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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Editorial Illustrator


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About me

A big imagination and love of research allow me to approach a broad spectrum of briefs with confidence and flair. My complementary skills sets of creative direction, graphic design and illustration allow me to move between artist and art director as and when required.

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  • Art Direction
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Artwork Commissioning
  • Editorial
  • Creative Ideas
  • Article Research
  • Annual Reports

Work history



Amuseum Magazine

Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creator of the playful magazine that sees objects differently: Concept creation, research and development Comprehensive design of three issues Source and art-direct writers and artists Production management of graphic design, artwork, advertisements, photography, print and distribution Use Slack and Google docs to manage teams and deadlines Approach and negotiate with advertisers Work with contacts at world-renowned museums: The V&A, Wellcome Collection and The Science Museum Engage with audience at interviews and events


Freelance Creative

Dan Stafford

Jan 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Create original ideas for various platforms: websites, magazines, children's television, podcasts etc. Explain and demonstrate concepts and ideas to clients Understand and fulfil shareholder and audience objectives Research audience environments Guide clients on the nature and format of creative outcomes Give and receive creative feedback Use an intelligent and adaptable creative process Graphic Designer (Digital and Print) Create reactive digital designs for multiple devices Work as a team with developers, animators and designers Arrange and conduct meetings with demanding clients Work with company directors to visualise ideas Create work in line with corporate messages and branding Editorial Illustrator Create striking artwork for exacting art directors at major international publications Creativity with very short notice and deadlines Research and understand complex and challenging subjects Rapid creation of many ideas on a single subject


Visiting Tutor

Loughborough University

Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Manage and present to large groups Strong understanding of the core concepts of visual creativity Work with department to deliver syllabus-appropriate learning Provide constructive clear feedback to nurture creativity



Visual Communication (Illustration) BA Hons

Loughborough University

Sep 2006
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • First Class Honours