Hello, I’m Jake,
a freelance designer based in Manchester.

My skills & services

Brand & Identity

More than just a memorable logos, I create full branding packages that add real value.

Web Design

I design and and build eye-catching responsive website that work on every device.

Print & Publishing

The tactile nature of print is something which I love and believe still has great value.

UI & UX Design

I design beautiful interfaces informed by an understanding of human experience.

Let’s keep things simple

It’s hard to beat the feeling of something that “just works” and I believe that working with a freelancer should feel no different. I provide fresh, simple and functional solutions so that growing businesses can harness the power of great design, without the headaches.

I’m a true believer in the power of simplicity, and my approach reflects that. Every stage of my process is streamlined for effectiveness, from finding out if I’m a good fit for your project, to the final stages of delivery.

A designer that “gets it”

I know how long-winded it can be getting the right design work, on time, on budget, and hassle free. It’s through my years of industry and freelance experience that I’ve been able to pinpoint and eliminate the complexities that often hinder the client-designer relationship.

So whether its just a logo, a website or a full design package you require, I can help. And I do all of this in a fresh and streamlined way that helps us reach your end goal quickly and headache free.

Brand & Identity Logos

Brand & Identity

Effective branding communicates a vision and creates a perception in the minds of your customers that distinguishes you from your competitors. If your business is growing, it is one of the most important parts of making the next step.

Whether you’re just starting out or in need of a rebrand, I work closely with my clients to create solutions that are both memorable and meaningful. I can help with:

  • Logo and brand design
  • Rebrands and logo updates
  • Comprehensive brand guidelines
Web Design Examples

Web design

It’s essential for growing businesses to be able to effectively communicate their message online. A well-designed website not only tells your story but also gives you a higher number of potential customers to create a relationship with.

I design and build great-looking WordPress sites that work on every device. Functional, fast and responsive websites are what I do best.

  • Web design
  • Fully responsive
  • E-commerce
Print & Publishing Examples

Print & publishing

Your business card still matters but so does your printed brochure. It’s the most personal and direct way to exchange contact details and services which will create a good first impression of your brand.

I create impactful print media for your brand. I can even help pick out the perfect paper stock and communicate directly with the printer.

  • Business cards and stationary sets
  • Exhibition banners
  • Brochures and publications
UI & UX Design Examples

UI & UX design

It is important for a business to have a functional website that can easily generate interest and online traffic. The user interface design of your site plays a vital role in bringing high volume web traffic to it.

I design and build beautiful interfaces informed by an understanding of customer interaction and experience.

  • IOS & Android app design
  • Understanding the customer journey
  • Website redesign

My process

I work with all kinds of clients, from fresh and exciting start-ups to well-established agencies, however – no matter the client and scope of the deliverables, my process follows these same four stages:

My Design Process
1

Getting to Know You

Getting to know you and your business in as much detail as possible is the most integral part of my process, this allows me to fully understand and share your vision. Next, we'll finalise a timescale, budget, and brief.
2

Research & Discovery

I’ll then begin looking at your clients, building customer profiles, researching competitors and other aspirational brands. This stage involves mood-boards & sketches that help us define which visual direction to take.
3

Concepts & Ideas

At this stage, we are onto wireframes, finalized sketches, and visuals. Your project will start to come to life on the screen. Now we will be able to discuss and refine ideas in an open collaborative way to get the best solution to your brief.
4

Detail & Delivery

During this stage, I’ll work on the details and finishing touches of your design. Once the designs finished I’ll be there to help you through every stage of launch.

Are you ready to start your project? Let's do this!

The benefits of
working with me

Studio quality design doesn’t always require a studio. As a freelancer I’m able to dedicate myself to a project and build a relationship with my client that wouldn’t be possible with a studio. You’ll be communicating directly with the designer who’s crafting your work. This adds a real value to my freelance process that can’t be found elsewhere.

A personal approach

I build meaningful relationships with my clients and deliver a personal service which adds real value to the final product. 

Peace of mind

Never be left in the dark – I believe communication is key and I encourage my clients to part of my process at every stage. 

Flexibility

Are you working outside of traditional 9 to 5 office hours? I make it work by creating a project timetable that fits my client’s schedule.

Fast delivery

As a freelancer, I’m not only cost-effective but time-effective too. Due to the absence of middle-men, the project cycle runs fast and efficiently.

Jake Johnson Freelance Designer

But wait…
who’s Jake Johnson?

I’m a passionate and detail-driven designer with over 5 years of industry experience, including time at a leading agency. My grounding is in logos, brands and identity systems along with print and web design. I still get excited about setting type and composing grid systems, however digital design and making things look beautiful on screen is also a huge part of what I love to do.

My other interests include cycling, architecture and spinning records.