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A “Hat trick” with one client?

A “Hat trick” with one client?

17 September 2021

A few years ago I was lucky enough to have one perfect work day. On the same day I delivered a Rich Picture artwork to a client I received payment for the one I'd delivered a month earlier and that afternoon a new commission fell into my lap. As any freelancers out there will recognise this is a highly unlikely event. I have gone one better…

The importance of repeat business to Freelancers (especially in times of COVID-19)

The importance of repeat business to Freelancers (especially in times of COVID-19)

2 October 2020

I have just delivered a third Rich Picture in just over three years to an organisation who prefer to remain anonymous but who I can refer to as a "high-end engineering design and manufacturing organisation with a very strong brand and marketing bias".

Covid-19, Business as usual but leisure unrecognisable!

Covid-19, Business as usual but leisure unrecognisable!

30 March 2020

These are truly unprecedented times we are living in and the World may never be the same again but for the time being I am still open for business.

“For he’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

“For he’s a Jolly Good Fellow!”

4 March 2020

I was recently asked to create a Rich Picture to mark the departure of a much loved leader from one of the "Big Four" consultancies. As ever I can't show the whole picture but here's a small section with some identifying features redacted.

Creative Lancashire promote creative Lancastrian.

Creative Lancashire promote creative Lancastrian.

26 February 2020

Those hard working individuals at Creative Lancashire have written a newsletter/blog post promoting my Rich Picture business.

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience…”

“A thoroughly enjoyable experience…”

14 November 2019

My most recently completed Rich Picture project was repeat business for a globally recognisable organisation who once again wish to remain anonymous for two reasons. Firstly because people pay very large sums to be associated with the brand and secondly because they are in a very competitive business and their instinct is to keep everything 'under wraps' from competitors.

Change is the only constant?

Change is the only constant?

5 April 2019

My old Physics teacher used to say "Change is the only constant" but he wasn't talking about organisational change and he hadn't reckoned on Brexit uncertainty.

Another satisfied customer.

Another satisfied customer.

8 January 2018

It’s one of the peculiarities of my branch of specialisation (Rich Pictures) that I am limited in what I can reveal of my very visual work in this very visual media. This particular job was a long time in development but leapt into life when Henry got involved. I don’t think he’d mind me saying that he’s the ‘Military Type’ with a keen eye for detail. I never mind that in a client. It shows they have bought into the picture and care about it passionately. I think the last detail I had to tweak was the height of a one-way sign; the smallest detail was the width of a badger’s jowls- the badger being an ‘in-joke’ that meant something to those in the know. You could say this picture was polished to a parade gloss!

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

Straight from the horse’s mouth…

16 June 2016

In the world of Rich Pictures there is always a tension between client confidentiality and self-promotion.

I can’t show you the Rich Picture but…

I can’t show you the Rich Picture but…

3 November 2015

…I can post the glowing recommendation from my recent client, Johanna Hooper (her organisation prefer not to be named).

Throw the Rich Picture away when it’s finished…

Throw the Rich Picture away when it’s finished…

16 July 2015

I have heard it said that the real value of a Rich Picture is the process, not the outcome.

Call in the Professionals!

Call in the Professionals!

20 May 2015

After twenty years of hand-knitting my own websites I've finally got around to paying someone to drag it up-to-date, in this wonderful new, WordPress-based, mobile-first thing you see before you.