James Reader

Senior Project Manager

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Side Hustles

About me

I have 8-9 years experience in Art, Graphics and Branding, with extensive knowledge through from production and design, to sales and project management. I have a proven track record of completing large branding projects with budgets exceeding £200k, on time and under budget, across Europe and Russia. This incorporates excellent time management, regular team meetings internally and with clients to ensure project transparency. Also carefully managing suppliers to ensure budgets are kept and managing individuals in multiple teams from designers and architects, to building managers, production and installation teams. Always keen to deliver a high quality project.

Skills

  • Print
  • Project Management
  • Design
  • Artwork
  • Art
  • Art Branding
  • Print Design
  • Print Communications
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Procurement

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • WeWork

    WeWork

    • Architecture
  • A

    ABC Imaging

    • G

      Graphitecture

      • P

        Phillips Digital Services

        Work history

        Currently

        Freelance Project Manager

        Graphitecture

        Jan 2020
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Here I manage large branding projects, ranging from Office Environments to Retail and Events. My duties involve -Managing budgets and implementing correct margins to create profit -Managing Design, Production and Install teams to ensure projects are completed on time -Coordinating on-site surveys -Creating lead times and implementing frequent meetings with client to ensure project transparency

        2020

        Senior Project Manager - Art and Graphics

        WeWork

        Apr 2019 - Jan 2020
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • At WeWork I am a Senior in our department, project managing the Art and Graphics for UK & Ireland, European and Russian offices. This will include: -Ordering and coordinating the installation of Wallpaper, Neon, Sculptures, Framed Art, Window vinyl, Custom pieces and more. -Key interface to A&G EMEA manager regarding project status of processes and progress. -Organise and conduct site surveys prior to launching project internally. -Managing projects, including supply chain, with budgets up to £200k. -Proven track record of delivering against tight timescales, with successful office openings in UK, Germany, Norway and Russia. -Coordinating lead times of Interior Designers, Artists, Production and Installers to ensure smooth workflow and on time delivery. -Clients include Amazon, Facebook, Zoom, MunichRE

        2019

        Account Director

        MX Display

        Jan 2017 - Apr 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Here at MX Display, I worked as Account Director for the London office. I was relied on to start the London office in Moorgate for MX Display. This included me prospecting, building a fresh client base, sourcing materials, project managing large branding projects and growing relationships with clients and suppliers. Exceeding 600k worth of business in first 2 years.

        2017

        Sales Executive

        Clicks Print Ltd

        Jun 2016 - Jan 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • When working at Clicks Print, I worked as Sales Executive. This involved me Prospecting growing and project managing a client base from scratch to hit annual targets. The company worked supplying print and project management for Interior Branding, Events and exhibitions, retail environments and commercial environments.

        2016

        Design and Operator

        ABC Imaging

        Apr 2014 - Jun 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Whilst working at ABC Imaging I worked with software called PRISMA and various design packages to set up and alter artwork ready for print. I colour calibrated the large format machines using GMG Colour Management. I also learnt how to operate Canon C10000 presses, OCE Gemini presses, large format Colourwaves, HP Inkjets and various finishing machines.

        2014

        Creative Artworker

        Phillips Digital Services

        Sep 2011 - Apr 2014
        • Letchworth Garden City, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • I worked in the Mac/Studio Department of Phillips Digital Services, assisting in the design studio with Pre-press and print production for the HP Indigo Press. When doing so I used programs such as, Quark 7, Apogee Pre-Press CS6 Creative Suite & Pitstop Pro.