Neil Hamilton-Ritchie

Nimble Neil

Hi I'm Neil, a Creative Designer from Sydney, Australia.

I provide high quality Graphic Design, Digital Design and User Interface Design for startups to international brands. Custom creative design that makes your brand stand out. With over 7 years experience of working with international brands, I know how lift your brand's image to the next level.

I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design and also have a professional background in I.T and Photography. I was the official designer and photographer for the world famous children's group The Wiggles for two years and then the lead designer at a busy digital agency for 3 years.

The move to freelancing has been challenging, however it gives me much more freedom that I want in life. Freelancing allows me to work on variety of different projects and so my creative mind is constantly being flexed. So I feel freelancing really pushes you to be a forefront of your craft.

my core skills

Print Design

Reponsive Website Design

Digital Design

UX/UI Design

Layout Design

Creative Design

Booklet & Magazine Design

Wireframing

Q & A

Whats the best thing to happen to you in your career to date?

I worked closely with the children's group The Wiggles as their official Graphic Designer and Photographer for two years. Also going full-time freelance has been challenging but worth it!

What does a typical work week look like for you?:

Talking to clients, getting projects done and scouting new jobs. In my spare time I like to travel, do photography, videography, hiking or other active sports.

Describe your working environment in a few sentences..

I often travel, so the country I'm working in might be different but the environment is similar. Quiet, bright sun-lit spaces with fresh air, chilled music and fast internet.

What sets you apart from other freelancers in your industry?

I also have a solid knowledge in I.T, computer programming and photography, so I can usually use these skills to my advantage during the projects. Such as designing a website with the latest web technologies in mind or selecting and processing photos to give more impact in a booklet.

What are the tools of your trade?

Books, magazines and Internet for research. Pen and paper for concepts. Camera for stock photos and textures. Adobe Suite, PC and phone for the design work. Finally some coffee and music to set the mood 🙂

Do you collaborate with others? If yes, how does that works?

Yes! Sometimes it's absolutely nessessary to get the job done. Understanding the capabilities of other professionals and how they could help with a project is crucial. I have good relationships with website developers if my client needs.

Whats been the biggest freelancing lesson to date?

Getting the job done right starts with asking the right questions.

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