Soloprenuer, creative, marketing veteran with 15 years experience in branding, web and lead generation and founder of award-winning digital marketing agency "Design Hero”.
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What drives me is continuous improvement; I have a passion for optimizing and learning new things. I enjoy sharing that knowledge with other creatives in teaching or collaboration.
I live in the middle of nowhere, and work with clients around the world. I studied product design, worked in architecture and design, and finally started my own agency. In 3 years I’ve built a 6 figure agency on a 3 day workweek and won multiple awards for my work.
My goal now is to help others to do the same, and live a life with intention.
PG Dip (1st Class)
Advanced Architectural Design
Product Design & Innovation
Certificate in Management
Awards & Recognitions
Web Development agency of the year Scotland - Aquisition International
Digital marketing agency of the year Scotland - Prestige Awards
Branding agency of the year - Corporate Livewire
Nominee - Chamber of Commerce Talented young professional
Winner - Ian Banks Science fiction writers award
What I'm doing now...
The superpowered, multi award winning marketing agency, founded by marketing veteran Nicholas Robb with one mission:
to help business owners supercharge their marketing.
Our clients work hard to grow their business and we’re very proud of who we work with. We’ve worked with hundreds of business owners over the years: The depth of their passion and the range of their knowledge never fails to amaze us.
But no-one can be an expert at everything. Too often dedicated businesses owners work hard but never get the recognition they deserve, or their brand doesn’t shine through the way it should. At Design Hero we have the skills and know-how to help and we enjoy seeing my clients thrive and succeed. Every one of our clients gets superhero treatment.
This superpowered creative agency brings together a lean, mean marketing team of powerful dedicated experts boasting an impressive collective skillset that includes branding, web development, SEO, google ads, social media marketing and more.
Our team is a lean, mean marketing machine and our digital marketing consultants bring all of your marketing activities under one roof. We don’t believe in geek-speak, and we can’t stand tech talk, so you can expect simple, practical marketing advice and solid strategy based on solid experience.
We provide the team, and the tools, you need to grow your business from ZERO TO HERO
Build a £10k/m lifestyle business with a 3 day workweek; The 12 week programme for profit, stability and freedom.
Anyone that tells you freelancing is easy is LYING. I’ve been broke on 4 figures, stuck on sidehustle… And I’ve hit £25k/m and been miserable.
There’s a lot of programmes out there which all focus on profit: Do more = earn more Let me tell you, that’s no way to live There are 3 ways to make more money
My program is designed to get you to £10k/m on a 3 day workweek without burnout, Profit, freedom and stability.
I founded a multi award winning 6 figure agency “Design Hero” where I help business owners to get more leads online through the power of digital marketing.
But after winning x3 awards in 6 months, and hitting my first £20k/m, I quickly fell into the usual trap of compare and despair on social which led to me chasing the “growth” dragon….
I ended up doing MORE and MORE and MORE, all for diminishing returns. Sure, I made good money, but of course this lifestyle is not sustainable…
It finally came to a head when I was on holiday in Rome with my ever supportive wife and found myself at 10pm in the hotel room drafting a 5 page email in response to an irrate customer over a £25 missed bill. I completely ruined my first holiday in over 2 years.
Something had to change…
Every day on social media I’m bombarded with offers for courses to help you make more money, get more clients…
I came to the obvious realization that profit means nothing without stability and freedom, which is the whole reason most freelancers go out on their own in the first place!
So I rebuilt Design Hero from the ground up as a super lean solo business model which allows me to run the agency by myself on a 3 day workweek (with plenty of breaks for reading and dog walks ) Design Hero still earns £20k/m but has ditched all the stress, all the complexity and all the manual graft to leave just the parts that I love to do myself (which is mostly high level design and client satisfaction)
What did I do with the rest of my time?
Well now one day a week I go hiking, kayaking or cycling with the dog, or spend time with family.
And the rest?
I’m on a personal mission to help solopreneurs build their own 6 figure lifestyle business and achieve profit, stability and freedom WITHOUT THE burnout.
“6 figure systems for solopreneurs”
half your workweek, double your profit
the 12-week guide to Profit, Stability and Freedom
I run free workshops for freelancers to teach them the tried and tested systems I use in my own business every day, and for those ready to take the next step I provide high value coaching to take you to the next level of solopreneurship.
"The Solopreneur's Encyclopedia" (in editing)
A complete A-Z guide to high profit, low stress, happy clients and free time.
Tips, strategies, mindset and methods compiled from over 15 years of building a 6 figure multi award winning agency
"how to train your clients" (in writing)
A tongue-in-cheek guide to managing people and clients, by applying dog training techniques.
This book is to help creatives navigate tricky client relationships, resolve disputes amicably, establish a better rappor with clients, stop getting stiffed for the bill, or better yet, avoid these disputes entirely!
"Business tips blog"
A Collection of deep-dive marketing case studies and examples to help small business owners supercharge their success online.
Life on Mars
This book is about an investigation how a society on Mars might look
and function, in response to predictions about the world in 2069.
One Million Martian Migrants
A speculative graphic novel about the story of Lucina, the largest Martian city where
1 million of Martian migrants and their descendants will live, work and play.
How Architecture shapes narrative in Virtual Environments
This dissertation is a study of how architecture can to be used to shape an evocative
narrative within a digital space through the medium of videogames.