About Me

I’m Emma Houghton, thirtysomething living in Eastbourne, East Sussex. I provide beautiful, bespoke graphic and web design to customers locally and throughout the UK and overseas.

I love design. I love finding new inspiration in all areas of graphic design including branding, advertising and brochure layout, website design and email marketing.

I consider myself to be extremely lucky, to be able to have a successful business doing something I absolutely adore that I do with passion, creativity, enthusiasm and ambition to learn new skills. 

The majority of my time is spent creating unique, bespoke graphic design layouts for leaflets, flyers, exhibition stands, brochures and more. This is probably my favourite service to offer, though the satisfaction that comes with finishing a beautiful web design is a close second.

Graphic & Web Design

Whether you are in need of web design or marketing material, I am based in Eastbourne, East Sussex but can service any area of the country remotely. That’s the wonder of the internet.

BRANDING

Help your start

DESIGN

Think different

DEVELOPMENT

Give better look

WEB DESIGN

Wordpress CMS

Marketing

Promote project

SUPPORT

Fast & Friendly

My Skills

I use industry standard software ‘Adobe Creative Suite’ to carry out my projects. All artwork is presented in PDF format to make sure all parties can open the files. All original layout artwork is created in InDesign and all branding is produced in Illustrator to create fully scalable vector graphics.

ILLUSTRATOR

Fully resizable vector brand logos

INDESIGN

Typographic & Image Layout

PHOTOSHOP

Image Enhancements

HIRE ME

Education And Career

2011-Now

FREELANCER - SUPERLATIVE DESIGN

After a successful career working as a graphic designer for a design & marketing agencies, I decided to go freelance, full-time. It was a risk but have learnt a lot along the way, including how to run a successful freelance design business.
2009-2011

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - THE DETECTIVE AGENCY

I worked for The Detective Agency for a couple of years. I learnt all about setting up and developing Wordpress websites for clients. This is a skill I'm very grateful to have acquired. The work they produced was an of an incredibly high-standard.
2009-2011

GRAPHIC DESIGNER - ASCENDA MARKETING

I was the lead designer at this agency who offered a variety of marketing collateral of which I took creative decisions from start to finish.
2003-2006

BSc HONS - UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH

I graduated from university in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Technology. This degree covered all aspects of media including journalism, video, radio, design, web development and animation.

Testimonials

I have worked with Emma at Superlative Design from the inception of my business. We sat down and discussed the “look” that I wanted and Emma got it and “got” me right from the word go. That was three years ago. Since then my company has grown and has needed tweaks and changes to our design layouts, but we haven’t ever changed the look that we originally designed together. Emma doesn’t work for me, she works with me and that Is so important. The Superlative Design portfolio speaks for itself and we are proud to be included in it.
Kate Guindi
The Cookshelf
Superlative have provided us with exceptional digital and print design for the last 8 years and we have always been delighted with the results. Emma is easy to work with and delivers on time and to budget.
Chris Houghton
Freedom Logistics UK Ltd
I contacted Superlative Design to give my business more of a brand, and to rebuild my website to implement the brand, and also be compatible with mobile devices. Emma is very talented at what she does, and has a 'can do' attitude, which makes working with her a breathe of fresh air. Many other companies will try and steer you towards their all inclusive packages, where you pay a monthly fee. Emma tried no hard sell, and was quite happy to work with my existing webspace in place, and to my very vague brief of what I wanted. I'm very happy with her work, and wouldn't hesitate to use her again.
David Sherlock
David Sherlock Home Improvements