Two sisters. One business. Loads of tea.
Fi & Becs Design & Wording started over a pot of tea and two laptops in 2013.
We're a couple of creative sisters who provide flexible (and friendly) branding, graphic design, copywriting and product design to businesses at a fair price. After years of working in the corportate world we decided to build our freelance work around our kids (we have two boys each).
Through the years we've worked with over 200 clients, many businesses have been working with us for ages - we've essentially befriended them with great work and cups of tea. Based in the North of England, we're proud to have clients all over the UK and across the globe.
Excellent design and copywriting doesn't have to cost the earth.
We both work from home (in Halifax and Clitheroe) so we don't have an office and we are quick at what we do - that means we don't charge expensive agency rates for our work. We love being able to help businesses who need ad-hoc graphic design or copywriting support here and there.
We understand independent and medium sized businesses because we've spent years working with them! With a diverse client portfolio ranging from farm shops to fashion brands, charities to housing associations - we pride ourselves on being adaptable and easy to work with. We're also used to working with big brands or collaborating with corporate marketing teams.
Before starting work we can provide a quote for the whole project or based on a hourly rate depending on what works best for you. If it's an ongoing project we will keep you updated on how much work we've done and how much it will cost. Simples.
Fi = designer (based in Halifax, West Yorkshire).
Fi graduated with a degree in Design for Industry before starting a career in product design during which she designed luggage and soft goods for numerous well-known brands and retailer made-to-order brands, including TK Maxx and House of Fraser.
Some of the brands that Fi has worked for in her career include Mamas & Papas, Samsonite Nursery, Mothercare, Gelert, Koo-di and McCann Pet Group.
Fi has also written and illustrated a series of children's books called Once-Upon-a-Slime that are available in independent book shops all over the UK. Her experience as a self-published author led her to start an off-shoot book publishing business Fi & Books helping people who want to self-publish their own picture books!
Becs = copywriter + content creator (based near Clitheroe, Lancashire).
Becs is the word nerd within Fi & Becs. Originally working in HR before starting a career in marketing, Becs loves writing copy that is filled with personality and perfectly matches the brand and tone of voice of a business.
From content to catchy headlines and product descriptions - Becs is enthusiastic, creative and skilled at adopting any tone of voice to write great copy. Over the years Becs has written copy for Matalan, Cotton Traders, Lake District Hotels, Lakeland Active and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Becs has also worked as a lecturer at the University of Liverpool Management School lecturing on corporate communications, brand storytelling, copywriting, digital marketing content and marketing trends.
Becs is currently working full-time as the Director of Strategy at Cumbrian e-commerce business 7 North so she is not taking on any new clients or projects. Check out her Instagram for loads of pics :)
Nice words from our clients (woop woop):
"Fi & Becs did a complete makeover on our very dated farm shop brand, website and words. We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you both. The work you have done for us is just brilliant, and your boundless enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to perfection is second to none.
The girls are a delight to work with - nothing is ever too much trouble & their talent and enthusiasm know no bounds! Thank you Fi & Becs, we couldn't recommend you highly enough."
Georgina Jones and Ruth Jones, owners of Waugh Brow Farm and Box Clever Hampers