ABOUT DARREN

I’M A FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER & BRANDING CONSULTANT FROM LIVERPOOL. I DESIGN MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITES, CUSTOM PACKAGING AND BRANDING FOR MONEY & CHOCOLATE…

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.

MAIN DESIGN SERVICES

TOP 10 80’S MOVIES

  1. Ghostbusters
  2. The Lost Boys
  3. Blade Runner
  4. Aliens
  5. The Princess Bride
  6. The Goonies
  7. Back to the Future
  8. Indiana Jones & The Raiders of the Lost Ark
  9. Evil Dead
  10. Day of the Dead

 

TOP 10 BANDS

  1. Mogwai
  2. Boards of Canada
  3. Uncle Tupelo
  4. Wilco
  5. Public Enemy
  6. GangStarr
  7. Mazzy Star
  8. Xander Harris
  9. Faith No More
  10. Nirvana

 

TOP 10 COMICS/BOOKS

  1. I Am Legend
  2. X-Men (early 90’s Jim Lee)
  3. Saga
  4. His Dark Materials
  5. The Walking Dead
  6. Lord of the Rings
  7. A Song of Ice & Fire
  8. Watchmen
  9. The Dark Knight Returns
  10. Maus

 

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