I will start a design project by quickly modelling the basic shapes and planning the exhibition spaces, working to combine the storyline with an elegant design.
As the project progresses the 3D models become more detailed and are used for the design development and construction phases.
I will visualise throughout the design development stages to communicate the exhibition mood and design to the client.
With experience of designing and artworking for large format exhibition graphics I can design creative graphics and illustrations for exhibitions.
Graphic design skills come in useful for creating design sheets for presentation. I use Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign for graphic design.
I use AutoCAD to produce detail drawings for specification and tender purposes.
I pay close attention to the layouts resulting in a clear and organised package of working drawings.
I can manage a design project and understand professional work practices so can be trusted with the responsibility of working directly with clients. I have experience of taking exhibition projects from concept to installation successfully.
1. Design companies
Often my skills complement an in-house design team. For example, turning their design ideas into concept visuals or translating concepts into detail drawings for tender. I help with project workloads during busy periods and help to win new work.
2. Museums and visitor attractions
I help out any organisation marketing themselves to visitors - including museums, visitor centres and attractions. They will come to me when they need a vision for transforming a space. Often this needs visualising to excite their visitors and colleagues.
3. Exhibitions contractors
Contractors often don't have an in-house design team. I help out by providing practical design support and visuals for design and build tenders.
If you have a specific task in mind, I can often show you a previous project as a guide to how much design time is needed.
My approach is to work quickly and carefully to ensure your design project is completed on time and to a high standard.
Do you prefer a day rate or a fixed budget?
My day rate reflects the industry standard for a designer with my experience. Or we can agree a fixed budget at the start.
I offer good value for money by working efficiently.
Yes, I have clients all over the UK, some have never met me in person!
During the design project we keep up to date with the design progress on dropbox to allow us to collaborate when required.
We can keep in touch via email or phone. I find skype is good for quick progress meetings, we can share exhibition designs on screen and comment in real time.
Distance should never be an issue; I work on international projects.
"Just a quick note to say the work you’ve produced was excellent - really impressive."
"I had a look at the pitch and it looks great, very clear and some exciting visuals."
"The board were very impressed with your designs and ideas."
"Wow – this is amazing. Thank you very much. You are so speedy!"
I always try to fit in new enquiries, give me a call or email and we can chat about your project.