Nice to meet you!
Hi there, I'm Dave - a logo, web and graphic designer based in Lanarkshire, UK. I'm passionate about all things to do with logo, branding and web design. I work with businesses worldwide to help them solve their problems using the power of great design.
I offer fully bespoke logo, web and print design services for small to medium businesses and sole traders.
How I became a designer
I’ve always been a creative person in one form or another since I was young, but it was only when I found design I realised what I wanted to do.
After a 15 year career in IT, I started to learn Photoshop as a side project in order to improve processing of my family photos. The more I learned, the more I became interested in the many things the software could do, and the possibilities it offered.
At around the same time, I found design via another passion of mine – Motorsport. I’ve been an avid Formula 1 fan since I was 14, and as well as watching races, I’ve always played various racing simulation games on my computer. In 2018, I decided I wanted to start making my own liveries for the cars, and later that year, I was hired by a company that produces 3rd party cars to design and create a set of liveries for a product they were developing.
Ever since I started on this journey, I have totally immersed myself in the world of graphic design, reading books, and taking many, many courses. I've gotten deeply involved in the wider design community, and have become friends with several industry experts.
Design is all about solving problems, not just making things look good. This is one of the aspects I love most about it. The knowledge and skills gained in my IT career translate well to solving problems using design.
I initially chose to specialise in logo design because I love a challenge. Creatively thinking how to distil the essence of a business or brand down into a single mark or symbol is a rewarding job, especially when I can see the results of this helping a business to move forward with their goals. Over time, I've also become excited by designing and building websites using Webflow and now offer these services also.
I'm passionate about all things to do with logo design, branding, and web design. I am inspired by the work of awesome graphic designers of the past and present. These include the likes of Paul Rand, Michael Beirut, Aaron Draplin and David Airey, as well as legendary design agencies like Pentagram and Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv.