Alastair Walker

Alastair Walker

Senior Creative | Branding specialist | Graphic DesignerManchester, United Kingdom
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Alastair Walker

Alastair Walker

Senior Creative | Branding specialist | Graphic DesignerManchester, United Kingdom
About me
A freelance Creative Director and Graphic Designer with a broad range of print and digital skills gained over 20 years of industry experience. I have recently developed a number of brand identities, including the production of guidelines and tools; as well as social media campaigns, infographics, interactive reports and more. Knowledgeable, open and creative, I am able to solve problems quickly and get the best out of every project through a wide range of skills delivered with high levels of communication and service. Whilst Creative Director at Epigram, I worked with global, sector-leading brands, forming strong, collaborative relationships with senior marketing, comms and BD teams as well as successfully leading a team of designers across a number of accounts, over two offices. I’m someone who walks around with my head-up and eyes open in order to be constantly inspired and open to new ideas.
  • Branding for retail
    Branding for retailLuxury retailer Hen House required a distinctive brand identity to help their new business make a splash in their local community.
  • Branding a disruptor
    Branding a disruptorTech-disruptor ten80 required a brand identity to communicate their unique offering, flexibility and trusted standards to clients and contractors around the globe.
  • Experiential design
    Experiential designDesigning an interactive experience that celebrated the 70th anniversary of the NHS and law firm DAC Beachcroft’s long-standing health sector expertise.
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Work history
    Brand Development and DesignAlastair Walker
    Manchester, United KingdomFreelance
    Offering excellent brand and graphic design services with a straightforward, open approach and high standard of service across print and digital communications.
    Creative DirectorEpigram Communications & Design
     - Manchester, United KingdomFull Time
    Beginning as a Graphic Designer, my creative skills, ability to communicate, inspire others and form lasting relationships with key clients saw me progress to Creative Director. In this leading role, I was responsible for the quality of the creative output for sector-leading organisations, including Eversheds Sutherland, HFMA, DAC Beachcroft and Grant Thornton; working across marketing, business development, advertising and events through digital, print, video and animation. Directing conceptual projects, developing and reviewing designs, facilitating brainstorming sessions and building a collective culture between offices in Manchester and Kuala Lumpur. I also regularly briefed and collaborated with copywriters, film-makers, web developers and print suppliers and was involved in designer recruitment. Developing a number of brands and identities, including creation of guidelines, templates and toolkits. Helping to successfully deliver a number of conferences and events in the UK, Europe and the US. A leading role in winning new business, meeting prospective clients, creating pitches, delivering presentations and establishing relationships.
  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Communication
  • Print Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Presentation Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Illustration
  • Creative Approach
    BA (Hons) Graphic Design – IllustrationUniversity of Central Lancashire, Preston
    Preston, United Kingdom
    City & Guilds Medal for ExcellenceCity & Guilds
    Awarded as part of a Creative Skills Certificate in Creative Computing