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Freelance Design York

Are you in need of freelance design services in York or the surrounding areas of North Yorkshire? Let me help! My name is Paul Dobson, a graphic designer and illustrator, and Hartson Creative is my way of providing outstanding freelance design services throughout North Yorkshire. 

Whether you’re a studio looking for an extra pair of hands, or an individual looking for outstanding freelance services, I’m here to lend my expertise in social media graphics, web design, and much, much more. If you need a creative solution for your design problems, I’m here with quality design skills to help you in any way I can. 

I have been a part of the industry since 2000, working in design studios in Newcastle before setting up Hartson Creative in 2020. Over the years, I have developed a wide and varied skill set that allows me to offer a range of freelance design services to my clients throughout North Yorkshire.

I pride myself on delivering high quality work for each and every client, so why wait? Get in touch with me today to find out more! I can offer you freelance design services in Middlesbrough, Leeds and Newcastle as well. 

Design Services For You!

I offer a range of different design services so you can rest assured that I have something for you! Aren’t sure what exactly you’re looking for? Check out the list of graphic design work I offer below to find your ideal freelance design service: 

Print Design

If you’re looking for engaging marketing material, including posters, flyers, brochures, posters, and business cards, print design is for you! Creating high quality and eye-catching promotional material to draw in new customers and clients while reminding existing ones why they should choose your services again. I also provide packaging alongside a label design service to ensure your products look great. 

Logo Design

In today’s competitive market, it’s essential to stand out from the crowd and a unique memorable logo can be the way to do that. Your logo should work as a reflection of your company or business and raise brand awareness for what you can offer and why you should be chosen above competitors who may offer the same or similar services. I’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure your logo is perfect for you!

Motion Graphics

Editing, animating, and creating digital footage is the art of motion graphics and can be utilised in a variety of ways. Whether it’s for a marketing campaign or a personal project, I can provide cinematography, video editing, and 3D animated pieces, as well as bringing 2D illustrations to life using Adobe After Effects. My motion graphics are seamless and look great, perfect for use in a variety of ways. 


Illustrations can be implemented into a variety of projects, from print design, video games, books, and as a way to create unique images for a website. I’m not confined to one particular illustration style and can provide artwork in any style you require, from vector illustration, pixel art, and photo manipulation. Go that extra step and combine illustration with any of the other quality services I offer.

3D Visualisation

3D state-of-the-art computer software is used to create either cartoon or photo-realistic images that are useful in architectural planning, social media campaigns, and animations. By creating a 3D image, you can see each and every detail from all angles and provide a much more physical presence than illustration that can be used in animation, design planning, and in a variety of industries. 

Website Designer

Whether it’s an existing or new website, if you need a high quality responsive website, I provide a full website design service that helps you set up a domain name, hosting packages, and email addresses. No matter how big or small the project, I am have the skills to design websites and am committed to seeing the task through to completion, delivering a high quality website that’s easy for users to navigate and showcases what you have to offer. 

How Can A Freelance Designer Benefit You?

There are a surprising number of benefits to choosing a freelance designer for high quality design services. Rather than hiring a brand new employee to take care of a few one off design needs, consider the following reasons and choose a freelancer instead!

Time Saving: The recruitment process can be a long and tedious one, having to sift through CV’s, portfolios, and interviews to find the right candidate. Freelancers like myself are easily found online and typically showcase a full portfolio on websites so that you know the quality of the work you will receive. 

Cost Effective: Let’s be honest, you don’t want to take on a permanent member of staff for a handful of design and tweaking jobs. I work on a price per piece, hour, or day rate depending on what is more suitable for you, and you can rest assured that the price you pay is worth the cost.

Choose Hartson Creative for Your Freelance Design Needs! 

I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000 and worked in numerous design studios in Newcastle until I moved to North Yorkshire in 2014. I have over 20 years of experience within the industry and delivering high quality design services to my customers and clients in York is my number one priority. I’ve worked with a variety of small start ups, small businesses, large corporations, and individuals to offer advice, knowledge, and deliver a professional result. Providing a range of bespoke design services, so make sure Hartson Creative is your first choice!

Want to know more? Get in touch with me today! 

For reliable, outstanding freelance design services, get in touch with me at Hartson Creative today! I offer my services throughout York and I am happy to provide examples of created projects I’ve worked on before. There are several ways to contact me, whether that’s by phone call or email or by filling out an enquiry form on our contact page. Don’t hesitate, I can’t wait to hear from you and initiate the next steps to providing designer services! 

Hartson Creative specialises in a variety of graphic design services designed to cater to the unique requirements of our clients in York. Our skillset encompasses logo creation, branding, the design of printed materials such as brochures and business cards, digital graphics for social media and websites, as well as customised illustrations. Every project is tackled with a distinctive mix of creativity and strategic thinking, guaranteeing that the ultimate designs are not only visually appealing but also proficiently convey your brand’s message and principles.

Absolutely! Hartson Creative offers extensive web design and development solutions. Our team possesses expertise in crafting visually captivating and user-centric websites that are optimised for both speed and search engine optimisation (SEO). We prioritise comprehending your business objectives to deliver a website that not only boasts an appealing appearance but also generates tangible outcomes. Whether you require a straightforward informational website or a sophisticated e-commerce platform, we guarantee a smooth and captivating online representation for your brand.

Hartson Creative offer a range of design services that can help with your marketing, from website design, graphic design, motion graphics and print design. If you’re based in York or the surrounding areas and you are looking for a freelancer to help with your marketing, be sure to get in touch.

Yes, we specialise in logo design and branding services that are customised to represent and promote your York-based business effectively.

Yes, we offer print design services for various promotional materials such as brochures, business cards, flyers, and banners, tailored to your York-based business needs.

Absolutely! Our design services are adaptable to businesses of all sizes, including small businesses and startups in York. We can work within your budget to deliver high-quality design solutions.

Yes, you can view our portfolio on our website to see examples of our previous design projects for clients in York and beyond.

To get started, simply reach out to us through our contact page or email. We’ll schedule an initial consultation to discuss your project requirements, goals, and timeline.