After 12 years working as a graphic designer specialising in logos and brand identity, I felt I needed to break away from the constraints of the computer. Picking up a pen and paper, I moved towards a more illustrative style and developed a genuine passion for traditional hand lettering and brush script. After practicing the craft for a few years, I began to see how hand lettering and custom logos could really enhance design. Suddenly my work felt alive and had soul! Increasingly customers from the creative and craft sector began approaching me in order to bring a more human touch to their brands. This work has included logos, branding, packaging, promotional materials and hand painted signs. Having been on this developmental journey and developed a genuine obsession for the craft, I feel my design skills now have an exciting place in today’s thriving craft industries. An initial conversation costs nothing. Have an idea? Let’s chat! Paul https://www.designwithsoul.co.uk/Locked Pro Plan feature
Graphic design and hand lettering. Custom logos, posters, packaging, lettering for editorial or book covers, hand painted signs.
Freelance graphic designer for print and digital. Working for a wide range of clients remote and in-house in Nottingham and London.
Working on campaigns for organisations across Nottingham including the Decade Of Better Health campaign. Work involved branding, posters, flyers and other material to spread awareness.
I worked in a printshop located in store where we created label designs for packaging POS, catalogue layout, photography, banners, posters, menus, large format printing, t-shirt printing. We also designed a lot of packaging for their successful in house brand Tiger Tiger. It was an extremely high pressured environment. This set me up to handle my own clients as a freelancer!
Editing model and product photos for the online shop.
Local lifestyle magazine where I designed adverts, editorial pages and general artwork design.
Foundation Studies in Art and Design BTEC National Art and Design GNVQ Art and Design
Final year also included organising an end of year show at Waterstones View From The Top Gallery, resulting in local press coverage and further commissions.