Are you an agency looking to outsource digital projects or perhaps a start-up that needs the best in brand development and website design? Look no further, as I currently have the capacity to deliver exactly what you need.
I'm also available to speak at conferences and events - As I have recently at MKGN (Milton Keynes) and DXN (Nottingham). It's been said that I am an entertaining and engaging speaker, and I am always happy to share my experience and knowledge.
Trōv’s original site was based on a Wordpress theme and suffered from slow access times and code bloat. Using the site lacked consistency and so an overhaul and polish was required.
Entirely new templates and stylesheets were written from scratch and brought into ExpressionEngine. I was also able to introduce geolocation features above the original spec.
Series Eight chose to work with me because of my experience and familiarity with migrating Wordpress to ExpressionEngine, and my clean, efficient style, which allows easy handover.
“Always a pleasure working with Chris, he has a real eye for the latest design. Would definitely recommend and I intend to use him again for my next project.”Tim Brealey, Wharf Cottage Kennels
I started my design career in magazine publishing in the early 2000s, working in-house for a local newspaper and then moving on to a weekly national publication. This gave me a wealth of experience dealing with unmoveable deadlines and short turnarounds.
Being freelance allows me a large amount of time to invest in my skills, and I'm constantly working to enhance the way I deliver projects for my clients; if there's a better way to do something, then I will always find it… It also helps that I'm a massive nerd, so I enjoy the challenge.
I have worked for clients and agencies based all over the UK (and a few based a little further afield) and my very technical and adaptable working methods are often called upon by those agencies and consultancies when a higher standard is required.
When you meet me, you'll be left in no doubt that I absolutely love what I do, and that I have a passion and enthusiasm for design and the projects I undertake that many of my clients can't help but find infectious. A million ideas you've probably never thought of will spin out of every meeting we have because while I'm obsessed by details, I also know how to see the bigger picture - and keep several steps ahead at all times.
I've had an interesting career so far - Speaking engagements, logos published in design books, one of my previous websites stolen by a former US Marine and I've even been told that Vanilla Ice liked some digital colouring work I did for the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. It has been an eventful and colourful decade, and it's this wealth and variety of experience that I bring to every project, including the following key areas…
I have completed hundreds of graphic design projects over the years but I specialise in brand development; building on a client's initial thoughts and ideas to produce a comprehensive visual language that grows and adapts with them.
When it comes to website design projects I'm just as comfortable in Sketch, Photoshop and Illustrator. I specialise in ecommerce solutions - handling the back-end build as well as the front end design and code. Conception to completion.
Beginning my career as an artworker, I honed my typography skills working with large amounts of supplied copy and not much space to fit it into. I count my type and layout skills amongst my greatest assets - both in print and for digital.
Although these are recently fashionable terms, they do describe a large portion of my design process for website and digital work; ensuring that every aspects of a user's interaction and journey through a site is considered and accounted for.
Years spent working in publishing have given me an expert knowledge of design for print and experience in finding exactly the right paper and finishing choices to make sure you make the most impact for your budget.
Craft (and ExpressionEngine) are my Content Management Systems (CMS) of choice and I have yet to find a website that they cannot power - from simple brochure sites to complex conference booking systems to ecommerce solutions.