Supporting you and your creative team

Are you looking for an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears? Someone who can be trusted to handle projects from start to finish or who can join you every now and then when you need a fresh perspective? Well, I'd love to help. I'm an experienced multi-disciplinary designer, specialising in branding and User Interface Design. Having run successful studios for five years, I’m a dab hand at dealing with day-to-day tasks, working with other creatives and discussing ideas with clients. I'm based in North Bristol and can work from home or in-house if you're based in the Bristol/Bath area.
I work with:
  • Design studios and agencies.
  • Digital, marketing, and PR agencies.
  • In-house creative teams.
Expertise
Client List
Background & CV

Branding

Authentic and versatile identities which reflect brand message, brand strategy and connect with target audiences.
I help companies raise profile and profit through clear, effective visuals that resonate with their target audience. From ambitious entrepreneurs to innovative media experts, I've designed branding and marketing materials for an array of clients, large and small. I've also led workshops to help clients identify their core message, understand the requirements of their target audiences and inform their visual identity and marketing outcomes.
Sector Experience:
  • Creative, digital and technology sector.
  • Interiors and home improvement sector.
  • Creative arts in higher education.
  • SME’s and independents in the UK, North America and Netherlands.
  • Social enterprise and cultural organisations.
  • Female-led businesses.
View my branding work

Digital

Simple, intuitive user experiences based on strategic design and research.
Life is complicated enough, digital communications needn't be. I’m a digital designer with development skills and I design websites which are clear, engaging and easy to navigate. These days I prefer to do the groundwork (research, structure, design) and collaborate with development experts for the build. I’ve designed, built and maintained websites since 2001 using HTML, CSS, WordPress and other CMS. These skills and experience give me valuable insight to the development process and a good understanding of what's possible.
Digital expertise:
  • Identifying audience requirements.
  • Information architecture.
  • Mapping the user journey.
  • Designing pixel perfect layouts.
  • Audience testing.
View my digital portfolio
Clients & Collaborators
It’s clear that Sam really understands the Crucial Trading brand. We can always count on her to use our images sensitively.
The beautiful adverts she produces for some of our retailers help reinforce our reputation as an inspirational lifestyle brand.

Emma Hopkins - Marketing Manager Crucial Trading

As a website development studio you can always tell the designers who know how to design websites apart from the ones who just don't get it. Sam definitely has a great understanding of the web and knows what works best.
I always look forward to working with Sam and hopefully we will collaborate again in the future.

Piers Tincknell - Director / UX Designer Atomic Smash

Creative, Digital & Tech Sector
Ambitious PR Atomic Smash Calling the Shots Collins & Co Cultural Democracy Editions Design& Co Grounded Design Internet Advancement Knowle West Media Centre One Source Websites Philippa Lawrence Situations Spike Island Suzanne Lacey University of the West of England, Bristol (DCRC). University of London (Birkbeck Arts).
Social Enterprise & Cultural Sector
Gloucester City Council (The Music Works). Historic Towns Forum Inter-Im National Animal Sanctuaries Support League South West River of Herbs Sustainability Solutions Group Taproot Foundation Unchosen Urban Herbology Working Wool
Independent Businesses & SME's
ACH Automotive Accident Solutions Capitol Carpets Capture Wellness Copper & Zinc Fabrications Kate Cheshire Makeup Artist Jasmin Tree Education Laura Ashley Bathroom Collection JE Gibbings & Sons Local’s Gym Linguasparks Mowbray Woodwards Solicitors Roper Rhodes Group RTH Group Plc Vicky Ellis Spillane Consulting Startup PR Academy Tavistock Bathrooms Vargo Outdoors Yoga with Lynn
Let's arrange to talk or meet up.
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