ONE PART DESIGNER TRAVELLER JUGGLER HUSBAND CHILLI FAN FILM BUFF FATHER
My name is Dane and in 2013 I was a successful retail manager running a multi-million pound store. I was unhappy, bored and chasing money rather than something I had passion for. I went back to school and after gaining my qualifications in graphic design, focused on building a portfolio and gaining as much experience as I could.
With a flame lit inside of me and with a lot of encouragement from my girlfriend, I spent the next year doing as much as possible for small businesses and individuals, designing their logos, brand identities and various promotional print, slowly building up an employable portoflio.
After moving to Manchester in 2015, I spent the next few years working on big stuff. Projects and services aimed at improving peoples lives, rather than trying to sell a product. Clients and employers included the NHS, Tameside Council, Public Health England (amongst many others) and my design experience now included large format print and digital advertising.
However, the world was getting online and I sorely lacked website design experience, which I knew would be key to helping out my customers if I was to go freelance again. I had to upgrade, so I spent the next year (and not to mention multiple COVID lockdowns) gaining my Web Design and UX/UI qualifications.
Now half a decade later, happier than ever, I create freelance designs and websites for clients over multiple print and web channels, with a particular love for helping companies go from “I have an idea” to “I have a business”. I also have more free time to focus on the good things in life – my wife and child, gardening, juggling, travelling, sailing and films.
So If you require excellent levels of service throughout the design process please get in touch today, as I am passionate about working with clients to achieve their design dreams.