Hi, I'm Colin and I run cptcreative. I design and build compelling brands and powerful websites that allow you to transform your business and thrive.
I am a professional designer with over 20 years of experience. I've designed children’s magazines, iOS apps and I’ve been building websites since dial-up modems. Remember them?
I began my career way back in the late 1990s, working for a children's publishing company in Manchester. I was working with characters such as Tom & Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Rugrats, and I loved it. It's also where I met my wife, Gabrielle.
After several years working in Manchester, I decided that in order for me to spread my wings, I would need to go to London. In my new position I was working with characters such as Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Buzz Lightyear and Jack Sparrow. It was great! So great in fact, I stayed there for 13 years. Whilst living and working in London, in my spare time I was also an Apple Mac Consultant for a number of media companies. This increased my love and knowledge of technology ten-fold.
During my time in children’s publishing I learnt so much as a Designer, and when Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPad, I knew straight away that I wanted to be part of that. My employer set up a digital department in Copenhagen, and I became part of that team, travelling over a few times a month. I was given the freedom to create and build iOS apps using some amazing licensed characters, I was in my element. After a few years of developing apps for Egmont, I decided that I wanted to design and develop apps for myself, using my own character based on my little dog, Georgie. I created Bammbosh Ltd, a children's app development company, that creates fun, advert-free, interactive stories and activity apps for young children.
Throughout my interesting and varied career, there has been one constant. Web design. From the first website that I designed for my dad's school back in the late 90s to the variety of websites I’ve created for small businesses to the site you are reading this on, I have always been fascinated by the World Wide Web. Thanks, Sir Tim!
My passion for web design now is to build beautiful websites for small creative business owners like you and to help you achieve your online potential. A great website can help expand your brand and as there are now more and more online sales taking place than ever before, a great online shop is essential for any retail business.
As a small creative business owner myself, and being married to a small creative business owner as well, I know just how difficult it can be to juggle all the necessary things that keep a business running. I can relieve you of some of those difficulties by looking after your website.
Have a look around and get in touch to discuss your situation.
I look forward to working with you soon.