Paul Joel
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Paul Joel

Creative / Art Director / DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Paul Joel
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Paul Joel

Creative / Art Director / DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a passionate and highly motivated creative professional with exceptional command of visual and communication design principles, who surpasses client expectations with outstanding end results. I have over nine years’ experience working as a Graphic Designer and Art Director in both in-house and agency roles in the following sectors: construction, charity, hospitality, publishing, and printing. I have designed for both B2B and B2C audiences using mediums such as print, online and digital, for corporate communications, marketing, publishing, and events. I am looking for a role where I can best use my creative problem-solving skills, my creative strategies and conceptual thinking to create extraordinary and inspiring work. My references are available upon request.
Work history
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    Graphic DesignerVINCI Construction
     - Watford, United KingdomFull Time
    Using a range of media to create content for print, online, interaction and video, for the purposes of internal and external communication and marketing for employees and clients to create a better visual language and win business while also innovating better processes and methods. • Generating fresh and engaging tender designs that have won business for the company. • Developing innovative methods to communicate better with clients and employees from web app design to interactive PDFs. • Redesigning internal content to be clearer, simpler and more ascetically pleasing, therefore, bettering communication within the company. • Developing imaginative and eye-catching artwork that helps better communicate the company’s messages. • Encouraging and ensuring the use of best practice within my department, by using the coding language GREP within Adobe InDesign, which had not been utilised previously, in order to enhance the design process and to increase productivity.
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    Editorial DesignerThe Chartered Quality Institute
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    (Freelance) While freelancing at The Chartered Quality Institute I designed and edited their monthly members’ magazine, Quality World, whilst also generating new ideas and commissioning Illustrators for all of the magazine features. • Refined the design of Quality World to be more concise and engaging for the reader. • Created detailed briefs for illustrators that were thoroughly researched in order to realise my ideas for the front cover and throughout each edition of the magazine.
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
  • Creative Thinker
  • Composition
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Colour Theory
  • Conceptual Design
Education
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    BA (Hons) Graphic Design and IllustrationThe University of Hertfordshire
     - Hatfield, United Kingdom
    Expanding knowledge of Graphic Design and Illustration, and strengthening individual skills, working on industry briefs and preparing for the work place.
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    National Diploma Graphic DesignWest Herts College, Watford
     - Watford, United Kingdom
    Building on pre-existing knowledge and strengthening individual core skills whilst also learning and expanding knowledge of Graphic Design and all its branches.
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