Emma Haynes | AKA Pie
Emma Haynes | AKA Pie

Hello! I'm 'Pie'

My real name is Emma. I'm 38 and live in High Bickington, in beautiful 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'. 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 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 designe. 
    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
  • Spaghetti Bolognese
  • Sleep!!


Contact Pie

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Design By Pie

Freelance Graphic Designer


Call: 01769 56 11 11

Email:  info@designbypie.net