Dave Chapman

Trade Marketing Designer

Mid Level
Bedford, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a 42 year old Trade Marketing designer that is currently working for Topps UK, where I design POS, events and digital assets for brands such as Match Attax, Slam Attax, Starwars Collection cards and More . I have been passionate about design ever since I left school (yes around 100 years ago!) but never had the opportunity to train as a designer until five years ago after starting to design in job I was in at the time. I then started by doing a part time time HNC course while working a full time job in printing and a part time job as a shop assistant. I then qualified from college and decided to go full time at university (thankfully I have a very understanding wife and children!). My main love is motion, weather its 3D or 2D. I am always wanting to learn and find new ways and skills to wow people with design. I have spent a lot of my own time self learning the software (Blender3D, Cinema4D, After Effects and more!) to be able to proceed with this. I have achieved more than I ever though possible in the last couple of years but I would love to have the opportunity to be able to dive into the wonderful world of motion.

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  • Adobe After Effects
  • Illustrator
  • Cinema 4D
  • Branding
  • Motion Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photoshop
  • Blender
  • Publishing Design
  • Premiere Pro
  • Trade Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • BBH


    • Advertising
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    Igloo Books

    • G

      Guildford Street Press

      • T

        Topps UK

        Work history


        Trade Marketing Designer

        Topps UK

        Sep 2019
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Design the POS for UK and international markets for multiple brands. Produce and animate 3D imagery of all products. Design assets for social media campaigns, new product launches, shows and events.


        Junior Graphic Designer

        Igloo Books

        Sep 2018 - Sep 2019
        • Northampton, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Manage, edit and design multiple projects from start to finish. This includes, book cover design, book interior layouts, prepairing sales material for presentations which includes 3D modelling and creating video presentations.




        May 2017 - May 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • A weeks internship to gain experience of working within a design agency.


        Oct 2016 - Feb 2017
        • Luton, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • 12 week internship working doing various design tasks for the university



        1st Class BA(Hons) Advertising and Branding

        University of Bedfordshire

        Sep 2016 - Jul 2018
        • Luton, United Kingdom
        • Learning how best to communicate a companies core values in their branding and advertising campaigns.


        HNC Graphic Design

        Bedford College

        Sep 2014 - Jul 2016
        • Bedford, United Kingdom
        • I studied here part time for two years while working.