Highly polished forward-thinking graphic design, illustration and web design for online content, film and all print media. I don't do business buzz words, so don't ask me for 'out-of-the-box' thinking, everyone wants that - and why wouldn't they? Take a look *in* the box first, and ask for unique design, innovation and expertise. Because that's all 'blue sky thinking' is, clever and talented people being clever, talented and forward thinking.
Based in Manchester, UK I turned full-time freelance in Nov 2010 having gained a great deal of experience over a number of years designing for various corporations. I am currently building my personal, non-corporate portfolio (a lot of work I do is under NDA which makes this hard to showcase).
I have a very broad range of clients in industries I am now very familiar with including but not limited to: food and drink, online gaming, book publishing, magazines and journalism, fashion and retail, tourism, car hire, music and film, education, charities, sports clubs, health and social care, recruitment, fraud protection, the service industry, and generally working with a lot of new media and connectivity within.
I am now heavily involved in a lot of large scale work, including charity projects, and I am project managing a few larger ventures thanks to PPH. If I have made a proposal on your project it is because it must have sparked some real interest for me.
If you are inviting me to make a proposal please ensure you have looked through my portfolio, and do not ask me to send you examples of my work unless there is something specific you'd like to see that you don't see.
Please also note that currently PPH do not allow freelancers to message clients without using up a bid token. So if I don't respond, I'm not being rude, I'm just really busy. Really, really.
My design styles are as broad as my client base, from typical hard hitting, sound, clear and concise business branding, to more stylised, and fluid hand drawn or illustrated work. I relish working to a deadline, and although I often work to very specific criteria, some clients are looking for a moment of inspiration, and that's where I excel.
I'm always ready for a challenge, and providing the brief is concise and well-conceived I can produce work to a very tight schedule. If you are online, you will see amendments almost immediately! Please note that I am aware people have been stealing my bio here for their own use, so if you are reading this, and you're not looking at the designer Sofia M on PeoplePerHour, then this biography has been stolen. Also, if the freelancer is happy to do that, it's possible they also stole my artwork to boot. I also design websites, and for more complicated sites I work with a very experienced back end coder. For web work I tend to work in dreamweaver, and generally favour php design.
Logo and Brand Development and Design.
Web Design (in .psd layers for coders to work with) including UI and UX design, all buttons, icons, navigation, backgrounds and any infographics.
Illustration (hand and digital) and basic animation (digitalised).
Graphic Design: All print media from A0 posters and banners to business cards and favicons.
Facebook/iphone and ipad apps.
Extra bonus areas of work/expertise:
Copy writing, script writing, editing, proof reading, and typesetting.
Music composition, music recording and vocal recording.
Area Covered: The World - Graphics via internet
Company Name: Scribble Junkie
Employees: I occasionally work with an assistant for tough deadlines.
Long term contractual work:
The L Project (anti-bullying charity - all brand design): 2011 - Present
Outstanding Brewery: 2009 - Present
Pushing An Elephant Up The Stairs (charity): 2008-2009
Sapphic Planet (website and book covers): 2008 - Present
Ben & Jerry's (anti-climate change environmental projects): 2007-2008
Shop Direct (working on a various range of catalogs): 2004 -2006
Education Summary: I have not formally trained in any of the skills I have acquired over the last ten years to do the now many varied jobs I find myself undertaking.
All my experience has come from working and learning on the job. Thus I have a great ability to think out side of the box, and not be limited by any software.
I have been a writer, a musician, and actor; a stage manager, a landscape gardener; I have worked in retail management, pottery, and equestrian sports. I have been stuck in offices, and out in the field.
In short, I have a very long portfolio career that I know adds to my skill, and mindset in any given field of expertise, and thus informs my work in a way that training as a graphic designer and living in a design house for ten years could not possibly afford.