About Me

Hello!

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.

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.