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

About

Professional

I currently operate under the studio name Dash&Dot where I focus my efforts on front-end development, branding, & marketing for businesses both locally & nationally.

I also provide freelance design services for various agencies & companies such as leading infographic design agency Designbysoap & video e-learning start-up Learn Everything.

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 brands has enabled me to provide the highest tier of service & professionalism to the small business sector through the on-going work at Dash&Dot.

Technical

With a background in graphic design I'm highly skilled with the vast majority of the Adobe Suite, from Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, & even Premiere or Audition.

I have excellent knowledge of front-end development including HTML5 & CSS3. Beyond that I'm comfortable writing both jQuery & PHP.

I enchance my development process with the use of various technologies such as Gulp, Sass, Git, NPM, Bower, WAMP, & BrowserStack.

The majority of my projects end up running on the WordPress CMS. I work with a modifed version of Bones, & Bourbon is currently my framework of choice.

I'm constantly looking to improve my development skills, whether it be through working with new frameworks & libraries, or learning new languages such as React.

Personal

I'm 24 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.

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

Dog Breeds (Other than Tilly): Corgi or Saluki

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.

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.

I handled much of the day to day print jobs in this role along with designing & developing the bulk of web projects. All those projects were developed in the front-end & then passed onto another dev 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.