Hello, I'm Helen Danby
I'm a Freelance Graphic Designer

Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

About me
Hello, I’m Helen Danby, a freelance graphic designer based in South West London. I have over 20 years of experience in graphic design services for charities, consumer and lifestyle magazines, education and small businesses.
What I've done
I have a lot of experience in Adobe Creative Suite, especially Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
I also have experience in creating digital art and assets and a good understanding of brand and corporate guidelines.
What I do
No job is too small and I offer a thorough and professional service. I will work hard to achieve an engaging design that matches your brief perfectly, giving you a hassle-free service and a fast turnaround… and all at a reasonable price. 
Testimonials
Helen helped me iron out the problems I had with my Powerpoint presentation, I only wish I had gone to her from the start for her expertise! Not only is she a joy to work with, she is professional, thorough and down to earth. Just perfect for what I needed and I can’t recommend her enough.
- JENNY PITT, PR & Communications Officer at YMCA London SW
Helen has a natural creative ability, and can produce amazing quality work from a minimal brief to work with. I would use Helen's skills without hesitation, and 100% recommend her services.
- KEVIN TARRY, IT Trainer
MY WORK
  1. Zippy's Friends
    Teaching resources
    Teaching manual and resources for a mental health promotion programme run in schools in 30 countries.
  2. Annual reports
    Annual reports
    I have designed many Annual Reports. I love designing graphs and charts!
  3. Leaflets
    Leaflets
    Fundraising leaflets for a children's mental mental health promotion charity.
  4. Evaluation reports
    Evaluation reports
    These are two multiple page evaluation reports for the Mental Health Foundation.
  5. Freelance magazine design
    Magazines
    I have worked in publishing designing magazines for many different clients.
  6. Chalkboards
    Chalkboards
    I hand make bespoke chalkboards for weddings, pubs and private functions.
  7. Timetable
    Timetable
    I have designed many things for Hampton Open Air Swimming Pool, including timetables, signage and concert posters.
CURRICULUM VITAE
  1. 2007-Present
    Design and Web Manager - Partnership for Children (International Children's Mental Health Charity)
    I design all educational, teaching and fundraising material, annual reports, exhibition stands and online newsletters. I manage brand guidelines for 30 countries. I also design and update the website alongside managing traffic growth.
  2. 2007- Present
    Freelance Graphic Design
    I have worked on many different projects for a variety of clients on a freelance basis including: The Mental Health Foundation, Sheengate Publishing, Momentum children’s charity, Hampton Open Air Swimming Pool
  3. 1997-2007
    Art Editor - PC Pro Magazine
    • Designed editorial pages and monthly magazine covers • Sourced and commissioned illustrators and photographers
  4. 1993-1997
    Art Editor - CU Amiga Magazine
    • Designed software reviews, features and magazine covers • Liaised with external suppliers including art-directing photoshoots • Managed a junior designer and assist with in-house repro
  5. 1990-1993
    Junior Designer - KJT Design Studio
    • Produced traditional artwork without a computer! • Logo and brochure design • Provided office administration support including reception duties, ordering office supplies and arranging travel
EXPERIENCE
  1. Watford Art College
    I gained my Graphic Design Degree at Watford Art College
  2. Salisbury College of Art
    I studied Graphic Design and Art Foundation at Salisbury College of Art
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