study.

Having studied at Norwich School of Art and Design (now Norwich University College of the Arts) between 2000 & 2003, I qualified with a BA Hons in Graphic Design.



I then made the move to the design world of London - and much tea was consumed.

 

work.

Freelance Designer
(2009 / present)


The Click Design Consultants
(2007 / 2009)

Clients: Sacla, Norwich Cathedral, Cambridge University, Argos, Glenlivet.

BlueHat Technologies
(2008 / 2009)

Sound Editor.

Fresh Vision (Fresh Media Group)
(2005 / 2006)

Clients: Nectar, Van Heusen Shirts, Blacks/Millets and The Science Museum.

Dennis Publishing
(2004)

Marketing Department for Maxim and Fortean Times.

Warrender Grant Publications
(2003 / 2004 & 2007)

Clients: ‘Star Wars Fact File’, ‘You & Your PC’ and ‘You Are What You Eat’.

Wildlife Art
(2002)

collaborators.

When it comes to creating websites I collaborate with web developers. I design the front-end while the developer programs the back-end (much like a pantomime horse!)


I also collaborate with animators, illustrators and photographers.

 

approach.

A house style is something I work hard to avoid. What is suitable for one client is by no means relevant for another.


Each job is approached in a unique way; by searching for qualities within the company/name which in turn sparks a visual idea. The idea then usually informs which graphic style is employed for the job.

Whether the job in hand requires the design of a logo, website, advertising campaign or perhaps a rebrand, the course of my action is to thoroughly research the business to identify it’s personality - before putting pen to paper.

 

other work.

I play an array of stringed instruments and am an experienced composer & producer.


Within this site are examples of work for which I have composed and recorded the soundtrack for. As a multi-instrumentalist (including double bass, guitar, piano and the banjo) with a home recording studio facility I am able to provide an all-inclusive service for sound design.

 

links.

 

David Pickens Photography

Rod Penn Photography

Ping Media

John Puddifoot