My name is Rob Page - Senior Graphic Designer and Creative Director.
Welcome to my personal website and portfolio.
My design career to date has been wide and varied - working both for in-house design departments and within traditional design agencies. I can work solo or within a team, have art directed fellow professionals such as photographers, managed suppliers and mentored fellow designers.
This unique experience means I approach design briefs from a client and customer perspective - understanding all the constraints, challenges and stakeholders that are involved. Designing from this point of view ensures I am able to produce solutions based not just on creative merit but also function, form and deliverable success.
Having run my own company in the UK for 8 years or so I also have business experience such as client acquisition, pitching for new opportunities, business networking and client/project management.
I also spent two years working as a Senior Designer in Australia, the first year of which was for a highly regarded design agency in Canberra - Giraffe Design, and the second year for the Adelaide Football Club. Please take a look through the project section of my website to see the work I produced during my time there.
Working overseas broadened my horizons further and greatly increased my knowledge, I brought that experience back with me as I returned to the UK once more. From there I worked as the Head of Design for Wattbike (a world class indoor bike trainer manufacturer) producing global marketing and brand solutions, for Serco Leisure as their Head of Design managing a team of five and more recently I have returned to a previous venture called KYAK Studio.
KYAK is a small design studio with me at the helm supported by a team of skilled collaborators that I've had the pleasure of working with over many years. The studio has a sport, fitness and leisure focus but can turn it's hand to most design and marketing requirements from branding and campaign creation to large format graphics and installation, signage, wayfinding, photography, video and even TV ads.
I am available to work either as a freelancer, on short term contracts or, with the KYAK team, larger more involved projects. If you have a design project you would like to discuss please don't hesitate to get in touch.
"Rob’s strategic design and creative solutions have been highly valued by us and his creative influence on the Crows brand will be a lasting legacy at the Club. We thank Rob for his wonderful work, his incredible attention to creative detail, his endeavour to push design boundaries and of course, his English wit and humour."
The Adelaide Football Club
Brand & Marketing Manager
"Working with Rob has been a breath of fresh air – great ideas, professional, efficient turn around times and all at a very reasonable cost. I look forward to working with him in the future."
National Car Rental
Corporate Marketing Manager
"Rob provided Hillarys with a consistently high standard of creative solutions and project management. From producing our door-to-door material and evolving our brand, to overseeing TV production the results have always been innovative and successful."
Head of Marketing
"The thing that I like about Rob is he always listens! We spend time ensuring that we agree every detail at brief stage. Specialising in brand, web and print – he looked after a range of projects for Lincolnshire County Council. Flexible and responsive but with bags of talent and experience plus enthusiasm. I always have confidence that Rob will deliver my projects on time and to budget. I’d be happy to recommend him."
Lincolnshire County Council
Corporate Communications Manager
"We are very happy with the solution Rob came up with for our website. Our visual identity is hugely important to us because it embodies everything we do as trusted consultants to companies. Rob understands this very well – creative and professional and most importantly listened to what we wanted to communicate."
Erno Metze, Organisational Psychologists
"Rob is quite simply a joy to work with. Quick to respond to briefs, present excellent quality artwork on brand at very reasonable rates. Developing the Guy Salmon brand has been a team effort."
Alamo, National and Guy Salmon
Consumer Marketing Manager
"Rob has worked extremely closely with us on our new venture The Kookey Chefs, going over and beyond what was expected. He has been an absolute pleasure to work with, extremely professional and always willing to go that extra mile. His ideas and designs have been amazing with great attention to detail and have shown that he really cares for our brand and customers. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to develop their brand. He's brought my ideas to life – I can’t thank him enough."
The Kooky Chefs
"We worked with Rob to develop an important new marketing tool for Twickenham. We commissioned him through a competitive tendering process, being convinced by the quality and value of his pitch. He expressed a clear understanding of our needs, was able to meet our tight timeframe and offered a hands-on and personal approach, which was essential for us. The end product met our needs perfectly, reflecting exactly the right tone and image for the town."
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Economic Development Manager
"I can't thank you enough for what you did for Bertie Travel everyone that looks at my website loves it and anyone I give my business card to always compliments it so thank you so much for everything you have done for me."