Suffolk Based Graphic Designer & Artist

My name is Rik Barwick and I am an award-winning freelance designer, proudly based on a hill just outside Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk.

When I was a kid the best part of any school project was the cover. I'd pour hours into cutting, sticking and experimenting with type. I didn't know it at the time but the weird passion I had as a kid was the early foundations for what would become part of my life's work.
I studied Graphic Design at West Suffolk College and then at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design (Now The UCA, Epsom). I fell in love with combining traditional design theory with modern practices.

Over lockdown I grew in confidence in calling myself an artist as well as a designer. I have started selling original work from my home studio in Hartest, Suffolk - in particular lino prints of Suffolk's historic buildings. There's something about the relief printing process that appeals to the weird kid in me again; Printmaking sits between design and fine art which is a great place to be. Every print is different and holds its own beauty so there's a real sense of anticipation every time I reveal the print from my press. It's very addictive!

I now design brands, websites and everything in-between for clients of all shapes and sizes and I am on a mission to bring more art into my work.

I have been working as a designer for 20 years but I've been creative since I was 3 years old.

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Photo Credit: Frances Foster.

About Me

I have been creating brands, websites and digital products since 2001 and have built up a wide skillset. I'm always looking how to use new techniques in my work from finger-painting to the latest technology API's and plugins.

Why hire me to design your website?

There are many web designers and developers out there; Designers with different specialties and acronyms. Agencies of all shapes sizes. Here's why you need to speak with me instead...

I design. I code. I do

I pride myself in designing digital products that are both functional and beautiful. With expert knowledge of how websites actually work i am able to create an online presence that gives a lasting impression with your audience.

Delivering measurable success

I design solutions to help my clients deliver on their business objectives. Whether that's increase sales and user interaction or improving site performance. I help deliver true value to your business.

Responsive website design

I create fully responsive websites that work across multiple platforms and devices. My knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation techniques ensure your website is build correctly and works.

Plan. Create. Build. Learn. Repeat

I love to learn! Using a range of techniques I design digital solutions that centre around your brand, your users and their behaviours online

Customer Service

Despite not being an "agency" I provide the full service you expect - but without the price tag. You can get in touch with me at anytime for support with your website even after launch. I'll always do my upmost to help.

Ethics & Values

I've worked for some of my clients for over a decade, it's because I pride myself in my honesty and hard working values - it's the only way to be.

Sounds good right! If you would like my help with your project or join your team please contact me today so we can arrange an appointment.

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My Industry Experience

I have over 12 years experience and have had the pleasure of working with some great brands, organisations and people base all over the world.

Working closely with people to understand their aspirations, brand culture and their market which allows us to tailor my services to deliver a clear return on investment and thoughtful design and digital execution.

Channel 4
Carphone Warehouse
Dixons Carphone
TanteMarie Culinary Academy & Restaurant
Electronic Arts
iD Mobile
Publicis Worldwide
Thermo Fisher Scientific


A few nice words...

I worked with Rik on a variety of projects where his hand on approach and attention to detail was excellent.

He cared about the job in hand and always put in the work to achieve the goal. His experience was evident with the consultation, ideas and knowledge at a high quality, delivering jobs constantly on time.

Jack Yallop | Account Based Marketing Manager at MomentumABM

Rik was easy to work with and took the time to get to know us and our clients, the result is a new website which has helped define our brand and offer our digital frontage the presence it deserves. It is easy to use and something we are very proud off, I hope Rik is too.

Ian Beddis | Director at Hall Street

Rik is incredibly client focused and it really shows in how much businesses want to work with him. He thrives on a collaborative approach and it's quite refreshing working with someone that always wants to produce the best work. Rik has an exceptional ability to bring great teams together and deliver outstanding creative, marketable, and technical solutions.

I remember my first phone conversation with Rik – I immediately knew he was trusting, intelligent, and had a great work ethic. These qualities were continually reaffirmed as the years went by.

Karl Distchun | Strategic Partner Manager at Lab