Freelance Graphic Designer
Although a great deal of communication has now gone digital and online, there are still occasions when only the quality and feel of printed materials will do. Jeff has the experience to create beautifully crafted printed graphic design that’s tailored to your audience and in tune with your brand. Jeff can help you get your message across using the most energy efficient materials and processes.
So let Jeff help you select the best kinds of inks and finishes and make sure you get the most out of your materials by minimising waste during the printing process.
Jeff will also consider your print design’s shelf life and where it will end up once its done its job. This means wherever Jeff can, he’ll make your materials easy to reuse or recycle.
Jeff’s Graphic Design services include:
- Business Stationery
- Tradeshow Graphics
- Annual Reports
- Corporate Documents
- Wedding Stationery
- Pop-up Banners
Find out more
Print Design Portfolio
Poster & Flyer Design
South Wales Police
Cardiff Fairtrade Guide
Business Stationery Design
Bingham Hall Partnership
Exhibition Banner Stands
Various Exhibition Banner Stands
Bridgend Care & Repair
Annual Report Design
Self-Help Guide Design
What do you charge for your Graphic Design Services?
Every design project and client is different so Jeff tends to provide a quotation once he has gained a full understanding of your requirements.
If I commission a design project who owns the copyright and intellectual property rights?
Unlike some design agencies Jeff does not charge high release fees for his work, if work is completed at his standard rates of pay and intellectual property is requested before the project is started then on receipt of final payment he will release all intellectual property rights on the design. Jeff reserves the right to feature the work in his portfolio and self promotional material and that if his work is featured elsewhere such as within the scope of a another design or artwork Jeff would expect to be credited.
What if I don’t like what you design?
This is rare. 99% of the time Jeff hits the nail on the head first time, however occasionally it can take a number of discussions and design submissions before the client is happy with the concept. Ultimately Jeff always ensures his clients walk away satisfied and he feels comfortable that he has put out a job to his highest standards within the confines of the timescale, brief and budget provided.
I don't have any imagery, what should I do?
If your budget allows, Jeff has contacts with a range of professional photographers dependant on the style required.
Alternatively, he can use imagery sourced from stock photography websites which will be charged in addition to your quotation. Stock images at print resolution can cost between £10-£25+ per image so it is worth allowing a budget for this if required.
Do you offer a print service?
Jeff has strong links with locals printers and can negotiate on your behalf to obtain the best possible prices and print quality.
Wouldn’t it be better to source my own print supplier?
For the inexperienced, sourcing print estimates and creating a specification for the print enquiry can be time consuming and prone to error. You may be asked questions you don’t understand or be engaging with a supplier not familiar with this type of work. Print is not simply ink on paper, there are an array of processes that make up a final job such as paper type, press settings and finishing requirements. Records must be kept of all these processes in order to maintain good quality and consistent results.
I’ve had a cheaper print quote will you be able to match it?
Jeff will try to help match a like for like quote, however, there are certain circumstances where he cannot. Some suppliers will cut corners such as printing on substandard equipment, material and finishing or contract a project out to a far eastern country which often results in reduced quality and increased delivery times. Great design work is often compromised by budget printing, if you have spent considerable time and money on designing stationery, brochures or catalogues, the designers work can be quickly undone by cutting corners in print.Under specified cheap or thin materials, lack of application of a sealing varnish, printing full colour on single colour presses and visa versa are all typical ways a printer can reduce the costs on a job, in most cases you get what you pay for and if its cheap the chances are it will look that way.
What is digital print and why is it inexpensive on lower runs?
Digital print is a term coined from the printing process conducted on a digital press, in its infancy this referred generally to the pioneering Indigo presses but now covers a much wider array of different manufactures from glorified colour photo copiers to traditional full colour lithographic presses with a digital imaging unit attached. Generally digital print is cheaper on short run material due lack of plate making (not required) and zero make ready time. Digital presses are not as refined as traditional litho presses and as such the print quality is inferior, however cost savings on small jobs can be substantial.
How can you be so competitive on print compared to sourcing my print requirement direct?
The print and publishing industry is one of the top five industries in the UK. There are tens of thousands of suppliers out there, some of them dedicated to trade work only. Jeff has buying power with a range of suppliers and he can target only the most professional of those for your particular project. Due of the large financial investment required in printing presses, print manufacturers will generally focus on one area of print which may not be economically viable for your project. In these instances most manufacturers that deal directly with customers will still quote the job but contract the work out to other manufacturers or brokers and simply add a handling fee, your job may end up going through a chain of resellers.
I'm looking for creative ideas rather than just a nice layout, can you help?
This is Jeff’s preferred way of working as creative ideas and brainstorming produce standout and original projects. Combined with his marketing experience, Jeff can bring ideas to the table that will bring your message to life.
Jeff also understands that not every project requires masses of creative thinking, sometimes you just require standout and professional looking design work.
What is the payment procedure?
For new clients Jeff requires a 50% deposit prior to commencing the design project with the final balance payable on completion.
If you have any further questions please get in contact with Jeff today on 029 2009 9979.
Jeff is a creative graphic designer, print designer, logo designer & branding strategist, website designer, vehicle graphics designer and illustrator working with clients across the UK and South Wales including Cardiff, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Newport, Pontypridd, Llantrisant, Vale of Glamorgan, Swansea, Port Talbot & Neath