Allan Willmott

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  • LocationRochester, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I have many years experience working across both print and digital, including but not limited to branding, packaging, web design and UI/UX. Offline/Print Skills I gained a good grounding in print early on whilst working in the studio of a printing firm. Consequently I'm comfortable taking projects right from concept to pre-press artwork delivery. I've created every kind of marketing/corporate literature from brochures to company reports to direct mail and exhibitions. Later I became involved with packaging design which has become one of my favourite areas to work in. Online/Digital Skills I'm comfortable conversing with developers and techs to achieve goals and have solid HTML and CSS skills. I'm fully aware of modern site UX patterns and JS effects as well as how site elements should respond for different screen sizes. I have excellent Adobe CC suite skills, and can produce highly polished visuals/layouts and wireframes using MockFlow/Illustrator and turn these into interactive click models using the InVision software. I have experience of working in pharmaceuticals, travel, SME, not-for-profit and motorsports, as well as many other areas such as financial, telecoms, health, medical, legal etc. I have strong drawing and illustration skills as my degree (1st) was actually gained in Illustration, and even I won commendations from competitions by the D&AD and the MacMillan Prize for illustration. I've been self employed on and off for a number of years, so i'm capable of managing my own projects, timing, costs deliverable etc and liaising with clients. I also collaborate with local agencies on some projects, so am also happy working with teams on larger projects. I have high standards of perfection when it comes to executing and delivering designs, and hope for the same from those i work with. At the same time, I'm aware that when deadlines are looming, decisions must be made quickly so as not to hold up the process. I live in Kent but can be in London on the High Speed in 35mins, or i have a car to get to other locations when needed. You can view a small sample of my work on my folio site at http://www.allanwillmott.co.uk

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Director & Designer

Forty-six Design

Dec 2013

2013

Creative Director

Xie Xie Marketing Kent

Jun 2010 - Dec 2013
  • Xie Xie Marketing was created to service the marketing needs of Cho-Yung Tea. Joined full time to head up their rapidly expanding creative requirements. Created packaging, websites, literature, advertising and other online and offline marketing material, for the weight loss, fitness, and beauty markets. Harmonised all six Cho-Yung sub-brands with new type-styling and motif, including Miracle Matcha and Nutritone. With the Marketing Director, I developed a complex customer engagement plan of email marketing and SMS. Created the social media face of Cho-Yung, set up social accounts, and building offer-based campaigns for fans and followers. • Work alongside the Marketing and IT Directors to deliver strong integrated marketing campaigns. Liaise closely with web development team to create engaging online experiences • Ensure consistent brand design and styling across all media channels and create engaging social media campaigns to increase brand loyalty and boost online sales • Monitor junior and freelance designers work to maintain high quality and consistency. Art direct photoshoots, liaise with printers for quotes, sign offs etc • Hands-on design responsibilities include creating logos, packaging design, websites, emails, web banners, social media, advertising, promotional literature, stationery, window displays, exhibitions, point of sale, etc.

2010

Freelance Graphic Designer

Self Employed

Apr 2002 - Jun 2010
  • Worked for various companies including: Cho-Yung Tea - freelance Creative Director: Contracted for packaging and website for new weight loss tea product, I quickly became an indispensable part of the business, handling all creative output including frequent site re-designs, email campaigns, web banners, affiliate marketing, and new product development. Agile Creative - freelance Designer: 7 years branding, web design, web development, literature, advertising and large format. Complete redesign of GEM Motoring Assist’s logo, literature and websites., PACTS.org.uk website (Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety), ZIPPcard, Underwater Lights, Heritage Window Company. Net Evidence: Logo design, icon design, website design and build, datasheets and exhibition graphics, and revamped the user interface of online SAAS software ‘Highlight’. Allied Media, TLC Communications: Temp contracts on advertising for SME travel and tourism businesses including Solos Holidays, Jersey Tourism and Hoseasons. Berkoff Design: Branding, advertising, literature and website design for many prestigious accounts such as TU Fund Managers, ETTA, UK Sport, and the City of London Crime Prevention Association.

2002

Senior Graphic Designer

ACCO Europe Kent

Jan 2000 - Apr 2002
  • Supporting the various Business Units (brands: Rexel, Kensington, Nobo, Sasco etc) Creating brand marketing material: advertising, promotional literature, catalogues, POS, packaging, web design etc. Managing own work flow and schedule; liaising with product managers; art direction; maintaining house style for each product range. Highlights: Re-branded entire packaging range for NOBO office products.

2000

Graphic Designer

Berkoff Associates Regents Park, London

Aug 1996 - Jan 2000
  • Corporate identity, marketing packs, newsletters, brochures, exhibition design, advertising, packaging and direct mail. Accounts: C&A, Nortel Networks, UK Sport Council, Rail Users Consultative Committee. Highlights: Stand design for Nortel Networks at Olympia, London, voted Best Stand at European CableComms Show 1997

1996

DTP Operator & Designer

Salisbury Printing Company, Wiltshire

Dec 1994 - Aug 1996
  • Design and pre-press production. Designing leaflets, adverts, logos, posters, catalogues, etc. Imposition of artwork and outputting to imagesetter.

Education

1994

BA in Illustration

Southampton Solent University

Aug 1992 - Jun 1994

    1991

    HND in Graphic Design (illustration

    Southampton Solent University

    Aug 1989 - May 1991

      1989

      National Diploma in Graphic Design

      Salisbury College of Art

      Aug 1987 - May 1989

        Awards

        1993

        D&AD Illustration Awards

        D&AD

        • Highly Commended http://www.dandad.org

        1991

        Macmillan Prize

        • Commended (Special mention) Children's Book Illustration