My name is Ben Willis and I am HiJump.After four years studying French and History of Art at universities in Leeds and Pau, France, I returned home and scoured a Yellow Pages to find some kind of creative job that would pay me money. A local print & design shop kindly allowed me to teach myself design software in between photocopying and tea-making. I quickly became their in-house designer and my new career was born. I took this experience and started working freelance in London in 2001 before relocating to Belfast with my Northern Irish girlfriend (now wife). I then joined the team at Whitenoise Design Studios and a short time later was promoted to Senior Creative. While these were some of the best times of my working life I longed to be my own boss again. HiJump was born in 2007 and a couple of years later we left the tropical climes of Belfast to return to the Big Smoke. Since then I have delivered design solutions for print and web for a whole host of organisations, working with established brands on new design concepts to further engage their audiences as well as with numerous startups for whom I have designed and developed their brand. As a self-taught designer I bring a fresh approach to all projects and draw on my love of art, culture, food and film to inspire my work. I love my work and enjoy a challenge. Please drop me a line if you’d like to discuss your project. Oh, and my French is now rubbish.
HiJump consistently provides top-class print and design provision for Northern Ireland Screen. Ben’s understanding of our brief is immediate, often anticipating our needs and suggesting solutions, with timely delivery of high concept creative work. We remain delighted with the exceptional standard of HiJump’s work.
We have used HiJump for all our design needs since we started in business and have always been very pleased. Ben has insight into the message we want to project and never fails to come up with great ideas. He is always efficient in turning them into practical reality, too.
HiJump are the embodiment of excellent design and offer a highly professional level of service. Ben can visually articulate a brief in a refreshing and subtle manner that captures the essence of what is required.
My sincere thanks for your fantastic service – fast, accurate and courteous – the classic high quality mix.