For me, it's all about YOU!
My mission is to help small businesses say what they need to say, through good, thoughtful design that gets their message across in style.
I work mostly in branding but that includes EVERYTHING that comes out of your business, because everything should be on brand and represent your brand values.
Why do it?
Design is my life's work. It's the only job I've ever had (*more detail if you really want it). The point is, I STILL love it! I’m as excited to see the next brief as I was my first.
What problem am I solving today and more importantly, who am I solving it for? That’s the key. I’ve seen the same brief many times but the answer will always be different because the client always has a unique story. It's YOU that makes it interesting.
My ideal client
Are you a a sole trader, small business, group or charity that helps others, through your services, products or time? Then you are my ideal client. There are a couple of larger commercial brands in my portfolio (from agencies I freelance with) but I’ve included them because there’s no reason you can’t have the same level of creativity.
I look forward to getting to know you and your business.
* I loved my art lessons at school and was very excited to hear my art teacher say you could do it ALL DAY LONG. Imagine! So (after working the summer on a sweet stall down the market), I started a two year art foundation followed by a degree in Communication Graphics. I worked in a small local business to begin with before moving on to an agency in Leicester Square, working in recruitment communications. My freelance career began when I was made redundant in 1998 and I haven't looked back. I still love the variety of work and not knowing what's around the next corner.
In my previous career in Recruitment Comms, I worked with Jan regularly for over 10 years. In that time, she delivered some outstanding ideas and campaigns for me. More recently, as the owner of stylechapel.com, I've included a number of Jan's ideas in my marketing.
Raphael Chapell - Client