I value people first, and like to provide a personal, yet professional business relationship. I work closely with my clients to get to the key objectives and create a visual solution that will deliver and delight.
If I take you on as a client, it’s because I believe in you, what you are doing, and I feel I can help you achieve it.
I act with integrity always. I will always be honest with you which means I may tell you things that are hard to hear. Change is hard, but I can only help you if you trust me – so I will work hard to earn your trust and drive progress for you and your business forwards.
I believe business must be a force for good, and that life is a work in progress, to always learn and shape ourselves along our journey.
Below is a list of my current roles, a selection of highlights from my journey so far. Thank you for visiting my website.
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FEB 2011 / PRESENT
Paul Elliot Smith
I have a wealth of experience in working with people and businesses to market themselves more effectively online, offline and face to face across a broad range of projects.
MAY 2014 / PRESENT
Word Gets Around Magazines
DirectorGraphic DesignMagazine Publishing
We design, print and deliver 34,000 glossy A5 magazines that are delivered to homes in Taunton and West Somerset. Revenue is generated by advertisements. We also have a digital magazine.
NOV 2020 - PRESENT
University Centre Somerset
I provide an outside perspective, on current design trends, and helping the students to nurture their ideas. I have also delivered a number of lectures on branding and design at this time and was also graduation speaker for the college in October 2017. I bring a perfect blend of skills, experience, knowledge, ideas, and attitude to inspire, lead and encourage the next generation, whilst growing a successful design company in Somerset.
I am a former student, studying Communication Design for 2 years between 1998 and 2000. It is a real privilege to be able to return and share the knowledge, skills and experience I have gained over the years.
MAY 2021 - PRESENT
Taunton Town Football Club
As part of the media team I am responsible for coordinating communications and sales marketing and strategy of the club. On a match day I help to coordinate a variety of activities.
OCT 2011 - NOV 2021
Word Gets Around Business Networking
Event host & speaker
Word Gets Around Business Networking gave people a chance to promote themselves and their business with evening networking. This popular event had a relaxed and informal environment that gave guests a chance to build relationships, share ideas and learn from each other.
MAY 2004 - AUG 2010
Malthouse Design & Print
Alongside the Design Director I assisted with the day to day running of the
design/print workflow and working to tight deadlines. I spoke with clients to understand
their needs and plan out the best approach for their marketing, giving
advice and ideas at all times.