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Experienced graphic designer, Carolyn Michel of Design Elements, profile with experience, company history
Graphics designer, experienced, professional, logo design, branding, design for print, web design, book cover design
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Carolyn Michel / Promotion

Find me on social media, you won’t be bombarded with posts. When I post, it will created by me, carefully considered and hopefully of some interest.

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Carolyn Michel / Graphic Designer

I’m a freelance graphic designer with a broad range of expertise, particularly logo design, branding and design for print. I look at each project I work on as an opportunity to do some amazing work, exploring intelligent and meaningful graphic design concepts that speak to you. I believe the objective of all graphic design should be to provoke a positive reaction and leave a lasting impression. For this reason, investing in professional graphic design will pay for itself time and time again.

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Carolyn Michel / Project Manager

Managing each project effectively needs a methodical approach. I have excellent organisational and planning skills, good written English, resources for good written Welsh, a meticulous attention to detail and excellent knowledge of this industry.

Freelance graphic designer

Whether you are an author with a new book to cover, someone setting up a new enterprise or an established business hoping to refresh your existing branding, I can help you.

  • Design Elements has been here in Rhydlewis, Llandysul since 1994
  • I work with local people and businesses
  • I work with start-ups, authors, publishers, local public services, small business and blue chip companies.
  • I believe effective communication between designer and client is fundamental to a good outcome
  • I have a passion for working with local companies, it makes me part of the community
  • As a graphic designer I have an open mind, always willing to try new things
  • Creativity can produce something brilliant, but it takes logic and an analytical mind to make it work

About me

I’m a designer with over 30 years experience, working in rural West Wales.

 

I was born and brought up in Surrey, England, but Wales has been my home for nearly 28 years. Two of my children were born in Wales, it is home.

 

I got my training in graphic design working for Thames Television, in the graphic design department. It was fun and exciting!

 

But Thames Television was changing and a new challenge was on the horizon. I moved to Wales, moved to a small holding and learned all about ‘the good life’.

 

In 1994, I set up Design Elements, working as a partnership for 10 years, and as a sole trader since 2012.

 

In that time I have developed a wide breadth of expertise through working on a great range of projects for start-up sole traders to multi-million pound companies, all around the world.

 

Fancy a chat? Do contact me if you have a project in mind, you will find me always friendly and professional.

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Enterprise Births in Wales

2016

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Enterprise Active in Wales

2016

There are three responses to a piece of design - yes, no, and WOW!. WOW is the one to aim for.
Quote by Milton Glaser, an American Graphic Designer, famous for I ❤ NY logo

"Luckily, I discovered my 'fairy godmother' in Carolyn Michel, who not only gave me some wonderful ideas when I was really unsure what would 'hit the spot', but also worked with my own idea for another book and came up with the most amazing designs that all met my 'vision' for the cover."

Delphine Richards, author of Blessed Are The Cracked and The Truth About Eggs

"Carolyn developed the cover for my collection of poetry, Marcism Today, from scratch - she was really communicative, flexible, dedicated and interested in the project from the outset. Carolyn's design is really great and she has brought my collection alive! Highly recommended and my thanks for a great job of work."

Marc Mordey, author of Marcism Today

"I was extremely impressed and pleased with how Design Elements designed my book cover. They intuitively knew how to interpret my expectations. Very professional, meticulous with attention to details, efficient to produce changes to design and layout quickly - highly recommended."

Denise Greenwood, author of Crushing Curiosity

"It was a complete pleasure working with Carolyn on the covers for my US editions. She was brilliantly creative, full of ideas, yet always happy to discuss my suggestions. Her technical ability and attention to detail was amazing. Right from the start she was determined to create the perfect cover. I think the fact that four of my books are currently in the Amazon US charts shows how well she succeeded."

Helen Carey, Author of the popular Lavender Road series

"I knew that I needed a strong image for my new acupuncture clinic but had no clear idea of what I wanted. Carolyn not only came up with some brilliant logos but spent time and effort refining my final choice so that it was exactly what I wanted. It represents my brand perfectly and I couldn't be happier. Thanks for a job very well done"

Liz Curtis, Animal Acupuncture

"I was so impressed with Carolyn's approach. The experience of doing the project online and by email worked better than I expected. The first designs were varied and I found I liked elements of several of them. I have no hesitation recommending Design Elements. I felt I was in safe hands all through the process.""

Juliet Fay, Copy writer

"Exactly what we wanted, an excellent logo Thank you very much."

Nia Hughes, VIP Limousines

"I can always rely on Carolyn to provide individual and well designed logos and branding for my clients. I can recommend her service knowing that she will always keep my clients happy."

Jane Davies, aSplash web design