nimble, effective & comprehensive

Hello, I’m Natalie Sullivan, a creative graphic and website designer with over 20 years design experience working within the print and website industry.

My home-based graphic design studio (based in Colchester Essex) has been providing sparkling creativity and superb quality for over 18 years to many satisfied customers for companies, big and small.

Why Me?

When it comes to design...
I can offer agency quality design and professionalism at very competitive prices. You'll get my undivided attention, my ability to listen and understand your exact requirements and create exactly what you're after, and my dedication (and somewhat obsessive) attention to detail!

Delivering beyond my client's expectations is the foundation of Design:fx's success and it has grown almost exclusively through referrals from satisfied customers. I am very happy to say that I have enjoyable and successful, long-standing relationships with my clients.


When it comes to print...
I have built up a number of long-standing close relationships with high quality local printers. Your company can be supported by a skilled, experienced print management partner. I have a deep understanding of all things print and a passion for high quality print at great prices! My knowledge of this industry spares you from any hassle and technical worries.


When it comes to the web...
I know my limits when it comes to building websites! But I am proud to say that my designs and ideas have been described as innovative; I can determine a sites layout, size, function and how it should navigate and I obviously fully understand how a site should look and feel. But, (this is usually where most designers fail) I am NOT a website developer. I am a graphic designer. So this is an area where I enlist the help of a team of highly skilled professional web developers.

I have collaborated with my developers since 2008 and during that time we have produced many websites together. It has grown into a finely tuned partnership and we work well together. I have a clear understanding of how my developers will work with my designs and they will ensure that quality is delivered within the build of each and every website.

They have also developed a Content Management System that is given to the client with their shiny new website. This system will allow you to manage your content, wording and images on your website. We will build this CMS system specifically around your bespoke site requirements. My clients always find it an intuitive and easy-to-use system - even the most PC-illiterate!


My skill set

Software:
Quark Xpress
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Acrobat

Hardware:
Excellent knowledge of Apple Mac OS on desktop and mobile devices. I have been an Apple user since 1992. I also have good knowledge of PC.


But don't just take our word for it - look at what our happy customers have to say about the services Design:fx offers!

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