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.
Emma Haynes | AKA Pie
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.
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.