Hi. My name is Steve Crooks and I have been a creative freelance graphic designer for over 15 years. Before that I worked in marketing design studios for 10 years as a senior designer and studio manager. I am based in Suffolk, UK, but work for clients all around the globe from the UK to Europe and the Middle East.

Independent Freelance Graphic Designer

I have a broad range of skills and experience in print design, web design, social media and marketing support. Working with a select small number of clients I provide creative design and marketing support. For some, I work in a more official role as their brand manager or come on board to head up special creative projects. I also work for various marketing agencies and independent marketing consultants as their designer helping them deliver creative projects for their clients.

Crooks Design Freelance graphic design leaflets and logo

Examples of logo design, brand design and leaflet design.  For more case studies, click here >

Graphic Design for Marketing Consultants and Agencies

Alongside my independent business I spend time working onsite for marketing agencies as part of their studios.  This is normally to provide support during busy periods or to cover an absent designer. I work using their production processes and seamlessly become part of their team. When needed I step up into a more senior role and become their studio manager if they are short of experienced staff and need extra support.

Crooks Design freelance website design

Graphic Design for Startup Businesses

I have had the great pleasure to work for a number of startup businesses over the years, helping them not only with the graphic design and branding needs, but also to assist in other areas of setting up a successful business.  For more details of graphic design for startups, click here >

Crooks Design freelance graphic design packaging

My life as a freelance graphic designer is balanced with my roles as a trustee of Stowmarket ASD Saturday Clubs, a charity providing social activities for young people with autism, and a marketing and brand consultant for the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.

I am also a keen printmaker and love to use printing as  way of improving my artistic eye and develop skills away from computer based graphic design.

Photo Etching Example
Barley Field. Photo Etching Print.
Steve Crooks Freelance Graphic Design
Sea View. Photo Etching Print.
Photo Etching Example
Highland Coo. Photo Etching Print.
Mono print example
Winter Robin. Linocut Print.
Screen print graphic design
Autumn Chickens. Screen Print.
Larger Print Example
Gulfoss Iceland. Photo Etching Print.

Contact me if you would like more examples of my work. The projects on this site represent a fraction of my portfolio because I don’t like to display projects completed on behalf of marketing consultants or marketing agencies. If you are a start up business I’m more than happy to meet up and talk you through the design process and how I can be of help with developing a brand. Initial meetings and consultations are free. Speak to you soon.

Steve

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