About Cheshire Designer

My names Gary and I’m a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I have over 20 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects including branding, print and web design and motion graphics.

I studied Marketing and Graphic Design in Liverpool before working at a variety of companies in London. I soon missed the North West and now live in Chester where I have worked for many years as a Graphic Designer in Higher Education.

Along with art and design, I also enjoy photography, 3D modelling and animation, film and playing guitar.

Caricature of Gary (Cheshire Designer) created in Affinity Designer
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My Story

The idea to set up as a freelance designer and illustrator had always been at the back of my mind. Every now and then my motivation was high but life events would create stumbling blocks and plans would drift back into distant memories.

Throughout my career, I have been frustrated by the high costs many design agencies charge and the way some customers are treated. I’ve always thought that there’s a place for professional design services that are affordable but offer the high level of service that a client should expect.

So, with many things in life now sorted, it’s time to go freelance and realise my dream–using my creative skills to help others achieve their goals.


For more details of how I work and the services I can offer, please check out my services page.

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If you’d like to find out more about how my mind works (this could be scary!), have a look at my blog.

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