About Me

A BriEf origin story

 

 
 
 
 
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Creativity has been a passion of mine for as long as I remember

...I even earned the Cub-Scout badge for Photography when I was 8. Needless to say, my skills have improved since those early days with a handmade cardboard pinhole camera.

I have travelled the world taking thousands of photographs in some breathtaking places. I've lived in New Zealand and the U.S.A which gave me some incredible experiences; spending nights in remote untouched wilderness locations, sleeping in a car in the desert mountains of Chile to Photograph the sunrise and driving through South America are amongst my favourite memories.

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Through all these adventures and inspiring moments, creativity and how to apply it in every element of life has always been essential. From photography to print design, painting, sketching, online design and even D.I.Y, everything comes back to having a creative vision.

 
 

Working with people on their Photography, Branding, Logo and Website Design projects allow me to be inspired. I love to construct exciting mood boards from a brief and see the work develop its own unique character that creates a friendly warmth to market a business. Infusing a project with a dose of unique creativity that is contemporary in style, considered in its approach and effective in its results is what drives me.

 
 
 
“ I couldn’t have enlisted the help of a better website designer or photographer for my health and fitness business. Darren worked closely with me to ensure I had the exact website I wanted whilst also providing his professional eye for detail throughout. He also designed my branding, made the whole experience enjoyable and the website personal to me. He is modern in his approach and thorough in his work.”
— Jodie, Aerten Health & Fitness
 
 
 

 

Eastwood Studio

A creative process

 

 

I work with you on all aspects of a creative project

 

...whether it's Photography, Branding, your logo or your Website, this teamwork plays an essential role in bringing your ideas to life.

Listening to your ideas and goals for your business shapes our initial direction. We then take all those ideas and inspirations and develop a project that is not only creative and modern but considered and right for your businesses marketing direction.

This personal yet professional approach not only provides me with a better understanding of your business, it also helps me get to know you and how we can utilise your unique personality to benefit your marketing approach.

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“ We used Eastwood Studio for our website. Darren took some great pictures and built us a punchy website. We were listened to and there was a lot of care taken in understanding what we wanted. He has worked with some great businesses and projects and I highly recommend him for design work and photography. Darren was also good enough to throw in some design work for a local charity. If you want a professional business with good ethos, this is the place to go.”
— Fozia Ghafoor, Control Print
 

Project Specialisms

In creating a visual representation of your brand that conveys your personality and marketing goals, the services I offer include:

Studio & location photography: product, lifestyle, property, editorial, portraiture, parallax, video for websites.

Branding & graphic design: logos, marques, visual identity style.

Website & social media design: Bespoke, easy to use SEO ready websites, digital design for social media profiles.

Design for print: Printed marketing, product packaging, posters, flyers, leaflets, brochures, business cards, exhbition stands, signage.
 

Whether you need a brand presentation update or a bespoke photography and website package, I’ll work with your ideas to make sure that together we create beautiful, brand consistent and effective marketing materials that deliver measurable results for your business.

If there is an element of your idea that calls for a specific creative specialism, for example, an illustrator with a certain art style or a copywriter to give your descriptive text a best selling like boost, I work with a myriad of talented and creative freelancers that will help to give your business that extra special touch.

To talk through your ideas, ask any questions or to see what other services and creative projects I can work with you on, get in touch and let's see what we can create together.