I’m Craig Dallas…
A multi-disciplined digital creative designer also specialising in commissioned illustrations and photography.
Who am I – really?
Well I’m a really laid-back, calm and very approachable guy… really! My roots stem from a super-chilled, beachy background in South Africa, which seems so long ago now. I emigrated to the UK with my parents back in 1994 and have been here ever since… although I did venture back for a short time after my university degree to see what the Design scene was like back in 2006 as my parents were finalising the sale of their property at the time.
I’m a proud father of two, loving husband to my very tolerant wife… and we also have a mad-hatter of a Boxer dog called Scarlett that keeps us all on our toes and is better known as ScallyWag! We all reside in a lovely little town called Cambourne on the outskirts of Cambridge.
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 code 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.