Here at Get Ahead our people are everything. Our ever-growing team has a wide range of highly skilled professionals with diverse backgrounds, expertise, and even different personalities to ensure that we can find exactly the right Expert to match our clients’ requirements. 

Here’s 60 seconds with our expert (name) 

Name: Paul 

Area of expertise:   

Graphic and Web Design 

When & why did you join Get Ahead:   

I joined Get Ahead in December 2023. As a passionate freelancer, I was drawn to the platform by the exciting prospect of connecting with clients within a thriving community. Get Ahead provides me with the perfect avenue to highlight my design skills and work with a broad range of clients and like-minded creatives, fostered by a supportive environment that enhances my professional growth. 

What did you do before you joined Get Ahead:  

After graduating from university, I began my professional journey by joining a local design agency, where I dedicated two years to learning the ropes in the real world of design as well as honing my newly learned skills. Seeking new challenges, I transitioned to The Gadget Shop’s head office, where I worked as part of the in-house design team. When the company relocated to Scotland, I seized the opportunity to explore a role at KCOM, a local telecommunications company. Over the course of 13 years with the business, I progressed from a Studio Designer to the position of Design Manager. In this role, I led a talented team of designers responsible for both internal marketing initiatives and servicing a diverse array of external clients. In 2015, I decided to embrace the world of freelancing, leveraging the extensive knowledge and skills acquired throughout my career to deliver creative solutions independently. I have been freelancing ever since and have loved the freedom and flexibility it gives me, as well as the array of clients I get to work with.  

Career highlight to date: 

My freelance design career has been marked by a series of fulfilling achievements and milestones. As an independent designer, I have had the privilege of working on diverse projects that allowed me to highlight my creativity and expertise. From crafting unique brand identities to designing engaging websites, each project has been a chance for me to develop and grow my creative skillset. 

Plans for the future:  

Looking ahead, I am excited about my plans to collaborate with an old friend and ex-colleague. Recognizing the complementary nature of our skills and shared professional history, we aim to join forces and create an exciting partnership. Our collective expertise, gained through years of individual experiences, will help us to approach and tackle design and marketing challenges as well as delivering fresh creative solutions to even more clients.