Introducing… Simon Allen, our Senior Designer

How did you get into graphic design?

It all started at school during Design & Technology when I quickly developed skills using InDesign and Quark layout software. I became obsessed with grids and was so meticulous over the layout of project folders. This crossed over to ICT at GCSE level where I designed and built a number of websites for school and local sports clubs. This developed into a hobby and one of the sites I still manage to this day.

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently I am working with the wider team on a major nuclear website and we have also just launched a new website for International Nuclear Services Limited. Within the nuclear industry I have also just completed a rebrand for Shared Services Alliance (see below) along with continued support on their printed collateral. On the retail front I am working on a Fitness Equipment e-commerce site for a local gym.

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What do you do when you’re not working?

When not at work, you will usually find me on a hockey pitch blowing whistles, coaching, playing or spectating at our local National League club, Preston HC.

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What’s your favourite TV show?

There are many; The Fall, Stranger Things (that title card ❤️), Suits, Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders and currently I am working my way through Black Mirror on Netflix.

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