Christopher McParlan

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  • LocationBirkenhead, Wirral, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Visual Communication
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Teamwork
  • Graphic Design
  • Organisation
  • Photograghy

Work history

Currently

Illustrator

Freelance

Aug 2013
  • - Creating specifically tailored illustrations - Extensive use of Adobe Photoshop CC - Hand-drawing illustrations - Understanding the importance of personal branding - Utilising social media to maximise exposure

2016

Creative Director

CO CO

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
  • - Designing packaging for products - Sourcing packaging suppliers - Creating brand logo - Developing brand image - Social media management - Designing layout of professional documents - Awarded “Best Start-Up Company” at the 2016 North East Trade Fair by Young Enterprise

2016

Design Intern

Hallmark

Feb 2016 - Feb 2016
  • - Creating print-ready artwork - Hand-drawn illustration work - Typography design - Working to client briefs and tailoring products towards their customer - Designing product layouts - Working across Adobe Creative Suite

2015

Fashion Intern

Wonderland Magazine

May 2015 - Jul 2015
  • - Assisting Creative Director, Fashion Director and Stylists on shoots to ensure a positive end result - Searching for products and designers to feature - Assisting with shoot setup so that shoots would run smoothly - Selecting products for editorials - Dressing models - Going on product returns and running errands

2015

Editorial Intern

Gay Times

Apr 2015 - Apr 2015
  • - Creating print layouts for Gay Times magazine - Working across Adobe InDesign - Adopting an in-house style - Writing posts for the Gay Times website and articles for Gay Times magazine - Working to word count limits to fit text within grid structure layouts - Conducting and transcribing interviews

2014

Fashion PR Intern

Whitehair CO

May 2014 - Jul 2014
  • - Creation and distribution of printed and online press releases, product pitches and event invitations - Searching for online influencers to contact - Website design and layout - Collaborating with brands/charities on projects - Social media management - Creation of posts for both social media and the Whitehair Co blog - Logging garment returns

Education

2016

BA(Hons) Fashion Communication

Northumbria University Newcastle

Aug 2013 - Apr 2016

    2013

    Foundation Diploma in Art Design

    The City of Liverpool College

    Aug 2012 - Jun 2013

      2012

      A Level English Psychology, 10 X Gcses

      Wirral Grammar School for Boys

      Aug 2005 - Jun 2012