One part designer traveller juggler husband chilli fiend film buff happy dad

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 portfolio.

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, Public Health England and Tameside Council (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 three 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 (now) 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.

One part designer traveller juggler husband chilli fiend film buff happy dad

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 portfolio.

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, Public Health England and Tameside Council (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 three 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 (now) 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.

Award winning

Working for the public sector gave me the opportunity to work on campaigns aimed at improving peoples lives, rather than selling products or services.

The Open Up campaign aimed to highlight male domestic abuse awareness in Tameside and was recognised by the UK Public Sector Communication Awards team for having a “big impact for a small price”. This led to us winning in the Low Budget Campaign of the Year and Local Communications Team of the Year categories.

I was immensly proud of the solutions we found for the budget requirements, the artwork and how many people the campaign helped in the community.