col dixon

Lead Visual Designer

Level
Senior
Location
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I’m an adaptive highly creative designer that can switch from digital (website, apps (creating user journeys, user maps, flows & wireframes) & email design to print (stationery, brochures & Banners, exhibition) through to branding (logo, guidelines & social media) to illustration & Iconography making sure that everything is on brand and looks and feels cohesive.

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Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Ad Campaigns
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Branding Design
  • Digital
  • User Interaction
  • Mentoring
  • Wireframe Creation
  • Html CSS

Companies I’ve worked with

  • The White Company

    The White Company

    • Retail
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    Dune London

    • A

      Argos

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        blinkbox

        Work history

        Currently

        Lead Designer

        Floating Designer

        Aug 2018
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Working with small businesses and startups on logos, brochures, social media assets, apps and websites to shape them from small companies to brands that can stand the test of time, each job with its own brand identity guideline and a suite of templates for Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Html Emails and brochures that each client becomes self reliant after training.

        2019

        Lead Designer

        Greysnow Poker

        Aug 2018 - Sep 2019
        • Isle of Man
        • Freelance
        • Whilst working at Greysnowpoker.com, my job was to shape and create the look and feel of the new online gaming start-up, this was done by hiring and mentoring a team of designers.. I created a style guideline for Brand (Typography, Iconography, Colours, Social Media, Photography & Stationary) and the User Interface (Typography, Breakpoints, Buttons, Filters & a complete library in Sketch and helped educate the company.

        2018

        Lead Designer

        Soaper Duper

        Mar 2017 - Feb 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • At SoaperDuper my role was to help shape the beauty start-up in to a brand. Creating a comprehensive Brand Guideline with key stakeholders (Marketing, CEO, Art-workers & Product) that included Branding (logo placements, Typography, Iconography, Social Media & HTML Email Templates (loaded and deployed with Mail-chimp), Photography, Packaging, User Experience, User Interface and Illustrations that I presented and educated to the whole of the company which included designers that reported to me on how to create a cohesive look and feel to help build customer trust.

        2017

        Lead Designer

        Coimmvest Ltd

        Aug 2015 - Feb 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Working within a fintech / Prop-tech start-up designing the branding, marketing collateral, user interface doing competitor research and being the point of contact for all things design. During my time at Coimmvest, I art directed drone photo-shoots across 8 different countries & worked with Cubstudio on animated videos for how to use, marketing campaigns and print campaigns.

        2015

        Senior Designer

        Hotel Chocolat

        Jan 2015 - Nov 2015
        • Royston, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I was bought in on a two-week contract but ended doing the User Interface on the e-commerce roll-out, teaching in-house designers how to use sketch, the importance of the brand alliance to make it cohesive. I oversaw 3 designers quality checking design work and setting out new guidelines for the art direction of photography.

        2015

        Senior Marketing Designer

        blinkbox

        Jul 2014 - Feb 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I was the lead marketing designer taking control of the creative of the brand In-conjunction with the Creative Director. I worked closely with the Marketing Director to formulate new and exciting campaigns using photography & illustrations that could be rolled out across Print, Signage, Social Media, TV and other touch-points.

        2014

        Senior Designer

        Connect IB

        Oct 2013 - Aug 2014
        • Luton, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I reported Creative Director as part of a second in charge, my job was to create the User Interface, User Experience, Art Direction and Branding for a range of clients from shopping centres through to airports. These included making sure all Brand Guidelines adhered too but advising when necessary. I had to quality check the work from two junior designers and two mid-weight designers, making sure that all jobs were delivered to the highest quality on time within budget.

        2013

        Lead UI Designer

        The White Company

        Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2013

        Lead UI Designer

        Dune London

        Nov 2012 - May 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2013

        Marketing Designer

        Paul Smith Ltd

        Jun 2012 - Feb 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2013

        May 2012 - Mar 2013
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2012

        Senior Digital Designer

        Blacks

        Jan 2012 - May 2012
        • Northampton, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2012

        Lead Marketing Designer

        Argos

        Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2011

        Senior Digital Designer

        La Senza

        Sep 2010 - Jan 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance

        2010

        Senior Digital Designer

        Clothing at Tesco

        Aug 2008 - Jul 2010
        • Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
        • Full Time