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Freelance Graphic Design Sheffield, UK

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As a multi-disciplined freelance graphic designer, I work collaboratively with clients of all sizes, from start-up businesses through to large retailers, as well as with creative agencies that engage The Creative Surgery as trusted in-house freelance design support.

Over 20 years in graphic design have provided me with the expertise to produce a wide range of diverse digital and print design solutions, such as:

 

BRANDING & LOGO DESIGN

PRINT DESIGN

WEBSITE & DIGITAL DESIGN

MOTION DESIGN

PACKAGING

 

An evolving core skill set keeps my service ahead of the latest trends, print techniques and technology, which is central to making The Creative Surgery responsive and unique.

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02. Services

Branding

Branding

Instantly engage your target audience with a powerful logo and branding. Guidelines can be provided so you know how to use your branding effectively.

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Print Design

Print Design

Showcase your services and products with branded stationery, brochures, annual reports, posters and direct mail.

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Website & Digital Design

Website & Digital Design

A website is everything to a business these days. Interactive and responsive websites, email templates and other creative features are all ways to capture your audience’s attention.

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Packaging

Packaging

Attract buyers with eye-catching and enticing packaging designs for point-of-sale, giftable and FMCG products.

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Motion Design

Motion Design

Animation, presentations and videos can add that extra element that makes your business stand out from the rest.

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Presentations

Presentations

Capture the audience's attention with a striking PowerPoint presentation. Whether you're running in-house training or giving a keynote speech, well-designed slides create impact.

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Creative Approach

The Brief

Crucial to the success of a project, I spend time setting a detailed brief. This includes drilling down into your business to get to know the ins and outs of what you want to provide and what your target audience expects. Together, we establish goals, deliverables and deadlines.

Research

After the brief, it’s over to me to spend time brainstorming and researching. I look at trends, styles and what your competitors are doing, coming back to you with the highlights.

Creation & Development

Taking your feedback into consideration, I move on to creating and developing the design. This is the really exciting part.

You’ll be heavily involved in this process as the concept evolves and takes form. Clear and frequent communication is key. It’s your business and I encourage you to ask questions and give me your opinion, as it enables me to build the strong and effective designs you need.

The Final Stage

Once we have honed and tweaked your designs and you are completely satisfied, I will provide you with the final artwork files. I can also liaise with printers and web designers to help produce the end product you’re using the design for.

This is not the end, though. Dedicated to building lasting relationships with my clients, I monitor how successful each graphic design project is, and am here to develop it further as your business grows.

If you’d like to know more about how The Creative Surgery can help you get results through the use of innovative graphic design, then drop me a line today.

Creative and forward-thinking, I am a graphic designer with over 20 years’ experience. Skilled and experienced in the full creative design process, I take your project from initial concepts right through to completion. Adopting a unique approach for each and every client, I produce design solutions that work for both you and your target audience.

Specialising in retail, food & drink, and arts & music, I focus on creating distinctive brand identities that provide the immediate visual impact that is so key to these industries. I develop both online and print-based designs, delivering the whole package needed to connect with customers—be that on a website, on-site or via targeted promotional material.

Based within easy reach of Sheffield, Nottingham and Derby, I provide graphic design services to many local companies and creative agencies, as well as throughout the UK.

If you’d like to know more about how The Creative Surgery can help you get results through the use of innovative graphic design, then drop me a line today.

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03. Clients

Martin has the ability to interpret a design brief and deliver exceptionally innovative results that portray the vision and values of major brands but are also aspirational and forward thinking. He has great commercial awareness and an eye for detail, resulting in projects being delivered on time and within budget. I have worked with him on various projects, from major retail brands, to large corporate organisations and he manages to adapt his style accordingly and creatively. On a personal level, I find Martin professional, personable and a joy to work with. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him for future projects.

— Jennifer Chambers

Creative & Marketing Director at Incodia International

Martin worked seamlessly with the Wilko Trend team on development of our 2014 trend books. His graphic design capability meant that the work was completed at speed and to a great standard. We all enjoyed working with Martin as he is so easy to get along with and he quickly became like another member of the team. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Martin, as his work is precise, creative and great value for money. He also helped us with troubleshooting along the way and resolved technical issues we encountered. We will hopefully be working with him again soon

— Liz Musson

Senior Trend Manager at Wilko

Martin is a very talented graphic designer who isn't afraid of hard work. He has the ability to deliver exceptional work to very tight deadlines, whilst always remaining calm and collected. He is fantastic at interpreting creative briefs, delivering work to a very high standard, whilst always thinking how it could be improved, considering not only the design but also the printing and final output. I would highly recommend Martin to other businesses looking for a designer who will integrate well into the team and deliver great work time after time.

— Grace Vernon

Global Trend Lead at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Martin made the rebranding process incredibly simple. From a very loose brief, he created a whole new look for Crescent Copywriting. Given my lack of design talent, he was happy to offer advice and guide me when needed.

To complement his graphic design service, Martin also created a whole new website for Crescent Copywriting. The end result has been really well received and it's now a pleasure to direct people to my website.

The two services were a perfect combination to showcase my business through strong, professional and cohesive branding.``

— Joanna Berthelot

Crescent Copywriting

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05. Have a Project?

Drop me an email or give me a call today if you’d like to discuss your graphic design project. If you’re in the Sheffield, Nottingham or Derby area, we could even grab a coffee!