ralph malden

Head of Design

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationGravesend, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Art Director


About me

Energetic, lives and breaths the role | Inquisitive | Absorbs information | Inspirational | Relentless and tenacious, does not accept the status quo | Undaunted by new technologies or techniques | Embraces creative challenges, regardless of channel | Creative and cultural evangelist | Talented trainer, able to direct rather than dictate | Lives to communicate, regardless of level 19+ years of expertise developing and executing creative concepts for leading-edge marketing solutions for one of the largest media owners in the world. A results driven, self-motivated and resourceful creative with an ability to assess market position and trends and successfully translate desired moods, messages, concepts and underdeveloped ideas into accessible design and content. Experience of working in and contributing to a creative environment alongside designers, marketeers and interactive developers. Possessing an ability to see the bigger picture and continually develop new and inspiring approaches to a brief. Commercially focused, Innovative ideas and strategic thinker with exceptional communication, planning, time-management and follow-through skills. Used to leading large scale projects from conception through to production. Respected team leader and a mentor to junior team members, ensuring that resources are utilised in ways that benefit projects effectively and efficiently. Currently looking for a new and challenging position, one which will make best use of my existing skills and experience and also further my personal and professional development. Areas of expertise Project management | Adobe Creative Suite | Creative marketing concepts | Team leader Personal skills Commercially focused | Innovative ideas | Strategic thinker | Organisational skills


  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Stationery Design
  • Freelance Design
  • Brochures Long Documents
  • Logo Concept and Design
  • Identity Brand Design
  • Web Interactive Design

Work history


Head OF Design

Exterion Media

Jan 2010
  • I head up a team of four designers at Exterion Media, one of the largest media owners in the world, delivering creative solutions that enable their range of traditional media, sponsorship & cutting edge digital opportunities remain front of mind with B2B and B2C customers. Solely responsible for managing a department producing communications, internally and externally to clients and media agencies which supports over £175 million worth of successful sales pitches each year. I have initiated a number of positive changes to the design department, including streamlining the brief process, job tracking and have implemented a number of revenue saving and generating measures, including the restructuring of pricing for artwork produced by the department. Brand ambassador for all internal and external communications.