I am a graphic designer, photographer, painter & illustrator working with clients in the retail and media sector to the corporate fields of the industry specializing in creative design for all forms of printed collateral.
I live in the historic cathedral city of Salisbury Wiltshire UK from where I run my own Graphic Design business – simon.howden – all things creative.
I originally studied Graphic Design/Fine Art & Photography at Salisbury College from where I was head hunted and offered my first post in the industry at Thames TV in London. This led on to what was to become a 10 year career in a variety of award-winning design and advertising agencies in London. It was whilst working for the Disney corporation that I set up my own design business and became one of only a few designated licensed studios allowed to produce Disney related artwork for UK licence holders.
I then joined a small commercial printing company which merged with another design and printing company in the area. Working within what was to become a large print & media corporation I continued to service a small client base as a freelance which included all aspects of creative design with the addition of commercial photography.
As a graphic designer I have always used photography as a reference source, with an eye for composition and layout, shooting with the availability of copy space in mind as well as an ability to crop and edit for the end user.
I continue to work here in Salisbury for a variety of local and national clients and offer a full design service delivering both creative and high quality design solutions – coordinating all aspects of a clients project from concept through to photography, copy writing, web design and print.
Having built up an extensive portfolio of imagery I contribute to most of the major stock imagery sites.
My portfolios at these sites can be viewed via the direct links below.