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At a glance, everything you need to know before contacting me.

A selection of projects from a range of clients, old and new.

Selected in-depth case studies from a range of client work.

Get in touch through the website with this simple contact form.

More than 20 years in the design industry, all of them either in full time employment or freelance contract, have afforded me a wealth of skills and understanding that I’m able to utilise for the benefit of clients on a daily basis.

Embracing the mac as a design tool in 1991, my understanding of the various creative programmes and productivity software currently available, has assured me a very interesting and fruitful career to date.

Projects tackled have included exhibition design & implementation, brand identity, advertising, direct marketing, integrated campaigns and corporate brochures & annual reports, utilising print, web, video and radio.

A broad mix of creativity and pre-press production techniques give me the ability to bring creative projects in on-time and on-budget, whilst at all times aiming to exceed client expectations.

My understanding of the project requirements versus available budgets conundrum has resulted in many successful relationships with small, to mid-sized, start-up business that I've been proud to watch grow over the years.

Portfolio Short-cuts

Case Studies

Design Disciplines Covered:

Large Format Graphics:

Exhibition Design and Implementation

Pop-up Banner-Stand Design and Production

Multi-sheet Outdoor Advertising Posters

Floor Graphics

Lamp Post Banners

On-Site Signage Projects

Vehicle Graphics

Design for Print:

Business to Business Communications

Business to Consumer Publications

Magazine & Newspaper Advertising

Annual Report & Accounts

College Prospectus

Product Catalogues

Brand Identity Creation

Business Stationery

Digital Output:

Website Design and Implementation

HTML Email Campaigns

Animated GIFF Creation for Web

Full HD Vox-Pops Style Video Creation

On-Screen Sales Presentations

Bespoke Photography

Client Testimonials

As a larger further education college with a  hugely diverse and varied curriculum offer we have a broad target market. The marketing team face ongoing and continual challenges with student recruitment at the centre of the future sustainability of the college.

Marketing campaigns need to be relevant to the target market and with shrinking budgets they need to be measurable and more importantly, succeed! Mike has been our go to designer on our biggest and most successful projects including our Full Time prospectus for the past two years and numerous design and branding campaigns. Mike is solution focused and supports from the initial objective and target through to the implementation of an integrated, campaign based solution, that we can show helped us achieve our targets.

Sean Scully

Director of Student Experience,

Oaklands College, Hertfordshire

As a civil engineering business you can appreciate that our expertise in marketing and brand awareness is limited. However, this all changed when we met Mike Higgs. We originally commissioned Mike for the the design and installation of a sign for our new head office building in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Impressed with his work, we then asked him to develop a new identity for the company. During the design stages, the presentations were excellent and clearly demonstrated that the dialect between both parties was transparent.

Being a perfectionist, Mike would always explore other possibilities for the design, and most importantly explain the real world application when rolling the new identity across the business. This was fundamental to our brief as it had to be cost effective.

The vision, approach and service provided exceeded our expectations, which is why Mike consults us on all of our branding and marketing. We feel very lucky to have Mike on board.

David N Kearns

Commercial Director, Kearns&Co

As the manager of a busy marketing department, I thank my lucky stars I know Mike Higgs. Firstly, Mike has been integral in our corporate branding projects, he offers a consistent design approach with a logical head. It’s taken some time to roll out our new branding through various channels and our catalogues / material now look fantastic.

Secondly, although we have some design skills in-house, there are numerous occasions we can’t manage something, don’t have time, or want something to look immaculate. Mike is always on hand at the drop of a hat to ensure we meet our deadlines, whilst still encouraging my department to learn for themselves.

On top of this Mike is a lot of fun, and a real pleasure to work with.

Emma Halldearn

Marketing Manager – UKOS PLC

Mike has been an integral part of our team since launch. No job too small - he has delivered (always in a timely fashion!) everything from a website to Christmas cards or labels.

He's not only developed our brand look and feel but been consistent and true to our brand on every piece of work since. His approachability makes it easy to talk through thoughts and designs, meaning we always get a solution we're happy with.

Sian Buchanan

Marketing Director

Absolute Performance

Mike has helped us turn a great idea into reality. We knew we could produce the content for a marketing magazine of real value to our clients, but we needed someone to come in and give it the right look and feel. Mike had an intuitive understanding of what would work from the start, and that gave us the confidence to take our ideas even further than originally planned.

But it wasn’t just the creative input we needed, we wanted to work with someone who could project manage the design and printing process to deliver a great looking magazine every time. From our perspective, once we hand the content over to Mike it feels a relatively painless process to get to the point of signing off the design. We couldn’t ask for more.

It is fair to say Mike has added real value to a pivotal part of our marketing, and added to that he is a pleasure to work with.

Danielle Pinnington

Founder & Owner – Shoppercentric

Chameleon HR likes to do HR in a way that’s a far cry from your typical grey-suited HR Consultancy. So, we needed a website that really stood out from the crowd to get this message across to potential clients, whilst remaining professional.

From the outset, and after only the initial brief, Mike completely got where we were coming from and what we were looking for. His style and approach is one that puts even the biggest technophobe at ease!

The speed with which Mike managed to turn the website around (whilst maintaining an excellent attention to detail) was great. The end result is absolutely spot on in terms of what we were looking for. Thanks Mike!

Laura Lewis

Managing Director, Chameleon HR Ltd

Industry Awards

Gold Institute of Sales Promotion Award for Renault UK.

Gold Creative and Innovations Award

for National Blood donor recruitment campaign.

Silver Direct Marketing Award for BSkyB direct mail campaign.

D&AD Silver for British Telecoms’ ‘It’ magazine.

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Telephone 07973 425949