Hi, I'm Tim Breeze. A traditionally trained designer based in Hereford with a focus on front-end development.

About

Professional

Currently I am self-employed, working through my own business, Dash&Dot, where I focus my efforts on front-end design & development, branding, & marketing for businesses both locally & nationally.

Beyond this I also provide freelance design services for various agencies & companies such as leading infographic design agency Designbysoap.

In my time as a designer I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients including the likes of Sony, The Bank of England, Nissan, & the DWP. My experience working with these global brands has enabled me to provide a high tier of service to my clients, & to maintain an excellent eye for detail.

I'm currently available for new projects from August 2018 onwards, looking for opportunities to make design work for small businesses.

Technical

I’m highly skilled in a wide range of applications across the entire Adobe suite including: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, & Premiere. I have a good deal of experience working with more modern, web focused design applications such as Sketch, Figma, Invision, & Zeplin.

I have excellent knowledge of front-end development including HTML5 & CSS3. Beyond that I’m comfortable writing jQuery, JavaScript (ES6), & PHP.

I enhance my development process with the use of various modern development technologies such as Gulp, Webpack, NPM, & Vagrant, among many others.

The majority of my projects end up running on the WordPress CMS. I work with a modified version of the Sage theme, utilizing it’s alternative approach to WordPress architecture to create fast-loading, accessible websites that scale.

I'm constantly looking to improve my design & development skills with every project, to provide better user-experiences, & more engaging websites.

Personal

I'm 25 years old with a keen interest in web development, user-experience, technology, cooking, & gardening. I spend most of my days working from a home office with my dog Tilly & puppy Bessie.

Food: Burgers, Italian, American

Drink: Sparkling Water, Coffee, Pale Ale

Films: Lord of the Rings, American Beauty, anything by David Fincher

Music: Noisia, Spor, Metallica, Soulwax

Books: You're My Favourite Client, The Design of Everything, Don't Make Me Think

Curriculum Vitae

Dash&Dot

Freelance Designer

2015 - Current

Dash&Dot is the studio name I currently operate under providing effective branding, front-end development, & marketing solutions for small business.

In this role, I work 1-on-1 with clients to help make design work for their business. From branding, to website design, to online marketing, & even print media I handle every aspect of each project to better enable my clients to succeed.

Astute Graphic's

Web Designer

2017 - 2018

Astute Graphics is a software development company who specialise in creating plug-ins for Adobe Illustrator. I joined the team early in 2017 & worked closely with both the marketing & development teams on a number of projects.

My role was split between creating & executing digital marketing pushes in coordination with a graphic designer, & working closely with the development team on long-term, large scale consumer facing web projects.

Designbysoap

Freelance Motion Designer

2013 - Current

As a freelance motion graphic designer for Designbysoap I am responsible for story-boarding, designing, & animating informative & effective infographics to form part of a wider content-marketing strategy.

This role has led to me working with some of the biggest brands in the UK & internationally including The Bank of England, Sony, the United Nations, Nissan, & the EEF.

Learn Everything

Freelance Designer

2016 - Current

Learn Everything is a video e-learning start-up who in 2016 invited me to join the company. Working in a multi-disciplinary role I've undertaken development of an e-learning platform, consulted on the branding of the company, & regularly edit video content.

The Visual Works

Print & Web Designer

2015 - 2016 [Contracted]

During 2015 I worked as a Print & Web Designer for Ludlow based design agency The Visual Works. In my time there I was charged with working with both the creative director & clients to visualise & produce designs for both print & web.

In this role I handled a range of print jobs along with designing & developing the front-end of various websites. All those projects were developed in the front-end & then passed onto another developer to implement a bespoke CMS.

Education

Hereford College of Arts

BA(Hons) Graphic Design – 2:1

2011 - 2014

Hereford College of Arts

Media Arts – MMM

2009 - 2011

Kingstone High School

GCSE – 8 A* to C

2009

Work

This is just a selection of my favourite projects from the last few years. If you want to see more head over to Dash&Dot.

TDL-Creative

Design, Development, SEO

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Oliver from information design agency TDL got in touch with me to help expand the aging TDL-London website as a part of the company's expansion into the West Midlands.

The design of the website was completed in conjunction with Oliver & his team in London. Working remotely with regular reviews we were able to produce a unique website design that all of Oliver's team had invested in.

The development of this unique design led me to explore various new & exciting web technologies that would enable TDL to stand out among the competition. The result was a beautiful, responsive, animated website that evokes the information design at the heart of the agency.

After the completion of the website I have continued to work with TDL to consult & advise with on-going SEO efforts to ensure there is a healthy ROI from the project.

Rural Concierge

Design, Development, SEO

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Liz at Rural Concierge contacted me to develop a website that would better represent her growing tourism business.

During the project I was able to not only produce an engaging, mobile-friendly website but to also expand upon her original branding & provide brand assets for various formats.

The culmination of this extended branding & overhauled website meant that Liz could take her business from strength to strength, going on to win various national awards in her sector & quickly expand what was once a one person show.

"With my new website, I am much more confident about promoting my brand. Tim really listened & created the easiest ways for the website to work for both me & my customers. It’s easy to navigate, good to look at & encourages people to book online & be confident in doing so."

Kay's Kreations

Branding, Design, Development, SEO

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Kay was referred to me by another client, & as a relatively new small business was on an extremely tight budget. She needed branding, print material, & most importantly an e-commerce website to grow her handmade gift business.

Working with Kay over a period of time I slowly rolled out the project to meet her budgetary requirements. First the branding, then the print material, & finally the website. During this period, Kay was able to utilise social media to a strong brand following.

When the website finally launched, the brand had a strong enough following that sales came through thick & fast. Within the first month the website hit 16k page views with a bounce rate of 22%, & in turn ended up paying for itself.