I’ve worked in the creative industry for over 16 years and during that time I’ve been fortunate enough to have been commissioned to do work for Thwaites, Golf World, Stella Cidre, Hornby and Spar, to name a few.
In 2010 I decided to make the leap in my big boy pants and open my own design and illustration company. And years later I’m still hard at it. Sometimes it’s difficult, sometimes it’s tiring and sometimes it causes me sleepless nights, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.
I like to collaborate and over the years I’ve built up a collective of designers, developers and technology geniuses I know and trust, who go above and beyond the call of duty, so no matter how big or small the project, we’ve got it covered.
Also, I’ve been really lucky in that I get to work alongside some really well respected design agencies, media groups and advertising / marketing agencies, with some of the best designers, video editors and marketing professionals in their field.
I’ve had the opportunity to design and illustrate on some high-profile projects from illustrating for glossy magazines to designing food packaging concepts, and from innovative technology projects to giving clients a defined, exciting web presence.
So, how much do I charge to create these nice visual things? I’ve worked for big design agencies with sizeable budgets and I’ve worked for small local businesses with much smaller budgets. What I’m trying to say is, you don’t need a pot of gold, just a budget we can work with…maybe using a calculator, I have an app on my phone for such occasions.
So get in touch today and we’ll discuss.
A little about how I got here… No, not from my mum and dad, although obviously that’s the case. I’m talking about design and illustration education, not that it matters, as there’s a wealth of really talented designers currently working in some of the top agencies out there with absolutely no formal training at all. Conversely and conventionally, I studied for 3 years at Art College after leaving school, then jumped straight into a graphics job, before later in my career taking a break to continue my studies, this time a BA Hons in Illustration.
Here’s something mildly interesting… I once won the Pan Macmillan Children’s Book Prize for a children’s book I wrote and illustrated about a nervous magician’s rabbit. I also have a pseudonym with an illustration agency, but they’ve told me to keep it a secret. Okay, I’ll tell you…it’s Mr. Woo, but keep that to yourself or I’ll get into trouble.