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A highly skilled Motion Graphic Designer and Operator with over 17 years' broadcast experience, encompassing sports, news, entertainment and transmission for clients such as BSkyB, ITV, BBC, Five, ITV, MTV and Disney. Creative and technically proficient, with extensive knowledge of broadcast graphics systems and workflows, I can provide both design and implementation of graphics. I offer swift, creative solutions to any challenge and function efficiently in fast-paced environments.
Designer for Sky News and Sky Sports using Adobe After FX, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Chyron, Viz Curious Maps, Quantel and Clarity.
Home of Metal celebrates Birmingham and the Black Country as the birthplace of Heavy Metal and in 2011 held 12 exhibitions, a film festival, an academic conference and various events. With a press campaign reaching over 3 billion people and an editorial value of over a £1 million, it was a huge success. As Project Manager my role involved liaising with partner museums and galleries, funders and sponsors. I contributed to the curatorial process, managed the Marketing team, developed brand identity, maintained budgets and oversaw the planning and delivery of the project as a cohesive whole.
Creative Project Manager for the implementation of new graphics devices (Clarity) in transmission across all 22 Sky channels. This project affected many otherwise unconnected departments and as a key stakeholder and single point of contact, my communication skills and reports were crucial. My role also included building and managing the Clarity Creative Department, establishing workflows, recruiting and staff training. In consultation with the Design Department, I created graphic templates ensuring brand consistency and usability. The launch of Clarity for each Sky Channel required strict timelines and inter-departmental negotiations.
I provided Clarity training and integration for various broadcasters including BSkyB, ITV, Disney and the BBC. My duties included writing and conducting intensive training sessions for Pixel Power software at both TV stations and post production facilities in the UK and internationally including the US, Middle East, India, Germany, France, Sweden and Belgium.
Researched, wrote and delivered a month long, culturally sensitive, intensive broadcast graphics course for Al Jazeera News Channel in Qatar.
Researched, wrote and delivered a course in Digital Media including practical tutelage in Photoshop as part of an undergraduate Fine Arts degree.
Flint designer for C7 Sports channel and graphic designer for Orad Virtual Systems.
Live operation and post production graphics design in English, Japanese and Mandarin. Team leader and relief for Director's Assistant.