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!
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!
Pink and Green, love them… if you can’t tell already haha.
Louboutin shoes. I have an unhealthy obsession with the red sole, I’d say don’t tell anyone – but I have no shame!