“I have always been creative. A love of drawing and colour as a child progressed to a higher education in art, and ultimately my career as a graphic designer”

With bucketfuls of enthusiasm, I threw myself into exploring various art and design techniques through print, photography, fine art and illustration, specialising in graphic design as I focused my talent at Chester art college, then Stockport, where I was awarded an HND in Graphic Design.

“Throughout my extensive design career, I have worked with clients in providing creative and corporate graphic design solutions across numerous industries including scientific and medical, food and consumer, service sector and Blue Chip companies.

With this diverse exposure and my eclectic client base, I have acquired thorough attention to detail and expertise in visual content marketing to fit your brand, audience and goals.”

Landing my first design job, straight after graduating, as a creative graphic designer for the major UK food retailer Iceland PLC, in Deeside, Flintshire I gained a wealth of graphic design knowledge within the food industry sector, namely packaging design, of which I am still passionate about today, along with point of sale design and also art direction for food photography.

“I work for clients all over the UK, as well as globally, seeking a professional and experienced freelance graphic designer”

The next chapter of my design career was to go self employed. I set up a graphic design business (Smart Graphic Designers) in 2008 and helped many start-up business clients and established business clients, along with the renowned UK heritage organisation National Trust, for whom I have designed an array of creative and branded literature, signage and promotional support.

I recently evolved and re-branded as ‘Sue Yates Design’ – time for a change and to showcase my proven experience and expertise in graphic design to prospective clients, whilst reinforcing my brand to existing clients and keeping that personal touch to my design offering.

“I’m passionate about all things creative and artistic whether found in nature, a painting, architecture or illustration”

When I’m not working on client designs, you might find me painting, drawing, gardening or even attempting DIY!

I love all kinds of food and enjoy healthy cooking and baking. I like to keep myself fit and active by jogging, cycling and walking our dog up and around the hills nearby, and along our beautiful coastline.

Music is another love – it helps me focus on my creative work (or dance around the kitchen!). I aspire to write and illustrate short stories for children one day – my boys tell me I should write a book of all the bedtime stories I tell them!

So, that’s me in a nutshell. Get in touch for a friendly chat if you’d like to discuss your design project or freelance design work.

If you’d like my help in anything creative, I’d love to hear from you…

© Sue Yates Design 2021 | Freelance graphic design in Flintshire, North Wales
call: 07711 926090
email: hello@sueyates.design

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