I am a graphic designer with over eight years’ all-round industry experience (F/T and P/T). With great skills in print, branding and editorial content, I’m also competent right through to front-end web design, web banners, emailers and interactive pdfs. Key skills and experience Excellent software skills in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat Pro. A good knowledge of Quark, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, Wordpress, Mailchimp and Prinect prepress software. A positive attitude and a genuine enthusiasm for great design. A highly creative conceptual thinker, with excellent problem solving skills. A strong visual sense with excellent layout and typographic skills. Experience of taking full ownership of a project – meeting clients, interpreting briefs, producing print-ready artwork and liaising with suppliers. Excellent time management and organisational skills – multi-tasking to bring projects in on time and on budget. An eye for detail and accuracy. Experience of working with brand guidelines and technical specifications. The ability and desire to work to high design standard, employing professional working practices. An excellent team-player with good communication and presentation skills.
Agency environment working with clients • suppliers Type of work branding/identity • conceptual • corporate print • editorial content • large scale/exhibitions • marketing communications • signage Main clients arts • educational • hospitality • leisure • retail • property Key projects developing professional working practices • managing budgets • full design and print service for an educational client including branding, ads, newsletter, uniform and architectural improvements to school • developing and liaising with a network of trusted suppliers • managing social media • managing website for property client
Agency/marketing environment working with clients • design team • marketing department • prepress/print room staff • suppliers Type of work advertising • branding/identity • conceptual • corporate print • editorial content • email campaigns • large scale/exhibitions • marketing communications • POS/in-store graphics Main clients charity • educational • hospitality • IT • leisure • luxury • property • retail Key projects full design service for a retail client including ads, seasonal brochures, running an email campaign, POS and in-store graphics • full design service for a retail client’s exhibition including large-scale work and exhibition brochure • development of office working practices – workflow, filing and team working
In-house/marketing environment working with company manager • suppliers Type of work advertising • branding/identity • conceptual • corporate print • editorial content • marketing communications Main clients charity • IT Key projects developing knowledge of marketing practices • full redesign of a quarterly journal (MmIT) • managing website using Wordpress
Agency environment working with company manager • clients • design team Type of work advertising • branding/identity • conceptual • corporate print • editorial content • large scale/exhibitions • marketing communications Main clients arts • charity • educational • industry • IT • retail Key projects working as a team on a variety of magazines and newsletters • producing infographics, tables and charts • submitting tenders
In-house/marketing environment working with departmental staff • marketing team • suppliers Type of work conceptual • editorial content • large scale/exhibitions • marketing communications • signage Main departments children’s libraries • community arts • exhibitions • museum • theatre Key projects working within council guidelines • full graphics service for the 2005 Book Start/Book Crawl and two exhibitions in the Riesco Gallery