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My names Mike and I’m a designer from New Zealand. I have just recently moved here to London and I’m in the process of looking for possible job opportunities. Since graduating in 2011 from Auckland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Design, I have been working for 5+ years across various fast paced, high pressure design and event outlets in both New Zealand and the United States. I have a strong passion for design, the power behind brands and the importance of ‘creating experiences’ and is something I seek in a job and wish to continue to build a career around. I genuinely love what I do and come with a passion for this to back up the skills and experience I have acquired from my different creative backgrounds. I am fast, organised and precise, listen and consider myself an all-round multi-tasking team player; with experience taking projects from concept through to delivery. With a passion for art and design I pride myself on having a good knowledge of innovative and ground-breaking design looking beyond the next big thing all the while protecting companies core values. I made the move to London to locate myself in a new and creative environment and to have access to a larger scope of opportunities and challenges. I’m hungry to build on my skill-set and experience that I took away from my previous job at Rollercoaster and to pursue with a new venture bridgng my passion for branding and events. Somewhere that encourages innovation, design and out-of-the box thinking which I believe result in some of the most memorable ‘experiences'.
As a full-service event production company, Rollercoaster Design takes care of everything. From production & site management at some of NZ's biggest events to innovative custom builds and prop building. One half of the creative team, I support both the project managers and the production warehouse with: • Preparing detailed drawings and specifications, including site plans, 3D renders & walkthrough animations as needed to support proposals, pitches, and in-production work. Detailing mood, atmosphere, lighting, composition, colour and texture in their spatial environment. • Creating designs for architectural installations, signage, logos, attraction graphics, area development solutions and way-finding graphics • Creating designs from concept to creation including: Branded Construction, Sales & Marketing Props, Customise existing objects, Custom Exhibition & Tradestands, Exhibit Design, Event Concept Design, Exhibit Branding, Exhibit Furniture & Props • Working as a team, assessing set environments and on-site measuring to help facilitate site-planning and set-designs for us; the set-designers as well as the production teams involved. • Assisting with TVC / TV prop & set designing, creating visual elements and environments for television productions including: ? • 7 Days (2014) • Site planning and set plans for the production team • Jono & Ben (2015) • Game prop design for live screen-recording • X Factor New Zealand (2015) • Prop designs for contestant's stage performances • Family Feud New Zealand (2015) • Stage plans & 3D renders for production purposes • You’re Back In The Room (2016) • Prop designs used for ‘pilot’ episode • Having to prioritise, manage and accomplish multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining the design intent and quality standards as required by Rollercoaster and the client Clients include: Hyundai, The Coca-Cola Company, Corona, Instagram, Valspar Paints & Rekorderlig Cider
• Designing custom templates for Zoo Printing's 'Design Online' service. Item's consisted of brochures, business cards, flyers, and other products for advertising/promotional services. • Designing in-house signage/ materials for our 3 locations in Los Angeles, Kentucky & New Jersey. • Creating graphics and web elements for our affiliate sites and other contracted companies. • Creating custom designs, logo/ branding and stationery systems for our extensive cliental including The Staples Centre, The Los Angeles Clippers, and Bentley Motors Group.
• Providing the ultimate event experience for fans and artists at some of Insomniac's larger events including Nocturnal Wonderland, Beyond Wonderland & Escape From Wonderland. • 2012-2013 - Artist Liaison at Insomniac's premier annual event, Electric Daisy Carnival - one of the largest music festivals in the United States attracting 250,000 fans over the 3-day event. - Artist rider quoting, collecting and collation - Assisting with artist area at a 116,000 capacity venue - Liaising between international artist's, artist management and venue management - International Artists included Skrillex, Tiësto, Avicii, Carl Cox & Empire of The Sun - Liaising and assisting with VIP's including Idris Elba, Joe Manganiello, Holly Madison & Flavor Flav • 2013 - Assisting as a production hand during the filming of 'EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky'
• In charge of designing and creating the in-store signage including banners, manuals, booklets, cabinet displays and product ticketing. Some of these designs were used in other Harvey Norman stores across New Zealand. • Assisting in the Photo Department with design and pre-press requirements for both customers and other clients.