Stay Gold Creative is the home of Leeds based freelance digital designer, Mike Dean.
I graduated from The University of Plymouth in 2008 with a degree in Graphic Communications with Typography. Almost straight after graduation I found myself working for one of the largest digital agencies outside of London; Twentysix, Leeds. After an extended 8 month contract at Twentysix, working on projects for clients including, Fairy, Hugo Boss, Valentino, Epson to name just a few, I decided to take the plunge into the freelance world.
Since going freelance I have been lucky enough to work with some of the north’s leading agencies. Some of these agencies include; McCann Erickson, MadeByPi, AWA, Bloom Agency, Home Agency, Ingenious Rapport/Communisis, Outside The Box, Dubit, Digital Welly and L&K Creative. Although I predominantly work with agencies, I sometimes take on private work for a wide variety of sectors.
I have worked on a wide range of projects for clients including, XBox, Disney Interactive Studios/Disney Channel, Seven Seas, ALDI, Hammonds, Barclays, La Redoute, Coral Bet, 188Bet, Genting Casinos, Jet2 Holidays, Direct Holidays, Nectar, ASDA and Butterkist.
My skill-set is as follows:
Website design/build – Including wordpress sites.
Mobile app/site design – I have recently lead the redesign of a mobile site for a large betting company (more details coming soon)
Advertising banner design/build (flash/gif)
Viral concept creation
I am very passionate about design and I pride myself on having strong communication skills, a good work ethic and a strong desire to produce the very best possible work for every project I work on.
“We (MadeByPi) have contracted Mike on numerous occasions and find him to be extremely professional and conscientious. His work is always of a high standard and he is solid and dependable as that extra pair of hands. Mike is highly rated within our client services team on account of his proactive communication and production skills and overall professional work ethic, will happily recommend and hire again” Andy Burgin – Head of Systems, MadeByPi
“I’ve looked to work with Mike on a number of occasions over the past couple of years, based on excellent word of mouth recommendations. Over that time I have talked to Mike socially and he’s shown himself to be a enthusiastic yet calm person. His calmness transferred well into the workplace, giving a platform for his skills to offer assurance and set up delivery, which was outstanding. He came into the agency, took the initial loose ends of the project and got on with producing some fantastic output. He was polite, helpful, and started everything off by making sure he understood the brief and took it from there. I have no hesitation in recommending Mike as a short term or long term digital creative designer and digital creative implementer.” Si Wilson – Creative Services Director, Bloom Agency