I am entirely self taught, and learnt everything by getting thrown in at the deep end. I started at the bottom and worked my way up with zero money or funding. So, basically I know what it’s like to start with nothing and have big ambitions. I’m also bald.
I grew up in the mean streets of Toxteth/Wavertree in Liverpool, which for those unaware is in the north west of England, it’s a lot nicer than southerners let on, come down for a pint sometime. Still reading? OK, well the majority of my work is for regular clients primarily in the hair & beauty industry though I have pretty much done graphic design work for every industry there is, except porn.
Clients return to me as I always go above and beyond to get jobs done, plus unlike a lot of ‘designers’ I have a genuine love of the industry. I work mobile these days as I’m constantly travelling, mainly between Moscow and Liverpool ( I married a russian girl* ). I work from cafe’s, home, park benches, pub’s and anywhere with a plug socket.
I use the latest adobe creative cloud software, with my trusty macbook pro, lovingly accompanied by my iPad & iPhone.
HOW I WORK
Like a lot of freelance graphic designers I like to move around to keep things fresh so I work mobile, I hate being stuck in one place all day, all week though I do work in clients offices from time to time in Liverpool, Cheshire, Knutsford & Manchester, I even do a bit of work in Moscow (long story). As a father I like to spread my hours out so will often work very early mornings from 6am, few hours in the afternoon then maybe a few hours at night, variety is the spice of my life. Like most freelance designers I am all about the Apple and I subscribe to the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software.