About me

MyselfI’m Jeff, a graphic designer from Cornwall who has lived in Lancashire, Berlin and London. I love to draw in my spare time. I have fifteen years’ experience in the print and design industry, and am currently working freelance. I always aim for my work to meet the client’s needs, be aesthetically pleasing and accessible. I combine this with great friendliness and calmness under pressure, and always respect a deadline.

Clients

Over the years I’ve worked with a broad and impressive range of clients both local and national, including trade unions, NGOs, charities and others. For example:

• Greater London Authority (GLA)
• Friends of the Earth
• Amnesty International
• Greenpeace
• Sue Ryder
• 38 Degrees
• The Open University
• The Venezuelan Embassy
• Renewable Energy Association
• Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
• Liberty
• Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA)
• National Union of Students (NUS)
• Education International
• UNI Global Union
• UK Black Pride
• Solar Trade Association
• British Association of Music Therapy

Services

I can provide a wide range of materials, including: brochures, leaflets, badges, stickers, corporate identity, business cards, product packaging, newspapers, postcards, roller-banners, signage and websites.

Take a look at the Portfolio pages to see some work from across my career (including from before my freelancing days).

My prices are usually based on a basic hourly rate, but are always tailored for your timescale and budget. Feel free to get in touch for an estimate. Please note that my estimates do not include the costs of printing, although I can recommend professional printers I have worked with, and am ready to approach them on your behalf.

Please note that my terms and conditions apply.

Key skills

Vector and bitmap graphics – Photoshop and Illustrator
Document design and layout – InDesign and QuarkXpress
Preflight – Acrobat, proofing, creating and checking print-ready PDFs
Microsoft Office
Understanding of the print and reproduction process, both offset and web press
Website design and graphics – Dreamweaver, WordPress, Joomla
Strong drawing skills
Proof-reading and typography
Production management – organising work, respect for deadlines

Favourite things

A few things I like!

Favourite writers: John Fante, Brian Moore, Kate Chopin, Patrick Hamilton, Lev Tolstoy, Beryl Bainbridge, J. G. Farrell, Charles Bukowski, Anton Chekhov, Katherine Mansfield, Nelson Algren, Ivan Turgenev, Mervyn Peake
Favourite films: ‘Wild Strawberries’, ‘Paper Moon’, ‘Last Picture Show’, ‘Seven Samurai’, ‘Summer with Monika’, ‘Rita, Sue And Bob Too’, and Dogme movies
Favourite artists: Samuel Palmer, George Grosz, Suzanne Valadon, Robert Crumb, Sebastião Salgado, Käthe Kollwitz, Van Gogh (of course), Honoré Daumier, Heinrich Zille, Paul Gavarni
Favourite music: Beethoven, Prokofiev, Schumann, Shostakovich, Radiohead, The Ronettes, The Shangri-Las, (yes, OK, sixties girl groups in general)
Favourite TV/movie theme: ‘Black Beauty’ [link] – or ‘Watership Down’ [link]