Creative solutions. Website design.
Graphic design. Graphic art.
About Self-Lit Design
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I’m a graphic/web designer. This website showcases the work I do
- Frontend design
- Banner design
- Company logos
- Business cards
I am also skilled in:
- 3D Modelling
- Video editing
- T-Shirt design
- Tattoo design
Why do I do this?
I’ve been creating works of art since I could squidge Playdoh. Excelling in Art & Design and Technical Drawing at school, in the late 90’s I worked as a mural painter here in Lancashire.
My natural flair for precision then led me to train in graphic design and digital media.
My Work Ethic
I take great pride in what I do. With a natural proficiency for visual design and a natural attention to detail, I guarantee that the work I produce is executed to the highest of standards.
Whatever your requirements may be, I will happily meet your needs. Once I’ve committed myself to a project, I will use every moment in as skillful a way as possible to ensure it is completed by our agreed deadline. If that means my working for twelve hours a day, I am happy to do so.
My formal digital media training started with Pyracal, London in 2002 with an NOCN in Website Design.
I then did a two year BTEC Diploma in Multimedia at the Wornington Centre, Notting Hill.
This led me to a BA (Hons) Degree in Digital Media Production at the London College of Communication.
I guess that makes me a Producer. And my favourite product(?)…is the Joy radiating from my clients hearts on completing their projects.
Who am I? ...and Where?
Spatially, I’m an Aquarian: open-minded, progressive, adaptable and seriously (but not too seriously) inventive.
On a more personal level, I’m Trinli Gauder. I live in sunny Burnley…30 miles north of Manchester, North West England.
When I’m not working at my computer I’m either meditating, reading or playing my bass guitar.
I like it bright ’n’ funky…deep ‘n’ punky…nice ’n’precise.
I specialise in building WordPress websites. The content management system (CMS) underlying WordPress allows clients to edit and update pages for themselves once their sites are completed.
For those who prefer a more traditional approach, I am also skilled in building HTML sites.
Myers Briggs Assessment
Meanwhile here on the ground, Myers Briggs classifies me as personality type ENFJ (‘The Protagonist’), identifying me as “Organised, loyal, committed and trustworthy”.
Apparently this also makes me a “Neat Freak”(?) He He. That’s perfect for this line of work. We designers love to push pixels into precise grids. (Well, It’s got to be right, otherwise it just won’t do).
“This [site] is totally cool. Thank you. The map rocks as well. Thank you loads. You are wondrous.”Rachel Jones
“10/10. I found Self-Lit Design to be very professional, helpful and would go the extra mile to ensure I was happy with my website.”Jigme Tarap
“Professional, responsive, flexible, precise, always willing to go the extra mile. A joy to work with.”Anna Piva & Edward George
[…so how do we unfurl this beauty?…]
Stage 1: Project Conception
We can either arrange an initial meeting in person if you’re close by, or discuss your project on the phone, or we can Skype one another.
My working relationships with clients are based on openness, integrity, trust and transparency.
Firstly I’ll need to be clear about exactly what it is you require, what it is you do (If you’re a service), what your product is (if you’re selling something) and who your target audience is.
Stage 2: Project Definition and Planning
Then we’ll have to consider feasibility with respect to the extent of your budget and the scope of the project. We’ll also need to agree on deadlines.
Then I’ll assess what can be done practically within that period. I’ll provide you with a stage-payment plan outlining the various stages of the project, target dates at which each stage will be completed, and the cost of each one of those stages.
Stage 3: Project Execution/Design
Now comes the creative part. This will start with an initial brainstorming of ideas, supported by online research and momentary inspirations (for which, think “Aha!”). By blending these elements, I’ll establish a framework for the project.
In the case of Graphic Design projects, branding elements, logos, adverts etc. I’ll provide you with a number of sketches, mockups and page layouts. We’ll also discuss various colour schemes and typefaces from which we can make informed selections.
In the case of Website Design, efficiency and the swiftness of my productivity depends to a great degree on your providing me with relevant content: i.e. video clips, images, photographs and body copy. The initial site layout and design will be submitted in the form of sketches, then refined in Photoshop.
Project Performance Monitoring and Control
You’ll provide feedback on the images I’ve emailed then, once we’ve agree upon an overall design, I’ll build the site online for you. You’ll be able to access and view it at any point in time as we proceed, with its functionality being improved as we go. Any extra functions you might want to add can always be put in place at a later date. That’s the beauty of modular website design. It can be built upon.
Stage 4: Project Launch & Closure
Once the project is complete (expectations hopefully having been exceeded), we might want to talk about how you’ll edit the site for yourself, and other details such as updates and regular site maintenance.