I’m Calum, a digital and design pro based in Plymouth. I’ve produced work for businesses of all sorts, shapes and sizes throughout the UK – with an assorted bag of experience gained from grafting in marketing, design and branding studios, and from flying solo. Caffeine and a hip-hop soundtrack have played their part too.
You could also call me a digital dreamer. I like to think that as creatives, we can play a part in making our communities better, more beautiful places to be. So here’s to peace, love and good design – one black coffee at a time.
When your project is missing that essential piece of the puzzle, I’m here to help. I can plug into your design agency or marketing team, and together we can devise creative ways to help your clients to express their brand brilliantly.
I’ll listen to where your project needs to go, then unleash fresh ideas, enthusiasm and techniques to take it there. Maybe it’s graphic design or website design you’re after. Or some original motion graphics. Digital strategy perhaps? Whatever the design or digital call, I’m here for the challenge!
Design & motion for agencies & marketing teams
JAW HIRE WEBSITE DESIGN
JAW Hire have been making the ground move efficiently for a good while in Cornwall and now they're ready to take their expertise across the UK to safely support commercial projects. The website supports this new ambition with a hard hitting new look and a ground-breaking digital reposition in their industry.
Ikigai Tool Campaign
Real Ideas wanted to reach out to more young people to help them think about their futures. We expanded on their ideas to produce a digital product – making their support more accessible for those who need it across the South West.
Plymouth Design Forum (PDF)
The Plymouth design community has come on leaps and bounds since PDF’s inception. There are more collaborations and a highly creative output coming from my hometown because of it. Getting onboard to help promote various monthly events through motion is the least I can do.
Connect Academy Trust Website Design
When brand and digital come together, we create something far more unique than we would by just picking out a template for a website project. What we did at Upshot was dig deep into the roots of who Connect are and translated that into a visual identity and website that make them stand out against their competitors.
Launch Animation Kit
When a launch is brewing down in Cornwall, sometimes it has to hit the ground running, and that's exactly what animation is there to do. We made a suite of social media animations to help audiences get the concept behind the name and all the visual parts that came with it.
Website design and brand refresh
Local digital legends Elixel wanted another perspective on how they could portray themselves. That's exactly what we were brought in to do at Upshot. Our full makeover gave Elixel a new brand identity, website and guidelines, so that they can focus on creating meaningful interactions for their own clients.
What I can Do for you
I’m here for when your marketing team or design agency needs an extra something. With original creative concepts, a stash of design know-how, and an irrepressible can-do spirit, I can help take your project to new places.
Whether it’s a one-off thing or a long-term collaboration, this partnership can bring a shot of innovation to the party. Solving your clients’ design dilemmas while always keeping an eye on the bigger business picture.
Let’s make everything click into place – and create something remarkable.
Most first impressions are made on the web, which makes a website a big deal for any brand. Yet so many are dull. Some don’t even do what they should. Let’s craft for your client the website they deserve. Unique. Engaging. Effortless for their users. And never boring.
A website’s gotta be more than just a pretty face. It has to run sweetly too – meaning speed, usability and the right mix of features. I work with some of the web’s most versatile and powerful building platforms – so whatever tech wizardry the project demands, we can make it happen.
Doing digital doesn’t mean you have to dig it all. Is your agency or marketing team missing a piece of the puzzle? Call on me to supply the tools and support you need to fill the gaps – whether you’re up against a sticky problem or you need wider input with your big-picture digital strategy.
Move your marketing forward by making it, well… move. I can help energise your clients’ brand with attention-grabbing animated graphics. Let’s create digital output that’s lively, not lacklustre – and make your website, advertising or video output a more eyeball-engaging experience.
If your creative output needs some added spirit and a fresh direction, let’s join forces. Assembling a dream team for a particular project? Or looking for longer-term design support? Either way, I can bring the creative spark and commercial savvy needed to help make something special.
Awakening Venue Launch
Picking up where an old nightclub left off, Awakening aims to bring live music, DJs and other live events back to Union Street. We celebrated the fact that these nights once played host to the old- school ravers by creating trippy 90s-inspired animations to support the venue’s visual identity.
This website for one of my oldest mates and all-time legend Josh aims to present him in the best professional light that stands him out against competitors in Plymouth. The website, built on Webflow, is insanely flexible at giving Josh control over which services he wants to put out there. So the website can grow as his business does.
Bump Birth and Beyond
Brand and website design
Out of frustration with Wix, Molly approached me to come up with a solution that allows her business to flourish and adapt online. We turned to Squarespace to rebuild her website from a blank page into the dynamic and ever-growing site that you see today.
Animated web assets
If you grew up in Plymouth, then you definitely know about The Zone. The one-on-one support they offer young people is unmatched. After 51 Studio had finished wrapping up their visual identity, I came in to push it further with a set of animations that were inspired by each service that they offer.
Game Changer Campaign
Game Changer wanted to level up their offering to young people by commissioning a set of explainer videos to communicate what they can offer support with. The range of three videos gained thousands of views across multiple platforms, which has made a direct impact on young people's lives.
Wanting to build a stronger community around charitable giving in Plymouth, the New Year plunge is definitely one to get involved with. The new look and feel delivered by Nick at Dell 'Anno Studio, paired up with my set of social media animations and website build, helped more people get on board with the cause.