About

​Hi, I'm Chris Burns and I'm a freelance web and graphic designer/developer. I specialise in creating beautiful, bespoke websites, graphics and illustrations for small businesses, charities and individuals. I also work on corporate website development and mobile responsive website design.

You can see some of my work here
 

My Story


Having dabbled in website design and development in my spare time throughout my younger years, I decided to take the plunge and head off to university. Initially completing a Bachelor of Arts in Business with Marketing then progressing to study towards a Masters in Multidisciplinary Design Innovation at Northumbria University. 

It was during this time I was advised by a (lets say, less than competent) career advisor that "there's no future in design, son". I foolishly listened to this statement and for the next few years found myself chasing careers I just didn't want.

I headed off eagerly into the working world finding employment in a number of positions including a Stag and Hen weekend planner, recruitment consultant, part of the ground crew for a local radio station and even as a delivery driver for a local florist. 

After each foray into a new career I kept having the same gut feeling dragging me back to the world of design, spending all my free time designing and developing websites for friends and family.

In 2011, I decided enough was enough. After a chance meeting with an old friend, and at the mention of an opportunity to work as a full time designer/developer, I took the plunge. Fully aware of the dubious statement from my careers advisor years before. 

It's decision which has proved very successful, as two and a bit years later I'm still here, doing what I love. I now work as a freelance website designer and web developer for a range of clients, large and small... And as a bonus, I'm currently available to take on new projects.