Switchopen is the freelance Illustration and Graphic Design company of Nick Rhodes. Established in Manchester 2004. Switchopen is a fully functioning art studio now based in Preston Lancashire, offering a unique service of Illustration, Graphic Design and Print. Primed and ready to handle a full spectrum of creative projects big or small, digital or hand drawn.

 "I consider it my job as an artist to look at the world and report back with visual inspiration, whether it be for clients work or my own artwork. It gives me a great sense of purpose to look for beauty out there and to share it. Whether it be natural or the man made world. A big part of my work in Switchopen is to deliver work like its my last. Its a drive I have always had, to listen, focus and deliver'

Nick Rhodes

If you are interested in commissioning Switchopen to illustrate, design or produce artwork, please do get in touch at Switchopen at gmail dot com

Switchopen also produces several limited edition hand printed art prints.

Check out our web shop on the home page for our latest work, and for daily updates view our daily posts on Instagram. Here you will find a multitude of inspiration that I create or find.


Selected clients

Here are several selected clients we have produced work for recently and across the last 10 years to name but a few!

Alain Johannes All city Media Arctic Monkeys Babyshambles Beirut Bella Union Brad Bronzerat Records Calexico Creative Lancashire Crippled Black Phoenix Crystal Antlers Dan Mangan Dirty Three Duke Spirit Elbow End Of The Road Festival Ernie Ball Flatstock Fleet Foxes FlickR Fu Manchu Gallows Gemma Ray Get Cape Wear Cape Fly 01/02/03/04/05 Gutter Twins Hewlett Packard Ian Brown Inspiral Carpets Invada Records Iron & Wine Josh T Pearson Junip Kenilworth Arts Festival Keane Luke Sital-Singh Mark Lanegan Masters of Reality Melvins 01/02 Moby Mondo Generator Mute Records Nada Surf Neighbourhood music No Direction Home Festival Queens Of The Stone Age 01/02 Ray Davies Richard Goodall Gallery Richard Hawley Rough Trade 01/02 Salford Film Festival Sam Duckworth Screen printing today book Screens n Spokes Shawn Smith Soulsavers Superfurry Animals Surrey Council T Model Ford The Decemberists The National The Twilight Singers 01/02 The Wilderness of Manitoba Unconvention Van Dyke Parks 01/02 Wedding Invites Woodpigeon


Shipping information - 

At Switchopen we endeavour to ship your items safely and in a timely fashion. As we are a small business we aim to do this in a environmentally and affordable way. All prints are shipped with the care and attention that is put in to producing them. We are not a multinational shipping firm, so please do bear with us when it comes to delivery times. We ship prints and products out within 2-3 days of placing an order. You will receive a personal email letting you know that the order has been taken and in most cases when its on the way to you. Your patience is appreciated. If you are enquiring about an order, please contact us at - switchopen at gmail dot com. (Written this way to stop evil spammmmmmmmers!!!)

Below is an illustration of what packaging we use for Prints over A2 (594mm x 42mm) in size. We want to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic that is used when shipping prints using postal tubes. (Poster tube ends, and cellophane wrapping) We ship all prints in a Triangular cardboard postal tube. They are super strong and durable and protect your print. We also add a protective acid free tissue around all prints to ensure the print is in top shape when it arrives to you. Lastly, please please recycle the tube. Most councils offer a paper recycling collection within the UK, and this tube is perfect for that scheme. It also is super useful if you have children, as it makes for a super little den for cars and characters!



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