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About Me

Combining my love for the ocean with my passion for design, to offer specialist creative solutions within the surf industry.

Elidh McDowall
Creative Consultant

Hi! I'm Elidh...

My name is Elidh McDowall and I have 14 years of experience working internationally in graphic & website design.

Currently based close to Lisbon, Portugal, I have combined my love for the ocean with my passion for design, and regularly offer specialist creative solutions in the surf tourism industry.

I pursue a journey which combines a creative career with an equally creative life.. producing design-for-print and digital marketing projects for a variety of international companies & organisations located in the UK, New Zealand, Germany, Australia, Indonesia, Morocco and Portugal. I am always happy to consider projects which involve working on location

Skill Summary

I am able to provide the following creative services, including;

  • UI/UX design
  • web design
  • project management
  • search engine optimisation
  • graphic design & advertising
  • marketing & sales
  • copywriting
  • social media
  • artworking

Sample Works

"Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works." —Steve Jobs

Surf School & Camp

Front End Responsive Website Design

Roxo Room
Lounge Bar

Logo Design

Carve Surf

Collaborative Project - Promotional Artworks

Mojo Surf Australia
Surf Camp

DL Flyer Design & Illustration

Hostel & Suites

Web Design & Graphics / Typography

Next Level
Surf Coaching

Logo Design

Carve Surf

Front End Responsive Website Design

The Learning Connexion
School of Art & Creativity

DVD Packaging Design

Carve Surf

Vintage T-shirt Graphic Design

Here and Now

Flyer Design

Vertigo Cafe

Street Sign Design

Blue Buddha Hostels

Website Design

His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman

Book Jacket Concept Illustration

The Learning Connexion
School of Art & Creativity

Logo Design

Taita Hutt Valley

Festival Brand Identity

Surf Star

Magazine Advert

The Learning Connexion
School of Art & Creativity

Bus Graphics

Mojo Surf

Website & Graphic Design

The Learning Connexion
School of Art & Creativity

Invitation Design

IBA Dosimetry

Website Design

The Learning Connexion
School of Art & Creativity

Editorial Design


Providing design solutions which bring together technological expertise with the knowledge of great visual communication.

Web Design

In an interconnected world, it's more important than ever to have a great website.

By putting the user at the centre of the design and build process I can optimise the usability and usefulness of a website, creating an effective and efficient tool for your business. I specialise in creating responsive web design that adjusts gracefully to fit on desktop, tablet, and smartphone browsers.

Social Media

It’s key for any brand to be inspirationally active within the conversation happening online among your audience.

I work with businesses to help connect them to their audience via this conversation happening on social media, creating content that excites, engages educates your target audience on your key product or service benefits.

SEO Optimization

SEO and social media go together hand in hand, which makes it crucial that your brand has a visible and effective search presence.

A combination of webpage content auditing and strategic approach to social media campaigns will raise your ranking, ultimately bringing increased traffic and conversions, & I offer can tailored combination of these elements for your business.

Graphic Design

Successful graphic design conveys information and communicates ideas; the message must be clear. Whether a poster, brochure, logo, or website — the design should emphasise the message.

My creative process to concept, design & development will enhance your ability to connect with your audience and reach your business goals.


With other content capturing your audience's attention in an already crowded marketplace, how are you going to stand out?

Copy is central to any successful campaign, and it is crucial to ensure your text hooks the audience in and drives them to purchase. I can provide copywriting assistance in website body text, campaign messaging, email & social media marketing.


Perhaps you already have a creative concept which needs tidying up, or a design idea which needs to transpire?

I have in-depth experience in producing files for design-for-print, and cross-platform graphics for websites, e-marketing and other digital media. It is essential to have constant visual communication across all your various print and digital platforms for effective branding.






A few kind words from previous clients and colleagues who recommend my creative design services...

Web Design, Graphic Design & Project Management

"Elidh has a proactive approach to projects, with which she repeatedly delivers results with speed, accuracy and great quality. Her organizational skills and quality of work is outstanding, and her strong ability to work both independently and in project teams has garnered the respect of everyone around her. She has the ability to work with competing deadlines and priorities, and still be pleasant and fun to work with. Elidh is simply a very nice person with a good work ethic that has made working with her a pleasure. I highly recommend her to any organization looking for a creative, talented, hard-working Graphic & Digital Designer.”

Ralf Schira, Vice President Marketing, IBA Dosimetry, Germany

Graphic Design

"...Elidh has taken our image to a new level. Elidh is a delight to work with. She is flexible and has a special knack for getting the best out of suggestions and comments about design projects. This sensitivity and rapport is something to be treasured."

Jonathan Milne, Managing Director, TLC, New Zealand

Web Design & Project Management

"Elidh is professional, passionate and solution orientated. Her understanding for creative work and her management skills resulted in a very smooth project lifecycle and a fantastic working relationship. I really enjoyed working with Elidh”

Katharina Metzger, Digital Producer, Catch Digital, London, UK


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Get in touch!

If you have any questions about my work & design services, or you would like to have a chat about your project ideas please don't hesitate to contact me.
I am available to work both remotely or on location.

  • +351 914 279 833
  • elidh_m
  • Ericeira, Portugal

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