Freelance designer

I’m a freelance website designer & front-end developer with a background in branding and typography, delivering professional business website design from Colchester, Essex.

With 20+ years’ experience of designing for start-ups to global brands, I specialise in helping clients create on-brand websites to empower their business.

My story kevin nicholson: my start into design


Working for record-breaking brands
Design agency creative direction

After finishing art college with a BA (Hons) in Design and Typography, I was fortunate enough to start my career at a lovely multi-disciplinary design agency where I got to flex my creativity on all types of projects, across a range of global brands.

Custom lettering and design for Lyle’s Golden Syrup (anniversary tin), which was awarded 
Britain’s Oldest Brand by The Guinness Book of Records*

from Concept to production
Creative designer from concept to production

From the start, the agency’s ‘hands-on’ culture allowed me to develop tight project management, taking jobs from client briefing through to campaign launch; yielding an agile and fluent workflow, which I continue to apply to this day.

Concept, art direction and design for a national multi-platform ad campaign showcasing product creativity and customer preferences*

Design and technology
Cocktail sales app design and development

I've always been fascinated by the way technology can embellish design and this paved the way to specialise as the team’s Lead Digital Designer. Armed with expertise in user experience and the exciting, rapid pace of web technologies, I designed and delivered a wide range of digital on-brand experiences for clients, from sales apps to global corporate websites – a skillset that led to my current professional focus:

Full-time freelance Designer & Developer at Made by Nicholson

Cocktail sales app (in collaboration with Wirall)*
* Work created as Lead Digital Designer at W3 Design

Present Day kevin nicholson: present day designer/developer for startups

Freelance Web Designer

Effective website design to empower your business

The ability not only to make web design look good, but to ensure on-point content and brand values are consumed – exactly as intended – is what I deliver to my clients, from content creation to hosting solutions.

I recommend Craft CMS to all of my clients, as it is my go-to Content Management System to build easy-to-use websites. They love it – and I'm sure you will too!

- Get in touch for a competitively priced website design quote