I’m an award-winning art director with extensive experience of managing and creating concepts, generating ideas and directing shoots for a range of subjects. Equally adept at commissioning world-renowned photographers to shoot household name actors and sports stars or creating imagery for style, food and still life shoots amongst others. Possessing a proven track record of producing quality, engaging work to tight deadlines, I also hold extensive experience of commissioning and art-directing illustrators across a wide variety of subjects. My skills are transferable across all media, advertising and retail industries.Locked Pro Plan feature
Working on various accounts at We Are Social.
• Responsible for the conception and execution of all visual content for the UK’s leading mens magazine, boasting a weekly circulation in excess of 500,000. • Led, mentored and encouraged art team. • Ensured the design of all pages were of excellent quality and demanded the attention of the reader whilst perfectly complementing the editorial content. • Generated concepts for a wide variety of major cover stars, both in the UK and internationally, worked alongside and art-directed world class photographers for use in magazine and online. Also directed videographers in tandem with stills when needed. • Created still life and conceptual shoots. • Responsible for style shoots and biannual fashion specials. • Created and managed branding and design for ShortList sub-brands, events and commercial franchise activity. • Part of team repsonsible for curation of ShortList Instagram account. • Comfortable at presenting and pitching ideas to board members and stakeholders. • Award winning and consistently shortlisted for prestigious industry awards.
• Generated a high volume of original and engaging solutions for a variety of international brands across various platforms. • Fulfilled clients objectives whilst ensuring content and design conformed with the titles high editorial standards. • Art-directed a wide variety of high quality photographers specialising in areas such as fashion, beauty and still life. • Integral part of an award winning team during period of growth.
Freelanced at companies including: Shortlist Media, Redwood, Cedar, IPC.
• Responsible for design across the portfolio including Sawasdee (Thai Airways), Location (Hamptons International), Oryx (Qatar Airways), Kempinski Hotels, 442 Middle East, Autocar Middle East and F1 Racing Middle East. • Created original concept for Location and two years later carried out a full re-launch to fulfill clients requirements for brand repositioning. • Commissioning and sourcing photographers and illustrators, organising and directing photo-shoots. • Integrally involved in all pitch work, creating solutions to fulfil clients briefs resulting in the successful acquisition of various contracts. • Directing and nurturing staff within the department and also recruiting and managing a designer in the Bangkok office.
Freelance at companies including: Sunday Times Travel Magazine, Redwood, Publicis Blueprint, Sunday Publishing, Wardour, Mediamark.
• Responsible for several customer publications. • Designing editorial content, directing photographers, illustrators and managing budgets.
• Employed as Senior Designer for various design industry publications • Designing editorial content for these publications as well as commissioning photographers/illustrators and organizing and controlling photo-shoots • Liaising with editors, sales managers and repro houses to ensure the design process ran smoothly and to deadline
• Layout of editorial pages • Overseeing magazines being sent to repro • Designing small classified advertisements and full page ads for leading companies in various industries
Winner of the Cover of the Year for ShortList