Adrian Nicholls





I provide an artwork, retouching and typesetting service to companies, agencies and studios in the Cambridge area and beyond. I can work in-house or from my home. I use Adobe CC for the bulk of my work and I transfer files by FTP over high speed (fibre optic) broadband.

I'm used to meeting strict deadlines; that includes working evenings and weekends, if required.



I create print-ready artwork for packaging, point-of-sale, brochures, direct mail and display items.

I have a thorough knowledge of printing processes, working with special colours, cutter guides, separations and brand guidelines.

If required I can also liaise with your printer to ensure a smooth workflow. I spent over 10 years working in repro, so I'm used to preparing files for print, whether it's print-ready PDFs or open files.



I trained as a technical illustrator, so I understand the principles of perspective, lighting and colour. I have completed many projects from simple cutouts and colour correction to complex comps and visualising new products from flat artwork.



I have worked on projects for Elsevier Trends Journals, Hobsons Publishing, The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Palgrave Macmillan amongst others. These range from 48pp company reports to 500+ pp reference books, with complex tables and figures.

I can set up templates and style sheets as well as follow existing guidelines.

Please contact me for a quote.



Adrian has proved to be reliant and willing to 'go the extra mile' to meet a deadline. I have no hesitation in recommending him.

Cambridge Publishing Management

He was fast, competent and the end result was just what we wanted from our brief. Our clients were very happy with the results. I have no hesitation in recommending Adrian to others.

Ware Anthony Rust

He has demonstrated excellent design and artworking skills, consistently delivered to a very high standard within tight deadlines. He has a keen eye for detail, an excellent knowledge of Adobe CS and his retouching skills are first class.

Westland Horticulture