Nice to meet you!

Derek Lawton
Creative Director | Freelancer

 

e: derek@rocketcreative.co.uk

Tel: 07881 610305

Derek is an award-winning designer and offers a rare blend of superior design and marketing skills backed with solid business expertise.

He has 25 years of experience delivering branding, web and multi-media projects to clients nationwide.

 

Derek is also passionate about supporting growing businesses. He is a Senior Dynamo Role Model for the Government and is also a semi-professional musician.

 

Recent relevant design projects include: Welsh Government-Business Start-up Workshop materials; Coracle (Ireland and Wales) branding; Gofal Cymru; The Blom Group; Welsh Assembly Government Records Service Unit; JTF Wholesale, Edinburgh University, and Advantage Chemicals Group.

 

Skills

  • Expert proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Excellent team player and motivator

  • Over 25 years experience at senior level managing a design studio

  • Vast experience in taking creative briefs from account handlers / Sales team and creating award winning design solutions

  • Extensive experience in preparing tenders and new business pitches, and delivering them at a pitch situation at a national board level

  • A professional mentality in getting a project completed efficiently and on time - whatever it takes

 

Excellent Communicator

Full knowledge on online and social platforms ability to design and build website platforms experience in creating social media paid campaigns and target marketing.

Interests

 

I'm passionate about all kinds of great design, with my real love being typography.

I have a passion for music, especially jazz. I play trumpet and piano in a variety of musical groups. I've played on the BBC Strictly Come Dancing Tour Show (52 engagements), and continue to perform with some of the biggest bands and theatre shows in the UK.

 

I am a keen artist, specialising in portraiture. I used to be a regular rugby player (No. 9) and now enjoy watching. 

 

I enjoy beach walks with my wife and dog - get's me away for some thinking space on new projects.

 

I enjoy socialising with friends, making new ones, and making people laugh!