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about me

So I am Sally, a Graphic Designer, based in Taunton, Somerset, originally from Poole in Dorset... and perhaps a little bit crazy - in a good way (apparently)! 

Design Bean... weird name for a business you say? Well, Sal Bean was a family nickname of mine since I was a child (I have no idea why, I certainly wasn't a runner bean!) so it seemed the only way to go when coming up with a name for my new business back in 2017... as it was personal. 


I have been working for myself since June 2017. It was a massive leap jumping from the security of a salary to self employment but when so many people encourage you, you run out of reasons not to... and I have honestly never looked back!

my background


Well, here goes...  I gained my BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design in 2002 at Solent University and completed a years Foundation Diploma at Bournemouth Arts University prior to that. I then worked as a portrait photographer after university, working mainly with babies and young children - yikes, that was fun!!

Prior to setting up Design Bean, I worked for a design and print company in Dorset for 9 years, working with companies large and small, predominantly in the hotel industry, from smaller boutique hotels to large international chains. So with nearly 20 years experience in the design and print game (man, I am old!) , I'm confident you're in safe hands! 

Consider me your brand's trusty sidekick, always ready to swoop in and save the day! From logo makeovers to website wizardry, I'm here to make your brand shine a little brighter.

When you choose Design Bean, you're not just a client; you're a collaborator. I believe in open lines of communication throughout the design process, ensuring your input shapes the creative journey. Your feedback is vital and it fuels my creativity.

You won't be disappointed

Sally is a professional nutcase! Love her!

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