About meHi, I'm @thatdesigner, also known as Ross King.
Born and bred in the UK, I spent most of my childhood drawing and painting and it seemed inevitable that I would proceed into a creative career of some sort. I pursed that dream through School, University and into my work life.
Starting out my working life as a Graphic designer working on large (800+ page) publications with multiple designers, gave me a solid appreciation for attention to detail. Also whilst in this role I was able to work across various projects with marketing and copywriting focus. This allowed me to better understand business objectives within my creative execution.
In the years since that first position I have been fortunate enough to work on many exciting freelance assignments and for some great companies in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia. Some of the roles have seen me working as the sole graphic designer, web designer and marketing manager seeing jobs through from initial concept to completion and implementation.
Also, more recently within teams of multiple designers and ultimately in my most recent roles as the head of creative teams of up to three designers as the senior designer / art director.
I have over 22 years of experience in varied positions as a graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in both the UK and around Sydney. These jobs have allowed me to gain a very broad experience of design and creative thought processes and enabled me to provide quality, functional design, photography and illustration to businesses small and large.
I’ve worked closely with CEO’s of multi million dollar corporations to small freelance businesses on an array of creative endeavours. Many have said I’m a one man creative agency.
“Ross is an awesome graphic designer. Talented, responsive and great to work with. Highly recommended.”
Neil Davidson, Joint CEO, Red Gate Software
“Ross King is the type of designer you dream about. He takes your vision and makes it real beyond your wildest expectations. Better than that he thinks about the objective you are trying to achieve through design and works with you to develop something extraordinary. He simply makes you look brilliant. Easily the best designer I have ever worked with. Period.”
Rodney Fitzgerald, Corporate Events, LJ Hooker
“Ross is a fantastic designer with amazing visual and illustration skills. But, let’s be honest, there are lots of designers who make good images. One thing that makes Ross special is his understanding of the business goals that have led you to come to him for a design of some sort, whether it be a webpage or a print advertisement. He’s fantastic to work with and I highly recommend him. Thank you, Ross, for all that you do.”
Dave Platter, PR and marketing strategy consultant
“Ross can turn his hand to pretty much any form of creative work – from brochures, to web graphics, to signs for airports, t-shirts and pretty much anything you can think of. There are two things that stand out about Ross above and beyond his design skills. He knows what a deadline is, and will do what it takes to meet it – a rare thing for decent graphic designers, where talent and timekeeping are usually inversely correlated. Secondly, Ross has the communication skills to get respect from non-designers, which is essential in getting the right information for a brief – he’s no creative prima donna.”
Dan Nunan, Marketing Director, Redgate Software