Hello!

I’m Jonathan Pickard,
a Freelance Designer.

About Me

I’m a freelance designer and developer based in Burnham-on-Sea, in the South West of England. I specialise in responsive website design and development in addition to graphic design for print and branding.

 

My background is in graphic design and web development, I studied at Bridgwater College and I also have an Adobe Certified Expert Accreditation. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to work with many clients large including; Costa Coffee, Audi and BMW to smaller businesses locally and start-ups.

 

I have steered towards a career working with graphic and web design because I love the instant results a few lines of code can produce or how some sketches in a sketchbook can develop to become a company’s brand guidelines. I solve problems in simple, elegant ways. Design is a part of the process, a tool, used to bring new ideas into the world. It just so happens to be my favoured tool of choice.

Why Freelance?

Until September 2016, I lead the Creative and Digital team at one of the fastest-growing colleges and universities in the UK.

 

I undertook freelance projects in my spare time and as my list of happy customers grew, so too did my waiting list.

 

Since going freelance, I’ve enjoyed working with lots of very passionate individuals on many diverse and challenging projects as well as becoming their ‘goto guy’ for things that may even seem a little outside of a ‘normal’ designers limitations.

 

The best feedback I get from clients is that I make things easy to understand and take the scare-factor out of starting a new business or project. This is where I think my strengths lie, in being honest and treating clients like I would any close friend of mine.

I’m currently available for new freelance design projects.

Branding and identity

A well developed identity portrays products, services and an ethos instantly. High profitability can be achieved through gaining consumer recognition, and brand loyalty, with a distinct brand identity. Applied to all consumer-facing media in a consistent manner, a brand identity can become easily distinguished; maximising it's impact.

Creative Graphic Design

First impressions are important, whether it’s a logo you’re after or a full suite of literature. It’s important to get your message across clearly. Graphic design isn’t just about looking pretty; it's about function, too. Crafting an equally useful and attractive solution is essential.

Video production

Stories bridge word and imagery to create a profound and often memorable experience. Life is a collection of anecdotes and amusing titbits, all woven together, and these are reflected in the stories we create. In this sense, a good story can be used to fuel creativity, inspire others, or simply help us relate to one another. Let us show your business in its best light.

Website Development

A well-designed website is key in effective communication. Thorough planning and user-friendly interface design, as well as standard-compliant coding makes for an impressive online platform. Many results can be achieved: from basic holding pages, to SEO-driven e-commerce websites with mobile-friendly responsive layouts.

Printing services

With many brands staying wholly virtual on a screen, printed promotions can have a more tangible, personal and lasting impression. Graphic design, material choice and printing methods are all equally important in creating print: from business cards and product packaging, to vehicle livery and retail signage.

Photography and editing

In a world with portable cameras in every pocket, everyone is a photographer. Not everyone, however, can utilise the camera to its full potential to create evocative imagery. Detailed digital manipulation further alters both image and perception, enhancing the raw photo, and adding a beautiful finishing touch.

Portfolio

Here’s a selection of the projects I’ve been lucky to have been involved with.

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235
Cups of coffee
18
Awards won
95
Satisfied Clients
150
Projects Finished