Hi, I’m Chris Dowson.
I’m a freelance creative designer specialising in digital & 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:
Kris Barry Founder SIX Architecture + Design
It was imperative that we worked with a designer that was able to take the brief, challenge our pre-conceptions and be committed to the fact that good design follows a rigorous and collaborative process. I felt that Chris understood that well and pro-actively responded to my comments, but also offered good advice.
Projects I’ve worked on.
Emma's Artisan Bakery.
Emma's asked me to pitch a logo concept to them for their punk bakery in Liverpool, and I was happy to oblige.View this project in more detail.
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.
'Like a punch to the face!' - That's how I pitched UK Workspace's rebrand to them, and that's what got MD Matt Jackson really excited about the project. He didn't like doing things by halves.View this project in more detail.