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Profile

I'm a freelance designer, associate lecturer, and crowdfunder working remotely from my studio in Sheffield — or on-site for a range of clients and agencies. I work independently, and sometimes collaborate with other creatives to roll-out graphic design and branding for education institutions, conferences and festivals, music and arts organisations across the UK.

My projects outside of commercial design explore pattern repetition and obsessive detail, data visualisation, and open-source cartography — often funded using the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter.

Please note: I do not accept commissions from clients / organisations that promote gambling, or other activities which exploit vulnerable people.

About Alex Szabo-Haslam

Alex Szabo-Haslam was born in Sheffield in 1982. Years passed. Before becoming a designer, Alex promoted a number of techno and electronic music events, including Headcharge and Sulphate.

Since graduating in 2010, Alex has worked for a wide range of clients, and freelanced for a number of Sheffield’s leading agencies — including Peter & Paul, The Cafeteria, Storycatchers, and LEO Learning.

In a parallel life Alex taught BTEC Media at Springs Academy, became an Associate Lecturer — teaching Graphic Design, Media, and Journalism — at The Sheffield College, and guest-lectured at Sheffield Hallam University.

Alex is actively seeking new clients, freelance bookings, and connections beyond the creative industries.


Experience

Storycatchers
Freelance Designer
2018 —

Propaganda
Freelance Designer
2018 —

LEO Learning
Freelance Digital Designer
2018 —

The Cafeteria
Freelance Designer
2018 —

Peter and Paul
Freelance Designer
2016 — 2017

Citee Fashion
Director
2015 —

The Sheffield College
Associate Lecturer
2015 — 2017

TruthStudio
Design Director
2012 — 2015

The Sheffield College
Learner Support
2012 — 2015

Sheffield Springs Academy
Cover Supervisor / TA
2010 — 2012

Opus Independents
Advertising Designer
2010

Headcharge / Sulphate
Events Manager
2007 — 2010

Keo Design
Design Internship
2006 — 2007

Education

Shillington College
Web and CSS course
2014

City & Guilds – PTLLS
Threshold teaching license
2011

INLPTA
NLP Practitioner
2010

Sheffield Hallam University
Graphic Design: BA (Hons)
2005 — 2009

I've worked on projects for:

Freelance
For Fit's Sake
Future Music
Geigl Environmental
Migration Matters Festival
Now Then Magazine
Peacefrog Records
Pom Living
Sheffield Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club
Sheffield Doc Fest
Sheffield United FC
SME Finance
St Luke's Hospice Sheffield
Swyft
Theatre Delicatessen / Theatre Deli
Zoom Systems

The Brand New Idea
Yorkshire Water

The Cafeteria
Museums Sheffield
Trakker
The University of Sheffield

LEO Learning
Jaguar Land Rover
Johnson & Johnson
Nest
Notion
Renault
Royal Mail

MAR Communications
B&B Press

Peter & Paul
AplyFilm
Artfelt
Creative England
Eizo Monitors
PrintAply
Readable English
Sheffield Hallam University
Spencer’s Estate Agents
Tramlines Festival
University of Huddersfield

Propaganda
The Car People
GlamCandy

Storycatchers
Petronas

TruthStudio
Basilur Tea
Beauchief Abbey Press
Campbell’s Flowers — website
The Children’s Media Conference
CMC Rights Exchange
Fighting High Publishing
Kada Research
RedKite Innovations
Sonardyne International
Steven Gallacher Painter & Decorator
#StreetArtHeroes
TruthStudio — identity & website