About Me


I’m Craig Dallas…

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

Who am I – really?

I’m not a big fan of self-praise or promotion, so I’ll keep this brief, but I suppose the most common way I’ve been described is; “a laid-back, calm and very approachable guy – always smiling”, which I can’t really take full credit for. My parents were/are fantastic and I’ve had a very fortunate upbringing thanks to them.

My roots stem from a very relaxed, coastal background in Durban, South Africa and I emigrated to the UK back in 1994 with my parents. Been here ever since.

I currently live in Cambridgeshire and am a proud father to two beautiful, but mischievous young children, who certainly keep me on my toes!

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.


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


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


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.