Anybody who has followed me for a while will know that I spent many years as a graphic designer. I got sick of the corporate world and general working for the man which led to me quitting my life in London and embarking on my current journey. After spending a while out of the game I started building up clients and freelancing direct with them to create a fun and interesting side-hustle to my blogging income.
About a year ago I told the majority of my clients that I was moving away from that side-hustle to concentrate on my blogging. Not a smart move for the diversification of income aspect but something that made sense at the time.
It’s been a while and I must admit I miss having a few cool graphics and web design jobs on the go whilst I blog. Recent events, such as deciding not to burden Frugal Zeitgeist with awful posts, has opened up my schedule a little more and I have decided to go on the hunt again for new projects.
I don’t want to make this a big sales page so I though I would start with the intro you just read and then talk a little about what I have done and what I am offering just in-case any of you fine readers feel like you want to work with me.
Where things may go….
A side hustle is more than just an excellent way to earn cash, it’s also a way to keep an interest alive and diversify your work. I find blogging and graphic design balance each other out but both keep me creative.
The world is changing fast and I may decide to put more energy into certain aspects of my business. Further education is an option and I could expand with an online degree such as a devry computer information systems degree which may push me more into the realm of software design and development, maybe I could go the way of industrial design or even an fine art degree. Even just small qualifications or no qualification courses could help me develop my skillset and offer more to clients.
For now I am going to build on what I have already and see what interests me at a later date. Working in the ‘real world’ (as oppose to only on my own projects) pushing my boundaries of knowledge and keeps me on my toes.
Examples of my work and what I can do
Allyn Hane is producing the videos over at this great cooking website and the energy of Chef Joe Arvin makes it a lot of fun. Luckily I got to work on designing the logo and theme modifications for this project.
Zath is a UK Tech and Games site that has long enjoyed a large audience thanks to the concise writing and personality of Zath himself. I’ve always been proud of the logo and theme adjustments we produced together for his site.
Another really fun project with Allyn Hane. Allyn isn’t working on this site much right now and the theme I designed is currently not in use but check out the screen grab below. It’s also worth visiting the site and checking out the cool videos.
Another UK based tech site bringing news and reviews. We worked together to produce this theme which integrated advertising, cool graphics and easy to access social media options.
Mark Mason is one of the older generation (not in actual age, in presence on the net!) of the Internet Marketing generation and has some awesome and honest information for all levels of content producer. These days he concentrates much on his podcast. I was also fortunate to design the graphics for his podcast iOS app: MasonWorld Late Night Internet Marketing.
I built this theme based on the brief from a client and friend to bring out the fun aspect of skydiving. They were very happy. Sadly I didn’t design the great logo but it provided an inspiration for the feel.
Work with me
I am a one-man shop but am flexible with deadlines and will work to get your jobs done to the highest standard. A first port-of-call would be to just email me firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself, talk about your project and arrange a quote.
I look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions or comments also feel free to leave them below.