Why hire a freelance designer?

While working with design agencies can result in great ideas, but lead-times are long and costs high. Smaller businesses often need faster and lower cost options. On the other hand, hiring an in-house designer means a time-consuming hiring process to find the right candidate, and the long-term business expense the comes with it.

Your time is valuable too and that is the time you could be spending on growing the business.

Hiring a professional freelance designer on a case-by-case basis means flexibility, its pay-as-you-go, so no long-term contracts, no hiring process, and no long lead-times, like an expensive design agency.

I can offer you a combination of the best elements of agency and in-house, as and when you need them.


Design agency expertise, with no long-term contracts. In-house design knowledge and execution, without the overheads and headache.

You'll receive a professional and personal design service that will produce effective ideas to meet your needs. I believe in getting to know my clients, whether it’s a video call, on the phone or face-to-face, I work with you to gain an understanding of your business, your brand, and your requirements.

By understanding your company, its audience, its ethos, its objectives, I can execute my ideas as if I were your in-house designer.

WHAT YOU'LL GET & how i work

Together, we'll work out only what's best for your business, what form that needs to take, the lead time required and if any third parties need to be involved. If there happens to be something I don't have the skills for, there are others I can recommend and can even project manage with them if you wish.

I quote by project, not by the hour, and you'll receive a fair price for your requirements. With my previous experience of working for and with design agencies, I can approach and deliver agency quality ideas, which we discuss and develop into a final solution.

On completion of a print/digital project, I can work with you to find the right printer/developer or digital agency. However, if you have one you already use, I can deal directly with them to ensure the right result. If we've worked together on a branding project, all assets are supplied in the formats required.


All size of businesses, agencies, and even sole traders based in the UK. 

I've had experience with many industries over the years too, including Catering, Construction, Automotive, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate, Publishing, and more.

Contact me if:

  • You cannot afford to employ a designer or expensive agency

  • Need to outsource work due to a limited resource or limited knowledge in particular field of my expertise

  • Are looking for a creative to take a fresh look at a brand or campaign, or suggest alternate ideas

Chris Hird Design assisted me when I was contracted to develop a company magazine for a large international engineering company. I found him to be diligent, hardworking, adaptable, and most importantly reliable. If you are a freelance copywriter looking to team up with a designer then Chris is your man. We worked together for three years on this project.
— Ed Roberts, Windsor Copywriting


In my spare time, I'm learning HTML and UI/UX design, so I can offer more advanced digital design services in future. I'd also love to expand into Premiere Pro and After Effects in the future.


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