Jamain Gordon

Art Director

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I am a very friendly and enthusiastic individual, photography has always been something that I am extremely passionate about, fashion and portraiture photography is where my heart belongs. I am also interested in digital marketing, retouching and graphic design. I work extremely well in a team, as well as alone as I can confidently deal with problems, and use my initiative to overcome challenging situations.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • 35mm Photography
  • Advanced Retouching
  • Mac Operator
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Capture One
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Graphic Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Art Directing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University of The Arts London (UAL)

    University of The Arts London (UAL)

    • Design
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    City of Westminster College

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      Certified-UK

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        feast mag

        Work history

        Currently

        Apr 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Working at City of Westminster College I’m reporting into and working closely with the Marketing Director, as the Graphic Designer I am assisting driving creativity in brand development, direction and delivering of message, whilst maintaining the integrity of the brand across all marketing channels. This role includes creating in housework and external advertising for billboards, newspapers, bus wraps and many more. My experience with Adobe Creative Suite is the main thing that’s is required for this role and the understanding of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print & photo retouching.

        Currently

        Graphic Designer

        Certified-UK

        Oct 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Primarily, I am the graphic designer for the company working as freelance, however also spend time designing promotional aids for events and segments for their website. I recently finished and designed the campaign for our collaboration with Supermalt and worked alongside SAMSUNG to promote their new product Galaxy S8.

        2017

        Technical Photography Tutor

        University of The Arts London (UAL)

        Jan 2015 - Dec 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Working at UAL, my job is involve working with students teaching them how to work with photo editing software and how to use the photography studio and get them ready for their own group exhibition at the end of year.

        2015

        Marketing & Social Media

        City of Westminster College

        Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • During this work placement at City of Westminster College I was required to Promoting the brand of an Organization , Editing photos on Photoshop and Lightroom, Public Relation, Photography, Graphic Design ( InDesign, Photoshop etc ) , Setting up Photo shoots for advertising campaigns, Covering events to get the story out there and Photographing large meeting involving Westminster Council and more.

        Education

        2019

        Short Course in Art Direction

        Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Join Art Direction and be guided through the various stages of working as a professional Art Director, from creating concepts to organising advertising campaigns. You will start by learning about the basic principles of being an Art Director, including elements of visual communication, semiotics and the importance of analysing contemporary trends and campaigns. You will continue the workshop developing concept boards, learning how to produce campaigns and maximise your creativity. You will also learn how to create concepts for photo-shoots and TV adverts. With expert advice and guidance from your tutor, Creative Director and Photographer Giulio Mazzarini, you will discuss how the role varies across a variety of creative industries and gain valuable tips about successfully working as a professional Art Director. Topics covered: Principles of Visual Communication Art Direction in Editorial and Advertising Working as an Art Director: Principles and Practical Exercise Development of Concept and Mood Boards Producing an Integrated Campaign How Text and Images Work Together How to Form a Creative Team The New Frontiers of Advertising Communication Course outcomes: By learning the principles and techniques of Art Direction, you will be able to work on briefs, deliver effective concepts and ideas. You will also improve your creative skills as a visual artist, including lateral thinking and general work performance.

        2017

        BA (Hons) Photography

        University for the Creative Arts

        Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
        • Farnham, United Kingdom
        • "Studying my photography degree at UCA made me focus on contemporary photographic art practice. Studying within fine art contexts to prepare for a wider range of jobs in the future within the field of photography." Course overview: Our BA (Hons) Photography degree at UCA Farnham has a distinguished history stretching back over 70 years. This course will encourage you to develop experimental and innovative approaches towards the photographic medium. Guided by some of the world’s finest photography academics, our Photography course offers you the opportunity to study within a uniquely creative environment where you can develop a deep understanding of photographic practice, theory and history. As a member of this photographic community of internationally renowned practicing artists and photographers, you’ll have access to a wide range of both digital and analogue facilities, including black and white/colour darkrooms and film processing, digital processing and editing suites, photographic studios, various digital and film cameras, lenses and lighting equipment and book production facilities. Through a variety of workshops, tutorials, lectures and seminars, you’ll be given freedom to develop your own practice, incorporating historical and contemporary approaches to fine-tune your creativity. Our renowned teaching team brings with them high-profile industry connections, both nationally and internationally. As part of the course, we regularly arrange visits to, and lectures from, a wide range of institutions such as the National Media Museum, Brighton Photo Fringe, The Photographers’ Gallery London, Photoworks Magazine, as well as Berg, Blackwell, Focalpress, Routledge and other publishers. Many of our photography graduates have secured professional roles in a variety of fields including editorial, advertising, fine art, documentary-making, and gallery/project management.

        2014

        Short Course in Photography

        University of The Arts London (UAL)

        Feb 2014 - Dec 2014
        • London, United Kingdom

        2014

        BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design Level 3

        City of Westminster College

        Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
        • Edgware Rd, London, UK
        • This course was more focused around the creative industries and careers that are available in the professional world. The second year I focused more on what I really want to progress into at my preferred university (UCA) looking at fashion and portraiture as my photographic style. I was a class representative and Student Prep throughout my time studying here which allowed me to take on more responsibilities and represent my class in higher meetings, to progress and make positive changes to the college.

        Awards

        2017

        • 1st Runner up for best portrait of the category.