Hi, I’m Chris Dowson.
I’m a freelance senior creative designer specialising in branding & eCommerce.
I started my career in printing and publishing - expanding into digital design and development and in 2005 I set up my own studio: My First Raygun. I now work on branding and digital design projects for businesses, individuals and agencies across the world.
Here’s what I can help you with:
I have created a lot of logos - I know that branding is so much more than creating a kickass graphic and slapping it on your website header and some business cards. It takes a lot of planning, a little faith and a kick-ass graphic to slap on your website header.
The discipline that started it all for me. I trained as a graphic designer at college and have worked on countless layout projects - both editorial and commercial. I set a mean form, and a killer double page spread. It was my first design love...
Web design & development.
I am an experienced web designer and developer. Whether it's a brochure site, a control panel or a shopping cart, I ensure that it looks great, works well and helps the user achieve your goals.
I have worked on projects for:
Rebecca Caldicott Operations Manager Jon Baines Tours Ltd
Christopher is great to work with. He comes up with solutions quickly, presents us with a variety of options depending on our needs. He also explains things in a very clear way which I feel is important when you do not have the technical knowledge.
Projects I’ve worked on.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and when you have imagery of this calibre to use in your designs, you can speak volumes. Anticipate Invitations leverages the power of CraftCMS and the flexibility of Snipcart to deliver an eCommerce store that really goes above and beyond.View this project in more detail.
Philip von Nell.
Philip von Nell Wines had a long and colourful history selling Fine Wine and Spirits to restaurants, bars and hotels across the UK but had yet venture into selling directly to clients.View this project in more detail.
I was approached by MoreNIche to create the brand collateral for BlackWolf, a sports nutrition brand client of theirs. I don't know a lot about working out, but I know how to create a confrontational brand.View this project in more detail.