Creative Profile

I am currently taking time to travel South-East Asia & Australia. During my travels I will not be taking on any freelance work.

A little about me

My name is Richard and I grew up in the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. I specialise in designing and building responsive websites, branding & user-experiences. I am currently available for hire.

In June 2013. I finished in a degree called ‘Design for Digital Media’ that I did at the University of Salford. It was a fantastic course expanding my creative thinking on all levels.

I have helped

In the past I have worked with individuals, teams, start-ups and businesses. I set out to understand my clients business / product and outline digital plans that help them achieve their goals. I have worked for a couple of creative agencies on a freelance basis over the past 4 years. I have helped with a non-profit film production charity called Clapperboard that helps teach teenagers practical film production skills in schools & colleges.

My ideal project would be one where by I create the branding for a product; then to develop that in to a bespoke online experience that engages the user.

My work process

For any project I believe you need to have a solid foundation of research to begin a successful digital solution. A lot of the time I start by gathering relevant imagery to create a mood board. A lot of my great ideas in the past have come through this.

Digital designs need to be user-centric, which means that something is created based on what someone wants. This means I frequently check to ask myself, 'what is best for my user?'.

I build a lot of my websites with Wordpress, so that my clients can administer content easily online from anywhere. It also has an excellent catalogue of features allowing websites to be created much faster. In front of Wordpress; I design and code my websites using HTML, CSS (a touch of SASS and LESS) & jQuery.

I have worked on projects involving

Typography Motion Graphics Poster Campaigns Branding & Identity 3D Modelling & Animation Web Design App Concept & Interaction

I would rate my technical proficiency

Photoshop Illustrator HTML & CSS jQuery Wordpress
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • HTML & CSS
  • jQuery
  • Wordpress

Past - Present

I began teaching myself Photoshop Elements and started following photo maniupluation & web design tutorials.


I built my first website using HTML and CSS. The old process of slicing a website up and using tables.


I completed a BTEC National Diploma in Interactive Media with a distinction while working part-time for Direct Computers doing web design.


I started a bachelor’s degree called Design for Digital Media at the university of Salford.


I started helping out Clapperboard UK as a volunteer.


As part of my degree studies, I worked for 4 months at a design agency based in Manchester called AKA Creative. I was tasked with doing front-end web development for clients.


I finished my degree and graduated with a 2:1, and was very happy that I had chosen that course.

I got a job working as the lead creative for a company named eServer Supplies. I spent a lot of time developing their branding and Magento store.


I decided to focus all my time and effort working self-employed as a freelancer.


I started a full-time job working at Insight Enterprises working in the marketing team as a Digital Designer.


I finished some interactive animated landing pages for a marketing campaign to promote Insight's cloud service offerings. They were Hybrid Cloud and Modern Workplace.


I finished working at Insight after 2 years to go traveling. To see examples of my work during my time at Insight please get in touch.


Since I was in university I always wanted to go traveling at some point in my life. After working and saving up me and my girlfriend are going to travel SE Asia and Austrailia.