Mike Ash Freelance Digital Creative

I am Mike Ash, a Manchester based creative freelancer who has been producing 2D animation and building websites for a broad variety of clients and agencies for over 10 years. From Bolton to Bournemouth, Leeds to London, I've had the pleasure of working with some of the best creative agencies in the country.

Perhaps I can be of use to you too? Get in touch to find out.

Motion Design

The term ‘motion design’ really just means that I make things move. Whether that’s a logo, ident, brand film, explainer video, social ad, or any other kind of animated content you can think of. I can deliver every step of the animation process: from the intial concept, visual style and storyboards; through to sourcing music and commissioning voiceovers. I work primarily in After Effects but am also well-versed in video editing with Premiere Pro. But you didn’t come here to read my life story, did you. So why not check out my showreel below?

Front-end Development

This is another unnecessarily grandiose term, which in essence means I build websites that look nice. My design-focussed approach means that I care as much about how your site looks as you do. I typically work with smaller brands looking to develop their online presence with a focus on design, usability and SEO. If you’re a multi-national conglomerate looking to refactor the codebase of your flux-capacitor’s neural quantifier then I’m probably not your guy. The vast majority of the sites I create are built on WordPress, the world's most popular open-source CMS system. Here are a handful of examples which I’ve built recently…


I’m always open to working with new clients. So whether you’re a small business looking for a safe pair of hands to entrust with a long-term project, or a big agency looking to panic-book me for a day after your usual guy cried off sick, please don’t hesitate to drop me a line.