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EPD Creative

EPD Creative locationBollington, Cheshire

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EPD Creative Details

Reviews:

5 (Based on 6 Reviews)

Sales Telephone:

07710 330860

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Hired 5 times on Bark
Average response time is 3 hours
EPD Creative Company Description

About EPD Creative

I am a graphic designer with over 16 years experience working in graphic design, publishing, events and marketing. I provide a range of products including: advertising design, logos, websites, magazines and I'm happy if you would like to challenge me with something new.

For print and graphic work I use Adobe Creative Cloud products - Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Typekit and can produce professional quality work in a range of formats depending on the end use. For some work such as a logo or advert design I charge a fixed starting fee of £100. This includes design, proofing, re-editing and final supply of the artwork in the format of your choice. If the work is or becomes more complex then I'm happy to offer a tailored quote.

To produce websites I use the template based system provided by Squarespace. This has a number of templates on which I can base your website and populate with the images and copy supplied. I'm happy to help with purchasing domain names and setting up a Gsuite account for email then getting everything working with your site. To set up a fairly basic site I charge £250 plus hosting, domain purchase and Gsuite costs. Once I have finished setting up the site I hand everything over to you.

The benefits of using Squarespace include: a simple to use interface/CMS meaning you can control the site once it's setup and aren't tied to a designer to do further work. You can switch templates at any time if you want to freshen the look of the site and there are some useful tools for updating blog pages and other content. The pages are also automatically responsive so they'll work nicely with tablets and smartphones.

EPD Creative Q&A

EPD Creative Q&A

What makes a great website?

I believe that a great website should should be clear, not overloaded with unneeded information and give a sense of the organisation it represents. A portfolio site for photographer should be image based and doesn't need much text, a newspaper's site will clearly be more text and information based. I think that most of all the client should be happy with the outcome!

What questions might you ask a client when starting a new project?

What are you hoping to achieve with the site? Raising awareness of a brand or organisation, selling a specific product or maybe setting up a blog?
As with any print project I'd like a detailed brief, ideas about colour preferences, typestyles and so forth. I also believe that honest communication between the client and designer is key. If you don't like something I do, tell me and I'll change it. Likewise if I don't think something will work I will say so (nicely).

Describe your creative process.

First I will discuss with the client what the project is and what they want to achieve. I see this as a two way process where hopefully I can provide advice on copy and format. In the end though, the customer has to be satisfied. Throughout the design process I am happy to consult with the client on amendments needed and will send pdf or jpeg proofs as necessary to ensure the project is proceeding correctly.
I use professional design software - Adobe Creative Suite - so once the client is happy I can provide artwork in practically any reasonably common file format.

What information do you need from a client before you can start work?

I would like a detailed brief, any collateral needed (photos, artworks, copy), and a discussion on what their preferences for the job are and what they expect from the final product. Things to consider before starting a project include colour, font style, document size and overall feel of the piece.

What do you love most about your job?

I love spending time coming up with new and interesting designs, playing about with ideas and generally exercising my inspiration muscles. I can work from home and be flexible.

What inspired you to start your own business?

After leaving a job at a canine newspaper, some of my clients asked if I would continue to design their ads, I did and have just carried on.

Why should our clients choose you?

I care about the client being satisfied with the final work. I don't promise to be the cheapest designer, but I do want the customer to be happy and to be able to recommend my services to others. I aim to provide high quality, professional work that does what the client needs.

EPD Creative Reviews

EPD Creative Reviews


Review of EPD Creative by Tanith
5 20/03/2017

I couldn't fault Ed: from his timely responses to his creativity, he was a pleasure to deal with. We will be using him for further projects. I would highly recommend him to others. He seemlessly blends his artistic nature with a professional business head delivering on time and to the specifications required. An absolute pleasure to deal with.

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Review of EPD Creative by james webber
5 07/03/2017

I can't recommend Ed enough he started of doing my logo and then went on to build me a website for my company. I was over the moon with Eds work and how easy he was to talk to and bounce ideas of. He suggested many things that I would never have thought of. he is just a good guy and I'm vary happy with all he has done for me.

Review of EPD Creative by James OReilly
5 30/01/2017

Although I haven't got the final product yet I already know that I am going to like what Ed delivers. Great service at a reasonable price!

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Review of EPD Creative by Joyce Crawford-Manton
5 23/01/2017

We at Irish Canine Press were delighted when Ed agreed to produce our 'newsmag' for us. We have known him since he worked for a large GB canine newspaper, and knew his commitment to what he did, and he has continued this work ethic with us. He not only produces our complete publication, from emailed copy, to getting the final product to the printers, but also designs all the advertisements, and suggests different layouts for the various sections of the paper. Ed is very particular about quality of reproduction, paying great attention to detail, and often burns the midnight oil as we approach our deadline. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ed to anyone wanting quality design and original work of a high standard, but we hope that he will always have time to produce our publication for us four times a year as he does now, often up to 96 pages, which is read around the world.

Review of EPD Creative by Simon Champneys
5 05/01/2017

Ed has produced a number of creative pieces for me over the past couple of years and these have consistently been of a very high standard. It is a pleasure working with Ed as he quickly understands the requirement, is not afraid to challenge thinking and propose solutions, and producing well-designed creatives.

Review of EPD Creative by Chris Blance
5 08/12/2016

epd have produced some excellent work for Penliath Corgis over the years. Easy to deal with. Nothing is a problem. Inventive and Creative. No hesitation in recommending Ed at EPD for a great Graphic Design outcome.

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Projects

Irish Canine Press

A newspaper for the Irish dog show world. I currently produce the entire paper with copy supplied by the publishers/editors. Follow the link to see the latest issue: http://irishcaninepress.com/summer2016/allpages.html

A variety of work from past jobs

To see a variety of my previous work go to www.epdcreative.co.uk

Bricks, Wood and Plaster

Logo and website for a specialist builder based in the Sussex/Surrey area. https://www.brickswoodandplaster.co.uk

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