Before & after lockdown
Mission: to provide affordable agency-level creative services for small to medium sized brands and businesses.
I am a First Class BA Hons educated graphic designer, originally from Surrey/London, now living and working in Somerset.
I set up Chris Ford Graphic Design (CFGD) in 2011 from a remote rural (and stunningly beautiful) North Devon location, initially working on design projects for local businesses (and local people’s personal projects) building a healthy reputation. In addition to this, I also began contracted freelance work for TE Connectivity, working on global projects for the US, APAC and EMEA regions.
My skill set covers a wide range but a usual weeks work will include: creative consultation/marketing strategy planning, website design, logo design, business card design, brochure design, vector illustration, Photoshop image editing and creation, MailChimp newsletter design and social media branding and content creation.
I thrive on challenging projects from a wide variety of sector backgrounds including food, tourism, tech, beauty, schools, trades and much more. I am equally as excited by helping local startups make an outstanding first impression as I am working on tight deadlines for national and global brands.
On a day to day basis, I work alone but have a wide network of exceptional contacts who are able to assist with photography, Word and Powerpoint templates, copywriting, architectural rendering – whatever is required to make the project excel. This structure enables me to keep my prices down but the quality at an agency level.
My hourly rate is £40 per hour for all new clients from April 2020. Please see my terms of service regarding my charging method. All costs are with no VAT to pay.
I am able to offer a reduction to anyone starting a new business after leaving the forces or the NHS – please mention this when initially making contact.
If you are looking for an experienced creative collaborator that will work tirelessly (overnight if necessary) to help you meet deadlines, will always have your best interests at the heart of every creative decision and at a highly competitive budget-friendly cost, please get in touch.
Please see below for a recent client list and some testimonials.
“As a bespoke B2B research agency, we have been working with Chris over the last 5 years. In addition to the benefit of partnering with a local company, we have been impressed with Chris’s creativity and professionalism. His expertise has been invaluable in designing our company logo & artwork, and suggesting the appropriate design framework, flow and images for our website. As a result of Chris’s input, the clients have been commenting on how professional our website looks and we have seen improved traffic. Chris is also very responsive and has promptly troubleshooted any issues we have had, even over the weekend!”
Joint Managing Director at Finger on the Pulse Research Ltd.
“We had the pleasure of working with Chris when he developed a website for our business, ‘The Victorian Portrait Company’. He has good communication skills, is easy to work with and was very good at translating our ideas into clear, workable concepts. Chris has the rare combination of a great graphic design sense and an abundance of brilliant creative ideas. From registering a domain name to setting up email and everything in between, Chris had it all covered. He also has an excellent knowledge of SEO, putting us at the top of every search engine. We are very pleased with our internet profile and are delighted with our website which continues to generate new business.”
Jonny and Nicky
“If you are looking for swift, cost effective, no nonsense creative web design then look no further, Chris Ford Graphic Design are brilliant.”
“Chris has built my website and designed my business cards. So helpful and creative, would recommend him to anyone wanting quality work.”
“Working with Chris was a real pleasure. I had a clear idea in my head what I needed and Chris was patient and persistent in developing various propositions. What made the result even stronger was his input and vision. He grasped quickly the objective and was able to create the perfect twist to my brief. Excellent graphic designer, extremely professional with just the right amount of rock n’ roll mixed in.”
“I would highly recommend Chris Ford Graphic Design. I’ve worked on several projects with Chris, he never fails to add value to any job, very creative, always on time and a pleasure to work with.”
“Chris provided an excellent service – accessible, responsive, professional and friendly. I had a concept for a logo and he created it even better than I could have imagined. It is also worth noting that he gave me a good steer when I started drifting too far away from my initial idea. 100% Customer Satisfaction.”
“We have used Chris for our design for the last 5 years and have always been so happy with the results. Chris produces amazing work and comes back very quickly. I often have very quick turnarounds and he never lets me down! He’s a super star!”
Elite Staffing Solutions
“Christopher works with us on multiple design projects, turning them around in a short time-frame. He delivers our projects on-brief, on-time and at a very competitive rate. His attention to detail is superb; his typographic skills and creative ideas are second-to-none.”
“We have been delighted with the work that Chris Ford Graphic Design have produced for us and continue to use them regularly for many projects. After an initial short meeting, Chris very quickly got to grips with our business and has been great fun to work with. We would thoroughly recommend his services to any prospective client.”
“Chris has designed websites and publicity for two companies I’m involved with, one in publishing and the other in performance. It’s incredibly important to us that our visitors get what we’re about and can see that we deliver quality. Chris has been a collaborator in this. His questions, observations and clear creative responses have sharpened us up. He has been instrumental in giving us vibrant fluent identities which impress the companies and individuals essential to our success. I love working with Chris and cannot recommend him highly enough.”