Welcome to the website of Freelance Graphic Designer
Here's a few reasons clients benefit from working with a freelance graphic designer:
• Get more from your marketing budget
• Innovative and creative ideas
• Enthusiastic and trustworthy
• Successful track record
• Experienced and qualified
• Affordable monthly payments
• A personal Service
• Fast turnaround
• Every job is important to me
My experience spans over 30 years. I have worked as an Art Director and Designer for two of the worlds biggest Advertising agencies McCanns and Publicis.
For 10 years I ran a successful Graphic Design Consultancy - 4Design, specialising in FMCG Packaging Design, Advertising and Design for Print.
I qualified with a Honours degree in Graphic Design and Visual communication and was awarded a Design and Art Directors Association scholarship.
In 1996 I was awarded Chartered Graphic Designer status.
An ideal choice
" Phil is an ideal choice when you need an experienced professional to just get on with the job. Strong typographic and design skills combined with conceptual thinking makes his design work unique".
A design specialist in these areas:
Creative thinking, Conceptual Design, Advertising concepts, Advertising Design, Graphic Design and Typography, Website Design, Brochure Design, FMCG Packaging Design, Logo Design, Branding.
Ask for a FREE design critique
With all design jobs it's essential to look at your existing marketing material and discuss how it worked for your business, along with the positive and negative points this will help to form a design and marketing brief and start moving your business forward.
Working with a Freelance Graphic Designer
Each design brief brings new business problems to be solved. However most design projects follow a similar path. I've listed some key points below:
CREATING A BRIEF
This will be a short meeting or phone call to determine exactly what sort of design and marketing material you are looking for - an idea of your marketing spend is essential at this stage as it will determine what can be achieved within your budget.
WE WORK OUT THE COSTS AND AGREE A CONTRACT
Following our briefing session I will then put together the cost of producing your design work and submit this along with a standard contract.
THINKING TIME - CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT
A good and relevant design concept will set you apart from the competition, and make your business unique.
DESIGN LAYOUTS - MOCK UPS
Design concepts are worked up into a pdf presentation. At this point the visual elements and production of the design concept are discussed and developed - using photography and/or illustration, as each project is bespoke - I will advise on the best approach to take.
ARTWORK & PRODUCTION
Once everything has been agreed the various elements are brought together and presented as finished artwork for client approval. Initially delivered as pdf's.
PROOFS / TESTING / AMENDS
Before ordering any print or building web sites, a process of checking and amending artwork content will take place. Hard copies can be produced if preferred for final checking. Once artwork is signed off it will be sent for final production, printed, or posted live on the internet.
FINANCIALS / RELEASE / DELIVERY
With each project I require a deposit before starting any work and final payment before releasing artwork. Payments can be made easily using my paypal link, or Bank transfer.
Branding and Stationery Design
Commercial property brochure design
Packaging design mockups and concept design
High quality leaflet and brochure design
Simple and affordable website design
Company brochures and trade catalogue design
Website and user interface design for bespoke software
New product development , posters and point of sale design