We are connected by worldwide digital communication; computers, tablets and smart-phones.
Digital design and the web are vital to the success and growth of your business.
Your brand's job is delivering a single clear message that is understood, shared and remembered.
You only get one chance at a first impression, so we have to get it right.
Print reaches the senses that digital cannot, creating a tactile bond with a permanent object.
If your designs inspire and impress, they will be treasured and displayed.
Old adages are repeated simply because they're true, "a picture is worth a thousand words".
Replace wordy text with bespoke graphic punch and reinforce your key message.
My first foray into graphic design, working in a support role for the PR and Planning departments, producing presentations, reports and newsletters.
Freelancing as a designer and artworker for advertising agencies, design agencies and some corporate firms.
Working in-house at the London offices of this global management consultancy; producing reports, presentations, marketing and recruitment materials.
Back to school, to study the art of advertising on the country's premier post graduate course.
Creative placements with advertising and design agencies, such as; Mother, Saatchi & Saatchi, WTCS, GA Design and Finex.
Long term corporate placements with Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and Mercer.
Developed a portfolio of private clients in the City, predominantly AIM listed natural resources companies and their advisers.
Consultant to Sony Europe; developing corporate user experiences and interfaces.
Communications Officer for Frontier Mining Ltd; designing and developing the company website, producing investor presentations, company reports and providing investor relations support.
Established a local client-base of small businesses and continue to work with larger London-based multinational clients; most recently designing and developing new report templates across nine brands for a luxury hotel group.
A senior role on the Customer Journey Transformation Programme, I provided creative expertise for the development of a new digital onboarding 'journey' for Commercial Banking.
The programme was designed to deliver radically streamlined processes and market leading customer experiences, developed using Agile Principles and implemented with the iterative sprint cycles of Scrum.
My tenure as a direct-hire contractor finished when the project moved into the delivery phase, following roll-out of the service plan and the third release of code from pilot testing onto the live LBG estate.
Creative, Dad, Spider Remover ...
... much anticipated by all.
About eight years ago (when I had more hair and less girth), I escaped the crowds of London and moved to Redgrave, a quiet village in rural Suffolk near the market town of Diss. I live in a little old cottage with my lovely wife Emma (Senior Management), our beautiful daughter Poppy (Junior Management) and our ferocious guard beasts Buster and Charlie.
As you know I like to create, so enjoy building and fixing things, anything that allows me to work with my hands. I usually have a few projects on the go; I'm currently transforming a heap of scrap timber into a two storey playhouse/treehouse for my daughter and sculpting a radiator mascot to be cast and chromed for a vintage car.
I'm a big fan of outdoor pursuits; long country walks, cycling, camping, off‑roading, sailing and motorcycles — although the latter seemed to have dropped from my to‑do list since becoming a husband and parent. My father's passion for vintage cars has rubbed-off on me, although I'm also partial to classic sports cars and Land Rovers.
I started playing squash last year, recently purchased a kayak to dip back into watersports and I also try to squeeze in a bit of painting when I have the opportunity.
I was FORTY in 2015 ... ( how did that happen ... ? ! ).