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A self-motivated and organised graphic designer with over 10 years of design experience. Able to work on own initiative, independently and as part of a team. Looking for long term/short term freelance projects. Extensive experience in: Consumer and contract magazine publications, newspapers, corporate/promotional marketing material for new company start-ups, in-store retail graphics and fashion campaigns; adverts and point of sale material.
Art Direction for George 2014 Back to School magalogue. Deputy Art director for GEORGE.com at Asda Assisting art director in implementation of George (Asda) fashion brand. Designing in store graphics, store upfronts, mag walls and in store banners. Updating crop docs. Designing press ads. Liaising with repro, marking up and signing off proofs. Assisting in production of George fashion campaigns.Concept generation,location sourcing and moodboard generation for store upfronts.
Designing magazines/ concepting pages for catalogues and magazine covers - for various clients such as M&S, Hammersons, Space NK and DFS.
Working on The Daily newspaper for London Fashion Week. Updating website.
Sole designer, primarily responsible for the production of advertorial and promotional pages for both magazines. Liaising directly with clients, producing creative concepts /design pitches and co-ordinating their ultimate execution and approval. Design of online Solus web newsletters/banners. Successful pitches include: Abercrombie & Kent, Harrods, Platinum Guild and Sandals
Designing magalogue for Cath Kidston stores, along with a range of promotional and sales materials including POS and in-store graphics on behalf of client. Commissioning photography and managing production of magazine.
Internship on Glamour magazine
Collaborating with the art director to formulate ‘look and feel’ of magazine; coming up with new ideas, visual styles for magazine;deputising for the art director in his absence, managing freelance designers; designing promotional materials for marketing -exhibition graphics for Ideal Home Show; liaising with repro house;passing and checking cromalins.
Designing and producing magazine to final print within tight budgets and deadlines; designing front covers, managing picture budgets,picture returns, commissioning photographers, negotiating rates, art directing shoots. Sending jobs to repro, passing and signing off cromalins. Maintaining and updating website using Adobe Go Live.
Designing corporate literature, point of sale material for clients within set budgets and time constraints; re-branding of companies in Kent including: The Retreat, The Weald of Kent and Pentland Golf;producing advert campaigns for a range of clients; Re-designing/re-launching The Echo Magazine, setting up new design templates;art directing and styling shoots; flat-planning magazine, writing and chasing ad copy.
Designing Royal Navy Sports Association Magazine and working on Dining Out magazine
Internship at Cosmopolitan Magazine. Designed Subscribers newsletters.
Internship at Eve magazine. Administration duties. Helping out on magazine, booking flights and responding to readers' letters.