Katie Bell Design
Weybridge, UK(7 Reviews)
I'm new to Bark! I've had a successful 20 year career in London as creative brand designer for both big blue chip multi-nationals to small businesses, both in design agencies and in house.
I created campaigns, designs, logos, literature, event graphics - essentially bringing an idea to development and production. I’ve a keen eye for detail and advanced knowledge of composition and layout am conscientious and professional.
My design portfolio is available via Behance at: https://www.behance.net/katiebelluk
My pet portrait business portfolio is at: www.katiebell.co.uk
Business cards and company literature
Fine Art Commissions
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Katie Bell Design Q&A
Describe your creative process.
A thorough understanding of the brief/job in hand to start with
Research and initial thoughts
Submit initial ideas and proposals 2-4 routes
Development of 1-2 routes further
Agreement with client on the final route to be explored thoroughly
(I have found from experience this is the best working method for both client and designer to work together without being too confused with multiple options)
What information do you need from a client before you can start work?
A clear brief.
Things they like and don't like
Any particular colours or fonts to be included
Where is the design going to be seen
Whats it's purpose - the strategy for use
What do you love most about your job?
I love being creative and expressing good design.
I love solving a problem through design and making the client happy with a successful solution
What inspired you to start your own business?
I've always been creative.
Once I became a Mother I worked from home and built up my own clients.
I was inspired to continue to create art and also do pet portraits through my business www.katiebell.co.uk
Why should our clients choose you?
I'm professional, personable, experienced. I'm thorough and have a good eye for detail with flair and creativity. I can provide many references on request.
'From the moment I briefed Katie to design my first children's book, she took to the task with 'gusto'. I supplied the copy and illustrations, she completely mastered the brief, and came up with an outstanding piece of design right from the start, applying her skill, charm and willingness, and all at such a reasonable price! She then managed the task, with a great sense of urgency, through to the finished, printed book. I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you so much Katie, when can we start on the next one!'
James Reatchlous, Author – London UK
'Kate is an extremely talented graphic designer and great to work with. I know that my project will come in on brief, on time and on budget, without exception. I have commissioned Kate for work across a range of projects from simple logo design to more complex branding projects, She is a great listener and generates ideas that will bring your brief to life. Highly organised and blends her knowledge of art, design and typography to produce outstanding results every time.'
Phil Ripley, Photographer – Wimbledon, UK
Katie Bell Design Services
Art and Illustration
I'm also an artist producing personalised pet portraits, both digitally and original fine art works on canvas.
From March 2009 to November 2015.
Prior to leaving Sky, I was creating high production value animated promos for Sky Movies. These included campaigns for Disney, James Bond, Superheroes and Summer. Working as part of a creative team with producers and editors. Prior to this, I was creative brand designer working on channel re-brands, campaigns and event graphics. I was responsible for brand guidelines and advising creatives how to use them. Key projects included: MGM HD: Re-branding the classic logo for a new MGM channel. Sky Ride: Concept design to full campaign branding and event graphics. British Cycling: Update of their brand that would work across multi-media.