About - A little more about me

Sketchbox Concepts is me, Steve Thomas. After graduating in 2002 with a degree in Graphic Design I have been working as a creative designer specialising in retail design and end-user experience. 10 years of this were spent at Sheridan&Co, a global retail design agency. During this time, I worked with some of the world’s biggest luxury brands, had the opportunity to travel the world, present to high profile individuals and led the UK design offering for 4 years as ‘Head of Design’

 

This experience has led me to develop a number of core beliefs to work by:

  • End-user experience is key to the success of any design.

  • The most successful designs can be distilled into a few memorable ideas.

  • No amount of visualisation will make a bad idea successful.

  • A great design will never compensate for poor presentation.

  • A well-considered brief is essential to the success of any project.

  • Listen often. Talk when you have something to say.

For me, great ideas are the key. I thrive on understanding a brand and it’s customers, taking inspiration from many varied sources and producing memorable ideas that excite my clients. Both my passion for design and my industry experience mean that I can offer innovative design solutions as part of a bolt-on service to your studio.

Core Skills

Creative Retail Design

Space Planning

Idea Generation

Customer Journey Definition

Brand Strategy

Graphic Design

Artworking

3D Visualisation

Presenting / Pitching

Team Leadership

Sketching

Computer Programmes

3DS Studio Max

Vray

Autocad LT

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Adobe Premiere

Sketchup

Sketchbook Pro

Microsoft Office