Hello  ... Welcome to my site.
My name is Andrew Hills
I'm a creative.
What's a Creative?

Good Question

Describing myself as a CREATIVE may seem a little vague, but it isn't easy to put me in a box ... not least because I'm 6'2" and a shade over 200lbs ...

Calling me a 'designer' doesn't really describe what I do, because I do a lot more than graphic design. I design and build user experiences and user interfaces (which means 'websites, apps and widgets' to most people), craft brand identities and guidelines, write copy and art direct advertising, create illustrations, produce presentations and animate interactive communication (I'm also something of an artist).

In addition to developing ideas from concept to production, I manage projects and teams, providing communication strategies and campaign planning.

Whatever the problem, if you need solutions to a creative challenge, I'm your man.

WHAT I DO

There aren't many things I can't do. This should give you a good idea of what I do best.

Branding

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.

Digital Design

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.

Print Design

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.

Illustration

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 Work

Here are some recent samples from my portfolio.

CADLOW Enclosures

Website Design & Marketing

FyeBridge

Branding & Website Design

Sony Europe

SONY Europe

Website Design & Training Portals

Appreciating Classics

Appreciating Classics

Branding & Website Design

AMIS

AMIS

Print Design

Accentis

Accentis

Branding & Website Design

My Experience

I’ve been earning my keep as a creative for over seventeen years.

  • Wycombe Town Hall

    1997 – 1998

    Graphics Coordinator

    Wycombe District Council

    My first foray into graphic design, working in a support role for the PR and Planning departments, producing presentations, reports and newsletters.

  • Soho Square

    1998 – 1999

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Central London

    Freelancing as a designer and artworker for advertising agencies, design agencies and some corporate firms.

  • Marakon

    1999 – 2000

    Graphic Designer

    Marakon Associates

    Working in-house at the London offices of this global management consultancy; producing reports, presentations, marketing and recruitment materials.

  • West Herts College

    2000 – 2001

    PDip Art Direction & Copywriting

    West Herts College (Watford)

    Back to school, to study the art of advertising on the country's premier post graduate course.

  • City of London

    2001 – 2007

    Freelance Creative

    Central London

    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.

  • Beach Huts at Southwold

    2007 – 2015

    Freelance Creative

    Suffolk

    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.

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About Me

A little window on the person behind the work.

Me

Yours Truly

Creative, Dad, Spider Remover ...

Senior Management with The Boys

The Mrs

Senior Management

Junior Management

Princess Elsa

Junior Management

Royale Touranger

The Project

... much loved by The Mrs

About seven years ago (when I had more hair and a smaller waistline), 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), our ferocious guard beasts Buster and Charlie ... and Snowy the hamster.

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 and currently have a couple of vintage caravans waiting to be transformed into 'amazing spaces', due to be tackled in the summer.

I'm a big fan of outdoor pursuits; long country walks, cycling, camping, off‑roading, sailing, 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 and squeeze in a bit of painting when I have the opportunity.

I'll be FORTY in 2015 ... ( how did that happen ... ? ! ).

Contact Me

If you'd like to have a chat about your project, drop me a line.

Thanks for Visiting!

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