Ricky Joyce

Freelance Designer & Illustrator in Leicester

Summary

Switch Studio is the creative portfolio and design studio of Graphic / Website Designer Ricky Joyce based in the heart of Leicester, Leicestershire.

Services include but are not limited to:

- Creative Branding
- Corporate & Creative Design

Here at Switch Studio, I take the usual and the average and turn it on it’s head to create something new and exciting that aims to change the way you think and feel about design and creativity.

Testimonials

Posted by Andrew (Author), Self-employed

Written testimonial:
Ricky has designed three book covers for me. He has a great eye for what a client needs, even with only a few sketchy details given to him. His service is always friendly, professional and efficient, and a good price too. I have no hesitation in recommending Ricky to anybody that needs any design work carried out.

Posted by Nitesh Bhundia (Managing Director), Lab3Media

Written testimonial:
Reliable, honest and excellent value. Ricky always delivers has an excellent eye for detail and we will continue to use him on projects he is suitable for.

Posted by Joe Mee (Owner), On Point Productions

Written testimonial:
Ricky was excellent to work with, he has a really creative and professional approach and we couldn't be happier with our website and branding.

Portfolio

On-Point Productions

http://www.onpointproductions.co.uk

Website Design, Development & Branding for On-Point Productions, a video production company based in Leicester, UK. Website >> http://www.onpointproductions.co.uk

skills used: Web Design, Branding , Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Html, CSS, Graphic Design

High-Grade Clothing

http://www.high-grade.co.uk

Brand Identity, Website Design / Development, Online Wordpress Shop and Brochure Design for High-Grade Clothing, a schoolwear and workwear company based in Leicester, UK. I even had the chance to provide a name for this company which was something I have never done before. After some discussion over names like Top-Grade, High Class and Heritage it became clear that a name describing the quality of the brand and its products was required so High-Grade Clothing was born. The name High-Grade speaks of quality and also the strength / robustness of the products. Website: http://www.high-grade.co.uk

skills used: Wordpress, Web Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Branding , Graphic Design, Html, CSS

FD2D Magazine

https://www.behance.net/gallery/18557645/FD2D-Magazine-Artwork

Hand rendered artwork for FD2D Magazine based in Leicester, UK. I first sketched out the characters to get a basic idea of what they would look like and then scanned the drawings into Photoshop to clean up any stray lines. After this I manipulated the drawings using Illustrator and added some colour detail with the Olympic rings in the background and the digital brushstrokes. The idea was to keep as much of the original pencil sketches as possible so there was a mix between hand-drawn elements and digital. I originally designed it so that the artwork would stretch accross two pages as I didn't know how much text there was to be in the article and wanted it to be more of a background with sweeping green strokes that would lead the eye into the colourful artwork. It was decided in the end to shrink the artwork so the spread had balance and I think this worked well. The client liked the artwork and it was featured with my name :-) ( I did not write the article ) Link here to the digital magazine on Issuu's website: http://issuu.com/fromdusk2dawn/docs/fd2dleicestersummer12 ( My artwork is on pages 30-31 )

skills used: Illustration, Photoshop, Illustrator

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Leicester.
Within Leicestershire.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract

Days.
Weeks.
Months.