You can view my professional experience and qualifications here
Graphics & Media (.co.uk) is the personal website for Ben Nolan. This is not a website that is masquerading as a large dynamic company consisting of many staff, I don't use the word 'we' to refer to just me. Neither will I try to bamboozle you with slick terminology or cheesy office speak that should be left alone in the 1990s from where it was born.
Instead I like to chat, get on with people, determine what we have in common (favourite song or favourite cake is good start) and use that as a means to work together.
Freelance, retainer and bespoke project work
University of Hull
Academic Contact for HE Provision (Digital Arts)
Yorkshire Coast College
Lecturer/Teacher in Art & Design/Digital Media FE/HE Provision
(Part-time & Full-time)
University of Hull
Lecturer in Digital Media
Yorkshire Regional Newspapers
Head of Digital Content
Walt Disney UK Branded Television
Technical Operations Executive
The Disney Channel UK
Channel 4 Television
(Horseferry Road SW1)
Masters Degree (MA) in Digital Media
University of Hull
Certificate in Education (CertEd)
(achieving Student of the Year accolade)
HND Audio/Video Systems
Marketing and Non-Design Businesses
If you regularly need imagery and creative elements producing for your social media channels or advertising then I can work on a retainer basis to produce materials for you. There are many possibilities and solutions and a retainer suits an ad hoc, flexible and speedy model to support your working week. The number of hours per month can be negotiated and therefore factored in to my own schedule with work, if I know I am to dedicate a given number of hours per week or month for retainer work then I do not need to schedule as much freelance work in the month. If you are business that doesn't benefit from a highly visual business product such as law, accountancy or administration I can generate visual elements that can benefit your social media and advertising needs.
Digital Media & Design Businesses
If you are a digital media or design business and experience the 'three busses come at once' scenario with client work, then I can help with the outsourcing of work as either freelance or retainer. I like to think I have a good moral compass so be reassured that your clients remain your clients. I would rather maintain a regular relationship and be relied upon by other similar like-minded businesses than gain a new client.
I Will Work For Free! Huh!?
I reserve time in the week or month to work on projects for charitable or community groups. Yes I will work for free on these! As it is unpaid work I have to make it fit around my wage-based work so deadlines can't be a major factor, I also have to be sensible and take one project on at a time.
The only provision is that the charity is small, not a charity that has plenty of resource, the idea is to help worthy folk get on with what they do best doing good work and have something stunning that sets them apart from the big players.
Likewise community groups that consist of people that provide their own free time to do good things for the community. Groups such as these do great work for others and contribute to peoples' lives, so if I can help them I will. Please get in touch if you think I can help, sorry but I can only work on one project at a time.
I am a partner in The Pink Dog Creative Ltd and have teamed up with a super-doopah creative content, copy writer and proofreader Karen (who also operates as Noble Words Creative Writing). Karen also has a Master’s Degree (MA) but with Distinction, which is very fancy and top notch.
Our combined skills mean that we’re specialists in graphic design, web design, animation, videography, copy and content writing. This means we can produce your brochures, websites, leaflets, video productions, infographics, instructional videos & animations and marketing materials from beginning to end. Please visit The Pink Dog website for more details.