Jermaine Balfourth

Graphic Designer

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About me

 

I am an open minded individual who is patient, attentive, thorough and diplomatic in difficult situations, capable of working on my own & in group environments, using good communicational skills and experience gained from studying at university & functioning within the design industry. I thrive on challenges knowing that each day is not going to be the same.

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

vision on

Sep 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Vision On is a one-stop shop for retail and visual merchandising in leisure, retail & Entertainment. I was part of a busy design studio my duties include;; • Working with brands such as Pure Gym, New Look & Primark. • Work on other creative requirements to meet the company’s needs • Ensure the visual pack team have the support & resources they need to produce their high quality work • QC and submission of site packs to Senior Studio Manager • Manage multiple projects from concept through to creation alongside the Senior Studio Manager • Annotating the existing visual packs with seasonal creative • Understanding of production limitations when selecting creative and creative finish • Liaise with projects team to discuss retail site objectives and requirements • Establish and develop collaborative relationships within and across the company • Think creatively to produce all required bespoke designs • Work with the various production departments to complete and present visual packs for approval and production • Attendance of required client facing site visits and complete information capture with the Project Manager • Provide quality control over concepts and projects • Help implement new processes where required • Creating 3D objects and elements to support the packs or help the visualise certain aspects of the companies merchandise / store designs

2015

Graphic Designer

madison

Jan 2009 - Sep 2015
  • Stanmore, UK
  • Full Time
  • Madison is a UK based action sports & cycling company & is the largest cycling distributer in the UK, home to brands such as Animal, Thor, Genesis, Giro and Ridgeback e.t.c Here I am part of a small inhouse marketing team My duties included; • Brand managing assistant for some of Madison own brands. • Organising photo shoots also writing briefs for shoots. • Planning how best to market the brand. (setting up meetings with clients, pitching & researching competitor markets and also branding for some of Madison own brands) • Designing packaging. • Project Management, client liaison, working closely with suppliers • Planning campaigns and working to tight deadlines • Develop design ideas and basic concepts into fully worked out design solutions for new projects. • Creating Artwork For Marketing Purposes. • Assisting on shoots. (Art Direction, commissioning photographers & models) • Negotiating print costs and sourcing new printers • Preparing & creating work for print and web based usage (Liaising with printers). • Designing and creating adverts, magazines & trade catalogues for Madison’s brands. • Ensuring that the brand is identity is always followed. • Attending events and planning strategies for future campaigns. • Proofing

2008

Graphic Designer

fashion journal

Oct 2007 - Dec 2008
  • Full Time
  • Fashion Journal is a London based trade magazine aimed at the fashion industry. My duties included; • Designing layouts. • Writing and planning idea’s for potential new business leads • Helping with solutions for new business leads • Taking photographs to accompany articles. • Designing magazine advertisements and pages. • Preparing work for print and web based usage (Liaising with printers). • develop design ideas and basic concepts into fully worked out design solutions for new projects. • Creating Artwork For Marketing Purposes. • Assisting on shoots. (model casting, location scouting & on set production.) (Art Direction, commissioning photographers, models and make up artist) • Research on latest fashion trends.