I am a versatile creative designer who specialises in graphic design, with a broad supporting skill set that encompasses illustration, printmaking, motion design and video editing. After a successful period of teaching design alongside my professional practice, I am now looking to work on new projects as part of a creative team and to challenge myself in new ways. As an ambitious, outgoing individual, I strive to achieve highly both in my academic and professional life. When confronted with a problem, I favour getting hands-on with the challenge and working logically through it until I am happy that the successful outcome meets my high standards. I am a hard-working individual with an eye for successful design. I can be left to work on my own to produce work to a high standard but also enjoy working as part of a team. I have excellent time management skills and I can multi-task successfully.Locked Pro Plan feature
Developing content for the promotion of courses and the college using social media Developing printed marketing materials for the promotion of academic courses Using own knowledge of Adobe software to deliver bespoke lessons to learners Organising and running creative exhibitions to showcase student work Developing and creating new concepts in the promotion of the college A full-time role divided between teaching and marketing. Helped set up the Design Bureau to create a variety of content for businesses in the local area. Created and organised many successful end of academic year exhibitions that received high praise from directors and local press. Assisted in the creation of motion graphics to help promote the new college identity to be used in-house and through social media. Achieved a high success rate throughout the Creative & Digital Arts department.
A variety of creative design work for a wide range of businesses including: Bournemouth University Wolfe Academy Apparel Isambard’s Cycles Banquet Records Lush Cosmetics Book cover illustration (Bournemouth University), t-shirt design (Wolfe Academy Apparel), logo design (Isambard’s Cycles), album/gig poster and marketing design (Banquet Records), live screen-printing workshop (Lush Cosmetics).
Teacher training placement Using own knowledge of Adobe software to deliver bespoke lessons to learners Providing assistance with design-related obstacles for staff and learners Utilising creative abilities to develop content for the college prospectus Keeping up-to-date with current design news, information & software Creating visuals to promote exhibitions within the college Created and delivered a successful program of practical workshops that assisted in the development of students’ creative abilities. Excellent team-working to ensure that all students work was assessed correctly and accurately and in a timely fashion.
Monthly music publication covering genres including metal, rock, punk and indie: Working with layouts to ensure the magazine looks fresh and up-to-date Preparing and editing photographs to be used within the magazine In-depth research into images used for specific monthly features Creating illustrations for specific articles Checking work for legibility Managed tight deadlines and budgets to ensure that the magazine was printed on time and to a high standard. Supported colleagues during the magazine cycle whilst maintaining my workload.
An online public relations company for national and international musicians: Liaising with record labels & promoters to produce promotional materials Working across a range of projects from music promotion to competitions Designing web banners and advertisements for XTaster’s musician roster Developing new visuals to promote the company Creating and developing brand identities Working on a variety of creative projects whilst maintaining tight deadlines and budgets. Provided a critical yet supportive eye to colleagues to ensure that the company delivered the highest quality of assets for XTaster’s client base. Received commendation from company directors regarding the re-branding for Motion PR.
Visual Communication. Undergraduate degree. Subjects included typography, print design, illustration, design development, web design, stop-frame animation and conceptual design thinking.
Graphic Design and Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator CC 2015
Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop CC 2015
Achieved for having the highest success rate in any department at Aylesbury College