As a creative, I’ve always embraced opinions, environments and art in order to amplify my approach in design. I also like to shape great creative by understanding how people behave when they see and touch the projects I do. This is what inspires me and fills me with intrigue when I design.
However, a big part of what I do is understand businesses and onboard myself with what they’re set out to achieve. I think I have 3 great reasons why ‘as a designer’ I can be a great fit for any business:
I have worked with many brands and businesses at a strategic level. On many of the projects, I have been a part of, the process of design follows research, strategy, working with stakeholders and developing ideas. Asking questions and studying business is always important to me.
As a creative, I have never liked being fixed down to a particular industry. Why? I want to keep my ideas open, not stagnant and set on one way of doing things. I want to nurture and cross-pollinate creative inspiration from one place to the next.
Finally, I have started my own businesses. I have done this out of curiosity and appetite to learn and grow as an entrepreneur myself. I wanted to learn about the pressures and opportunities for myself.
Over the years, out of my own curiosity or appetite, I have started or joined a number of businesses.
Creative services for businesses. If you’re interested in a website, app or digital product, then talk to me through OutRoared where I operate and collaborate with an incredible team of talent.
I set up a collaboration with a bunch of wonderful local photographers called Purbeck Wallpaper. We are able to get high-quality images up on walls using wallpaper that only needs water to put up! We have been featured on the BBC and continues to bring life to walls.
If there are better ways to connect, provide better content or services, I’ll often start a little side project.
South Coast Creatives
South Coast Creatives is a network of creative freelancers and independants that have worked together on numerous projects. The collective is mainly based in the South of the UK.
If you ever wanted to see what UX and UI designers thought of your website, app or digital product, then Designer Experience is a perfect option. It’s an opportunity to cut through user user testing with advice and opinions from people that understand digital interfaces. It can be live projects or even concepts. Sound proof your projects with professionals.
This little side project explores the theory and importance of brand visual communication. This is done by showing a collection of artboards that feature brand assets or imagery excluding their logo. Can you recognise any brands this way? If you can, then great! That clearly shows a good execution of a visual brand.
I love getting involved with good causes.
Wareham Wednesdays is a fantastic event throughout the summer that raises money for local causes and charities. Every Wednesday offers a fantastic evening of family entertainment including the famous Pirate Invasion. Imagine Wareham Quay and one huge water fight between visitors and 100’s pirates.
Celebrating all things ‘fishy’, the Swanage Fish festival is a fantastic event that features food, fishing and fun for all the family.
Creative services with OutRoared
If you are interested in creative services such as website, app and digital product design, then join me over at OutRoared. This is my business which I have set up to help brands with creative projects and provide access to an array of digital talent.
Or, feel free to download my current creds doc here too.