joel horton

Graphic Designer

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About me

 

I'm a Graphic Designer/Creative Artworker and musician, used to taking a range of projects from inception through to completion. With previous experience working in the fields of Branding, Advertising, Digital media and Packaging I'm always looking for new and exciting projects to work on and enjoy collaborating with like-minded creative people. You can view some of my work here: wwwbehance.net/joelhorton

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Popwar

Aug 2010
  • Freelance Graphic designer/Creative Artworker

2015

Freelance Graphic Designer & Creative Artworker

Freelance

Jul 2010 - May 2015
  • Recent Assignments include: • Creative Artworking for IM Design Agency – 26th August - 17th October 2014 (Product Brochures for Minimise Energy lighting company) • Creative Artworking for SMP Design Agency - 14th - 15th August 2014 (Advertisements for SanDisk)

2010

Graphic Designer

Delta Home Entertainment PLC

Mar 2007 - Jul 2010
  • Worked within the Art & Design studio at Delta Home Entertainment as one of only three Graphic Designers producing all of the CD/DVD, packaging & branding for the company. I produced designs for, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Ella Fitzgerald and The Everly Brothers to name a few. Duties: • To Produce & design the packaging artwork for forthcoming CD /DVD releases • Creating concepts & mock-ups for trade shows & product meetings • Creating Brand Identifies for different product ranges • Generating PDF’s of finished Artwork, using templates in Adobe Indesign • Uploading work to different print servers within specified deadlines. • Contacting programme makers and gaining approval for DVD Artwork • Obtaining quotes and contacting image libraries to find suitable cover shots • Providing the Viral Marketing department with web banners and product shots

2006

Artworker & Graphics Assistant

Turnkey Sound Media Tools

Dec 2005 - Apr 2006
  • Working for the above companies within the Graphics department of Media Tools / Turnkey sound, my role primarily involved the following tasks: Duties: • Layout design of the Turnkey and Soho Soundhouse monthly product magazines • Layout and design of advertisements for popular music magazines, such as Sound On Sound and Computer Music • Producing effect signage solutions for use inside the companies retail outlets

2005

Graphic Designer, Fundraising and Communications Assistant

The Scrine Foundation

Mar 2003 - Sep 2005
  • Responsible for the full range of the charities graphic design, Art direction, and layout of all promotional material. This work includes a quarterly twenty-page magazine, adverts and photography, the companies Annual Review, web site updating & development. Campaign brochures, leaflets, bookmarks, shop signage, stationary, donation forms, collection box labels, posters & Flyers etc. Duties: • Producing finished print work to an established house style for a variety of different projects • Liaising with members of staff to assess specific brief requirements • Working to tight deadlines and within specific department budgets • Obtaining quotes from external printing agencies for approval by the management • Gaining funding for the fundraising department • Organising fundraising events • General administrative tasks • Working at the charities second-hand clothes shop and coffee shop

Education

2013

Audio Engineering and Post Production

SSR School of Sound Recording

Aug 2011 - Apr 2013

    2002

    BA(Hons) in Visual Communication

    Ravensbourne College of Design Communication

    Aug 1999 - Jun 2002

      1999

      BTEC Foundation Course in Art Design

      Ravensbourne College of Design Communication

      Aug 1998 - May 1999

        1998

        A/level Art Design

        BRIT Performing Arts Technology School

        Aug 1996 - May 1998

          Awards

          1987

          Most improved Junior Gymnast