I am a highly experienced creative based in West Yorkshire. I work with small and medium size businesses who do not have the budget for a traditional design agency, as well as with freelance marketers who want a creative resource to support their consultancy work.

I believe design is a process of creative problem solving rather than simply making things look pretty. The key to really good design is to spend more time defining the problem. The value I bring to your business is not just in terms of the creative work we produce together: it's also in creating those "a-ha!" moments that help you clarify what it is you are trying to achieve.

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About me

I have more than 21 years of experience working at agencies large and small. I am an award winning website designer and copywriter with experience across many different sectors. I also hold MSc and BSc (Hons) degrees in psychology, with particular expertise in how people use language to construct themselves and the world around them.

  • Automotive
  • B2B and B2C
  • Retail
  • Health and Social Care
  • Materials Handling
  • Education
  • Small Business

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Design is the process of creative problem solving. Below are various problems I've solved over recent years, including an online campaing for electric bikes, conceptual work to launch a new undertakers business, POS and staff motivational posters for a car dealership, Facebook advertising, a TV ad that demonstrates you don't need a massive budget if you have a great idea, and a book cover (for a real book).

If you require some creative problem solving give me a call on 07817 502 983.

Gateway Funeral Services poster
Gateway Funeral Services poster
Gateway Funeral Services poster
Gateway Funeral Services poster

Gateway Funeral Services poster
Gateway Funeral Services poster
Gateway Funeral Services poster

Harratts motivational poster
Harratts motivational poster
Gatsby's Smile book cover

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Copywriting

I have written long and short copy for advertising, brochures, radio and TV, product launch presentations and, of course, the web and email. With a Master of Science by Research (Distinction) in Psychology I am an expert in the action orientation of language - understanding what the words we choose do in terms of social actions rather than what they merely say. If you'd like to find out more give me a call on 07817 502 983.

Lexus ad

Lexus advert


Dinggly order ready

One of the many benefits of call for service buttons, expressed succinctly


Dinggly order ready

Another benefit of call for service buttons, expressed succinctly


calldrip out of hours

Enquiry response service for car dealers
(click to view email)

calldrip out of hours

Enquiry response service for car dealers
(click to view email)

calldrip out of hours

Enquiry response service for car dealers
(click to view email)


Samaritans recruitment ad

Recruitment ad that deliberately tests the reader's patience

Fire and Rescue ad

Small classified ads placed in local shops selling barbecues


Lexus DM

Lexus direct mail concept

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Responsive web

If you are a small business you probably haven't got time to be blogging and updating your website. However, your site must be easily readable on mobiles and other small screens. Not only to avoid people leaving the site because they have to zoom and scroll but also because Google's site rankings penalise sites that are not mobile friendly.

Bootstrap is a cost effective way to create responsive websites. Click on either of the examples below to see how the site changes depending on what size screen you are viewing it on. If you'd like to find out more get in touch on 07817 502 983.


Kay Bradley Higgins website

Bootstrap based responsive website for the North of England's sole Sarah Key Practitioner


Look familiar? The site above so impressed Nicola Bell that she wanted one 'just like that one'. Visit the site

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Logos

A well designed logo has to do more than look nice. It has to work across websites and print, on vehicles and mobile phones, corporate clothing and your business card. It also has to work in a single colour as well as it works in glorious technicolour. The examples below are just my personal favourites. If you'd like to find out more get in touch on 07817 502 983.


Westwood Electrical logo

Electrical contractor

Tiger Moth Experience logo

Flight experience

Greener Waste Technology logo

Water recycling technologists

Grace Rewards logo

Voucher scheme for hairdressers

Blackthorn Fire logo

Fire extinguisher distributor

iQ Games Centre logo

Gaming shop and centre

Just Jane logo

Disco DJ Just Jane

Harratts Foundation logo

Charitable foundation for car dealership

937 Thinking logo

Body language training consultants

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Wordpress

Creating a WordPress site involves more than dragging and dropping elements within a page builder. From typography and art direction to ensuring that both the front end and server side are 'hardened' to keep the site secure, I offer a complete WordPress design service. If you'd like to find out more get in touch on 07817 502 983.


Beneficial Tree Care home page

Transactional WordPress website for Beneficial Tree Care.


Beneficial Tree Care home page

Transactional WordPress website for Team Spirit.


Greener Waste home page

WordPress website for Greener Waste.


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Email

It's hardly surprising that email marketing continues to grow when you consider how cost effective it is against traditional direct mail, and also how measurable the results are.

I design and code HTML emails for use on Campaign Monitor, Mail chimp, or Constant Contact. Click on the images below to view example emails. If you'd like to find out more get in touch on 07817 502 983.

Bang and Olufsen email

Bang & Olufsen VIP Event

Nissan winter check email

Nissan Winter Check

Nissan winter check email

Mitsubishi 4x4 Event