Hello! Thanks for your interest thus far… Here’s some more information about me, my work, and my experience to date. If you’d like to know more please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
WHAT DO I DO?
As a freelance writer and graphic designer I undertake a variety of projects for a range of clients, a selection of which are featured here and here. I enjoy working with individuals and companies who are passionate about their product or service, and who understand that the way their brand looks and sounds can have a big impact on the success of their communications and how they are viewed by current and prospective customers.
In both writing and design projects my first objective is to better understand the person or business that is commissioning me. I want to know who you are, who your clients are, what makes you tick, what turns you off, and what you want to become in the future. Without this insight producing thoughtful prose and graphics is at best a stab in the dark. And if you’re just starting out, or indeed not yet started, I can help you to streamline your thoughts surrounding your brand personality and vision, which will in turn be reflected in the work that I produce for you.
For me no project is too big or too small – from a complete brand overhaul and marketing campaign to small text edits, if you’re looking for creative input my door is always open. And if I’m not the woman for the job I will try as much as possible to put you in touch with someone who may be.
WHAT EXPERIENCE DO I HAVE?
Following studying Art and Design, specialising in Graphic Design, I went on to work as the In-house Designer and Senior Publishing Executive at independent publisher Fernhurst Books. Here I was in charge of the design of all books and marketing materials; gained experience in copywriting for sales and marketing purposes; and worked on a one-to-one basis with many authors through their journeys of writing and promoting their books.
Now on the other side of the industry, I am a book author myself. My first title, The World In A Cup Of Coffee, will be publishing later this year with Apricate Books; my second book, which of yet I am not revealing a thing, is in its very early stages of research.
Alongside my personal blog, In Search of Happy, which follows my (often embarrassing) escapades around Europe, I write for web development company XReflow, providing weekly blog posts and press releases for their business customers.
WHAT DO I CHARGE?
One size certainly does not fit all, so I provide a no-obligations quote on a job-by-job basis once I’ve understood the needs and timescale of the client. I prefer to quote a flat rate for most commissions so that there are no costly surprises on receipt of invoice, but am happy to work on an hourly rate basis if this is preferred.