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Independent graphic designer and image-maker

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationBryanston, Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director - Creative Director

About me

I’m Richard Gregory, graphic designer, creative director and image-maker. I’ve been a professional designer for 40 years and running my own practice since 1992, specialising in brand communications. My work is based around intelligent, relevant ideas applied across printed and digital media. I run projects from strategy to delivery. My studio is in Dorset, England; recent clients come from Europe, Australia and across the UK. The practice is a member of the Design Business Association. I have extensive experience in the arts, education, engineering, tech and travel sectors.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Creative Thinking
  • Strategy
  • Creative Strategy
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Wordpress Websites
  • Brand Concept
  • Ideation
  • Design Production
  • Book Design
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Design
  • Illustration
  • Writing

Work history

Currently

Independent Creative Director

Richard Gregory Design Company

Feb 1992
  • Full Time
  • I own and run an independent graphic design-led creative consultancy: • working one-to-one with CEOs, CMOs and owners of client companies • supporting marketing agencies as de facto creative director Clients since 1992 include AECC (Bournemouth University), Arts&Business, Austria Travel, Bryanston School, Dialogic, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Superior Seals, Travel Club of Upminster

2002

Sessional Lecturer

Surrey Institute of Art Design, Epsom

Sep 1992 - Jun 2002
  • Epsom, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Sessional lecturing for the second and third year communications design degree students over a ten-year period.

1992

Design Director

Edward Briscoe Design

Jan 1991 - Jan 1992
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Design director, embedded in a team of 25 creative and production specialists. Clients included British Airways, Outspan, Thomas Cook Travel

1990

Creative Director

Marketing Solutions/momentum

May 1986 - Dec 1990
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Joint creative head of 17-strong design unit specialising in marketing and brand communications. Clients included The Boase Massimi Pollitt Group, Citibank, Clark’s Shoes, Dulux, Jones Lang Wootton, the Met Office, Nicholson’s Brewery, Woolmark

1986

Art Director

Ogilvy Primary Contact

Nov 1979 - May 1986
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Paired with a writer to run creative work on a spread of agency accounts including Borax, Engelhard, HP, JVC, NCR, Poste Haste, Polytechnic of Central London, Science of Cambridge (Sinclair)

1979

Designer

Marketing Solutions

Jul 1977 - Oct 1979
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assisting the studio manager, design lead on accounts including Cadbury, Schweppes, Land Rover, Allied Breweries

1977

Typographer & Designer

Hyde Partners

Jul 1976 - Jul 1977
  • Full Time
  • Writing type specs for metal and photo setting, artworking, assisting the creative director on a range of industrial and technical accounts

Education

1976

Visual Communication Design

Epsom School of Art and Design

Sep 1972 - Jun 1976
  • Epsom, United Kingdom
  • One year multidisciplinary foundation and three year vocational design diploma course

Awards

2005

Nomination: best self-promotional piece

The Fresh Creative Awards Ltd

  • A christmas card. The twelve days of christmas are described in terms of a 1890s music hall programme with contemporary poster-style typography to match in a modern colour palette.

1990

Nominated for Silver: use of illustration

D&AD

  • I commissioned and art-directed Dan Fern for illustrations in a corporate capability brochure by Citibank Mortgages. The intended reader was investment bank leaders. Dan produced a trio of works that took cover and full page positions. The design team then fragmented the illustrations for use as visual punctuation within the typographic narrative of the brochure. Tim Fendley (applied_wayfinding) and I shared credits for design and typography.