Hello and welcome to my website. A little about me:
I studied Graphic Design and Advertising (HND) at Bolton Institute of Higher Education (now Bolton University).
Since graduating I have worked in various design and advertising agencies in the north west of England working with many blue chip clients including: Sainsbury's, Kwik-fit, H Samuel, Comet, wagamama, House of Fraser, Disney, EasyJet, KFC, Pets at Home, Morrisons, Zizzi, Punch Taverns and many more.
I have a broad range of experience designing for print and online, with experience in studio management and print management. I can also produce concepts as scamp visuals, taking a brief from initial idea through to highly finished artwork. Always hard working and professional. I am seeking freelance opportunities in the Manchester, Bolton, Lancashire areas but also available for design projects for local businesses. Alternatively I am seeking full time employment should the right opportunity arise.
I've worked alongside Andy for the past few years and he's been an absolute pleasure to work with, he has a great sense of humour and professional attitude. Andy is able to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and a genuine excitement for creative excellence to every brief he works on. Andy is very passionate about what he does and has a wealth of experience in designing for a wide range of different projects.
I have had the pleasure of working with Andy for over 15 years whilst he was at Jupiter as studio manager. During this time, we have worked on many print projects together for a number of blue chip clients. Andy’s ability and understanding of ‘designing for print’ has always been a joy, as his attention for detail and meticulous organisational skills have helped to produce some sterling printed products.
His experience in managing multi-disciplined print projects is immense, following every process from artwork & design to finished product and delivery. Andy portrays a calm and controlled manner, couple this with his friendly sense of humour and he is a pleasure to do business with. His passion for his trade is highlighted by his portfolio.
I have worked with Andy on several projects and struggle to find fault in his processes. I found that he doesn't begin to offer a solution until he completely understands the problem but beyond that he questions what's around the issue and how it arose whether it's full campaign or a single logo. His approach is the same however the results are completely different... tailored specifically for each client.
Andys technical abiltiy with regards to design software is unmatched, coming from a traditional artwork background I believe has given Andy an advantage in that he's not bound by the restraints of the software. This can also be said about his ability to find a creative solution within the boundaries of a small budget. All this alongside his sense of humour made every project not only pleasurable but memorable. I have no hesitation in recommending Andy to anyone who is able to utilise his knowledge and skill.
Over the past 18 years, I have got to know Andy both professionally and personally, during which time he is one of the top Creative Designers I have ever worked with.
His knowledge, expertise and customer first approach, coupled with his dedication, creativity and innovation skills knows no bounds and when he gets his teeth into a project, he won’t let go and works tirelessly, often going the extra mile until he has met the customers’ expectations.
Andy has won many awards within the industry during his career. He also played a pivotal role in the many fleet successes whilst I was in my role at the Comet Group and amongst his creations was helping to develop an annual internal bespoke "Driver of the Year” & “Driving Stars Awards". Each year this particular production was deemed by the Transport & Fleet sectors as best in class with all artwork and design works being generated by Andy.
In my opinion, Andy is a true professional and someone who can certainly offer a wide and diverse range of products for any organisation. In my opinion he would be a great asset and a first class business partner for any organisation in need of his skills and help. I cannot recommend Andy highly enough.