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Creative Design Agency work

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Website Design & Development

To Build a fully responsive website that projects a sense of openness and clarity. A stylish blog and beautiful team page provide a relaxed user experience. Blue 499 is about open source information, and they were keen to make the site project a powerful yet tranquil ethos.

See more of the Blue 449 Projectemail, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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A college of design work on video screens, newspaper adds and a popup banner
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Marketing support & motion graphics

To produce motion graphics for screen advertising in selected gym outlets in the Manchester area.

As a Creative Design Agency, FM designs press adverts, pop-up stands, marketing material and internal communication design.

Solicitors Manchester

The premier, full-service Law Firm in Manchester offers the highest quality service to businesses and Private Clients.

See more of the slaterheelis project email or calling 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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Branding, Logo Design and Packaging

Design and establish a solid brand identity for a local Manchester-based Toy Doll Manufacturer.

The Concept

Melange Dolls represents the vibrancy and multicultural aspects of children with mixed heritage. Their self-identity is not defined as being White or Black. There is no “either-or” but an acceptance of their individuality and beauty.

See more of the Melange Doll Projectemail, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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Gelert Tent instruction illustration
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Illustration & Marketing support

The initial brief was to create a set of tent erection illustration manuals for the extensive Gelert tent range. The illustrated manual would work without the need for text instructions. A visual aid that would work across different languages. We were further provisioned to provide marketing support in the form of brochures, retail Point of Sale graphics, flyers & social & website banners.

Tent Manufacturer 

Since 1975, Gelert has supplied quality, value-for-money camping equipment and accessories to those who love camping and the outdoors.

See more of the Gelert Project, email, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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Artist Website Design - John Lyons Cambridge
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Website Design, Print & Film

Design and build a clean portfolio website for the Cambridge-based Painter & Poet John Lyons.

Freeside Media produced a short case study film for an introduction on the home page. A little Marketing support was also provided in the form of business card design & print and help with his social media channels. View here

John Lyons | Painter & Poet

John Lyons has practised visual arts since 1959, following his studies at London’s Goldsmiths College, School of Art, and then at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Have a look at more of the John Lyons Project,
Email, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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American Golf Magazine Design & Print
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Design & Print Warrington

As a Creative Design Agency, we design and produce an internal annual magazine promoting company values & achievements.

Marketing Support

  • Point of Sale design
  • Tickets & voucher design
  • Marketing materials

Golf & Outdoor Pursuits

American Golf is Europe’s No.1 golf retailer, stocking a massive range of golf equipment for golfers of all levels.

Have a look at more of the American Golf Project,
Email, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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Prolonged Social Media activity for Walker's Nonsuch Toffees increased online sales by 30% in 2018.

Walker’s Nonsuch Toffees

We provide ongoing digital & Social Media Marketing to help improve engagement for the UK toffee brand. Their sales online improved by 30% in 2018.

Monthly concepts and artwork for the following platforms

  • Website home page banners
  • Facebook Header Graphics
  • Facebook post graphics & gif animations
  • MailChimp E-shots
  • Printed Press Adverts

Continuous Digital Marketing keeps the brand close to its customers, using Social Media and E-mail Marketing channels for maximum coverage while maintaining a consistent design language.

For more information on our;

  • Monthly Retainer Social Media Marketing
  • Single-project Social Media Package
  • Full-Service Concept and Implementation Package

email us at, or call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

Lancashire Cricket Board Social Media Marketing

A Single Project Campaign to promote their NatWest U19 Club T20 Finals Day in 2015

Once the initial concept was agreed on, we proceeded to set the artwork for;

  • Website home page banner
  • Facebook Header Graphic
  • Twitter Main Header banner
  • Twitter post banner
  • Printed Posters

The final assets allowed maximum coverage and exposure for the campaign while keeping a consistent design language.

For more information on our;

  • Single-project Social Media Package
  • Monthly Retainer Social Media Package
  • Full-Service Concept and Implementation Package

email, call 0161 519 5266

Air Ambulance Design work by Freeside Media

Air Ambulance Promotion in affiliation with Derby County Football Club

A Single Project Campaign creating a range of promotional materials for the Charity.

  • Stadium Digital screen graphic
  • Flyer
  • Poster
  • E-shot Design

We do help out Charities when we can so email, call 0161 519 5266 for more information.

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Graphic Design and Print

Design and Print Cheshire

Freeside Media is a professional marketing, design and print agency working with businesses across Cheshire, Crewe, Stoke-On-Trent and Manchester. We have over 25 years of experience providing businesses with Printed Marketing material and have the creative eye and technical ability to get the best out of your promotional content. We like to keep up to date with the latest design trends, print media and paper stock. Above all, we provide a professional design service that meets all our client’s criteria.

Our Graphic Design work speaks for itself, so look at our latest work and see if we can help you take your business/brand to the next level.

From Word documents to beautiful brochures

You have worked hard, compiling and amalgamating all your data into one final corporate document. The information is relevant, and the sections are well-ordered and in place. So, now it’s time to make it look like the bomb! Freeside Media will help quickly transform your document into a stylish looking brochure. See example


Design and Print Cheshire

We can suggest ways to visualise some of the raw data by designing clever infographics or breaking up the text content with photography. We have the enthusiasm and creativity to enhance any content, adding flair and prowess to your corporate brochure.

What is it going to cost?

Well, one could say, How long is a piece of string? Every print project is different. However, due to our years of experience, we know there is always an X amount of hours from design meetings and design mockups, artwork and pre-press setup. So costs generally depend on:

  • The number of pages you need
  • Any extra cover features, types of paper stock and finishing touches
  • Is it silky and magazine-like, or are you printing on uncoated for the Eco rustic look
  • If copies need laminating, so they last longer (Menus for bar restaurants
  • The print quantity (Modern Digital Printing helps keep the costs down by printing low volumes

Design and Print Cheshire

If you are based in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Congleton, Crew or Sandbach, try hooking up with our sister agency Juice Creative

Aside from the practicalities, it is also necessary to consider print costs and your budget. The team will suggest clever ways to get more information on your printed material to get the best out of your budget. We have links to a plethora of printers that offer a wide range of products to suit your needs. From exhibition stand graphics to a set of business cards, we will help with the entire process from start to finish.

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Website Design

Website Design

Freeside Media is a professional website design agency. We have over 20 years in the web industry and the skills and know-how to make stunning and user-friendly websites that will convert traffic into sales. Keeping up to date with the latest design trends and coding standards, we build robust and beautiful sites that meet all our client’s criteria.

Our websites speak for themselves. Look at our latest work and see if we can help you take your business/brand to the next level.

Website Design | Engagement Online

Websites are an integral part of any business. A professional site provides an online presence that brings a broader audience to your products or services. Your website is your shop front, it must look on point and be user-friendly on any device. If you are looking for a rework of your current design, we’ll look at all the points that appear outdated or hard to use and build a plan. The desired outcome will be a fresh new digital brand identity.

If you’re looking for a brand new website for a new venture or business, then we are here to help. At Freeside Media, we aren’t happy until you are entirely satisfied with the end product. We appreciate not everyone has a big marketing budget, so our team will tailor the design and construct a development package to suit your budget.

Website Design |  What is it going to cost?

Well, one could say, How long is a piece of string? Every website project is different; however, from our years of experience, we know there is always an X amount of hours from planning meetings and design mockups to server provisioning and setup. So costs generally depend on:

  • The number of pages you need
  • Any extra functionality like booking systems or particular shopping cart requirements
  • If you need us to populate the website with information or products
  • How much traffic do you expect
  • If you need any marketing graphics to help inspire your visitors
  • If you require hosting

Aside from the practicalities, gathering background information about your business is also necessary. What goals and expectations do you have, and what does your target market want to see? How can we ultimately convert users into paying customers?

Responsive Web Design

The world is moving, and people desire information quickly, efficiently and at their fingertips. If someone can’t view your website instantly, you may lose business. At Freeside Media, every site that leaves our hands is responsive and ready to be consumed on mobile, tablet and desktop devices.

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Content Management

These days, Content Management Systems are the norm. We build all our websites with a CMS so you can change and manage your business efficiently. We can also work with you to produce relevant content on the fly, linking it to e-mailer and social media campaigns. This will allow you can concentrate on running your business while we focus on marketing it.

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Our Design Portfolio

Design Portfolio for Freeside Media Ltd, a professional digital agency based in Manchester. Our team have over 20 years of experience doing what they do best, creating elegant solutions that will convert traffic to sales and improve business. We regularly play and keep up to date with the latest design trends and technology that will enhance our project delivery. For Staffordshire, businesses try our sister agency Juice Creative

Look at our latest work and see if we can help you take your business/brand to the next level.

Brand Recognition and Awareness

Marketing your business is essential. A professional, precise, focused brand can inspire your target audience to use your services or products even if the quality is not as good as your competitors. Good design creates clarity and promotes professionalism, not only for your customers but for your employees as well. Your brand is your shop front and should turn heads with its cleverness and prowess. If you are looking for a rework of your current brand, we can take a look at all the bad parts that appear outdated and build and plan around the right parts. The desired outcome will be to convert more customers and thrive.

Design Portfolio

Whether re-branding or setting up a new venture or business, we are here to help. At Freeside Media, we aren’t happy until you are entirely satisfied with the end product. We also appreciate that not everyone has a big marketing budget, so our team can tailor a package to suit yours.

What is it going to cost?

Every business is unique and will have specific needs. With years of experience, we know there is an X amount of hours from planning and design meetings to delivering the final product or service. So costs generally depend on:

  • What you need to achieve from the project
  • If the project requires a dedicated amount of hours a month to tick all the marketing essentials that your business needs
  • Will we be building a framework for you to populate and generate content, or are we providing the content?
  • Do you require a one-off fixed fee project with defined deliverables
  • How often do you want promotional materials such as direct mailers or social media campaign graphics?

Design Portfolio

Check out our portfolio to see the sectors we have worked in today!

My budget this year?

Keeping track of your budget is an essential way of planning your marketing strategy. Most of us have a busy schedule, so knowing where you stand will give you peace of mind. With a set budget, you can get on with your job knowing that your brand looks the part without the unexpected cost.

We offer reasonable retainer packages to suit any size of a business and their marketing needs. Our experience and skill will ultimately become your marketing success. From Toffee Makers to air-rifle and electric car manufactures, we work with all kinds of businesses across the NorthWest.

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Motion Graphics are an enjoyable and informative way to tell a story. This is the chance to create your brand’s mini commercial that can be adapted across all social channels your customers use. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Ticktock.

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Motion Graphics

Attract the eye with smooth movement making your brand pop on your website and social channels. Therefor, Motion Graphics can increase customer engagement for your product or brand, and that’s always a good thing.

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Character Animation

Animation projects are gratifying when we get to design and illustrate the stars of the show. This is the chance to bring your creations to life and get them to do stuff!

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Explainer VIDEO & MOTION

Short promo Edits using existing video footage, Motion Graphics & Animation over drone footage.

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Motion Graphics Film & Story Telling

The story

We want people to understand your story/message with added flair and precision. Animation can bring a simple product or subject to life, a visual stamp engaging target audiences on their level. This will leave a long-lasting impression.

You want your product or message to go viral, bringing customers to you. If we are smart and prepared to break some boundaries, we may be surprised by what we can achieve. With an engaging video or animation, Social Media and a clever idea is the best way to attract the attention of the people you want.

An excellent example of this was the 2007 Cadburys advert in which we witnessed a Gorilla playing a Phil Collins drum solo. What! Why?… All we knew at the time was that we wanted to know what it was about, interested to see who and what was behind it. We watched it intently until the end. Ahh, it’s Cadburys Chocolate. So although a drum set and a gorilla have nothing to do with chocolate, the advert captured and kept us watching until the end.

Some stats on video and engagement 2018

  • Watching online videos is now a mainstream activity. 78% of people watch at least once a week. 55% watch a video online daily.
  • The chances of getting a page one listing on Google increase 53 times with video. (Forrester Research)
  • 90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text. (3M Corporation & Zabisco)

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We are a Creative Design & Digital Marketing Agency working with Manchester, Cheshire & Staffordshire businesses.

Providing Digital Marketing and creative design solutions for SMEs and established businesses in the North West, offering affordable Website Design and development, Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing and Motion Graphic services. Above all, our team build foundations for long-lasting relationships with clients. Let us take your brand and marketing to the next level.

WordPress Website Design Specialists & Creative Print Solutions

Our attention to detail with a focus on work that works will improve customer engagement and ultimately deliver a return on investment for our clients.

Be it brand identity, creative design, explainer animation, or a fully integrated e-commerce website design, We look to promote our client’s core message while finding inspiring ways to communicate that message to their target audience.

Freeside Media evokes the idea of freedom through creativity, using focused and clear Design Discipline.

Our team of creative designers, illustrators, coders and innovators work hard to make sure your projects deliver and become an integral part of your business growth. Above all, we believe that with a robust, confident brand, a business can achieve success. Anything is possible with strong digital marketing on the internet.

Every business wants to be successful, remembered, and recognised. Companies want to generate repeat business and live life alongside their customers. The way a company is perceived is essential, not just to you but to them as well. Read More>>

Digital Marketing and design solutions for businesses in Cheshire & the North West.

At Freeside Media, we enjoy our work and are inspired by good clean website design. We believe that long-standing business relationships and reputations are built through excellent communication and understanding individual needs. All in all, we want you and your businesses to become successful.

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Art & Inspiration

Art and Inspiration Cheshire. Design, animation & music from the artists we like.
There is beauty in the world we live in. Spread Love, Stay True!

Inspiration helps work with artists like John Lyons [website-design] and Musicians like Rex Leon [website-design] – Food connoisseurs like Fitaly Food, SaSauces and Walkers Nonsuch [Social Media] – Fashion Gurus like Bench and Roco clothing – Innovators like Green Planet Vehicles and KaiGami. Our work helps our customers shout and tell their stories the way they want them to be told.

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Art and Inspiration Cheshire

Hello, I am Cyril Lyons, the creative director and owner of Freeside Media Ltd. I’m writing a little insert into my background and how my journey has led me to this place in time. I am a British-born French Trinidadian born and bred in North England. I always remind myself that I have been privileged to experience the cultures I have been exposed to as a young boy. My mother’s French side was influential in a graphical sense with the Super Cora supermarkets and their isles full of Bande Dessinée (Comic Books). I was hooked by the print style and detailed technical drawing of Hergé and the Adventure of Tintin, the super crazy dark comics of Christin Bilal and the original Valerian Comic books (Now on Netflix). My Father, John Lyons, a Painter, Poet from Trinidad, surrounded us with ideas and art in our home in Stretford, Manchester. I often think back to those times we took for granted as we (my brothers Edouard, Guillaume and Antoine) discovered the world around us. It was inevitable that we would all be creative somehow.

Later in life, I studied at Leeds Metropolitan University, where I acquired a Desmond Tu Tu – A 2/2 in Graphic Arts and Design, which was not an exciting result. However, I discovered that being creative is a fantastic attribute we all possess, and how we use it will ultimately define us. At University, I discovered many media styles, music, film, print, animation, sport, food, and culture, which were and still are all-consuming as you try and figure out a goal. After Uni and a few years composing and releasing music on our small independent record label Rainy City Records, I realised I needed to focus. I started my design career with a loan from the Prince’s Trust. I purchased my first Apple Mac computer with this money and have never looked back.

I owe so much to my parents and how they raised me. Every creative work and image you see on this website is in their memory. So welcome to my life as I stand, and if you are looking for inspiration or friendship, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Cyril Lyons
Creative Director

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    Branding, The journey of discovery

    We have signed off over 800 projects for more than 1000 clients.

    Love creative energy, and you will be successful, remembered, and recognised. Companies who adopt an exciting love for their brand will, in turn, project positivity, ultimately generating repeat business. All in all, to live life alongside their customers. The way a company is perceived is essential, internal and externally.

    Branding Success

    The success of a company and their product or service depends not just on the number of sales and profits they make but also on brand recognition. Any company that wants to be successful pays serious attention to their branding by engaging with customers relating to them on their level.

    As designers, we pay a lot of attention to visual branding (the brand’s identity). Though a small portion of a company’s brand, the visual aspect must inspire a feeling. They say first impressions last, and the first impression of a brand can give the viewer a feel of what that brand is about without knowing much about it. This feeling that good design creates is what is so exciting about branding. The fact that we can change the way people feel about themselves, their environment and what they do using visual language.

    Branding can be seen as the core of many values, products, services, assets or attributes in the form of identity. The identity can be the visual manifestation of these values mixed with the desired personality.

    So think of your business as a brand when thinking of a name and logo. Think about colour and feel and research the sector you are in. Look at what other successful businesses like yours are doing for inspiration. The blank canvas is there for you to invent yourself. Enjoy it, and take your time.

    Love and Inspiration

    Providing a designer with your ideas when handing over a brief is a great way to ensure your money is well spent. Have a look at Pinterest, a good source of inspiration whilst you write the brief.

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