inforocket

a designer who understands data

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Imagine if there was a graphic designer who also had the information management skills of a librarian, the tech skills of a lifelong IT nerd and years of print buying and marketing know-how.

Hi, I'm Patrick, and that's me! I've been making a living in design and marketing since 2005, but my first career was as a librarian (you never really stop being one…) and I’ve been a techie numbers-nerd since before I can remember. Years of happy clients have shown me that's a rare and valuable combination of skills.

I'm an experienced multi-disciplinary designer. I can craft a logo to represent your business, or build you a slick modern website to advertise it, I’m especially good at information design: projects where there’s a lot of data which needs to be creatively handled into an eye catching and engaging piece of design, be that a social media campaign, a magazine spread, or a product catalogue, I can help get the message across from concept to delivery..

Sound helpful? Then drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

happy clients

below you can see some of the people I’ve worked for, the kind of work I’ve done for them, and read what they have to say about it

Avril Mahon Roberts

logo, websites, branding, branded merchandise, Wordpress

"Working with Patrick is always easy and enjoyable. His wide range of skills and experience and “can-do” attitude have helped me on a wide range of tasks from conception and design of a number of websites, to trouble-shooting on technical issues. He is always available to bail me out and always delivers what’s promised on-time, and on-budget. As a small business reliable suppliers who are interested in helping you succeed are crucial, you can count on Patrick to add value to your brand."

Avril is a Marketing Consultant and the owner of Women Run Strong

@wrunstrong

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Alyn Smith MEP

corporate communications, campaign materials, websites, books, event collateral, magazine layouts, brand identity, full-service data curation, Nationbuilder

"Patrick has been an enormous help in assisting me with navigating the world of data management, and ensuring that my communications output is performing to the best capacity possible. His know-how and guidance have allowed me to establish myself as an example of best practice in Scottish political circles, helping me to create an accessible, clean and fresh website and communications templates. His ongoing data management and analytics allow me to reach the maximum number of contacts I can in the most strategic way."

Alyn is a Scottish representative in the European Parliament

@alynsmith

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Derek Green

process design, product photography, image post-processing, web development, database management, websites, branding,

"Collaboration with Patrick has been a key component within the successful repositioning and rebranding process for our client Dee Two. At photo-shoots his “inner-librarian” instinctively takes charge, as he controls and catalogues hundreds of products and shot combinations that are taken over several days. This ensures that subsequent studio-based post-production work runs smoothly and doesn’t overwhelm us. Recently Patrick’s analytical skills have also helped us to shape the direction for Dee Two’s online retail store, that’s currently in development. If you are seeking someone to manage, oversee and interpret data – visually, creatively or otherwise – then Patrick is your go-to person."

Derek is owner and Creative Director of [gawr-juhs] visual communications consultancy

@gawrjuhs

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Jenny Blacker

print advertising, website, large-scale unique event publicity

"I’m somewhat of a nightmare customer, never quite know what I want, but can quickly spot what I don’t want. Patrick has regularly taken my vague ideas and produced what my brain was trying to vocalise! The few times it’s not been spot on he’s reworked the item without fuss. He’s a pleasure to work with, and I’ve been proud to show off the design work he’s produced."

Jen owns and runs jennywrencreates.com

@jennywrencreate

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free consultations

I’m happy to meet in-person or via Skype to chat over your design needs 

simple hourly rate £50

I always provide a detailed up-front itemised quote, and I stick to it.

contract-rates available

regular recurring rates for for longer-term data curation, website management or whatever

tell me how I can help?