Hello and many thanks for taking the time to look at my profile.
I am a Graphic/Editorial Designer based in Ceredigion with over 20 years experience in graphic design & publishing. I work with individuals, businesses, events and organisations assisting with their graphic design and publishing needs.
I predominantly work remotely with clients anywhere in the UK and am flexible when it comes to working within client’s business offices.
I specialise in editorial design, promotional material such as magazines, leaflets, brochures and adverts, working closely with local web developers and print houses, but also work across logo design, branding, signage design and packaging. With my background, BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design, I thrive working over a variety of products, often to tight deadlines.
For the past year I’ve worked as lead designer on Swansea Life, a 236pp feature lifestyle magazine, produced over just 12 days, which I’m proud to say was recently awarded “UK Regional Magazine of the Year – 2017”.
Communication in design is key and getting your individual message across whether it be to sell, evoke emotion, or simply tell a story, I pride myself on being able to translate that clear message across a wide range of platforms, both in print and digital media, with every design project undertaken with your individual business in mind.
I also publish a digital and print a magazine in based in Cardigan, Your Local Crowd, promoting local, covering the counties of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire. YLC also produce a variety of guide books available from Tourist Information Centres throughout Wales.
Working remotely or as part of a team in a shared office, I’m always looking for new and exciting design opportunities.
” I have worked with Sam for 9 months and she is not just a naturally gifted designer but also has the patience, dedication, and work ethic required to help create a quality end product. She has never had issues meeting deadlines and always gives close attention to detail.
As a team member of an award-winning magazine, Sam earns my highest recommendation. “
Head of Print Content, Media Wales Ltd
“I’ve worked with Sam for more than 10 years and she’s never let me down. Receptive to guidance but also full of her own ideas, she’s a creative powerhouse and just brilliant to work with. You know that if a feature or story is in her hands, it’s in safe, sound and imaginative hands.”
Editor, Supplements and Saturday Magazine, Media Wales
“I worked with Sam for several years and am delighted to say she is an excellent designer, who shows great flair, dedication and professionalism and can be relied on to perform well under pressure.”
Deputy Art Director & cartoonist at The Sunday Times
“During five very busy years with Sam on the combined features desk for Media Wales I found her to be totally professional and a joy to work with.She was able to work to a very high standard under pressure, producing high impact pages with some outstanding design. She also proved herself very adaptable, working across a wide range of different features platforms for the Western Mail, South Wales Echo and Wales on Sunday.”
Former Head of Features and Lifestyle