Door 15.co.uk is a freelance studio providing freelance development and graphic design solutions for individuals and companies in the United Kingdom and around the world.
Got an idea? Why not contact me today, to see how I can help you fulfil your shortfall in development and graphic design needs, and get your project running in double quick time!
I am a freelance developer and graphic designer based in Loughborough, Leicestershire near to Loughborough University. With over 9 years experience in freelancing, you can be confident that I have a wealth of freelance experience.
Don't delay. Start seeing the benefits of using a relaible freelancer in the UK, who won't let you down.
I have worked on some fantastic projects in the past 9 years and I have worked with some of the biggest agencies in the UK. Whether you are a super huge design agency or an individual looking to bring that next bright idea to digital reality, I am happy to consider all types of front end or interactive development projects.
Please visit my new website: www.door15studio.com
My name is Anthony Phillips. I am 40 years old and live and work here in the university town of Loughborough. I have lived and worked in Loughborough for around 25 years, and in that time I have had many jobs from retail manager, sales and IT and now freelance development and graphic design as a freelance contractor.
How long have you been freelancing?
I have been working as a freelance developer and graphic designer for 9 years. I first started freelancing when I was made redundant from my previous employment. At the time it was pretty terrifying, but probably the best thing that has ever happened to me. It pushed me into taking the leap to self-employment, which I wouldn’t have normally done, had I been in full-time employment having two children and also to provide for my family.
I have always had an interest in computers and design and development since I was a very young lad, mucking about on my ZX spectrum 48k! Coding small applications from the spectrum magazines. As I grew older, I used to do a few jobs for friends and family when I was employed and feedback was always pretty positive “You should do this for a living” so I knew I had the ability to succeed if I was determined enough.
And here I am 9 years later, making a good living and enjoying every minute. Nothing gives you more pride than working for yourself, doing a good job, getting paid and getting good feedback from happy clients.
Do you travel or work from home?
During the past 9 years I have built up a number of regular clients, so it is more efficient for me to work at my home office in Loughborough. That way I can keep my travelling to a minimum and be at my desk, available to anyone that needs me.
Being at home also makes me very reliable, as you can be sure I will pick up the phone when you call or at a minimum return your email within an hour or two, as long as I am not on holiday.
Nowadays, it is very efficient and easy to do projects while online with Dropbox, Skype, phone and email.
What is your hourly, daily rate?
My hourly and daily rate is set around the Midlands average for freelance developers and graphic designers. However, I normally quote up front for projects, on receipt of a brief or a good outlined specification.
I find that this is more beneficial for my clients, and myself, as they know what they are paying, and I know what I am being paid. It also allows my clients to manage their budgets effectively and be confident they are getting everything they need without any surprises.
Is this your full time job being a freelancer?
Yes it is. It is very beneficial for my clients, as during the working day they can get hold of me to discuss projects, changes etc without having to wait or being unable to contact me for a few days.
Are you reliable?
There is nothing worse than using a freelancer that is not contactable when you need them. It causes unnecessary delays in your project work flow and can effect your business, so right from the start I made myself full time and available.
I pride myself on being professional, relaxed and reliable, be straight with the client, no BS! I find just being straight with my clients and doing what is asked of you is a great foundation for long term partnerships.
We have some questions we would like to ask.
No problem, just scoot down the site to the contact page and send me an email or if it is with regards to potential project work, then please give me a call and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
What are you good at?
When I first started, my expertise was limited, but over the past 9 years I have diversified, learned and scooped up as much wealth of knowledge and experience as I could get my hands on.
A lot has changed in the past 9 years, we have gone from very basic Internet experiences, to just about anything is possible online.
Html, Html5 front-end development is something I have been doing for many years, from your basic website from the 90’s, to full funky and interactive website experiences which are able to stand out in todays competitive market place. Whilst being attractive and appealing to your viewers, it is also fully compatible with modern browsers, iPad and other mobile devices.
Whilst learning my development skills, I have also been working on my Photoshop and Illustrator skills. Whilst I mainly produce Photoshop design work, I am also competent in using Illustrator and Fireworks.
As I mainly work on front end development, Photoshop is the main graphic design tool I use on a day to day basis for design and cutting for my clients front end development, and my own website and desktop needs.
Bespoke e-learning online or desktop solutions
E learning is a vital part of my freelance development service. I develop many types of bespoke educational content from simple drag and drop, q and a interactions, educational games, plus Scorm based educational packages.
I work with many companies and agencies, producing regular educational content through out the year. Whether you are an individual with a bright idea or a company that produces regular educational learning content for big clients, I can support you with development or graphic design needs.
Web applications & interactions
Sometimes it is not always possible to buy what you need off the shelf or buy a license from a 3rd party source for your website. You may have an idea or a project or service you want to demonstrate on your website.
Whether you want to deliver for mobile browser or desktop browser support, I can develop an interaction or web application to your needs. If you need it designing, as well as developing, this is not a problem. I have excellent development experience and graphic design experience to give you the full package.
Html5 or Flash? If you have a clear idea on what you want developing or designing, then I can recommend the best technology route to take, or if you have a preference of which technology you want to go with, Html5 or Flash, then I am happy to work to your guidelines or recommend the best alternatives.
During my 9 years of proving freelance design and development services, I have needed to adapt and change to the ever evolving IT industry and the World Wide Web as a whole.
When I first started back in 2003 it was all Flash animation and Flash development, but as time has gone on, other development technologies and web standards have evolved and jumped on to the Internet scene.
Below you will find a small selection of areas I work in and services I provide. Although I do not do everything, if you do not see it here please drop me a line as I may be able to help you, or know someone that can.
E Learning forms a big part of the Internet, and is something that is always in demand. I have many years of experience in providing education interactions, desktop training courses and fully featured Scorm packages.
Whether it is a small idea you would like to get off the ground or a large education project you would like some support in, I am available to supply development or graphic design services, as and when you need them.
Interactive, front-end applications
Building an interactive element to your website can be a great way to get a message across or demonstrate a product or service. I have designed and built many types of interactive applications, in both Flash and Html5, and on occasions with sophisticated back end integration.
Having your own desktop application can be a great way to give your users, customers or employees the necessary tools to view or use products or services. I have the necessary skills and software to create rich and interactive desktop applications for PC, Mac or Linux.
Advertising Banners and Mailers
A small part of what I do here at Door 15, but something I do frequently and enjoy doing. I have the necessary skills and software to provide great looking banners or html email templates to your designs, or designs that I can do here, in Flash or Html.
Creating banners to size budgets can be difficult. Some developers do not have the necessary skills or knowledge to meet these requirements. I have many years experience knowing how to crunch those banners down to size, while still retaining most design concepts and clients needs.
Advertising Banners and Mailers
With the Internet becoming more and more crowded and competitive, it is important that your website stands out and looks great - after all your website is your shop window and if it does not look appealing, attractive or trust worthy then you could be losing valuable customers or users.
I have designed many websites over the years with a very good success rate of giving clients what they want and also advising them on the best trends to follow, whilst providing clean and attractive designs.
Whether you just want a concept design, or a design and development producing, I have the skills to turn a great design round in days.
Educational games can be a great way to teach leaners the necessary skills you need them to learn, without it becoming monotones or boring. Education games can come in all forms, shapes and sizes.
Whether you have a small budget and just want a simple game, or you have a larger budget and want something a bit more in-depth, educational games development is one of my specialities and something I do a lot of.
I have the facilities to not only supply development for educational games, but also supply illustrative services for games characters, backgrounds and general assets.
Over the past few years I’ve had the privilege to work on many exciting projects and partner with some great individuals and companies throughout the UK and even around the world.
Please see below just a handful of great projects I have worked on during my freelancing career. If you would like to see some examples of my work or would simply like to ask some questions then please do not hesitate to get in touch with me where I will be happy to answer any questions or provide relevant information on request.