I am a graphic designer with 14 years experience. I specialise in typography and design for print, particularly in the Arts & Culture sector. I also have extensive print production knowledge, which is an asset to the design process and allows me to reflect the brief through my choice of stocks and finishes. I enjoy the visual problem solving aspect of design and creating the right solution no matter what the brief or budget.Locked Pro Plan feature
Creative Manager for the Business getting department. Designing bespoke pitch documents and advising Senior Executives on pitching and presentation materials. Producing high-end books and brochures to extremely tight deadlines. Being proactive in creating new styles and formats and innovative new treatments for proposals in order to remain ahead of the competition. Acting as a point of contact for specialists, in order to ensure smooth management of complex projects. Communicating creative decisions and logistical framework of projects to specialists to ensure deadlines and expectations are met. Commissioning, managing and directing photographers. Briefing and art directing where necessary. Taking each project from design through to artworking and print and managing print production. Liaising with printers, building new and maintaining existing third party contacts. Print buying and print production management was also included in the role.
Designing and art directing above and below the line for a range of clients including Bathstore, The Perfume Shop, Bupa, AXA, Western Union, Budgens, Londis, Pilgrim’s Choice, BMI Healthcare and Multiyork. Creative manager for the Londis account after leading and winning the pitch which included overseeing all creative work, rebuilding and introducing guidelines and being involved with strategic thinking and planning for the future of the brand. Also promoted to brand manager of Budgens and Feather and Black. Often called upon to oversee whole creative department when Head of Design was absent. Art direction of photoshoots for a range of clients and products, including lifestyle, pack shots and food.