I originally started freelancing at CHI which quickly lead to a full time design position at The Box, a fast turnaround, low-touch agency. Working closely with the digital team, art directors and writers, I have been creating everything from DM, emails and eprompts through to illustrations, guidelines, mobile bank livery and branch interiors. Clients include: The Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Ulster Bank, Churchill, Caravan Club, Green Flag
Maternity cover for the Senior Designer on the weekly publication Investors Chronicle. The role involved the concept and design of the magazine’s cover and various elements within the publication, overseeing and managing a junior designer, working with editors, production, image libraries, commissioning illustrations, invoicing and managing my time to meet the weekly deadline. I also worked with the marketing department on the production of an assortment of marketing material including Awards events and the 150th anniversary campaign.
Agencies included: GM Toucari, FT Business, Ilex Photo, The Box (Tag: + CHI&Partners), Tangible Financial
In 2004 I was offered the role of Designer at what was then called Ping Communications. The company subsequently merged with CCHM, rebranding itself into the multi-disciplined communications agency, Tangible Financial. During my five year tenure I worked alongside art directors, copywriters, digital designers and programmers, production and artworkers - on projects such as corporate identity and the refreshing of existing brands, pitches, identity guidelines, corporate literature and promotional material, advertisements and annual reports. Clients included: ABN AMRO / literature Derbyshire Building Society / brand refresh JMFinn / re-brand JPMorgan / literature MGM Advantage / re-brand & guidelines Nationwide Building Society / brand refresh The Outward Bound Trust / brand refresh, brand guidelines & literature St. James Place / brand refresh & report and accounts
At Smith & Gilmour I worked mainly on the design and production of CD and DVD packaging, book jacket and layout design, invitations, promotional brochures and point-of-sale. Clients included: BBC / DVD packaging Cambridge University Press / book covers Decca Records / CD packaging DK / point-of-sale & advertisements Little Brown / catalogues & point-of-sale Penguin / catalogues & point-of-sale Puffin / point-of-sale Virgin / various Warner Classics / CD packaging