About me

I’m Tom Lynton. I specialise in graphic design, web design, branding, advertising, marketing, editorial & magazine design.

I have gained a wide range of experience over 12 years of self-employment and in full-time jobs prior to that. Freelancing brings me responsibility and the opportunity to work directly with my clients.

I am passionate about design and love to diversify and improve my skills with challenging new briefs.

Freelancing

I work with my clients personally so I quickly get a good feel for the work. I will suggest ideas that won’t have occurred to you and I will show you new and better ways of promoting your business or project. I can help organise thoughts, ideas and even copy.

Freelancing allows me to work in a wide range of business sectors, giving me fresh ideas. Most of my new clients are gained via referral – a reflection of how happy my clients are with my work.

The benefits

The benefit of using a freelance designer over an agency is that you will often get the same standard of work for a fraction of the price.

We will also be able to work closely and share ideas on a more personal level. I always make sure I am easy to contact and provide a one-to-one service, which can be hard to come by when working with an agency.

Tom Lynton graphic design. Graphic designer based in London, UK

My approach

All of my work is produced to the highest possible standard and is driven by creative thinking.

Your design needs to look good. The possibilities are endless but a good design will create interest, trust and guide viewers through.

If a visitor is confused by a web site or brochure they will not look again. You need to make a good, clear impression very quickly.

I can ensure timely responses, quick turnarounds, and direct action. This helps makes it a pleasant process, working together to meet your needs, beyond your expectations.

Tom Lynton graphic design. Creative ideas, visual interest and information clarity

Technical information

I use Adobe’s Creative Cloud software to create images and graphics, form print layouts and web sites. I sometimes use other software for more highly specified design but I can always supply you with work that printers and others will be able to work from easily.

However, nothing beats pencil, paper and imagination for realising ideas!

Digital design

I create W3C standards-compliant and responsive websites using a combination of HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. I hand-code sites as this achieves the best and most clear standards-compliant design.

I usually utilise the Bootstrap framework to take advantage of its responsive features and plugins.

I am a front-end designer always working with an eye on user interface (UI) and user experience (UX). I am not a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) specialist but I do have a lot of experience in that area and I should be able to boost your ranking before you need to start paying for Adwords.

responsive devices

My designs

Here are some of my favourite designs. Take a look around: you will find magazines, websites, corporate brochures and reports, branding and illustration. Click on the thumbnails to see the design in full.

Soapbox magazine

Soapbox

Freemium magazine

Unboxing the iPad digital magazine

Unboxing the iPad

Digital magazine infographic design

It's a small world, hand drawn magazine illustration

It’s a small world

Hand-drawn magazine illustration

Chloe fashion event website design

Chloé

Fashion event website design

PBI Peach Brigades International annual report design

Peace Brigades International

Annual report

If not capitalism then what? - magazine illustration

If not capitalism then what?

Magazine illustration

Against The Wall - Complete book design

Against The Wall

Complete book design

Ella Spira, Composer - Website design and build

Ella Spira, Composer

Website design and build

Creative Cooking - Branding, bag and stationery design

Creative Cooking

Branding, bag and stationery design

Origins of Violence - Book cover design

Origins of Violence

Book cover design and alternative ideas (right)

Almeida Opera - Theatre season programme

Almeida Opera

Theatre season programme

Styropack - Corporate website design and build

Styropack

Corporate website design and build

FFWD - Music magazine design

FFWD

Music magazine design

TFM Travel For Media - Logo and brand design

Travel For Media (TFM)

Logo and brand design

White Magic - Corporate brochure

White Magic

Corporate brochure

EPS Group - Corporate web design and build

EPS Group

Corporate web design and build

Red Pepper - Magazine design

Red Pepper

Magazine design

Lo Fi vs Hi Tech - Hand-drawn illustration for magazine feature

Lo Fi vs Hi Tech

Hand-drawn illustration for magazine feature

IFEX member toolkit - Digital interactive eBook design

IFEX member toolkit

Digital interactive eBook design

Dr Shabnam Hhariri, Psychologist - Responsive website design and build

Dr Shabnam Hhariri, Psychologist

Responsive website design and build

Airport - Hand-drawn magazine illustration

Airport

Hand-drawn magazine illustration

Greetings Cards - Bird illustrations: duck, dove, swans

Greetings Cards

Bird illustrations: duck, dove, swans

Testimonials


  • “Tom always quickly understands what we’re trying to achieve and offers us a range of creative and thoughtful options.”

    Bridget Bouch, Marketing Communications Manager, Jablite & Styropack


  • “It is great working with Tom. I find him to be consistently patient, diligent and professional.”

    Dan Slee, PBI International Secretariat Administrator


  • “Magazine content changes at awkward moments but I can always rely on Tom to quickly improvise a design solution.”

    Hilary Wainwright, Editor, Red Pepper magazine


  • “The web code is beautifully clean and clear. As far as I am concerned this is a bargain for such high quality work!”

    Rory Hodgson, Project Management, Systems and Communications, Stakeholder Deomocracy


  • “I’m always impressed by Tom’s ability to turn dense content into a beautifully designed resources that are appealing to all.”

    Heather Orrange, Head of Campaigns and Advocacy, IFEX


  • “I had messy pages of facts and figures. Tom was able to turn all this into clear and well layed-out infographics.”

    Steve Garfield, Editor, Apple Core emagazine


  • “Tom’s ‘It’s A Small World’ was the best illustration in the magazine!”

    Jason Lane, Creative Director, Digibox magazine


  • “Big thanks to you for making Soapbox happen! I’ve been getting some good feedback already.”

    Jenny Nelson, Editor, Soapbox magazine

Please use this form to contact me

Mobile

07970 767 977

Telephone

020 8318 6263

Skype

tomlynton

Email

tom@tomlynton.com