Graphic design, Illustration and Art
I'm an experienced Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Artist. I have been working as a creative since finishing my MA with distinction in 2004. I enjoy working with independent businesses, arts organisations, and record companies as well as corporate companies who are looking for a creative approach to their communications. 
I have been a finalist in the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) awards in 3 different years in multiple categories. I have also been featured in the Best of British Illustration twice. My design and artwork has been used for large profile music acts such as LAU, The Little Unsaid and Joan as a Police Woman. In 2019 I created the design and artwork for the CD and LP for the critically acclaimed 'Midnight and Closedown' album by LAU, as well as 'Atomise' by The Little Unsaid. I have created brand identities for well known Derbyshire businesses such as X Runner, ATL and Wilsons Pharmacy, as well as large organisations such as the NHS.
Experience
As a designer and illustrator I have the skills to work on a wide range of projects for both small and large clients. I am able to work on all aspects of the brand and identity from the ground up. All of the  examples in my portfolio have been created by me personally. A typical project includes logo design, stationery design, brochure design, web site design and development, illustration, liveries, brand naming and strategy. I am happy to work on any aspect of a design project, big or small.
I love vintage graphic design styles, Swiss graphic design styles and alternative graphic design styles, as well as projects which fuse different disciplines such as graphic design, illustration and art. I especially enjoy working with independent businesses with interesting visions. I believe the fusion of my different disciplines gives my projects a uniqueness which help my customers stand out. 
I am fluent in Adobe Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop. I use these software packages for all aspects of graphic design for print and web, and have also delivered training on them at the University of Derby. I am experienced at dealing with printers, sign makers etc and providing them with print ready files.
In terms of web, I can build Wordpress websites from the ground up, or customise existing Wordpress themes as required. I am experienced with the Twitter bootstrap framework, HTML5, CSS3 and LESS which I hand code using Coda. I am happy to work just on the design of a web site, creating templates or building the Wordpress backend, as required. 
Software, Languages & Platforms
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe Indesign CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Lightroom CC
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Coda (preferred)
Less
Codekit
Source Tree
Omnigraffle 
Twitter Bootstrap
HTML 5
CCS 3
Advanced Custom Fields Pro
Wordpress

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I am friendly, reliable, and passionate about graphic design, illustration and art.
I would love to hear about your graphic design, brand and communication projects, and hope we can work together soon.
Best Wishes
Martin
07775 758131
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