I mainly design stuff for screens but design isn't my r'aison d'etre. I'm not chasing the dollar, I only wish to be paid my worth. I don't put my headphones on when I go to work. I'm not a geek. I keep a small circle of friends. I live clean no drugs, drink or smoke. I lay golden eggs. I need 8.5 hours sleep per night. I'm a Believer, Jesus Christ is my cornerstone. I won't tell a hater later. I also do a bi-monthly podcast about design @chirpag...phew!
Bespoke web design from concept to completion.
I also offer Responsive / Adaptive web design in order for your businesses site to function effortlessly over tablet and mobile.
A brand in 2016 should behave with diversity. Nothing like the old corporate identity paradigm that prized uniformity & consistency! I will define your businesses DNA creating a blueprint, philosophy, mission statement & core values.
Creative Direction is the intersection where Art Direction & Design meet Strategy. I'm happy to work as an advisor in this role to help drive the direction of creative in it's infancy or existing creative which needs reinventing.
Illustration, Mobile Apps, CMS, Copywriting, UX Architecture, Email design & build, infographics, XHTML & CSS, Core Creative, Advertising, Social Media, Blog Writing, Print Collateral, Future Tech (Google Glass etc)
I've had the privilege to work with the following great clients:
Atos, Arriva, Amtico, Alton Towers, American Express, Babyways, Burbridge, Calor, Cabot Financial, Castle Galleries, Copella Apple Juice, Club Med, Dodson & Horrell, GE International, Halfords, Hildon Water, Hozelock, High Pont Rendal, Interact Intranet, Landrover, Lesta Packaging, Mailing Manager, Manchester Utd FC, Manchester City FC, Maple House, MSDUK, Moonpeel, NFU (National Farmers Union), NIG, Network Q, Novacroft, Subway, Piroto, Pride of Britain Hotels, Poundland, Purplebricks.com, Redspottedhanky, Rice Dream, Salcey Group, Sunbites, The Childrens Society, Trail Plus, Triumph Motobikes, Tiska Shokotan Karate, Virgin Trains, VK (Vodka Kick), Walkers Crisps, William Blake House
My destination is the Summit.
I will create points of difference in the marketplace for my clients and produce creative which is ‘Best in Class’.
I realise digital work needs to be relevant for NOW therefore my designs are time sensitive and aware of trends. A passion to hone my craft and produce genuine creative solutions which solve problems. Creating a remarkable future for my clients.
I place the highest value on the critical thinking phase of a project. Not rushing straight to the screen but firstly gaining a full understanding of the product / service / objectives. Coming to screen with a vision already in place but not fixed.
I will invest time into ideas. I will make time to discuss new ideas which will inform future projects. I will be informed and well read in areas outside of design (cross pollinating). I will allocate weekly time to personal development / side projects in collaboration with other designers / devs.
I’m not going to tell you about the awards I’ve won or the amazing companies I’ve worked for. Here's what I will do…
What I will tell you is that I aspire to create best in class creative. I will always be up for it. I will always question my work and exhaust all possiblities before work goes live. I will be open and honest. I will add value to everything I do. I will be conciously competant. I will have fun. I will take risks when the time is right. I will deconstruct creative to deliver it in it’s purest form. No unecessaries. And finally I will do my utmost to foster a face to face relationship with you.
Christopher is enthusiastic, creative and a great guy to work with. Full of ideas, Chris is always pushing for the brave and new. He has a clear understanding of how to make content engaging and original. This is what he does on a daily basis, and in turn he fosters a strong ethic of hard work, loyalty and respect within his creative team. Talented, top bloke and humble too.
Andy Warwick // Art Director Warwicka
Chris is perceptive with big and small brands alike, treating every brand with the same dedication. His perception of briefs is spot on; immersing himself in product and people alike before delivering the final solution. You will want to work with this guy!
Danielle Gould // Marketing Executive at mysinglefriend.com
Great guy to work with who has a passion and understanding of how to deliver a creative solution which delivers results. He loves the team and certainly plays a key role.
Drew Hunter // Software Engineer at Inviqa / Session Digital
With great charisma and work ethics, Chris is very easy to get along with and goes out his way to make others feel welcome. Creatively Chris has got some excellent strengths and qualities pushing both his design and ideas to the boundaries. He is a good listener, and always welcomes comment/creative direction. Chris is always striving for the best.
Tim Booth // Senior Creative Designer at Standout
Christopher Pinches is a fantastic designer with a lot of experience! A very captivating and enthusiastic individual who is always striving to create amazing work with a great eye to the smallest details!
Bruno Passos // Booking.com
Chris is a highly conceptual and creative thinker, always enthusiastically producing creative solutions for a range of clients. He is a great character to work with and always very creative and keen to help get the best out of the team around him.
Benjamin Dean // Mid-weight Creative at LIFE agency
Chris is a highly experienced and extremely talented design professional, with particular expertise in within digital design and associated disciplines. A great team player with a tremendous sense of humour, Chris is an excellent designer and would be a real asset to any organisation.
Rob McCalman // Digital Marketing Manager at Interact Intranet
Chris is a brilliant creative designer who I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. His ability to take a basic brief and create something brilliant is a credit to his complete dedication to his profession. He is extremely talented, driven and will work with you closely to create a high level of work.
Sarah Guest MCIM // VP, Marketing at Interact Intranet
I also talk about design and the web at chirpag.com a bimonthly podcast for designers & devs