Hello! I'm 'Pie'...

My real name is Emma. I'm 38 and live in High Bickington, North Devon, with my naughty English Bull Terrier 'Scout'.


My creative background began in the South West and with a love for illustration and computer aided design. At 21 I pursued this love with a BA Honors course in 'Graphics' in South Wales. I was then fortunate enough to gain over 5 years professional experience in the print and design industry where I developed concepts and visual solutions for a variety of projects. In that time I had moved to Cardiff and then Manchester.


In 2011 I decided to move back to the South West to become a freelance graphic designer and I have never looked back!


Now I can work from home, keep my overheads to a minimum, build strong and personable relationships with my clients and most important;y charge reasonable rates.

"I love to  create my own designs free of the pressure of large overheads, middle management and corporate agenda. So here I am."

Emma Haynes | AKA Pie

My business ethos

I am not looking to take over the world with Design By Pie, nor am I looking to expand into a high earning creative agency with lots of staff. My goal is to keep things as simple as possible and to keep things within my grasp. So, I can't say that you will see branches of "Design By Pie" opening up in London, New York and Paris. (What a shame!) But what I can promise is a personal, in-touch working relationship and an understanding of what it takes to run a business from the ground up.

"Your clients are your friends"

Wise words. I heard this from the lips of a business person many years ago and I have never forgotten it. In truth, it is only now that I fully understand the meaning. Having been in business for myself for over 6 years, I know what it means to build and maintain a good working relationship with clients - which involves honesty, listening, swift responses and availability, alongside producing considered and engaging designs.

Pie's experience overview

  • 2005
    Graduated with
    First Class Hons Degree in Graphics.
    University of Wales Newport
  • 2006
    Large format print artworker.
    Cardiff, South Wales
  • 2007
    New product designer.
    Hyde, Greater Manchester
  • 2010
    Gift wrap & greeting card designer.
    Skelmesdale, Greater Manchester
  • 2011
    Print graphic designer/Freelance Designer. Taunton,
  • 2011-2014
    eb designer/Freelance designer. Taunton, Somerset
  • 2015-2018
    Freelance graphic designer. 
    Taunton/North Devon


Pie's loves

  • Scout (my English Bull Terrier)
  • Walks in the countryside
  • Frosty, cold, dry, sunny days
  • Beaches in winter
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop & Illustrator
  • Photography
  • Mono printing
  • Music
  • Doc Marten Boots
  • Red Wine
  • Olives stuffed with anchovies
  • Freshly squeezed juice
  • Sleep!!


Design By Pie's Creative (English Bull Terrier) Assistant "Scout"

Contact Pie

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Design By Pie

Emma Haynes

Freelance Graphic Designer


Call: 01769 56 11 11

Email:  info@designbypie.net


11 Higher Meadow

High Bickington


North Devon

EX37 9AW