About Me

Hello!

I’m Craig Dallas…

A multi-disciplined digital creative designer also specialising in commissioned illustrations and photography.

Who am I – really?

Well, I’ve been described as quite a laid-back, calm and very approachable guy, which is pretty good I think!

My roots stem from a relaxed, coastal background in Durban, South Africa. I emigrated to the UK back in 1994 at the age of 9 with my parents and have been here ever since.

I live in a lovely little town called Cambourne on the outskirts of Cambridge…. along with my two beautiful, but mischievous children, a very tolerant wife and a mad-hatter of a Boxer dog called Scarlett that keeps us all on our toes! She’s better know as ScallyWag in our household.

What do I do?

I am currently the lead digital designer at Hotel Chocolat and am responsible for creating and managing artwork across their highly successful digital channels. That means I design and create artwork for Emails, Affiliate Banners, Organic and Paid Social collateral, User Journeys and any other developments on Hotel Chocolat’s adaptive website. Although, I also spend a lot of time retouching and comping together images to best suit digital formats… and I also dabble in a bit of coding at the front-end of the website.

When I’m not doing that, I’m designing, illustrating and photographing on a freelance basis. So if you have a project in mind and want to discuss an effective creative solution please don’t hesitate to get in touch

How much do I charge?

My freelance work encompasses Design, Illustration and Photography – all of which come under a flat-rate charge of £40 per hour.

PAYMENT TERMS:

I invoice by the calendar month and payment must be made within 30 days from the date the invoice is issued.

EXPENSES:

Any purchases are discussed and agreed prior to expense and are detailed in my invoice for the month.

HOSTING:

I currently host a number of clients’ websites and email accounts. My hosting charges are tailored to requirements, so it’s probably best to discuss this with me. However a single, basic website with 5 accompanying email addresses will be charged at £50 annually.