Freelance multi-disciplinary designer and brand strategist

Hello, I’m Dave.

I am an award-winning freelance designer and strategist based in Leeds, specialising in effective branding and stand-out website design.

For 16 years, I was the owner and Creative Director at a multi-award-winning creative agency working on a diverse range of projects for world-class clients. I now work in collaboration with agencies and brands across the globe.

Whether setting the direction through intelligent brand strategy, or tactical execution through digital and offline channels, I help businesses of all sizes to communicate more effectively.

dave holloway - freelance multi-disciplinary designer and brand strategist in leeds, yorkshire, uk

Things I do and things I’ve done

Awards & Recognition:

  • GSAP Showcase Fellow (x2)
  • Ecommerce Design Awards ‘Store of the Day’
  • CSS Winner ‘Site of the Day’ (x2)
  • CSS Nectar ‘Site of the Day’
  • Awwwards ‘Honorable Mention’ (x2)
  • CSS Design Awards ‘Special Kudos’ (x2)
  • Codrops ‘Standout Web Design Pick’
  • Drum DADI Commendation ‘Best Visual Website Design’
  • AHCM ‘Best Social Marketing Campaign’
  • Thinkers360 Top 10 Thought Leaders ‘Sales & Marketing’
  • Axiom Silver Medal (for my book ‘Wonder Leads’ – past winners inc Seth Godin & Tony Robbins)
  • Business Book Awards Finalist
  • Northern Digital Awards Finalist

Notable project successes

Sewtec Automation: Led a strategic rebrand that helped a client to double turnover to £28m inside 14 months (3yrs ahead of initial target).

Safe & Vault Company: Led a series of strategic branding projects leading to a successful merger creating one of the UK’s largest security companies.

Croda plc: Led a strategic rebranding of their global energy technology division. 6 months after project completion, it formed the major part of a sale worth €915m.

Past account wins include

  • Kantar
  • NHS England
  • University of London
  • Linde
  • Leeds City Council
  • Asda
  • Yorkshire Water
  • Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Crowe Horwath
  • Cheltenham Council
  • Royal British Legion
  • Grammar School at Leeds
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Tutorful
  • NHS Digital


Premiere Pro
After Effects
Figma / XD
Bricks Builder
Motion Page

Things people have said about me

I have worked with many people in my twenty years within marketing and have rarely seen such a high level of client care and delivery.

Sue Nelson
Head of Marketing
Liv Group

Dave provided a first-class creative and professional service. He guided us patiently through the design and finishing process and really brought our content to life.

Laura Pritsch
Senior Communications Manager
University of London

From beginning to end, Dave has given The Royal British Legion complete professionalism, ingenuity and patience.

Nichola Rowlands
Senior Communications Manager
Royal British Legion

Dave is accessible and a pleasure to work with – something that is critical to us as a business that is built on strong personal relationships.

Adam Greenaway
Group Director
Burton Safes

Dave’s brand strategy process has given us a clear focus and direction for our company, along with a fresh new brand image. Thanks again for your advice, patience and professionalism!

Chris Pitts
Managing Director
Digital Tyger

Simply outstanding service and attention to detail, I couldn’t recommend Dave highly enough.

Lindsay Panteli

Honestly, I can’t speak highly enough of Dave. His level of professionalism was simply outstanding. Precision. Great ideas. Practical solutions. Essential assets. Friendly comms. Outstanding results. Our rebrand has gone flawlessly and been really well received.

Nik Hewitt
Marketing Manager

We had a very open brief and allowed Dave free creative reign. What he came back with was a brand concept that far exceeded anything that I could have possibly imagined. It captures everything that we want our business to be about, it’s creative, playful and totally unique in the category.

Chris Holton
Managing Director
Pitch Tents

Have a project to discuss or want to hire me for freelance or contract work?

E. [email protected]
T. +44 (0)113 460 7989
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