Graphic Designer &

Branding Expert in Durham

Hey I’m Thomas, a branding expert & creative designer from a little village in the North East of England.

So, who am I? I’ve always found writing about myself somewhat difficult! I’ve been in the marketing and design industry for around 7 years.

I started my journey whilst studying for my bachelors degree in Creative Direction at Southampton, which is where I got my first taste of design as the marketing assistant for a luxury handbag designer in London.

A year or two later, I decided to move back home to the North East of England where I began working as a marketing executive whilst studying a Masters of Science in Digital Marketing at Northumbria university.

Until very recently, Saint Noir Studio has always been something I’ve done on a side and on weekends alongside my main job. However, in April 2021, I decided it was now or never! I left my Marketing job in hospitality and set out as self-employed. Since becoming self-employed I’ve never looked back and have loved every minute working with my amazing clients and brands.

What started as a side hustle to earn an extra pound or two, has fully transformed into an international creative studio – working with clients from around the world has been an absolute pleasure albeit the time difference when sending emails!

As a branding expert, graphic designer and marketer I believe we are not only artists, but problem solvers!

Some fun facts!

favourite food

I’m a really good cook, so I love making anything thai or japanese based! I’m fascinated by their culture, hopefully I’m lucky enough to visit either or both very soon!

most embarassing moment?

I once broke my wrist, didn’t realise it was broken until a few days later and had to go to the A&E to get my rings cut off my firemen.

beach or city break?

Until very recently, a bit of both! I love nothing other than exploring other cities and seeing the sights. But I also love relaxing holidays where I do nothing.

dog or cat?

Dogs any day of the week! I have three, two chihuhuas (Beau & Bambi) who live with my partner and I, and a pomeranian (Ru) who lives with my parents. All three are as naughty as each other! 

Favourite colour?

Pink and Green, love them… if you can’t tell already haha.

guilty obsession

Louboutin shoes. I have an unhealthy obsession with the red sole, I’d say don’t tell anyone – but I have no shame!