Nick Blackford

Digital Designer

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About me

 

I’ve been obsessed with digital design since I discovered Jasc Paint Shop Pro in 1997. Things have moved on a lot since then and today I’m a professional designer (and mac convert) with experience working in-house at Disney, Pottermore and Sony PlayStation. I love to problem-solve, make things look better and improve user experiences. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, running, cinema, gaming and if there's time a bit of painting.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Marketing PR
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word

Work history

2014

Digital Designer

Pottermore

Jul 2012 - Oct 2014
  • Full Time
  • I joined Pottermore as their first in-house designer. My responsibilities included using Adobe Fireworks and Photoshop to design for Pottermore and its retail platform, the Pottermore Shop. I created brand guidelines and implemented them across all channels. I also managed a Junior Designer, worked across physical poster campaigns, presentations, and video production.

2012

Creative Producer

Disney

May 2011 - Jul 2012
  • Full Time
  • I currently work at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. I create, manage and deliver creative content for playstation.com and for all supported European territories. I help to maintain the high level of creativity, consistency and quality expected from the PlayStation brand.

2011

Junior Designer

KEO Films

May 2008 - May 2011
  • Full Time
  • I was promoted to a position as a designer for KEO digital after eight months. I created the graphics for and authorised retail DVDs for River Cottage and worked in promoting various TV productions through online channels.