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 organisations across the world.
Here’s what I can help you with:
As a Product designer, I design how things function for users and work to solve the needs of the customer and the business. It's more architect than interior decorator, but both are important.
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.
Look, I’m not saying it's colouring in, but a lot of the time it's colouring in. But, y'know, fancy colouring in. It's also visualisation of ideas, making nifty procedural adverts for national brands, pixel art...
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...
You don't do this job for 2 decades without picking up a few skills and my knowledge of design is just as useful as my practical skills. If your budget doesn't have room for a full design service, consider getting me in to oversee the harder aspects.
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.