A self motivated designer and creative artworker with over 10 years experience working for a number of clients, in-house studios and repro houses across a variety of market sectors. As a freelancer, I have been involved in the whole process, handling projects from initial client liaison and brief taking through to production. Projects I work on range from: identity/branding, marketing literature, corporate literature, brochures, annual reports, press ads, trade magazines and DM. My experience of working with clients and companies ranging from charities to the hard-nosed prepaid telecoms industry, makes me a worker able to deal with fast turnarounds, intensive briefs, multilingual work and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels. I am personable, professional and with an excellent all-round skill set.
Surface design, packaging and print ready artwork for a manufacturer of bathroom products and accessories supplying a range of high street retail companies in the UK and Europe. Part-time.
Freelance graphic design, art working and Wordpress website build and development.
Maternity cover for the Comms & PR Manager. - Update of all internal and external marketing materials and reports using new branding guidelines. - Design of internal and external newsletters, fundraising event marketing materials and press advertisements. - Design and build of event websites using the Wordpress platform.
Reporting to the Retail Sales Director, I was responsible for a range of customer and corporate communications across a broad spectrum of telephony services in the UK, Ireland and Europe. - Corporate and retail design – POS, brochures, direct marketing, product packaging, corporate identity and exhibition. - Consumer and B2B advertising – magazine, newspaper and large format billboard. - Print buying and management including placement of over 6 million units of plastic printing per annum.
A fast-moving and demanding role within a design and repro studio for a diverse range of clients such as BSKYB, Ford and Yellow Pages. - Design, artwork and production of magazines, licenced and promotional material, POS, exhibition stands, product packaging, typesetting brochures and stationery. - Production of a bi-monthly casino industry international magazine. Layout of editorial pages, sub-editing, design of advertisements. All repro done in-house including scanning and output of film. - Implementing and maintaining the corporate stationery bureau systems for BSkyB and Yellow Pages – artwork and production. - Prepress preparation of artwork and output of film for National Geographic and History Channel amongst others.
Sole full-time member of staff for a publishing company producing monthly customer loyalty magazines for the computer industry. - Liaise with clients, editors, designers, repro house and printers to plan and schedule future issues. - Additional page layout where necessary, proof-reading, writing headlines, re-writing copy.
An exciting position in a software development company and one of the first internet providers in the UK. - Designing mailshots and writing press releases. - Organising exhibitions in the UK and abroad.
Part-time course in graphic design as I wanted to go back to college for a while and challenge myself.
Architectural and special effects model making Higher National Diploma with one year spent working in industry.
OND 3D-Design covering interior, architecture, product design.