Paul Atchison

Freelance Graphic Designer

Level
Senior
Location
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

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About me

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/

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Skills

  • Logo Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Graphic Design
  • Layout
  • Web Design
  • Calligraphy
  • Poster Design
  • Creative Typography
  • Hand Lettering
  • Advertising Design

Companies I’ve worked with

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    MY WARDROBE.COM

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      Hyperama Wholesale

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        FHP Magazine

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          NHS Primary care trust

          Work history

          Currently

          Sep 2019
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Graphic design and hand lettering. Custom logos, posters, packaging, lettering for editorial or book covers, hand painted signs.

          Currently

          Graphic Designer

          Paul Atchison Design

          Aug 2010
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Freelance graphic designer for print and digital. Working for a wide range of clients remote and in-house in Nottingham and London.

          2010

          Graphic Designer

          NHS Primary care trust

          Aug 2009 - Aug 2010
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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.

          2009

          Graphic Designer

          Hyperama Wholesale

          Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • 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!

          2009

          Picture editor

          MY WARDROBE.COM

          Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Freelance
          • Editing model and product photos for the online shop.

          2008

          Graphic Designer

          FHP Magazine

          Aug 2007 - Aug 2008
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Local lifestyle magazine where I designed adverts, editorial pages and general artwork design.

          Education

          Currently

          Foundation Studies in Art and Design BTEC National Art and Design GNVQ Art and Design

          Stamford College

          Sep 1995
          • Stamford, United Kingdom
          • Foundation Studies in Art and Design BTEC National Art and Design GNVQ Art and Design

          2002

          BA (Hons) Applied Furniture Studies

          New College Nottingham

          Sep 1999 - Sep 2002
          • Nottingham, United Kingdom
          • 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.