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The importance of design, and why design matters

We all know ‘good’ design when we see it. On the surface, design is subjective by nature. You may think that something looks ‘good’ because it’s your favourite shade of sky blue. You may think something else looks ‘good’ because the designer used Comic Sans. But ‘great’ design is usually found hiding in plain sight.

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I’m not just here to make things pretty. When employed to its true potential, design is a powerful tool that can drive sales, start conversations, and even change the world. Whatever your goals are, I have the expertise to help you achieve them.

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Enjoy proven capabilities

I have already used my skills to turn things around for businesses just like yours, across a range of sectors. I’ve been doing what I do for many years, but every project is just as important to me as the first. When hiring me, you’ll be assured to receive a quality service.

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16 years’ experience

When you hire me for a project, you aren’t just getting a pair of hands. I have over 16 years of experience in designing for both screen and print. Beyond the design phase, I’m also an experienced web developer, so you can consider me your one-stop shop if you’re so inclined. I come from an agency background, so if the job’s too big for me alone, and you’ve got budget, I’ll always know a team that’s up to the task.

I’ve worked with James on many occasions over the past six or seven years and have always found him totally trustworthy and reliable. His attention to detail is second to none and I can always rely on James to come up with new ideas.

— Jan Bailey, Communications Lead at Taurus Healthcare

Your creative partner

Following a rather chaotic 2020, we’re all looking ahead to a better 2021. You need a partner you can trust to get the job done, right.

Let’s work together, and I’ll be that partner.

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A simple, white mug with a handle and concaved bottom, demonstrating the hidden nature of great design. 02 January 2021
The importance of design, and why design matters

We all know ‘good’ design when we see it. On the surface, design is subjective by nature. You may think that something looks ‘good’ because it’s your favourite shade of sky blue. You may think something else looks ‘good’ because the designer used Comic Sans. But ‘great’ design is usually found hiding in plain sight.