Having over 10 years experience in the Graphic Design, publishing and advertising industry, I am looking for a Creative Artworking or Creative/Production Manager role were I can further my career.
Temporary creative artworker working alongside the lead designer and creative directors helping to create visuals for presentations solely for the Jaguar & Land Rover brand. Preparing and amending press masters, digital artwork such as emails and web banners working alongside corporate guidelines. Software used was Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
Originally I was employed as a Creative Artworker and was promoted to Press Production Manager at the former Digital and Direct PLC in Battersea, London – now SapientNitro. My role as Press Production Manager focused on quality control, liaising with creatives and proofreaders preparing, proofing and delivery of print ready advertising. I also managed numerous artworkers involved on our Sky and Vodafone accounts. I made sure our advertising to the publications were within brand guidelines and to publication specifications to major national and EU newspapers and magazines on time and without error. I liaised with production teams at national press houses and magazines regarding costs, print specifications, copy deadlines and helped manage schedules from media booking companies regarding what is needed and making sure everything is delivered on time to the highest possible standard. Software used daily was InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office and am proficient in all of these packages. My role also consists of creative artworking for brands such as Lucozade, Harley Davidson and Mclaren Automotive. Taking concepts through to print ready artwork as well as web banners.
Based in Chelmsford, Essex, the role involved taking concept ideas through to finished artwork and print. I created corporate advertisements, brochures, billboards and flyers for individual clients such as Volkswagen, Mitsubishi, Citroen, BMW, BMW Mini, Spacemaker Furniture, Montrose Furniture, Hi-Tec, Motorworld, Care UK, S.E.H. Windows, and SVC Recruitment. My artwork was sent to press in national papers, local newspapers and magazines.
Universal Cycles Plc / Temporary Graphic Designer / Oct 2004 – Feb 2005 Based in Basildon, Essex, I created concept ideas for bikes, electric scooters, and buggy decals, then developed the finished designs for print,I also designed brochures and mailers of upcoming products for potential Trade buyers across the UK such as Universal Cycles own brand bicycles, Muddyfox Mountain Bikes and accessories, Spiderman, Hulk, Disney and Marvel Comics.
My first design job was in Chelmsford, Essex producing hospital radio magazines for most hospitals in England. This involved planning, designing pages, layouts, setting magazines ready for press, as well as creating advertisements for local companies in the area where we were currently producing the hospital radio magazine.