Mark Kirkman

Digital Designer

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  • LocationSouthend-on-Sea, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Through eduction to my professional career I have always been involved in design and digital media. It is a great passion of mine and I always strive to develop my skills through training courses and online tutorials and Iam always thinking about the next step and in which direction to go. I attended South East Essex College where I studied Graphic Design and developed my understanding of Adobe suite, from there I stepped into the big bad world and started working for an online directory & web design company. There I was able to further my knowledge and learn how to create bespoke websites for clients and develop CMS systems to provide the best value for the client. Since those first few years in my career I can now say I have been able to gather a great understanding and collective knowledge of digital media from working in roles such as freelance web and graphic design, print and communications. I have extensive experience in developing bespoke websites and graphic projects through to developing and branding companies whether it be just a logo or full company branding. Through working in many different roles and companies I have built an understanding of how is best to communicate with colleagues and clients and how to integrate well within a team.

Skills

 

  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Css3
  • Visual Design
  • Project Manaement
  • Responsive Design
  • Html css php Jquery
  • Email Design Build

Work history

Currently

Communications Officer

Estuary Housing Association

Mar 2012
  • Covering all internal and external communications. Managing and developing the organisations intranet and website, always trying to improve performance and identity whilst collaborating with staff, stakeholders and customers to convey a clear and strong company message. Creating all company publications, brand identity, corporate documents and developing the organisations online presence. Key Achievements: • Creating key annual reports and corporate publications • Designing and developing all web, email campaigns to improve customer engagement • Promotion of events to improve attendance and awareness • Branding and re-launching intranet • Streamlining intranet making it accessible for all users to access information to improve their day to day • Branding and promoting new core values to all staff • Liaising with staff to maintain a constant company image and updating of media channels

2012

Project Manager

MAC Maintenance

May 2009 - Mar 2012
  • Maintenance and property development company. I obtained 17th Edition electrical qualification and gained vital knowledge of building regulations to refurbish and develop an array of different domestic and commercial premises. Overseeing all contracts and developed and approved project plans. Key Achievements: • Overseeing all contracts during property refurbishments • Planning and approving architecture and engineers plans • Maintaining investor and stakeholder relationships • Refurbishing homes¬¬¬ for rent in private sectors • Conversion of commercial office space to residential housing

2011

Web & Graphic Designer

Freelance

Jul 2008 - Dec 2011
  • Web and Graphic Design services delivering a broad range of websites and online products. Developing specific content management systems to enable clients to update and maintain content of their websites. Creating unique company designs and branding which transferred to all online services provided. Working in both the UK and Australia gave me a broad understanding of how to communicate with customers to provide and deliver the right service. Key Achievements: • Company branding • Creating website wireframes • Designing and developing websites • Development and design of html emails

2008

Web & Graphic Designer

Locallife

Jul 2005 - Jul 2008
  • Whilst working for Locallife I developed a varied range of skills such as communicating with clients to get the full potential from their websites. Designing and constructing websites to fulfil the client’s objectives. A team leader of five on an online directory launch in America where I completed the set brief to a high standard. My main role at Locallife was web design, on multiple occasions I was placed within the sales team promoting and selling the company’s website packages and features plus receiving related calls of complaints and support. Key Achievements: • Creating website designs from inception through to final delivery • Creating website wireframes • Developing client specific websites to strict timescales • Developed content management systems • Created dynamic webpage’s and content • Sales of company products • Managed teams to develop international website launches • Liaised with clients to ascertain product requirements

Education

2015

CIM Diploma on Going

London School of Marketing

May 2014 - Jan 2015
  • Integrated Digital Media and Branding - on going

2005

BTEC Graphic Design Merit

South East Essex College

Aug 2003 - Jun 2005
  • BTEC Graphic Design - Merit

2003

School

The Deanes School

Aug 1998 - Jun 2003
  • A*-CC