Christopher Eayres

Senior Graphic Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Motivated and highly experienced senior graphic designer with strong skill set. Proven track record of developing high-quality, strong concept based work to tight briefs and deadlines. Excellent leadership and management skills, able to prioritise, problem solve and delegate. Strong communicator and proactive team worker able to liaise effectively with clients, colleagues, suppliers and freelancers at all levels of seniority. Fast learning, early adopter and dedicated change agent. Expert knowledge of both print and digital media. Fluent in major software packages and proficient in many peripheral applications.

Skills

 

  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Commercial Photography
  • Retouching
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Logo Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Senior Graphic Designer

Freelance Designer

Aug 2015
  • Print and digital communications, identities and branding solutions produced from concept to execution for in-house clients including Schroders, Commerzbank, Williams Lea, HYF Recruitment and private clients & commissions.

2015

Senior Designer

Lexisnexis

Jan 2010 - Aug 2015
  • Respected and valued leader within the busy in-house design team of a global legal, tax, regulatory, news & business information and solutions provider. Providing creative support and high-quality design solutions for clients across a range of marketing materials and sales collateral for both print and digital manifestations. Taking ownership and responsibility for allocated design projects in terms of service, client management and professionalism. Handling all client queries and expectations relating to the production of materials from beginning to end. Taking responsibility as a senior member of the team and deputising on a regular basis for the Design Manager, taking charge of the teams work allocation, monitoring workflow, timeliness and quality of deliverables. Involved in the recruitment and selection process for the team and additional freelancers. First point of contact for leading inductions and introductions to new clients and other departments. Working creatively and innovatively within guidelines to develop region specific materials in line with global expectations. Monitoring and advising on the implementation and development of the LexisNexis corporate brand identity and sub brands, ensuring design standards are consistent and compliant. Developing effective working relationships with clients and colleagues to promote a strong working cohesion, facilitating the creation of high quality design solutions including, branding, brand application, advertising, direct mail, brochures, reports, catalogues, product sheets, newsletters, guides, information packs, infographics, interactive pdfs, large format graphics, conference materials, exhibition stands, web site design, html emails, banner adverts, storyboarding, video graphics, identity, logo design and internal communication, cover artwork for limp/cased books, binders, ebook covers, photographic retouching and studio/portrait/location photography.

2010

Graphic Designer

Lexisnexis

Mar 2004 - Dec 2010
  • Integral member of the in-house design team within a leading international information and solutions provider. Working in a fast paced, results driven team across a myriad of media, fulfilling the design needs of all specialties within this company. Responsible for a broad range of design projects from the initial brief to completion. Designing cover artwork for both cased and limp books, creation of promotional material, marketing collateral and advertising as well as web design, logo design and exhibition graphics. Provided maternity cover as a Senior Designer and gained extensive experience in studio and project management, workflow scheduling and prioritisation. Deputising with motivation and commitment for the acting Design Manager in providing quality solutions within stringent deadlines.

2003

Graphic Designer

Atkinson Duckett

Apr 2000 - Dec 2003
  • Working within a vibrant, close-knit design consultancy, producing work for a broad range of clients in a variety of media formats. Designing and producing print and digital artwork ranging from annual reports, brochures, corporate identities, leaflets, posters, packaging, marketing collateral and exhibition graphics to web sites, CD ROMs and interactive PDF. Experience in all stages of print and digital production from concept through to implementation. Clients included The Corporation of London, The Greater London Authority, Autonomy, Holman Fenwick and Willan, AXA Investment Managers and The Frank Buttle Trust.

1996

Photographic Technician

Solo Photographic Studios Ltd

May 1994 - Aug 1996
  • In control of film processing, producing duplicate transparencies, colour and black & white prints, art work copies and studio photography. Also gaining experience in photographic retouching (both traditional and digital). Produced work for and liaised with design companies, illustrators, advertising agencies and photographers including Landor, J Walter Thompson, Condé Nast and the late Terence Donovan.

Education

1999

Graphic Design

Southampton Solent University

Aug 1996 - May 1999
  • B.A (hons) Graphic Design, (Visual Communication) 2:1

1993

BTEC National Diploma Design (graphic Design

Basingstoke College of Technology

Aug 1991 - May 1993
  • BTEC National Diploma Design (Graphic Design)