About Me

GRAPHIC DESIGNER • CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER

My name is Mel and I am a freelance graphic designer and artworker based in Surrey.

With over 10 years industry experience, working in studios from graduate junior designer up to senior studio manager, I decided to branch out and work for myself. This means I can offer agency quality design with a freelance price tag. I am flexible, passionate about what I do, and above all, really care about my clients experience and ultimately their end product.

So another 10 years on as a freelance designer, I’ve been helping companies, large and small, to develop effective materials to make their businesses thrive.

Above all, I am honest, diligent and will go above and beyond to get a project completed on time. If you work with me, you get me. I don’t sub-contract design to anyone and if I feel there are specialist skills involved in a project that are better suited to someone else, I will tell you.

Why Work With Me

DEDICATED DESIGN RESOURCE • FREELANCE AGENCY SUPPORT

My experience has taught me the most important thing to do is listen.
Listen to your client, really understand their business, their needs and requirements for design and then use this as the basis of creating a solution that really works (and looks great, obviously!)

PRINT

I create clear and effective design using engaging typography and imagery. From business cards to corporate brochures and anything print-related in between.

BRANDING

An effective brand says so much about a business. I can create brand identities that create a personality that really represents what you want to say about your business.

DIGITAL

From PowerPoint presentations to WordPress websites, I create clear and effective digital communications that compliment your businesses visual identity.

Portfolio

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“If you’re looking for a talented, experienced, professional graphic designer who is creative and brings ideas to the table, then Mel is the one for you. I’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with her on many projects over the last 10-15 years and can honestly say she is a delight to work with. Her attention to detail is way beyond what I’ve experienced with agencies and other freelancers, she never misses a deadline and most importantly she really cares about delivering for her clients and adding value over and above simply being a freelance design resource. Mel has always been considered an extension of the team and operates as such. I have no hesitation in recommending her and her work.”

BRIGIT WELLS, SAP CONCUR

“We have worked with Mel now for over 10 years and throughout she has been an integral part of our organisation and a loyal supplier. Mel has a great way of providing direction from a design perspective, trying as best as possible to accommodate our ideas whilst supporting the overarching brand. Her years of design experience show through her work, with high attention to detail incorporating all elements of the artwork. I would recommend Mel in a heartbeat.”

KAREN McKORMACK, UKOUG

I have now been working with Mel Maguire at Why Creative for over 4 years. She creates and prepares all the artwork for a major client, which includes the entire suite of marketing materials for International use and adapts them for in-country use. Mel is always conscientious and efficient in her work. She demonstrates professionalism above and beyond the call of duty. She is always a joy to work with, and never complains, even during times of extremely tight deadlines and with multiple jobs on-going. She will always work late or early to get the job done if needed, to meet client timelines. I would highly recommend working with Mel for your creative, design and artwork needs.

MELANIE MARTIN, A-Z MEDICAL WRITING

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