"Brendan has been a great member of various project teams as I have delivered creative programmes such as The Ring for the Canal & River Trust and the Curiosity Museum and Hidden Histories Worcester for my own company, Equal Vision. He brings fresh, lively ideas and is always flexible, fitting in small tweaks and larger bits of work to meet the project deadlines. I love his style too, simple and contemporary, I’m always surprised by the clever details he adds to every job. I look forward to working with Bren on a lot more projects in the future."
Freelance Producer, The Ring (Canal & River Trust) & Director, Equal Vision CIC Ltd.
“We used Brendan Stephens’ design services for a rebranding project and we are very pleased with the results, which show our organisation’s educational work off to its best advantage. Brendan is professional, a pleasure to work with and a talented designer. We would certainly recommend him.”
Marketing & Engagement Manager, Meadow Arts
“The Courtyard has worked closely with Brendan over a period of several years, latterly as an independent designer. Brendan has always been very personable, given great service and attended to all our needs with the minimum of stress! We would recommend him to anybody.”
Business Development Manager. The Courtyard.
"Brendan took on a major project at very short notice. We needed to turnaround our prospectuses as quickly as possible without compromising on quality. Brendan coped with a number of re-writes and changes on our part so we really needed someone with excellent attention to detail. We particularly appreciated the calm, 'can-do' approach and the team spirit - working to the same goals. We were delighted with the outcome."
Marketing Manager. Hereford College of Arts.
"Brendan has been able to deliver a great looking brochure for our conference and award ceremony under very tight deadlines, and even with the requirement for entire translation of the document. Whilst working under pressure with late alterations and additions Brendan remains helpful and willing to do what it takes to achieve exactly what we were looking for and on time. He also turned around a near impossible last minute design request that was a major help for our event on the day, going the extra mile liaising with printers to ensure the product arrived before doors."
Senior Manager. Association of Independent Festivals.
“Nozstock Festival has been working with Freedesign for over 7 years and we would not consider using any other company. Brendan’s work is always of the highest quality – perfectly understanding the design brief and providing prompt delivery at an extremely reasonable price. He frequently goes that extra mile to ensure we are totally happy, regularly taking on last minute extras without hesitation. He is a joy to work with and an extremely talented individual.”
Nozstock Festival Coordinator.
“We wanted to develop a brand and campaign to promote infection prevention in the Trust, Brendan developed the idea into a strong visual brand with campaign materials which have been rolled out throughout the Hospital. The striking visual message has been a huge success supporting the Trusts infection prevention strategy, we are now working with Brendan on our next campaign.”
Lead Infection Prevention Nurse. Wye Valley NHS Trust.
“Brendan has the ability to translate my ideas and concepts into clear, contemporary designs which have been invaluable in effective marketing”
Director. Coffee Cart Company Limited.
"I have worked with Brendan for the last 3 years rebranding The Venue nightclub. He listened to the direction, understood and interprets my ramblings into something fantastic! Very happy to recommend him to anyone who needs artwork designed."
Operations Manager. Harrison Group.
"I’d recommend Brendan to help anyone improve their promotional efforts via top quality artwork and design."
Partner. Mistletoe House.
“Not only is Brendan an extremely creative designer, but he also has an exceptionally good eye for detail and knows what gets you noticed in the current marketplace. Brendan interprets the clients needs with ease and flair and never disappoints… I would highly recommend him.”
Managing Director. Reprodux Design & Print.
“As a marketing PR and advertising agency we have worked with Brendan for a number of years. He has been responsible for the design and creation of advertising copy, leaflets, corporate identity, point of sale material and direct mail – all for a range of clients. His work has been of the highest standard, original and delivered on time, exceeding the expectations of our clients.”
Clive Marlow Marketing Ltd.
“We have used Brendan’s services and skills for several years on image design, leaflet and stationary creation. We find him flexible, creative and able to interpret our brief extremely well. Nothing is too much trouble and we would highly recommend him.”
Managing Partner. Sapira LLP.
“Our company needed a striking advertisement developing quickly, we have been impressed with the high quality result developed from a concept to a product to publish in a short timeframe – we will be using Brendan for all of our design needs from now on.”
Energen Engineering Services Ltd
"Brendan is always great at delivering top notch design concepts both quickly and efficiently, which in the world of events where you need the design yesterday and on a budget its essential. He is our go to guy for event flyer and poster design work."
Manager. The Jailhouse.
WORK & EDUCATION:
January 2010 – Present
Including in-house freelancer at Reprodux Design & Print (up to Feb 2012).
Studio designer at Reprodux Design & Print, Hereford.
Studio designer at Hamtun Press, Southampton.
Creative Services Officer for Oxfam - South East (Voluntary).
BA (Hons) Graphic Design, Southampton
Btec ND Graphic Design, Hereford