If you’re not getting the results you want online, I can help…
• Show your work (and build an engaged audience)
• Optimise the design & copy for your sales/landing page
• Create a strong, professional image for your startup
With over a decade’s experience in graphic design, plus hands-on knowledge of writing, marketing and social media, I’m uniquely placed to create good-looking websites that deliver real results.
“James is one of those rare but wonderful creative polymaths who is as comfortable setting beautiful typography as he is making music and writing code. His design shows a deep understanding of technology while holding its own with the pedants of the graphic design world” — Hoss Gifford, Director of Technology for OneMethod
How you can work with me
Design/Thinking £300 Get insightful, actionable advice on improving your website, app or service. We’ll discuss your business objectives in depth, then I’ll pick apart your design and content (up to 5 key pages from your site), and write a detailed 1,000+ word report on how to make things better.
Design/Single £600 A redesign of a single page on your website, or the creation of a new one. After a brainstorming session, I’ll create a design for you (delivered as a Photoshop file) and write a single-page report on extracting maximum juice from your new baby. If you don’t have a web developer to build my design, I can advise on that too.
Design/Build from £4,000 Need a new website? I’ll design and build a custom Wordpress-powered website which is easy for you to update, and works beautifully on everything from a mobile phone to a tablet to a laptop.
Need a freelancer to work at your studio in London? (Next availability: mid/late September)
- Worked with strategy agency Prophet on the rebranding of the Swiss mobile phone company Salt (formerly Orange)
- Designed and built cycling startup Vulpine's first online lookbook
- Created wireframes and designs for a new wayfinding mobile app
- Designed and built a website for lifestyle photographer Paul Calver
Who I've worked with
The Royal Institution
I create websites which are simple, effective & human
Or in other words, my speciality is making brands work on the web.
I’m not afraid to do things differently — which is why you won’t find me on LinkedIn, and why I don’t hold back from asking difficult questions.
For the past three years I’ve worked directly with my own clients, as well as freelanced at various studios here in London.
When I said ‘uniquely placed’ earlier, here’s what I meant. In addition to my design experience, I have hands-on experience of the essential elements of running a business online, including:
- Writing (and promoting) content
- Building email lists
- Selling products
- Nurturing social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter)
- Optimising landing pages
Curious about how I got here?
I trained at Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, then worked for Marque Creative in Glasgow as a digital designer for five years, before moving to London to work at a studio called Bureau for Visual Affairs (who I consider to be among the very best in the business).
Along the way I created a popular lifestyle blog called CycleLove, fell back in love with writing again, and fell off my bike a few times too.