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Cotton Ink

Leicester, City of Leicester

(6)
1 hire on Bark
Cotton Ink logo
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Cotton Ink

Leicester, City of Leicester

(6)
1 hire on Bark

About

Welcome to Cotton Ink, the home of Darren Cotton, a Freelance Designer based within the City of Leicester. I work with a wide range clients throughout the United Kingdom and further afield and aim to offer a flexible approach to design which is grounded with over fifteen years experience in a range of different sectors including retail, print and online.

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Reviews (6)

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Jason Starmer

27 March 2019

Fast and Efficient service - Very helpful and fully performed all I requested to a very high and professional level. I would not hesitate in recommending Cotton Ink to any other businesses.

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Jason

15 March 2019

Great service - very efficient and professional. Darren was very easy to deal with and nothing was too much trouble. Very pleased and impressed with the work - and very affordable. I would recommend using Cotton Ink to others in the future. More...

Been great working with you and look forward to helping you in the future.

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Emily Horwill

28 September 2018

We used Cotton Ink to redesign our dispensary. Darren spent a lot of time with us to understand our requirements and to walk us through the plan. He came up with a lot of practical suggestions as well and it has really improved our workflow. We would definitely use him again and would recommend highly. More...

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James-Chloe Sproston-Vickers

29 August 2018

Darren created my business’s brand identity. It’s strong graphic style has proven really versatile for vehicle livery, business stationery and one off promotional flyers, all of which Darren has helped with. Darren is an enthusiastic and talented designer. More...

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Jim Sproston

22 August 2018

Darren created my business’s brand identity. It’s strong graphic style has proven really versatile for vehicle livery, business stationery and one off promotional flyers, all of which Darren has helped with. Darren is an enthusiastic and talented designer. More...

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Chris Perrior

30 June 2018

We have used Cotton-Ink on numerous occasions, whether it be completing a CAD design drawing package or most recently to producing our customer booklets. We have a good working relationship with Darren who is able to execute the task we set, swiftly and with minimum input. Great service provided. Thank you. More...

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I like to start being getting to know my client and sitting down with them to understand what they require from me on any given project. Building up strong work relationship is to key to ensuing a project meets the end goal.

Detailed brief covering the project requirements, target audience, time-lines and key-stage goals. In addition to the brief any necessary assets, such as copy, branding guidelines and logos etc to use with the project.

I get to help clients realise their goals; it could be a simple business card to a complete retail store as I work with a wide range of clients in different sectors, it means there is someone different every day.

Both my grandfather and father owned and ran businesses and it was something I always thought to myself I would like to do, then five years ago I was lucky enough to be in a position to venture into the world of being my own boss.

Before starting as a freelancer, I worked in the commercial sector so understand how important it is to have a contractor who responds quickly and is flexible to meet your needs.

I operate like an agency, working core business hours but as a freelancer; therefore I don’t come with the agency overheads meaning I can offer the same if not higher standards of work but at freelance rates.

I also like to form strong working relationships, so I become part of your team giving me a better understanding of you needs and goals.

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Maybe you're a new business and are in need of a strong identity creating or an existing company wanting to update or expand your presence with some new design material. Whether it is a simple as new letterhead, promotional literature, new/updated packaging, an entirely new brand identity; I am well placed with flair & ambition to create something unique to suit you. I am able to help any business with any or all of the following: Brand Development • Logo Creation • Marketing Support & Materials • Business Stationary • Company Promotional Materials • Event Invitations • Image & Photo Correction I am skilled in a range of graphical software packages: Including the market leading packages from both Adobe and Coral.

For the significant part of my career I have been creating for retail environments, from bespoke shop-fittings to complete store concepts and experienced to deal with the whole process from design, Local Authority Planning, Building Regulation to project management of installation. If you're looking to refresh an existing store or to develop something new, I have the vision and practical experience to create your store. I am able to help any business with any or all of the following: Store Concepts • Customer Shopping Strategy • Retail Display Solutions • Pharmacy Dispensary Design • Planning Applications • Building Control I am skilled in a range of graphical software packages: Including the market leading packages from both Adobe and AutoDesk.

In this digitally connected world, it has never been more important to have a website which can be accessed on the numerous devices and screen type to ensure your business is showcased at its best to all potential new customers. I create beautiful crafted, bespoke and responsive websites with enhance usability, access and navigation no mater if it is view on a computer, tablet or smartphone. I am able to help any business with any or all of the following: Website Concept • Site Creation • Graphical Contents • Advice on Hosting & Listings • Search Optimisation •E-commerce • Website Maintenance • Social Media •E-shots Campaigns I am skilled in a range of graphical software packages: Including the market leading packages from Adobe.