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:

  • Product design.

    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.

  • Digital design

    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...

  • Brand design.

    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.

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    Graphic design.

    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...

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    Design consultancy.

    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:

Chris is one of the most competent creatives I have met. Working at pace to update brand guidelines, launch a new product and website simultaneously. Chris was an extension to our inhouse team supporting us to achieve the impossible - delivering everything that was needed in record time. It's rare to find strategic thinking designers that also have the ability to create awesome designs. Chris' attention to detail is off the chart, allowing him to make even the simplest designs look beautiful.

Helen Lawton Global Director of Marketing and Communications Myzone®

Projects I’ve worked on.

You can see more of my past projects here.