My name is Samantha Walsh and I was born and raised in the North West of England. Simply put, I am a freelance photographer with an additional passion for making image-driven websites and mobile apps for small businesses and entrepreneurs across the UK.
In January 2014 I started making websites, initially to document academic work. I design sites driven by my own images and use simple typefaces and clean layouts to create an engaging presence. Ongoing SEO training means I can optimise your site, I can also secure new domains or use an existing ones if you already have it.
July 2015: I graduated from UCLAN with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art, Drawing and Image Making and soon after that I set up SJ Imagemaking. I’d taken a year off to have my second daughter and my artistic path had changed – I didn’t want to draw anymore, I wanted to take pictures and coinciding with ongoing studies I undertook a lot of free work to grow my portfolio and gain experience. I like to work freely, capturing candid moments as well as the final formal shots. I get people’s personalities at a moment in time when they least expect it. I love what I do and will try most things – random, unplanned moments usually pass us by and I try to present an honest and interesting version of what I see
April 2016: I secured my first professional job working in the Arts – a 6 month contract with Super Slow Way working in close collaboration with resident artist Stephen Turner as official photographer for the Exbury Egg project.
January 2017: I qualified as a Pole Fitness instructor after training avidly for 5 years. I teach at two beautiful studios – The Aerial Lounge in Clitheroe and Unique Dance & Fitness in Burnley: http://www.samanthawalshpolefitness.com
January 2018: The App market is relatively new to me and I am still building my portfolio – this is reflected in the price I charge. All Apps are published on the Apple store and Android market and and are visually attractive and fully interactive.
Also in February 2006 I had set up as an IT sales and service reseller which supplies computer equipment and services into the UK public and private sectors: http://www.geek-it.co.uk
I am a tenacious, artsy person who’ll work feverishly to get what you want at a realistic price. Many ideas are expanded over existing concepts that can work together. Commencing your project I’m responsible for delivering a unique, interesting and effective product to you in good time.