Simon Taylor Graphic Designer

What kind of
client are you?

Are you a start-up?

Are you an SME?

Are you a design agency?

It can be daunting trying to figure out what your new business needs in terms of design, and not all the design advice available is as honest or good as it should be. I can help you with sound, experience-based advice on how best to use and buy professional graphic design.

Whether you are starting your own business, or already run your own company, I can help with the how, when and why of buying design. From branding basics like logos, stationery and an online presence, to marketing materials such as leaflets, flyers and advertising.

I'm always happy to work to a pre-arranged budget, and it's my policy to begin work only after I've submitted a quote which you have agreed.

Established small and medium-sized businesses generally have more experience when it comes to sourcing professional graphic design and marketing skills, but full agency prices can still be difficult to afford. The advantage of a freelance designer like me is that I can match the skills and level of professionalism provided by a full-service agency but at a lower cost. I can also provide a level of personal service and exclusivity that not all agencies provide.

I'm familiar with how design agencies operate as I worked in a number of them before going freelance. I can be an extra pair of hands when the workload demands, I can provide a fresh creative perspective on a existing project, or I can provide some creative collateral on a new one. I'm happy working on site, and I'm happy to take a design brief and work off site. I can either keep my clients up to speed on progress, or just report back by a given date, having achieved an agreed objective.

How to: get the right logo

How to: write a design brief

A clear design brief will save you time and money. Think carefully and define clearly what your aims are for the project, and make sure you brief your designer thoroughly on them. Key things to define are: what is the message or proposition? Who are your target audience and what will appeal to them? What about branding? Does the budget fit your aims? Better preparation will mean better results.

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