shaun forward

Expert graphic designer, website developer and photographer


Expert Graphic Designer for print and web, skilled studio and location photographer (RPS).
20+ years experience in creative industry with notable design groups and advertising agencies, se proprietor of own design studio since 2006.
Own skill set includes: conceptual ideas, graphic design, layouts, digital artwork, copywriting, print buying and management, website development and design with managed hosting on own UK cloud server. HTML static and CMS PHP sites in industry standard program's and platforms.
Photography, specialising in product and event work.


Posted by David King (Senior Pastor ), Vine Church Poole

Written testimonial:
Shaun and spirit design works have been brilliant in understanding our needs and my requirements for Ministry. He has produced high quality work with a personal interest and personable manner. He has taken time to fully involve in what we require and has produced excellent web site and printed material. I would highly recommend him and his work

Posted by Rose Lawrence (Director), Darglow Engineering

Written testimonial:
Shaun at Spirit Designs looks after all our website and marketing requirements. He is cheerful, efficient and most importantly extremely good at what he does! He is happy to meet our sometimes very short timescales and has made many suggestions with regards to our advertising which have resulted in increased sales. Cant recommend highly enough.

Posted by Alistair Doxat-Purser (Chief Executive), Faithworks Wessex

Written testimonial:
Shaun has recently designed and got our new charity publicity into print. Two things I would note...
1. He is very accommodating, allowing us to take lots of feedback from trustees and other stakeholders and make tweaks here and there - he is hugely responsive
2. And although he has clearly done lots of creative work to get the initial ideas, he is still willing to accept ideas from others - that takes both confidence and humility
Thanks Shaun



Product photography for a range of well-know cult classic models, including: Thunderbird 2, Wallace & Grommitt, Spitfire and Routemaster Bus. These models are very special cardboard kit replicas created in the form of the popular 'Haynes workshop manual'. Each model needed to be shot in various viewpoints and convey the intricate and faithful detailing. All images were supplied colour corrected, as cutouts, and as 71mb master files.

skills used: Photography, Photoshop, Editing

Faithworks Wessex

Rebrand corporate logo and printed material (not website) in 2009. Create complete new corporate A5 folder and 12 inserts. Have just (May 2014) redesigned the entire package as a 12page A5 saddle stitched brochure and a range of service-specific DL leaflets.

skills used: Graphic Design, Illustrator, Photoshop, Creative Writing, Logo Design, Photoshop

Darglow Marine Engineering

Complete design development and build of website in HTML , complete with much studio and location photography. Website hosted under managed hosting on my own uk cloud server. I also conduct Google Adwords, and combine rests with improving website Seo, and also conduct social media activity for client every month.

skills used: Html, Graphic Design, Content Writing, Photography

Concept Cables

Complete design development and build of website in Joomla, complete with studio and location photography. Website hosted under managed hosting on my own uk cloud server. Corporate identity also created - redeveloped from previous old logo.

skills used: Joomla, Photoshop, PHP, Branding

Work Flexibility

Location flexibility

Within Poole.
Within Dorset.
Within United Kingdom.
Can telecommute.

Length of contract