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HI THERE


I love designing & developing your ideas into unique digital experiences.

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HI THERE


I love designing & developing your ideas into unique digital experiences.

My name is Michael Lakeland, I am a freelance graphic designer & builder of all things digital.

great design is based on understanding other people, how they behave, what they care about, how they work and what they want to achieve.

I am a Lead/Senior Level Designer and occasional coder. With over 20 years' of industry experience designing innovative, user-focused and industry-leading websites and applications. With a strong creative flair, coupled with front and back-end knowledge I have facilitated the successful planning, design, and implementation of many websites and apps from concept to launch. Read more

 

 

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY ABOUT ME.

Michael is someone I call on regularly. He is passionate about design and it shows in the executions he delivers. He is a pleasure to work with and is a professional when it comes to taking direction and elevating briefs and concepts to the next level
— Maria Murphy, Head of digital marketing, Hotpoint
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Working with Mike was an absolute pleasure. Campaigns were delivered on time and within budget, and his expertise in digital design resulted in a greater understanding of why certain aspects of the project needed to be changed. I would highly recommend chatting with Mike about any web or digital design project you have coming up.
— Emma Croke, Content Marketing Executive. GoCompare
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CLIENTS & BRANDS I HAVE WORKED WITH

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GO COMPARE


CUSTOM LANDNG PAGES

GO COMPARE


CUSTOM LANDNG PAGES

FEATURED PROJECT

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Landing Page Design & Development

ABOUT GOCOMPARE

GoCompare is a British financial services comparison website, established in Wales in 2006. It provides comparison details for financial products including car insurance, home and pet insurance and breakdown cover.

TOOLS  

Sketch,  illustrator, Invision, HTML, CSS, JAVASCRIPT, D3.js

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

GoCompare approached PixelSushi to design and build multiple engagement pieces aimed at different sectors ranging from motor to pet insurance.

The one-page interactive designs were custom coded, with the addition of css animations and utilising Data-Driven Documents by D3.js along with other libraries.

 

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HOTPOINT.CO.UK


HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

HOTPOINT.CO.UK


HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES

FEATURED PROJECT

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Website Design & Development

ABOUT HOTPOINT

The Hotpoint Electric Heating Company (generally known simply as Hotpoint) is an American and European brand of domestic appliances.

TOOLS  

Photoshop,  illustrator, Invision

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

Working closely alongside the UX Designer and Web Developer I was responsible for transforming the UX framework into a brand-led visual experience, using a clean, minimalist layout and a simplified palette that would reside across desktop, tablet and mobile.

Templates included, homepage, search listings, product detail page, membership, basket and checkout pages. I was also tasked to produce several newsletter concepts.

 

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BOOKS IN THE MEDIA


BY THE BOOKSELLER

BOOKS IN THE MEDIA


BY THE BOOKSELLER

FEATURED PROJECT

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Website Design

ABOUT THE BOOKSELLER

The Bookseller has been the business magazine of the book industry since 1858; incorporating the even earlier Bent's Literary Advertiser, established in 1802. It is one of the UK’s longest-standing magazines.

TOOLS  

Sketch, Photoshop, illustrator, Invision

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

Working closely with the Digital strategist and Web Developer I was responsible for transforming the UX framework into a brand-led visual experience, using a modern, minimalist layout while taking advantage of CSS filters and utilising a ‘Netflix’ grid-like approach, seamlessly residing across desktop, tablet and mobile.

Templates designed included, homepage, search listings, product detail page, charts & Genres.

 

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BANDANGO


The Musicians Toolkit

BANDANGO


The Musicians Toolkit

FEATURED PROJECT

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UI Design, Testing & Project Management

MOBILE APP for ios & andrOID

Bandango is a new and exciting app that enables performers (Bands, Duo’s, DJ’s & Soloists) to add that ‘something’ extra to their services at no extra cost to the client.

Project involvement

Production of design concepts, wire-framing, user-journeys, final UI designs & Project management of the full project life-cycle.

TOOLS

Sketch, Illustrator, invision

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DAFT FUNK


A TRIBUTE TO DAFT PUNK

DAFT FUNK


A TRIBUTE TO DAFT PUNK

FEATURED PROJECT

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Micro Web design & build

ABOUT DAFTFUNK.co.uk

Daft Funk UK is a professional tribute-band based in Cambridge, UK.. Embracing the live aspect of DP's performances, they incorporate their own custom light shows, including a three-meter high LED pyramid, and use live instruments to give an immersive and dynamic show. Their stage production is meticulously crafted, paying the utmost homage to the infamous and illusive Robots.

TOOLS  

Sketch,  Photoshop, Squarespace Cloud CMS

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

Using Squarespace as the cloud CMS I was able to quickly design and build a micro-site for the Daft Punk tribute act.

The beauty of squarespace is it’s rapid development capabilities enabling incredibly fast build times. The flexible and easy-to-use layout-engine provides an ideal platform for small clients to start adding and editing their own content immediately.

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MVBII


The Intelligent Lifestyle Accessory

 

MVBII


The Intelligent Lifestyle Accessory

 

FEATURED PROJECT

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iOS App Design

ABOUT Mvbii

Mvbii Ventures produce a new range of wearable products and services to enable users of e-social applications to enrich their day to day living and associated social interactions with a unique personalised combination of lifestyle tracking, micro networking and fashion based style. 

MY INVOLVEMENT

Concept designs, user-journeys and production of final UI designs and graphical assets.

Tools

Photoshop, Illustrator, invision.

PROJECT LEAD / AGENCY

www.green-custard.com

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ISAAC PHYSICS


You work it out

ISAAC PHYSICS


You work it out

FEATURED PROJECT

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Website Design

Cambridge University

Isaac Physics is a site designed to offer support and activities in physics problem solving to teachers and students transitioning from GCSE (Y11), through to Sixth Form (Y12 & 13), through to university, by combining an online study tool with face-to-face events at partner schools and institutions across the UK.

PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

Production of initial design concepts, wire-framing, user-journeys and final designs.

TOOLS

Photoshop, Illustrator, invision, iplotz

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LEO & THE WINDY DAY


INTERACTIVE CHILDRENS' BOOK

LEO & THE WINDY DAY


INTERACTIVE CHILDRENS' BOOK

FEATURED PROJECT

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Personal Project

childrens' storybook app

In 2012 myself and a local illustrator decided to create an interactive children's book for the iPad.

Having never built an iPad app before I decided to use Unity 3D along with a new plug-in called The Active Reader. We finished the book in 3 months which received some local attention, which in turn led me onto a pilot comic book project for Children's BBC.

Project involvement

Application build, asset creation, story boarding, user-journeys & project management.

TOOLS

Active Reader, Unity 3D, Photoshop, Illustrator.