Martyn Dawson

Freelance Illustrator & Designer

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
I have a strong passion for creativity, Graphic Design and Illustration allow me to indulge In this whilst giving my imagination a free rein. I relish being challenged by new briefs and enjoy learning and trying new techniques.
I’m extremely adaptable, I can design for print as well as web including websites, web banners, buttons, posters, flyers, brochures, business cards, logo design, and more. If you’re looking for something eye catching and original I can design it. My freehand skills are very strong so I often incorporate my illustrations into graphics work. Please take a look at my portfolio...

Work Experience


Freelance Illustrator & Designer

I work on a wide range of projects, from logo design and branding to character design and t-shirt design. I recently worked with Southway Housing Trust on branding for a new project called Smart Energy Team. This included designing a new logo, banner designs, posters, flyers, cartoons for mugs and stickers for thermostats and washing machines promoting energy saving. I also continue to produce work for my previous employer (AfSL) on a freelance basis. I continually work on personal projects to develop my skills, eg. I recently designed a range of posters inspired by some of my favourite films and I also design and sell t-shirts on several pop culture t-shirt websites.
July 2012 - Present Leicestershire, United Kingdom


Graphic Design Intern

• Produce a wide range of design work to help promote charity events/projects/eco campaigns such as flyers, posters, banners and logos for print and web • Work on projects such as designing fun eco themed stickers to give out to children at community events • Work closely with project managers to help their briefs come to life • Prepare finished Graphics for print • Deal with printing companies/Search for best quotes • Work to strict deadlines and budgets successfully • Choose the most suitable materials and style • Produce rough sketches or computer visuals to show client
December 2011 - August 2013 Manchester, United Kingdom


Volunteer Graphic Designer

• Designed flyers, posters, web banners/buttons and certificates to help promote local projects • Liaised with co-ordinators to understand project briefs • Communicated with web developers to establish design concepts
June 2011 - October 2011 Manchester, United Kingdom


Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Photography, Web Design, Apparel, Branding, Brochure Design, Character Design, Freehand, Logo Design, Photo Manipulation,