A Bit About Me
Hi, I’m Stuart, a freelance designer and front-end developer based in Northwich, Cheshire.
Over 14 years experience working with many brands including Stagecoach, NHS, Avalanche Creative, Carole Nash, Studio North, Chester Zoo and The University of Manchester.
A versatile designer who can code, with a genuine passion for design, technology and digital marketing.
Digital Designer . Carole Nash, Altrincham
Responsible for the Direct Mail campaign design, HTML email campaign design and coding, fully tested across mobile and other devices. HTML5 remarketing ads, press ads, exhibition and large format graphics for MCN Live and the Isle of Man TT.
Brand Manager . SK9 Magazine, Wilmslow
A contract working with SK9 Magazine. Created the brand identity, design style, and magazine spreads for the new Cheshire publication. Including social media graphics.
MSc in Digital Marketing . Salford Business School
Enrolled on the MSc in Digital Marketing at Salford Business School. Search and Social Media Marketing, Analytics, and Strategy were amongst the subjects covered. The Digital Marketing element covered the central concept of The Buyer Persona Spring. A device which connects your ‘complex organisation’ to your ‘buyer persona’ using the sub-strategies of Channels, Content and Data
Designer . Avalanche Creative, Stockport
Stockport design agency Avalanche Creative. Coding websites from provided PSD files, including e-commerce, multi-venue website build for Almond Pub Group. Other projects included packaging design adapted to different sizes and formats for an extensive range of camping equipment, monthly promotional newsletter design for Artstat UK, and artworking an extensive stationery catalogue.
Web Designer . Leadspot UK
Working for the creative department of a Technology and Software company (Leadspot UK). Responsible for the design and responsive websites for various financial, insurance and casino based companies, generating leads through landing pages, e-Marketing and mobile.
Lead Designer . Manchester Pet Show
a year long project for The Manchester Pet Show at EventCity. Hired to form part of the marketing team, and to ensure consistency across all marketing and advertising material. Responsible for the branding and production of all creative artwork, from web design and mobile through to exhibition graphics and large-scale outdoor advertising.
I left Studio North to work as a freelance designer, learning essential HTML and CSS coding skills along the way. Design contracts working for a local marketing agency, including NHS Berkshire sexual health campaign, and a year long project for The Manchester Pet Show at EventCity.
Designer . Studio North, Manchester
An active member of the design team at a busy fast paced agency. Responsible for the creative output for a range of blue-chip clients, working to, and creating brand guidelines. Working with great clients, including NHS, Stagecoach Group, Chester Zoo, and The University of Manchester.
BA (hons) in Graphic Design . The University of Salford
Graduated with a BA (hons) in Graphic Design at The University of Salford, the core modules were typography, branding and advertising.