I was born to be creative and I have a passion to help businesses get the most out of their marketing presence with attention-grabbing visual media
Typography & Computers
My fascination with typography and graphic design began during the pre-internet era when Letraset dry-transfer rub down letting was the latest trend. At the same time, I was also keen to learn more about computers and programming and the launch of the Sinclair ZX81 started me down that road - that was 1981.
This fascination and learning was a hobby which sat in the background of a 20 year career in purchasing from Assistant Buyer at a family run Commercial Stationers, to a Group Purchasing Manager for a chemicals & plastics corporation.
By the turn of the Century, the Internet was beginning to appear in people's homes. It was my time to merge my creative design skills with computer programming and start building web sites. I had a hunch that this passing fad was not a fad and wouldn't pass.
Goodbye corporate 9-5 and hello self-employment with my the start of my design agency.
Online Business Development
It was a steep learning curve assisting small to medium sized business align their marketing strategies with the possibilities that were being brought about by the emerging world wide web. I developed a number of eCommerce websites, that are now run by our family business. This hands-on experience provided a great opportunity to learn many aspects of business, including branding, marketing, sales, warehousing, logistics, customer service, finance, funding, HR, legal, international trade, intellectual property and a whole lot more.
I love being creative and helping people
I'm a creative soul who gains great satisfaction from supporting small businesses as they navigate their way through a continually evolving digital marketing landscape. It's a pleasure to be able to employ my own core skills and experiences, whilst also being able to collaborate with other business specialists when the needed arises.
I now work under the guise of The Digital Alchemist which allows me to work my magic within the digital media arena; whether it's graphic design for print, web, video or social media, web design & development, video editing and production, motion graphics.
My creativity has long surpassed the inside/outside boxing thinking and as such I bring a fresh and distinctive edge to any project whilst leaving any traces of boxes behind.