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Mark Warman
Mark WarmanGraphic Designer and Illustrator
Freerange is Mark Warman, a freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator with 20 years experience in design and advertising. Originally from the north east of England, Mark now works from his studio in the south west of France. Over the years, Mark has worked for reputable design agencies in Nottingham, London and Bristol, before deciding to go Freelance and set up his own business in 2005.

Some of my highlights

Favorite projects
I enjoy working with all my clients, from their totally different business sectors and the challenges they present to design.

Highest accomplishments
Setting up freerange design and meeting clients all over Europe, and continuing to build on those working relationships since the beginning in 2005.
My work process
1. Contact
Contact me via email. I can give you a call and talk through your project. It’s is no problem for me to travel to your place of work to take a brief or to work in-house.

2. Proposal
Includes an understanding of the brief, design and production costs and confirmation of timelines.

3. Design concept
Initial designs are presented to you for approval. These my be in the form of mood and concept boards (suppled as pdf files). These capture the various design cues and parameters of the brief (colours, fonts, photographic styles etc.). If it has been agreed that a series of design options are presented then it is at this stage that a concept should be selected.

4. Approval
A full design is presented to you for approval. All designs and amends are proof read. Double check that all the subject text and any contact details, urls in the design are correct. Once I have received approval and you are happy with the design, I will then proceed with the production.

5. Artwork
The final design is then artworked (made print ready and set up to printers specification). Before going to press I will forward you the artworked high resolution file for your final approval (suppled as pdf files). If you would like a hardcopy, mock-up or a printers proof then please specify.

For digital approval, all templates for websites, PowerPoint slides, interactive design; are approved at this stage before development.

6. Delivery
This usually takes up to 1 week for large print projects and 2 to 3 weeks for website development. Print and production are sourced local to you regardless of your location to avoid expensive shipping costs and to reduce environmental impact. I use only reputable suppliers.

Favorite things to do
Well the surfboard is gathering dust from the renovation on our home, which is going to take a long time to do – which kind of off sets sitting in front of a computer for long periods of time. Love spending time with my wife and kids.