Handwritten intro "Have your slice of Pie", Design By Pie, Graphic Designer, North Devon

...a freelance graphic designer

My real name is Emma.

I'm 40 years old and live in beautiful North Devon with my naughty English Bull Terrier 'Scout'.


I've been a graphic designer in one form or another since I graduated with a First Class Hons degree back in 2005. In 2011 I decided to move back down South from Manchester and become a freelance graphic designer to offer my own clients a more intimate, affordable service and I have never looked back!

Even after over a decade of design experience I'm 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 or Paris. But I can promise you a personal, in-touch working relationship and an understanding of what it takes to run a business from the ground up.

Pie and her Bully 'Scout', Great Torrrington, Devon
Pie and her Bully 'Scout', 2020

Pie's approach:

  • Laid back yet professional
    I work from home and have worked successfully for many years with clients on a remote basis, without unnecessary, lengthy lunch meetings or face to face introductions.
    I believe in having my weekends off, with the agreement that during standard working hours, I'm available and active for my clients.
  • Straight talking and empathetic
    I'm always happy to give advice/professional opinion when required, but I'm here to support your graphic design needs, not make a hard sell. So I won't see you as a 'money train' - my job is to provide an efficient and creative edge to your design needs.

Handwritten statemeent from Design By Pie, Freelance graphic designer, North Devon

Emma AKA 'Pie'

Pie's graphic design experience:

  • 2005
    Graduated with
    First Class Hons Degree in Graphics. University of Wales Newport
  • 2006
    Large format print pre-press artworker. Cardiff, South Wales
  • 2007
    New product designer. Hyde, Greater Manchester
  • 2010
    Gift wrap & greeting card designer.
    Skelmesdale, Greater Manchester
  • 2011
    Employed print graphic designer/Freelance Designer. Taunton,
  • 2011-2015
    Employed w
    eb designer/Freelance graphic designer. Taunton, Somerset
  • 2016-2020
    Freelance graphic designer.
    North Devon

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