Freelance graphic designer


1. Find out about me
2. Check out my work
3. Get in touch


Located in Aylesbury, Bucks. I specialise in web design, branding & logo design, print design and creative arts. My web hosting service provides an all round solution for my clients



I am a designer first and foremost, but passionate about all kinds of creative arts. I launched captiv8design in January 2002 after giving birth to my first son. Having worked in the hustle and bustle of London I decided I wanted to work for myself with local businesses and small start-ups. I am committed to providing a quality service to all of my clients at affordable and competitive rates. I like to work alongside my clients, making sure they are involved at every stage of a design. This ensures they receive a quality end-product that meets their original vision and is produced to the highest possible standards.

Over the years 2 more children came along and working as a freelance designer fitted in perfectly with family life. But freelancing from home can be lonely – i missed the buzz of working in a team environment. So, for the past few years i have also been working at Waddesdon CofE school as Creative Technician for the Art Department. I love being able to use my design experience to help support the teachers and the students studying Art, Photography and Graphic Design. This complements perfectly my freelance design and web hosting business.


I enjoyed the freedom to explore and create during an Arts Foundation course at High Wycombe College and then went on to gain a BA(Hons) in Design and Media Management at Thames Valley University.

I gained essential commercial experience, in many areas of design, whilst working for Deloitte Consulting, HSBC Investment Bank and Planet Presentations. These employers gave me the opportunity to work on briefs for large companies such as Vodafone, Barclays, Zeneca and Glaxo-Wellcome.  Whilst freelancing i have been working for businesses local to Aylesbury Vale, including: Aylesbury Homeless Action Group, More+ Cafe, MediPulse Training, Wentworth Estate Agents, Lead Academy, Dance Cupboard, Guitar In Schools, Rainbow Pre-School, Teacup Pictures and Aylesbury Youth Action.

" A graphic designer is responsible for creating design solutions that have a high visual impact and add value for their client "


Please take the time to look through some examples of my client work

Aylesbury Youth Action (AYA)
Glo Youth Cafe
SQL Club
Team Dynamics
Diddy Racers
Meridian Marketing


Why use a graphic designer to create your website or brochure and not use one of the many freebie templates or services that are available online? Quite simply, free websites and templates lack personalisation and a strategic plan specific to your business.
Like the hand-stitching in an embroidered piece of clothing or the secret ingredient of a Michelin star meal, artistry is in the human touch. A designer builds with flair and creativity, but always with their client and target audience in mind.


A website not only needs to look great, but must also be user friendly and adaptable for all modern devices. A website is the online face of your business. It is crucial to give a good, lasting impression to potential new customers and users


Print Design is still considered one of the most valuable methods of communication. It’s various elements – visuals, textures and dimensions – combine to connect with your audience in a way that modern online methods can’t. Print media has a longevity and substance that cant be matched by online advertising which is often skimmed over by online users who are used to being bombarded by images all the time


Good branding and logo design requires both creativity and research. The design should be simple, unique and immediately recognizable. A strong brand image will make your business seen in a busy market place. It should speak about who you are and what your business stands for, representing the very essence of your company.


Fed up with call-centre’s and a faceless service provider? Captiv8design provide a traditional personal service with one-to-one communication and a product that can be tailored to meet your needs. Initially offered as a service for my web design clients, web hosting has proven popular and is now a part of my service portfolio in its own right. I can offer: Web Hosting, Domain Name Registration, Personalised Email Addresses and WordPress set-up in a completely hand-tailored package. Web hosting starts from £24pa but do get in contact to get a tailor made quote depending on your requirements

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" Thank you for the wonderful design of my logo and brochure. I now feel Guitar In Schools has its own identity and image thanks to your design and artwork. It was better than i ever pictured it to be. "
James Manders, Guitar in Schools