I used to love to make websites and graphics and on this website you can see a selection
of the ones I have created for myself, family and friends and a few which I made
for groups and centres in my local community.
I started taking an
interest in web and graphics design in 2003 and over
time tried to learn more to increase my knowledge and enable me to create more
inspirational graphics when needed.
Here is a small selection of
some of my previous designs, some are still live, some not. If the site is
still accessible there is here a link to each one, if not, only a screencap of the site's homepage will appear.
Some of these were
built when I worked for a design company a few years ago and
the others have been done as favours for people I know. Nice
to be able to keep myself occupied now and again, lol.
Website built for a friend who makes her living singing and
entertaining in the north of England and also works a lot in
Benidorm. Find out what she does and where to find her.
A brand new super salon opened in Sale needed a website to display
to their potential customers everything they had to offer as well as
all of their monthly specials.
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This site was created for a friend who is a writer. Things are
starting to take off for him and he wanted somewhere to showcase the
things he was doing.
Scarlat Logitech's Secure Backups
This website was created to fit in with the existing identity of
Scarlat Logitech as the established IT company that they are yet
highlight their new services.
The Official Bobby Ball Website
This site is Bobby's own personal site and highlights upcoming
events and news about Bobby as well as sharing background info and
contact details for the entertainer.
Crawley & Sons Funeral Directors
This site was built to replace an old out of date version of the
site, it was brought up to date, built in sympathetic colours and
remoulded all round to answer any questions.
The Harper Brothers
Site built for up and coming entertainers, The Harper Brothers.
The site gives people the chance to find out all about them, their
act and interact with the lads as well.
Rock On Bob n Tom - Official Cannon
& Ball Website The Official Cannon & Ball website, Dates, news and many other
There is a guestbook and also a chance for fans to leave a message
for Bobby & Tommy.
We Love The Rollers
Nostalgic Fan Site for the 70s
Phenomenon that was The Bay City Rollers, work ongoing.
Interactive features such as guestbook and fans page.
Recently built for a local IT Specialist Company. Built to
client's own specifications, outlining everything the business
offers. Includes news section for up to date info.
Tyres Built for a local tyre firm who wanted to advertise their
services and promote their unique husband and wife fitting team and
tyre sourcing specialties.
A lot of these sites were built quite a few years
ago and were built to the owners' specific requests. Always
remember that everyone's tastes vary and that fads and styles come
and go. It's sometimes nice to have a bit of a rehash and
freshen up every now and again, as with fashion, it all comes full
In this internet
age, there will always be a growing demand for electronic images of some kind.
They are used for countless different reasons. Here are just a few
examples of the kinds of things that people use on the net, for print and for
general everyday life.
I don't do too much video but I
sometimes enjoy fiddling about with bits of film and slideshow material.
Made this one as a tribute to
Cannon and Ball recently. Thought it might just be nice to put on here as
an example. (Linked from YouTube to save on bandwidth!)
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Mikie Lawson is an aspiring writer from Manchester. I
became acquainted with him on Twitter, further to that found out
about the blog he writes which has lead to him writing a Column for
canal-street.co.uk and moanaboutmen.co.uk and a
Facebook Group under the same name as his
Blog, Handbags 'n' Botox!
Whilst browsing Twitter this week, I saw a callout from Mikie
asking for anyone who might be able to help him create a logo for
Handbags 'n' Botox. I love a challenge and the next hour or
two I spend working on my idea. I sent it to Mikie when
finished and he loved it so thought it may be worthy of a place on
I have created graphics / flyers
for different bands and groups over the years, one for the most recent has been
a band called Breaking Point.
Here is one for the flyers
created for a gig they wanted to advertise in Leeds. There will be more
but I'd need to find them first.
Small or start up businesses are
always looking for that little something extra to help promote their work when
they can't be there to do it for themselves, that's when a small
informative website is worth it's weight in gold.
You want to spread the word and
advertise the services you can offer to your community but you can't be
everywhere all at once to let the world know what you can do for them.
Just about everyone these days can access the internet so if someone saw an
advert or had a flyer with your web address included, it is now second nature to
use the net to find out more details. It takes only seconds for them to
discover that you are local, have the best prices around, or offer the very
service that they have been looking for and you have yourself a new customer!
It's that simple, here are some
examples of a few businesses I have created either website or graphical
products for, some as a favour as they were friends and some created while I was
working for a web/design company.
IDS Mobile Tyres
IDS Mobile Tyres wanted to renew
their image as they changed their name to emphasise the mobile aspect of their
A website was built and to
accompany that and raise awareness of its existence A5 flyers were required to
help achieve that.
These were built in a graphic
form to create familiarity with their faces and their van in the local area.
They advertised the fact that customers who needed assistance could feel safe
and secure in the knowledge that they send out both male and female fitters to
the scene of help. They advertised all of the points they wanted to stress
to customers old and new. See the leaflets below.
Shine Recruitment Consultants
Shine Recruitment Consultants
set up business in 2007 and a lot of work was done for them at the time.
Examples here consist of a roller banner, a folder with insert sleeves and
There was a website built but
this is no longer in use.
This was the initial design, you can see how all of the other designs were made
to co-ordinate with this, which was all initially inspired by the logo and the
colours contained within it.
Business Folder (Front, Sleeve
Insides and Rear)
Roller banner to be used at
This was designed to be taken
around from place to place as a backdrop to Shine's stand at whatever venue
they were advertising their services.
Very specific sizes and
dimensions were required, the colours used were to co-ordinate with the rest of
Shine's branding and I had to be extremely careful with the dimensions of the
spaces left at the top and bottom to incorporate the Blind Stand when printed up
into the actual blind and hung as required.
Shine's Business Stationery
Shine chose their own colours
for their branding and from the many options offered, chose the stationery which
showed off the most of their chosen colours.
Business card 1
Business card 2 Rear of business
United Hands had business
stationery created as well as their website.
Maximum Research Company
Max wanted a new logo to refresh
his brand image and went for a whole new look for his company. He already
had an idea of a shape that he liked and so his colours, his idea and his name
all went in as contributory factors to the outcome of his final new logo.
He had two sides to his company and so the same image was used for recognition
and continuity but different colours were used for each side.
As well as logos being created
Max had some stationery designed at the same time incorporating the same styles
as the rest of his imagery.
Below are examples of the letterheads he had made up for his business.
Northern Boy Films
I was recently approached by
Northern Boy Films to create a logo for them for them to incorporate both the
business that they are in and also build on the name, stress the Northern Boy
The logo is now being used by
Northern Boy Films on their website and I also provided different hi resolution
versions for print for their stationery etc and on different coloured
backgrounds for their associated sites.
A team at Yorkshire
Water was entered into some prestigious awards and got news that they had been
put through to the finals in York.
To let people know
what they had done to achieve this status they wanted a leaflet/small booklet to
explain to people how they had gone so far.
The team decided
between themselves that they didn't want a boring leaflet that no one would be
bothered to read through as they would be taking these to York with them to have
on their own stand and to hand out to everyone there. They came up with a
They decided that
if they spoke in terms relative to a football team it may spark more interest
that a bland office talk leaflet. There we had it, they told their tale in the
shape of them being the team that were told to up the stakes and work to achieve
Here are the four
main images that made up the handouts that they took to York with them.
I have also aided a
team at Yorkshire Water recently by overhauling some of the forms that they use
between teams to report information that needs to be put into the system.
The forms they were
using were old and it took a lot of work to get papers filled in a taken back to
offices for someone there to take off details, put them into the system and
action any work that needed doing.
something electronic so that when their people were out at sites across the
region, they could fill in the forms on their laptops and then send them
straight into the office instantly. Much more efficient, easier for everyone
involved, work can be actioned much more quickly and there is no reason for
people to have to take big bunches of papers into the office for others to have
to sit and go through.
I took the old
forms, restructured them, made them aesthetically nicer to have to look at and
set them into a structure both on Word and Adobe Professional to create Word and
PDF documents which would allow them to do exactly what they had wanted to do.
They worked out
well and as far as I am aware they are still using them.
I obviously can't
put the forms onto a website but this is something that I have created for
businesses on a few occasions also. Worth a mention.
I built a site for
a brand new valeting company which ended up being a bit of an all round
package. Before anything could commence, they needed a logo, they told me what
they wanted and after a few tweaks they had the "lightning bolt Z" that they had
The site was built
and then I made a presentation for the company which was placed on the website
so that people could download it and pass it on as well as watching online. The
presentation then was turned into CD Roms and sent out to prospective clients
and then I created and printed some flyers for the staff to pass out and to post
of to companies along with the presentation discs to spread the word and tell
everyone what this company could offer them.
Here are a few
examples of the things made for them.