1st October 1979 JKL Design & Advertising
1st August 1980 Out of the Blue Design
1st December 1983 Smith East Associates
1st January 1995 Saxon Graphics
1979 – 1980
Started my graphic design career as a paste-up artist, sweating over a darkroom artwork camera, working on projects for clients such as MIT Technology and Mankind.
1980 – 1983
Started the graphic design partnership ‘Out of the Blue Design Services’ with a fellow Derby University graduate. Our client base included companies such as DuPont, Jaco shoes, Pektron, Tarmac and Vimto.
1983 – 1994
Art Director/Print Buyer/Studio & Production Manager
Joined Smith East Associates as Art Director. Worked for clients such as Derby County FC, Don Amott Caravans, Sytner BMW, Rolls Royce Derby, Hippo Golf, Pentos Group.
1994 – 1995
Moved from Smith East Associates to Saxon Graphics as Art Director. Worked on projects for clients such as Derby City Council, Midland Mainline and NHS Estates.
1st October 1979
JKL Design & Advertising
1st August 1980
Out of the Blue Design
1st December 1983
Smith East Associates
1st January 1995
I love graphic design and I have always found it interesting and rewarding. I have worked in the industry for more than 30 years and have been a freelance designer since 1995.
I provide a fast, friendly and professional creative service at a very competitive price. Not having the overheads of some the bigger design companies I can keep my costs low.
My background is mainly in print and advertising design (you can follow my journey through graphics in the timeline here) but I also provide web design, branding and illustration.
If you would like more information, or would like to discuss a particular project, why not get in touch with me
Telephone: 07544 129827 Email: