Kris Howes

Since 2001, I've worked with clients large and small in all sorts of industries. I mainly work with businesses direct but am also hired by design agencies.


  • Branding
  • Illustration
  • Print Design
  • Digital Design
  • Motion
  • Development

What to expect

Design services are individually tailored to each project and each client, but as a rule all follow a similar process:

1_Brief Generation

During a design project, it’s vital healthy dialogue is maintained. So, to start as we mean to go on; armed with a good cuppa, we begin with a chat. A design brief containing instructions and deliverables is then produced. The brief is used as a guide and is referred to many times throughout a project.

2_Research and Planning

An essential but often overlooked part of the design process is the discovery phase. A clear understanding of you, your product, your customers and competition must be grasped.

Design when used effectively is a powerful business tool and will attract people to your brand. Effective design is both research-based and focussed on delivering the message in the best possible way.

From the research findings a mood board is generated; a collation of design styles from relevant third-party sources. Mood boards enable some quick yes/no answers, helping to establish an agreed direction for the next phase.

3_Creative Graphic Design

Initially one to three design concepts are produced. After discussion we select the concept which best answers the brief. Revision, amend, tweak, tweak, approve, sign-off.


Argam, Arla, Avecto, Bernard Marr, Bramhope Primary School, Butterkist, Craggs Energy, Creode, Demon, Digital Welly, Downlights Direct, Firefly, Flat Fee Recruitment, Fly Video, Four Seasons, ghd, Gusto Research, Hydrapharm, Improve Food and Drink, Industry Digital, Intelligent Interiors, Johnny Carr, Lakes College, Liberty, line. h, Lucido Doors, Luto, Mansion, Maple Leaf Dentistry, McCallum Layton, Moortown Primary School, Outside the box, Pianola, Predator Nutrition, Premier Textiles, Primley Park Dentistry, Propaganda, Pullan, Readshaw Interiors, Revival Beds, Rhodes and Wordsworth, Shifa, Sixteen Hands, Sphere, Staying Cool, Supercars on Demand, Tank Topper, Tesco, The Whole Caboodle, Tranmere Primary School, Twentysix, Verto, Wella, White Rose, William Hill


Kris created our brand and first website when we launched back in 2008 - then just a 2 man team. We now employ over 60 staff with offices in the UK, US and Germany. The fact that we're still using Kris as our designer speaks for itself.

Paul Kenyon, Avecto

Kris was a pleasure to work with, his tireless enthusiasm and creative nous turned our scratchy ideas into a brilliant website which far exceeded our initial expectations.

Jeremy Barnett, Fly Video

We've worked with Kris on a couple of projects now and have been extremely impressed with his work. His attention to detail and commitment is second to none. We look forward to working with him again in the future.

James Hannaford, Creode

As well as produce some great pictures to promote our school, Kris completely fitted into our school day and ethos. Both staff and children were happy to welcome such a positive, friendly person into our school community and importantly, children were able to carry on with their learning whilst he visited classrooms discretely and professionally. His commitment and high standards are evident in the end results, of which we're all very proud.

David Roundtree, Moortown Primary School

Kris' design work is beautiful and his photography stunning. After working with him on a few projects I know that because of his incredible attention to detail I can rely on him 100% to deliver a great result. Not only is his work of the highest standard – he's also a real pleasure to work with. Definitely one of the good guys!

James Ward, Digital Coach

Kris' attention to detail, his skills as an artist, relaxed personality and high level of professionalism make him an easy choice when in need of a quality designer.

Johnny Carr, Director Mask Creative

I asked Kris to freshen up my logo, he persuaded me to start from scratch and despite my initial resistance to undertaking such a big change it's the best thing I've done for my company. He's managed to distil from my ramblings the very personal reasons for the company name and combine it with an idea of what the company does – all in a simple and elegant design – genius, love it!

Ian Gulliford, Firefly

We use Kris regularly to cover for holidays or help out on busy periods. We've come to rely on him quite a lot. Not only does he create beautifully designed pieces of work, but he does it with great enthusiasm which can be quite rare. Being only a small creative team we need someone who can take a brief and run with it, which Kris does. He understands our clients and produces work which is absolutely right, first time. We'll be seeing him again very soon, hopefully.

Michael Barley Abbott, Digital Welly

The logo, brochure and website worked really well for us and helped us to sell the whole development off-plan.

Charlotte Rice, Barnfield Construction

Wow! Where can I start, I am so proud off our new website it is so fresh and exciting, at last we have a site which will help generate leads for our company. You must allow us to take you to dinner sometime to show our appreciation.

John Munton, File Flatners

It's been easy to work closely with you and develop my new bicycle brand from a raw concept right through to a complete product in the market place. The online store, corporate brand development, bike paint designs and artwork for media advertising have all been superb. Long may your good work continue. I've got plenty more in the pipeline for you.

Seb Horner, Slipstream Bikes

We invited Kris to develop the creative design for our new website as we were impressed with how quickly and easily he understood the needs of our business and was able to interpret our design brief. Kris developed and produced all of the photography required for our website and incorporated this in to the design.

We've been delighted with how Kris has communicated fully with us at all stages of the development and produced the work within the given timescale. His creative design and photography skills have exceeded our expectations and provided us with a beautiful new website which we feel accurately reflects our business.

Joanna Hobson, Primley Park

Kris is brimming with ideas and enthusiasm which makes him a real pleasure to work with. And my website's top notch! Thanks Kris.

Harrison Richards