A seasoned designer (25 years) of the problem-solving kind, I have an eye for clean aesthetics and good detail. I work mostly in visual design for marketing and brand communications.
In my digital consulting work, I help clients with new tools and data workflows. I still call it designing, it just uses more of a systems and product mindset. I love tech products and the people in the community, from startups to solo makers and entrepreneurs.
If your business needs help with marketing communications, building websites, designing brand identities or data-driven graphics you can see my work and services at bowley.design.
Does your business needs help with modern digital tools and automated workflows? I can help with training, setup, design and building. Please get in touch for more information.
Logo design for pre-launch startup EcoApp.
Brand update design for web app Brandpage.
Digital products & demos
The following are digital products and demos I've launched myself.
|Deck of Carrd||Website gallery||Live||2020|
|Croxley Dog Bins||Mobile app||Live||2020|
|Good Venues||Directory website||Live||2020|
|Calm Corners||Mobile app||Live||2019|
|Moodbot||Chat bot demo||Live||2019|
|Brand Stack||Directory website||Closed||2017|
|Brandpage||Web app (co-founder)||Live||2016|
|Freelance Five||Interview blog||Closed||2011|
|Creative Agency Freelancing||Freelance blog||Sold||2009|
More about me
I enjoy getting involved in wide variety of areas throughout the marketing process for my clients – both creative and technical. This can mean anything from project planning and research, generating concepts, design detailing, to technical integrations and automated processes.
I started out in the mid-90s designing and developing brands and marketing communications at big name agencies in London, including The Team, Lambie-Nairn, Brand Union and Turnbull Ripley. You can read more about this part of my career on my LinkedIn profile.
Between 2009 and 2014 I was frequently contracted for Carphone Warehouse. This involved design leadership (incl. UI & UX) on their My Hub web and mobile apps, including a number of trips to California to oversee implementation. I also lead the redesign of the Geek Squad UK website, and provided UX and design planning for a mobile insurance product.
Design for no-code founders & makers
Find it hard to cover the basics of good design when building products with no-code tools? I’m working on something to help.
Most likely it will start as a newsletter, but it could be many things. What I do know is it will consist of simple design tips to elevate your work.
This is a pre-launch page – add your email below to stay in the loop
Will only be used for updates – Inboxes respected
I tell anyone who will listen that in less than 24 months, job boards on @reddit, @indeed, and @upwork will be filled with posts like this. [h/t @SandBoxCommerce] 🚀#nocode #lowcode #futureofwork #designtwitter @BigCommerce @ShopifyUX @3dcart @bubble @webflow @NoCodeNoProblem https://t.co/kqHx8s9lO1— Sterling (@SterlingSmith) May 21, 2020
#NoCode Infomercial: Are you great at building, but terrible at designing? Do you pine for design that tells your story beyond, "look how fast I built this thing?" Meet @markbowley, he's here to help. Order now and he will throw in free shipping and handling. #ShipItBetter— Philip Lakin (@PhilipLakin) May 21, 2020
This is where I keep some demos and experiments I've made.