Nick Butterfield – Freelance Graphic Designer – London

I have been a freelance graphic designer since 2004 and have enjoyed working with a wide range of clients both commercial and independent. Please take a moment to explore my site and learn about my work and my methods.

 

ABOUT ME

I am a highly motivated multi-disciplined freelance graphic designer from London. I strive to create clever, witty and memorable design to a very high standard. I have had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients from small start-ups to large global brands and companies. My freelance clients have led me to design for a wide range of business sectors. This variety in my work builds and maintains a modern way of thinking in my design. Food and drink, entertainment, sports, charity organisations and consumer/retail are all areas I have had extensive experience in. I specialise in all forms of graphic design including print, advertising, branding, logo design, packaging, editorial/brochure design and merchandise. I create online elements such as adverts, banners, EDM’s and layouts for website design.

DESIGN ROOTS

Graduated from University of Gloucestershire with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design. My career started designing DVD artwork for major film companies such as Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and Universal. A high standard and attention to detail was expected from these large global businesses. I have 3 years experience art directing reputable extreme sports magazines. Being organised and efficient with tight deadlines is key to delivering the premium quality the magazines demanded. I have 2 years experience as a senior designer for a high-end design agency working on iconic consumer brands including Russian Standard Vodka, Ferrero Rocher, nutella, Kinder Surprise and Kinder Bueno. Speed in creating diverse campaigns across each of the brands whilst maintaining the consistency and perfection expected was all in the agency’s nature.

 

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The Work

I believe my work speaks for itself. Please browse my most recent projects below.

Horsemouth Snowboarding

Horsemouth Snowboarding

  • Client: Hosrsemouth Snowboarding
  • Involvement : Logo Design, Branding

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FIXED MAGAZINE LOGO DESIGN

FIXED MAGAZINE LOGO DESIGN

  • Client: Fixed Magazine
  • Involvement : Logo Design, Branding

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Whitelines Logo Design

Whitelines Logo Design

  • Client: Whitelines Snowboard Magazine
  • Involvement : Logo Design, Branding

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Vine Research

Vine Research

  • Client: Vine Research
  • Involvement : Logo Design, Branding, Illustration, Graphic Design, Artworking

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RUBY ELECTRIC

RUBY ELECTRIC

  • Client: Ruby Electric
  • Involvement : Graphic Design

About this project

A modern electric string quartet that have blended the new music of today with the classics of the older ages. The striking good looks and youth amongst the group has also brought more interest to these unique people. I wanted to give them a classic yet very fashionable font but ‘jazzed’ up to reflect their theme. The icon was as much a play on a ruby gem as it was the four string musicians.

 

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Russian standard vodka GOLD

Russian standard vodka GOLD

  • Client: Russian Standard Vodka
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

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RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA ORIGINALS

RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA ORIGINALS

  • Client: Russian Standard Vodka
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

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RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA

RUSSIAN STANDARD VODKA

  • Client: Russian Standard Vodka
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

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Banana Republic “HIGH FLYERS”

Banana Republic “HIGH FLYERS”

  • Client : Banana Republic
  • Role: Print, Web, Artworking

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HACKETT

HACKETT

  • Client: Hackett
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Online Design

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REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE

REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE

  • Client: REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE
  • Involvement : Graphic Design

 

About this project

 

Levi Roots, Reggae Reggae Sauce. This brand was always destined to be a lot of fun to work with. Bright rasta reggae colours and shanty town imagery, what isn’t to like? In this promotion pitch the offer was for people to win either a ‘backyard party kit’ or ‘little Levi bottle holder set’. Each promotion was to be run through-out supermarkets and other retail outlets with advertising in print and digital format. A full social media campaign and website would also accompany each promotion.

 

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Kinder Surprise

Kinder Surprise

  • Client: Kinder Chocolate
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

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Kinder Bueno

Kinder Bueno

  • Client: Kinder Chocolate
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

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SONY PICTURES

SONY PICTURES

  • Client: Sony Pictures
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

 

About this project

 

A selection of DVD covers and boxsets designed for Sony Pictures. My involvement in these briefs was from start to finish inclusive of the design and artworking. Each brief was led through the nature of the film often using the assets from their marketing/advertising campaigns.

Cycling Lessons

Cycling Lessons

  • Client: Richard Eason
  • Involvement : Layout and Design, Graphic Design

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Fixed Magazine

Fixed Magazine

  • Client: Fixed Magazine
  • Involvement : Layout and Design

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Fixed Magazine

Fixed Magazine

  • Client: Fixed Magazine
  • Involvement : Layout and Design

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Whitelines Limited Edition Snowboard

Whitelines Limited Edition Snowboard

  • Client: Whitelines Snowboard Magazine
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Illustration, Artworking

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WHITELINES/686 COLLAB JACKET

WHITELINES/686 COLLAB JACKET

  • Client: Whitelines Snowboard Magazine
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

About This Project

Whitelines / 686 Technical Apparel collaboration jacket, winter 2010/2011. I had the pleasure of being able to design this jacket using the fabrics that were already present within that seasons range. This was my first ever big piece of technical clothing that I have been able to design which made it all that more exciting to do. As this was a down jacket, I wanted to use the panels to mix up some of the fabrics to give it the patchwork quilted jacket look. We wanted to create something that had a great look on or off the mountain so there was never a time it wasn’t ready for.

Whitelines Snowboard Magazine

Whitelines Snowboard Magazine

  • Client: Whitelines Snowboard Magazine
  • Involvement : Layout and Design

About this project

A selection of the many front covers I designed during my years at Whitelines Snowboard Magazine.

Whitelines is the UK’s premier snowboard magazine. Printed in a coffee table format, it combines incredible images from the most respected photographers in the industry with in-depth articles that get you amped. Every issue of the magazine comes with a free gift on the cover and is filled with information for all types of snowboarder – from trick tips and backcountry advice to far flung travel features and high profile interviews. Whitelines is aimed simply at fellow riders – not a clique – offering a unique UK perspective on the whole world of snowboarding.

Whitelines Snowboard Magazine

Whitelines Snowboard Magazine

  • Client: Whitelines Snowboard Magazine
  • Involvement : Layout and Design

About this project

I spent 3 seasons with Whitelines acting as the art director for the magazine. These are a handful of the articles I put together over the years. Whitelines is the UK’s premier snowboard magazine. Printed in a coffee table format, it combines incredible images from the most respected photographers in the industry with in-depth articles that get you amped. Every issue of the magazine comes with a free gift on the cover and is filled with information for all types of snowboarder – from trick tips and backcountry advice to far flung travel features and high profile interviews. Whitelines is aimed simply at fellow riders – not a clique – offering a unique UK perspective on the whole world of snowboarding.

PARKMEAD GROUP CANVASES

PARKMEAD GROUP CANVASES

  • Client: Parkmead Group
  • Involvement : Graphic Art

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INNERGROUND RECORDS

INNERGROUND RECORDS

  • Client: Innerground Records
  • Involvement : Graphic Design

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Innerground-PhotoA new T-shirt design for DJ Marky and his record labelInnerground Records. A chance to display a flare with such a funky company. Based in Brazil and producing samba/salsa influenced drum and bass. I wanted to make this design a representation of the company by using humming birds facing urban scenery and cityscapes being reflected as palm tree lined beaches. The theme was to encapsulate the music, its origins and the imagery that it belongs to.

 

 

SL1 RECORD SLEEVES

SL1 RECORD SLEEVES

  • Client: Sam Lane
  • Involvement : Graphic Design, Artworking

About this project

The view you are looking at is of each record sleeve fully opened out.

Samuson Records represents all that is good out of country living and music producing, with the main man behind the controls, Sam Lane. Samuson Records brings a defined sound incorporating a whole host of different genres. In this album, “The Lost Project”, he has worked with an MC to create his first hip-hop album. The values behind him as a producer are that he is a man from the country, involved in organic sounds with a different upbringing to the mainstream hip-hop producer.

The album has been designed in a way to make it stand away from the mainstream aesthetic and give it its own class. What you see here is the front and back of each sleeve opened up. I wanted to display the origins of the sound but also involve images from the industry that it relates to. I spent time out in Berkshire shooting photos of bits and bobs around his studio and the landscapes it was situated in then proceeded to put them all together in a linear format.

Services

Advertising

I create advertising that has clever, engaging and clear messages. Messages that can be spread out across all platforms with intelligent strategies behind them. Advertising plays a key factor in spreading the message about your brand, service or product. It will bring you new business and maintain the confidence of your existing following.   

Branding

This is the complex part of your business. Branding is where you communicate to your audience who and what you are and how you differentiate from your competitors. It is the message you are giving to your audience that says ‘we can give you what you need’.
A logo and a slogan may play a big part in branding however it’s how you integrate it into you website, promotional material and packaging that really communicates the message to your audience. Strong branding should have consistency throughout and strategic ideas that put you ahead of the rest. Defining your brand is a journey. A journey where you learn goals of your company, the benefits and features of your products or services and learn the needs and wants of your current and future customers.  

Logo Design

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Merchandise

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Packaging

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Print

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