Helen Barry

Senior bookbinder & Project Coordinator

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About me

 

Creative and highly motivated Senior Bookbinder & Project Coordinator for a bindery and printers in the City. I am hardworking with a high attention to detail, designing and producing bespoke products to meet clients specifications. Working within a fast-paced environment I have also coordinated and project managed multiple jobs through production, which utilises my skills in communication, team work and administration.

Skills

 

  • Hand Bookbinding
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Product Design and Production
  • Design
  • Front of House
  • Excellent Project Co-ordination

Work history

Currently

Production Co-ordinator

MJ Group

Aug 2013
  • Full Time
  • • Liaise with external suppliers and internal departments (Print, Sales, Dispatch) to ensure materials and projects are well coordinated; delivered accurately, on time, and to a high standard. • Often customer facing, giving product advice to best meet requirements, budgets and deadlines. • Traditional hand binding of bespoke products from leather bound books to clamshell boxes for clients including Penguin, Four Seasons, Red Bull, Skanska, ISG and BBC. • Working as part of a team, we share binding techniques and identify efficient work methods. • Collating of data and reporting for Bindery Manager.

2013

Print Finishing Technician

Contrado Imaging Ltd

Jun 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Freelance
  • • Primary creator of book, box and paper products. • Collaborated with Art Department in the development of new products. • Being flexible, I also took on the responsibility of product photography and digital editing for print and web when required.

Education

2012

BA(Hons) Book Arts Design

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2008 - Jun 2012
  • Learning the traditional and modern craft of bookbinding. Creation of content with the use of skills in Graphic Design, Illustration & Photography