Steve Poole Creative Director

A Little Bit
About Me

Married to a wonderful research scientist, we have two remarkable children and are also registered foster carers.  I’ve loved art, design and creating things for as long as I can remember, but took an unconventional route to where I am now.  Outside of family and work I enjoy music, sport, film, good food, fine wine, real ale and good company.  Humour plays an important role in my life.

I set up Yellow Spade Design Ltd in 2012 with the aim of providing cost-effective graphic design services to SME's, the education sector, not for profit organisations and individual clients...whilst developing a small range of retail products based on my own artwork.  I'm getting there.

I believe in fair and ethical business practices and thoroughly enjoy working with the diverse range of clients I have been lucky enough to meet since the company's creation.  I look forward to meeting many more as it continues to evolve.

  

 

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WEEKS SINCE BIRTH

6

ONGOING DIY JOBS

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EPISODES OF HOUSE OF CARDS WATCHED

Thinking inside the box

Adobe Creative Cloud provides the main components of the Yellow Spade toolbox and whilst only the four elements I use most figure in the chart below, I do utilise other aspects of CC.  Also, as an Office 365 subscriber I benefit from the latest MS Office applications.  On the web front, Joomla and Wordpress are my preferred platforms for creating and managing sites, and I currently use Flipsnack for interactive online publications.  Hosting is provided by 1&1.

Below is a rough (hypothetical) guide to my 'competence' levels demonstated with some of these spectacularly powerful tools, based on customer feedback and self-critique.     

InDesign90%
Photoshop85%
Illustrator80%
Acrobat80%
MS Office70%
Joomla85%
Wordpress70%
Flipsnack70%
 

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