Rob Wilkes

Freelance Senior Designer - Available for new bookings

Level
Senior
Location
Norwich, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I'm a senior designer with a love for straight forward thinking and translating complicated problems into compelling creative while keeping a methodical eye on the end results. 20+ years in the industry, I’m comfortable working remotely, or in-house, as an integrated designer for agencies and in-house teams across the sectors that include: Finance, Tech, Training, Food & Drink, Government and Entertainment, helping them deliver collateral for print, digital and social. Skills include: • Brand & Identity Design • Logo Design • Storyboards • E-Learning • Icon Design • Presentation Design (Google Slides) • Packaging Design • Design for Print • Digital Design UI/UX • Project Management • Art Direction • Google Drive • Remote project collaboration & teamwork

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Creative Direction
  • Logo Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Visual Identity Design
  • Digital Design
  • UI Design
  • Strategic Design
  • Digital Deisgner
  • Packaging Design
  • UI
  • Storyboarding
  • Print Design
  • Collateral Design
  • Brand Assets
  • Icon Design
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Collaboration
  • Elearning Design
  • Brand Consistency
  • Web Design
  • Web Designer
  • Layout Design
  • Magazine Design
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Branding Design
  • Workshop Skills

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Telegraph Hill Ltd

    Telegraph Hill Ltd

    • Marketing & PR
  • Viacom CBS Networks International

    Viacom CBS Networks International

    • Television
  • Creative Giant

    Creative Giant

    • Design
  • Mayor of London

    Mayor of London

    • Non Creative Industries

Work history

Currently

Senior Designer

Quadmark

Aug 2019
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have an on-going freelance relationship with Quadmark as a Senior Designer, working remotely as part of the design team spread across the UK, New York and Singapore. I help them produce designs for on-going training material for clients Google Global and Deliveroo. Duties include: • Design & Illustration • Working on creative for pitch work • Design of Storyboards for animation, along with animation notes to follow • Design of digital assets for E-Learning • Design of printed and digital Infosheets • Working closely and communicating with team in London and New York via Google Hangouts to align on projects and collaborate to solve problems together • Quality checking animation work by external animators in order to make sure we’re telling the best story we can • Designing and editing pitch and presentation decks in Google Slides

Currently

Senior Designer & Art Director

Creative Giant

Feb 2005
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Creative Director of own studio, working direct to client, managing projects from start to finish, as well as offering freelance resource to agencies and in house teams.

2018

Freelance Senior Designer

Escape Hunt

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Hired as a freelance designer (working remotely) to create all social media assets for launch/opening of Escape Hunt in the UK in 2018. Working closely with the (remote) Community Manager, client and main brand agency to ensure launch schedule and phase 2 ran smoothly and was on brand throughout. Also responsible for managing and art directing of remote After Effects animator to deliver all animated social assets and video.

2016

Freelance Designer

Brand Culture

Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Hired as a freelance designer, working remotely to cover holiday and complete the design and artwork of various print, marketing and exhibition collateral for S&P Global Platts expo in Singapore.

2015

Freelance Designer for Social

Telegraph Hill Ltd

Jan 2014 - Mar 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer working remotely for Telegraph Hill on Universal Characters and E-Channel accounts. Responsible for design of social media assets and influencer packs for shows like Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, Sleepy Hollow, Bates Motel, The Bafta's, How To Get Away With Murder and The Oscars Live From The Red Carpet.

2014

Freelance Senior Designer

One Agency

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Hired as an house freelancer designer on a regular basis during this period. Working on creative for brand identities and print based campaigns as well as jumping in when required on various digital and print based work.

2014

Jun 2013 - Oct 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer working remotely to design and artwork European sponsor guidelines and assets for the 2013 and 2014 MTV European Music Awards (EMA's).

2013

Freelance Designer

MOBAS

Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In house freelancer designer on a regular basis during this period, working in the studio across multiple accounts and print based collateral.

2014

Freelance Senior Designer

Four Agency

Sep 2010 - Mar 2014
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • In house freelancer designer on a regular basis during this period. Working on Intu Chapelfield and Hoseasons accounts. Specifically, responsible for the design and direction, as well as full artwork and production of the Intu Chapelfield quarterly magazine and yearly Xmas Gift Guides.

2013

Freelance Senior Designer

Mayor of London

Feb 2008 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer working remotely on a regular basis during this period. Responsible for the identity design and printed collateral for the Housingmoves and Seaside & Country Homes schemes.

2005

Art Director

Xactive

Feb 2002 - Jul 2005
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Clients included: • Norfolk County Council’s Early Years Development Partnership • Adnams • Norwich Union • Cavell

2002

Mid Weight Designer

Metafor

Feb 2001 - Feb 2002
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for all design creation and final artwork of printed material such as brochures, POS, catalogues, logos and identity design, direct mail and marketing material. Clients included: • The Arts Council • Hodder Headline • Letts Educational • The Financial Times (FT Publishing)

2002

Freelance Designer

Freelance, Sydney Australia

Jan 2000 - Jan 2002
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Freelance
  • Working freelance through Tenth House. Clients included: • Westpac Bank • Commonwealth Bank • Deutsche Bank • Tourism New South Wales • Fish Records • 3M • The Hannon Print Group (BrandMedia) • Integrated Options

1999

Midweight Designer

Metafor

Feb 1999 - Dec 1999
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for all design creation and final artwork of printed material such as brochures, POS, catalogues, logos and identity design, direct mail and marketing material. Clients included: • The Arts Council • Hodder Headline • Letts Educational • The Financial Times (FT Publishing)

1999

Artworker

krow Group

Feb 1996 - Feb 1999
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Previously named Big Dog / Balloondog / Fox Murphy & Adforce Responsible for design and artwork of print ready press advertising, corporate brochures, direct mail and marketing material. Clients included: • Norwich Union • Bennetts • Roys Of Wroxham • Wilco • Duracell • Norwich City Football Club • Vibe FM • Merial and Frontline