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The experience of an agency at freelance prices



Over 16 years in the industry - you're in safe hands...



Tick Tock Design is the design studio of freelance graphic designer, Maxine Allison.
I am passionate about providing excellent graphic design alongside outstanding client satisfaction.
With over 16 years of industry experience, I have a wealth of qualities and skills to bring to your project.


For me, it’s all about you.
How can I help you communicate to your audience, bring your ideas to life, enhance and develop your professional presence?
By getting to know you, I can work organically as an extension of your organisation. 


I specialise in design for print and digital media.
I create bespoke designs across a range of media – from brochures and reports, to flyers and newsletters (and everything in between). I also offer print procurement, helping you find the best solution for your project, audience and budget.

“tons of can-do attitude”


I work with all sizes and types of client – from local sole traders and small independents, to charities and international non-profit organisations.
Great design isn’t just for big corporates and I’m pleased to be able to offer affordable, bespoke solutions to any size of business or organisation.
My client base is mainly Cumbria and North Lancs but I regularly work with clients in Geneva and Brussels. Whilst it’s lovely to meet clients face to face, distance is no barrier to great results.


Every project (and client) have their own different needs, priorities and budgets – I approach each with same enthusiasm and commitment.
I regularly work with large and/or established organisations and can adapt my design style to accommodate any existing brand guidelines.
I am particularly experienced in working on larger projects such as brochures, reports and catalogues which have complex content and usually stringent deadlines.


With years of industry experience I have developed an excellent workflow that suits the client as well as keeping my desk a happy place.
I’m organised, tidy and efficient and this in turn creates a calm, no fuss experience for the client.
I use the latest industry software on the latest industry hardware, plus local and cloud back-ups for security and peace of mind. Just as you’d expect from an agency – but without the price tag.