As the domain name suggests, my name is Dan, I am a freelance designer/illustrator who has just turned 30 (ish…), but still loves playing videogames, noisy fast cars & pizza. Thanks for visiting my new website, I hope you like what you see 🙂
For as long as I can remember I have drawn, made things from cardboard boxes & enjoyed art & design throughout education. I studied BA Hons Illustration at the University of Portsmouth and graduated with a 2:1 in 2005. Since then I have made the move into graphic design, advertising and web development, both in an in-house capacity and an agency environment. I have also dabbled in studio management (I missed my creative outlet too much) and a bit of content writing for gaming websites in my time too.
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In my spare time I love to play video games – I know, I bang on about it, and blog about them on www.squarexo.co.uk amongst other sites. I am an avid football lover, supporting Southampton FC through their highs, lows and highs and lows, again. As well as football, I enjoy to watch a bit of F1. I truly believe that until you see a race live, the speed and power cannot be fully appreciated.
I currently freelance three days a week (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) and am contracted as a Senior Designer the other two at MyAudience, a Marketing Agency based in Wokingham. I am looking to become full-time freelance soon, so am spending time building up contacts and a client base. I am not looking for a full time role, however, am always interested in what freelance/contract opportunities may be around the corner, be it branding, advertising, graphic design, web design or even writing.
Fill out the form here if you want to ask me a question, abuse me for supporting Southampton or run an idea past me :p Or connect with me on Linkedin. I would love to hear from you and help you with your design projects!