A FREELANCE graphic designer who offered work free of charge for struggling businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has won an award for his generosity.
The Star reported when Andy Pink, from Rainhill, was nominated in the national 2020 Yuno Juno Freelancer Awards – the Covid Edition.
This year marks the Yuno Juno Freelancer Awards’ sixth year running, and this year, rather than traditionally focusing on excellence, the awards decided that it’s not only about the great work, but more importantly, about kindness.
Andy was named winner as he was honoured for his kindness and generosity during the pandemic which saw him offer free services or support for a very low cost to start-ups and small businesses that he knew were struggling during this uncertain time, helping to keep them afloat and in business.
His biggest project that he offered free work for was for a new start-up after meeting the owner at a networking event pre-Covid. The owner left his company during lockdown and Andy offered to help him reduce his start-up costs by providing a full branding pack and pitching video free of charge so that he could start winning some work and generating an income.
Having only been freelancing full time since August 2019, 28-year-old Andy could appreciate the uncertainty that starting out alone would bring, especially during the pandemic.
Offering services including logo design, branding, bespoke web design, UI/UX, lead generation and copywriting, Andy loves the freedom that being a freelancer brings, enjoying a constant change of environment and being able to work with a wide variety of brands and individuals.
Andy, who works with North West-based companies as well as others from across the UK including James Troop & Co Ltd, MyLegal, Creative Peak, Advanced Aesthetics, was nominated by his clients In Focus Consulting, HeselTech, VerifiiD and Owen Peters Photography where they detailed their great experience working with Andy on branding and web design projects, pointing out his incredible attention to detail and knowledge of his craft.
Yuno Juno is the UK’s largest marketplace of creative and tech freelancers, and pairs fantastic creatives with some of the biggest global brands including BBC, Google, Sky, ITV, Selfridges, Eurostar and M&C Saatchi.
On his award win, Andy said: “I feel overwhelmingly proud to have won a Yuno Juno Freelancer of the Year award. Being nominated was brilliant enough but to actually be acknowledged for my services during the pandemic is really special.
“It’s been such a tough year and I just felt so passionate about helping people and businesses that I knew were struggling to stay afloat during this time.
“I’m incredibly grateful to Yuno Juno for recognising my work and honouring me alongside the other fantastic and much-deserving winners.”