Hi, I’m Dave Clarke: Designer, Illustrator and Multimedia Artist.
I specialise in finding elegant solutions to complex problems. Since 2010 I’ve helped a wide range of organisations both large and small with design & illustration for print, web and social media, along with modern and responsive web design, digital animation, video post-production and presentation styling.
Some of my recent clients include Sky UK, Marks & Spencer, Disney, Bosch, Hilton Hotels, Oxford University, Imperial College London and EDF Energy. My work has also featured on several global media websites including BBC News, CNN, The Mirror and The Telegraph.
With each client, large or small, I start with the same honest curiosity. It’s a drive for understanding and innovation which makes an open dialogue the heart of any project. I understand that making something look beautiful is only part of my job – great design must also function effectively in an ever-changing digital world. This could mean converted sales, it could mean telling a story, or it could mean simply providing a clear message in a crowded visual space. It could mean blending in, it could mean being loud. You get the idea. There is no one-size-fits-all solution – each project is a fresh new world to explore.
Whether it’s a new website, social media advertising, branded content, a company presentation, leaflets to promote your business, a YouTube video or anything else – I always imagine myself as part of your audience and start from there, working with you at every step to get things right. No ego, no drama, just effective art, design and multimedia work, reliably delivered on-time and on-budget.
If this sounds like the way you like to work, get in touch – I think we’ll get along well.
Content Director, Me:Mo Interactive
“I’ve worked with Dave on so many projects over the years I’ve lost count and have no intention of slowing down any time soon. His combination of insightful creativity, adaptability, pragmatism and easy-going graft makes life so much better as a client. Whatever I’ve thrown at him, from the most challengingly broad brief to the seemingly simplest tweak of an existing design language, Dave has come up with something which not just conveys the message I want but embodies it.”
Digital PR Specialist, White.net
“I’ve worked with Dave on a number of diverse projects throughout this year for a number of clients and business ventures. From helping with branding guidelines, designing logos, and producing creative graphics to accompany content marketing pieces, he has been invaluable in helping with idea generation, challenging our initial briefs to create something even better, and always used brand guidelines and combined them with creativity and imagination to create finished products we, and our clients, were always chuffed with.”
Director, Ginger Comms
“We’ve worked with Dave for over two years now and have been constantly impressed by his ability to smash any brief we give them out of the ball park. He thinks outside the box creatively, yet always manages to understand, expand and improve upon what we’re trying to achieve – I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
Private Illustration Commission
“Working with Dave has been an absolute pleasure from start to finish. I wanted to create a unique piece for my partner’s birthday, but had found explaining the abstract concept to others to be a challenge. Dave listened to all my random (and bizarre!) ideas and immediately ‘got’ it. He quickly developed an outline of what we wanted to achieve, and was endlessly patient with all my requests during the creative process. He was efficient, thoughtful and downright visionary in his execution of my brief. I couldn’t be happier, and would recommend him to others in a heartbeat.”