My name is James Howie and this is my story


After graduating from the University of Cumbria in 2012 I have worked in design studios, at companies and independently as a freelance graphic designer.


Helping businesses locally and across the country with print-ready artwork and digital content.

My Origin

Born in Hexham, Northumberland.

Prudhoe Community High School

Completed two A-levels in Art and Product Design.

University of Cumbria

Graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree.

Alston, Cumbria

Returned to my home in Alston, Cumbria where I learnt to drive and passed my test.

Graphic Design Internship

Completed an internship at Ideographic Ltd.

Young Rural Entrepreneurs Scheme (YRES)

During the YRES at the Allendale Forge Studios in Northumberland I set-up as a sole trader. This is the official start of Howiesgraphics.

Hoggett Creative

Worked at Hoggett Creative in Scotland for 6 months.

Running Imp

Relocated to Lincoln and started working for Running Imp as a graphic designer.


Moved to Lydbrook in Gloucestershire. Continuing as a freelancer for my small business.