Christopher Dowson.

Freelance designer for hire.

I am an exceptionally creative and experienced designer & developer based in central Nottingham, UK and I create awesome websites (with a focus on eCommerce) using CraftCMS for clients all around the world.

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Pixels, paper & CraftCMS.

I have been a designer for over 20 years, and a freelancer for 15 of those. Starting my career in the late 90s, I worked in-house for printing and publishing companies before becoming full-time freelance in 2005. Since then I have worked for agencies and organisations (some household names, some not) in both traditional and digital roles.

It's unusual to find a designer who is as equally adept with pixels and paper as they are with code, but then I never set out to be average in this industry. I am proud of the fact that I can always build what I design, even when this requires researching completely new methods. I quite like to push envelopes where I can.

With clients based in a lot of different countries, I work on a project (rather than contract) basis for freelance work as this allows me to better balance client - and home - needs. I regularly have 2 or 3 projects live at any time, so my experience in high pressure, short deadline environments (such as publishing) really comes into play!

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How I got here.