Name: Chris Jones
Strengths: Mid-weight designer, heavy-weight artworker, illustrator and front-end web developer.
Background: I’ve worked in the design, advertising and web-development industry in the North East of England for over 20 years. Employed by small, hard working agencies and progressing to work for a selection of the largest and most reputable agencies in Newcastle upon Tyne.
With a growing list of freelance clients I launched Clockwork Design & New Media in 2003. The business has grown steadily despite the current economic climate with interesting projects, enjoyable work, satisfied clients and repeat business.
Agencies: Varying roles of designer, web-developer, artworker and studio manager at agencies MAM, Phillips Creative Design, The Design Group, Yellow M, Robson Brown and Different Advertising.
Accounts: I've worked for a huge range of clients, directly and indirectly including One NorthEast, NGI, NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle City Council, Sage, Argos For Business, Pentair, Baxi, CBX Cobalt Park, Nexus, Excelsior Academy, Longhirst Group and Land Securities.
Without a large workforce and with flexible working hours it isn’t a logistical nightmare for me to re-prioritise work. Without a chain of designers and account handlers I save the client both time and money.
You are dealing directly with me. This helps to eliminate any misinterpretation or misdirection of the brief and ensures good design or creative ideas aren’t stifled or overlooked by a conservative account manager. I can answer your questions immediately without leaving you hanging for answers, or, even worse, promise you the unachievable within your budget.
These savings are reflected in my rates. Sorry, I'm not going to wine and dine you to win your business, or send a luxury hamper at Christmas. I aim to win business on the strength of my work and the cost. In todays financial environment I offer value for money and a very responsive service in comparison to some agencies.
Brand and identity design. Design for print and digital media. Artwork production, print and press management. Responsive website design, hosting, SEO, bespoke front and back-end development. Email design, build and campaign management. Having worked for some excellent employers I believe I can offer a level service which represents real value for money.
Clockwork Design has built up a vibrant network with other small businesses and agencies. This provides greater opportunities, allowing me to offer additional services from photography to print to PHP programming, an extended service which will cover most project requirements, with companies I trust, hold similar values and have the ability to deliver on time and to budget.
I am passionate about all projects with attention and care to detail. All work is considered and produced to a high standard, after all, you are only as good as your last job!