot of our work is quick turn around and Simon’s experience really shines through as he confidently tackles these project briefs. And in the process, delivers some lovely design work."
“We have worked with Simon for over 4 years now. He is amazingly, helpful, creative and friendly and puts lots of energy into ensuring we get the designs we want to engage our audiences. Added to that he is extremely professional and works to deadlines. Brilliant”
Head of Participation
"We at The Dukes have worked with Simon for several years. We’re always impressed with his work, his willingness to try new ideas, to respond to our feedback and with his quick turn-arounds. We’d recommend him to anyone looking for a talented designer with extremely varied skills!"