A bit about me
I’m Sami, a multi-disciplined freelance graphic designer. I specialise in graphic design, for online digital use and for offline print. I also build user friendly, clean, responsive and easy to use wordpress websites.
Whether you’re launching a new business, rebranding an existing one or looking to gain an online presence, I can help you enhance your business and bring your design project to life .
I believe that design is more than how something looks, which is why I take pride in learning about your business and audience first, before creating something unique, functional and beautiful.
Having worked on a variety of design projects over the past 5+ years, I have a varied and diverse skill set. I have worked with a variety of clients from sole traders, start ups, large multi-national business’s, as well as new product launches.
I hold the following design qualifications:-
- BSc (Honours) in Computing and Design
- Advanced Certificate in Graphics and Web Design
- National Diploma in Design
- BTEC in E-business
- Adobe Illustrator CC Mastery Certificate
- Currently studying (Adobe Certificate in Video and Audio CC Mastery)
Designing for me began in my early teens, whilst my parents took me travelling for 3 years to do a round the world circumnavigation on their boat. I wanted to keep in touch with friends and family back home and as email or social media wasn’t around in those days, I started designing monthly newsletters to send back to them.
After completing my high school exams in the UK I assisted my parents on their farm in the Wales for a few years. At 19 I decided to continue my education and moved to the large city of Birmingham, where I studied ICT and E-business which allowed me to gain an introduction to the digital world and web design. From here I went onto University in Worcestershire to complete a BSc Honours in Computing Design & a Diploma in Design & Innovation. This sparked my love for graphic design and user interface design.
After finishing University I had the opportunity to work on a family construction site for a few years, on the remote Island of Bequia in the West Indies. It was rewarding learning so many practical building trades, getting involved with the design of the property and a fun experience living on a tropical Island with my family. During my spare time I completed branding and design jobs for local hotels, restaurants and spa’s on the island.
In 2011 I gained an Advanced Certificate in Graphics Design with a Design School in New York, before finally settling in beautiful New Zealand.
Hobbies and other interests
When i’m not behind my computer designing, I like to work on personal art projects. I also enjoy photography, dabbling with watercolour painting, growing my own veggies, playing with my fur babies (2 rescue cats), trying to keep fit and experimenting with new vegetarian recipe’s. Animals and the environment are very close to my heart. I also love tea 🙂