**If you would like examples of my infographic work, please get in contact - PPH does not display long-form graphics well**
Note: My NDA work (majority) does not appear in mymore...**If you would like examples of my infographic work, please get in contact - PPH does not display long-form graphics well**
Note: My NDA work (majority) does not appear in my portfolio.
Highly polished forward-thinking graphic design, illustration and web design for online content, film and all online media.
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 genuine interest.
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 isn't present.
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.
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, and backgrounds
Illustration (hand and digital) and very basic animation (gifs/.mov using digitalised graphics)
Graphic Design: All online/digital media
Facebook/iphone and ipad apps
Note: I am currently steering away from print media, apart from for regular clients, and I no longer take on coding work.
Extra bonus areas of work/expertise:
Film/Video Editing, Closed Caption Subtitle Production (English only).
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:
Various Online Marketing Agencies: 2015 - Present
Datadial, Online Marketing Agency: 2013 - Present
The L Project (anti-bullying charity - all brand design): 2011 - 2014
Outstanding Brewery: 2009 - Present
Grass Roots Gardening: 2009 - Present
Pushing An Elephant Up The Stairs (charity): 2008 - 2009
Ben & Jerry's (anti-climate change environmental projects): 2007 - 2008
RAC: 2006 - 2007
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 fifteen 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 beyond usual constraints, 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.