Sam Piper

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationEynesbury, Saint Neots, United Kingdom

About me

 

I would describe myself as a highly communicative, well-rounded and driven creative designer bursting with inventive ideas with a meticulous approach to execution. I am passionate about every aspect of the work I create and pride myself on my ability to take a project from concept to completion, exercising my full range of skills. As a qualified and passionate Graphic Designer I have a wide and varied selection of both freelance and in-house projects in my portfolio, I have produced a broad-range of projects such as ad campaigns, apps, brand/identity, layout, merchandise, marketing material, product packaging, print, typography, websites & store design which has enhanced and established my skill set and portfolio. With this experience and collaborating with art directors, prestige clients and alongside non-design related departments has heightened my communication skills and has allowed me to quickly adapt to different working environments and work-flow processes. Fluent: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power-point) MAC & PC. Additional Attributes: Liaising with and presenting to clients, Negotiation, Print Production Process, Product Management, Quality Control and Sourcing Materials. Clients: Microsoft, Xbox, Apple, Nvidia, Madcatz, West Ham United Football Club.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Marketing PR
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Brand Design
  • Design
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Frontier Developments plc

May 2014
  • My role as lead graphic designer for the marketing team at Frontier has given me the opportunity to have worked on a multitude of different projects and platforms simultaneously. I have designed, art directed, project managed and sourced on a broad range of projects from Advertisement, APP design, Brand development, Web & Store design, User Interface, Promotional Material and Merchandise. My day-to-day tasks involve liaising and collaborating with directors/senior designers on projects, providing art and creative direction to the marketing team, crafting ideas and solutions for new projects within my own and external teams, managing multiple projects at once while being fluid when it comes to shifting priorities, working to short and changeable deadlines. Frontier Developments are a games company who work with top publishers as well as self-publishing their own titles and develop high quality, innovative games of different genres across all major gaming formats – I have had the privilege of working on such beautiful and variety of games such as Elite: Dangerous, ScreamRide, Tales from Deep Space and now Planet Coaster. A few ‘stand-out’ achievements to date for me would be the creation and management of the Elite: Dangerous game companion APP from concept to completion and the artwork of the original soundtrack to the game. I am also particularly proud of the logo design and promotional marketing material for the game launch event and the entire stand/event design for Gamescom 2015.

2015

Freelance Graphic Designer Marketing Consultant

West Ham United

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
  • - Consultant Consulted on a wide range of merchandise including the latest Farewell Boleyn range, an important project as the club look to transition from their historic home to a new venue in the Olympic Stadium. Managing this transition with the fan-base is hugely important. Key to this project was solidifying a consistent brand identity in-keeping with the brand's reputation and ensuring we could leverage this to it's full potential. - Creative Services Developed a new store strategy to enhance sales through clean messaging and brand consistency. This was achieved through improvements in and unification of the store's branding, primarily by refreshing the design of the merchandise packaging, swing tickets and labels.

2014

Project Manager & Graphic Designer

Cloud Digital Media

Dec 2012 - Mar 2014
  • Oversaw multiple projects including APP's, Websites, CRM's Micro-sites, IT Support and Presentations. Cloud Digital Media Design Agency, specialising in Websites, E-Commerce Solutions, APP's, SEO & Ad-word Campaigns, IT Support and Corporate Identity. My experience within the E-commece sector has generated sales and profits for numerous clients, but better still, forged long term relationships with customers and numerous recommendations. My hands-on approach means that I visited clients regularly and stayed in contact throughout all stages of the design and build. I really do take the old fashioned personal approach to my design work.

2014

Graphic & Web Designer

Freelance

Jan 2012 - Mar 2014
  • Quadrophonia Band I worked closely with the band manager, spending time with the band before and after their live gigs in order to gain a better understanding of their audience and what they needed to convey as a band in the form of their public identity. Further research into the band and their surrounding culture allowed me to create marketing materials that identified with their history while remaining current and in a style that would be transferable to future campaigns. This allowed me to create consistent assets and resources that would allow the band to keep their image firmly in the public eye both immediately and in the future.

2014

Assistant Store Manager

REISS

Jul 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Oversaw multiple projects including APP's, Websites, CRM's Micro-sites, IT Support and Presentations. Cloud Digital Media Design Agency, specialising in Websites, E-Commerce Solutions, APP's, SEO & Ad-word Campaigns, IT Support and Corporate Identity. My experience within the E-commece sector has generated sales and profits for numerous clients, but better still, forged long term relationships with customers and numerous recommendations. My hands-on approach means that I visited clients regularly and stayed in contact throughout all stages of the design and build. I really do take the old fashioned personal approach to my design work.

2013

Football Coach & Teacher

PH Sports

Feb 2007 - Mar 2013
  • Present / Occasionally (depending on current work shifts) Duties would involve coaching at various sports grounds to learners of the ages of 2years – 18years, and also be a P.E teacher / instructor at various junior and primary schools. Aldersbrooke Primary School, Wanstead, E12 - North Beckton Primary School, Beckton, E6

2013

Assistant Store Manager

AllSaints

Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
  • Spitalfields - Jacks Place - Flasgship Store / Head Office Implemented new product lines and created strategies to introduce and promote them to customers.? Set standards and modelled behaviour for optimum customer service.? Managed merchandise levels and store appearance.? Utilised visual merchandising skills together with commercial analysis to drive sales through effective merchandise presentations.? Created and maintained a womenswear and menswear team relationship through the hiring, coaching and development of associates. Demonstrated and promoted the All Saints brand values.? Manage a team of 20+ staff and ensure morale and motivation is kept to an excellent standard.? Ensuring all KPI’s are met.? Control of Rota's, achievement of sales targets. Comply with company policies, procedures and operations.? Implement all current Human Resource procedures.?- Analyze and measure business trends to improve sales where necessary.? Ensure shop decoration, fixtures and fittings are compliant with visual merchandising.? Enhance the customer experience by helping lead a team of associates in providing strong customer service.? Review job applicants, interview applicants and hire, coach and develop associates. Regularly required to provide feedback to directors and company investors (walking through CEO, Owner, Head of Deign, Head of Marketing on a day to day basis, explaining whats selling, how its selling, what the customers are thinking & saying. etc)

2011

Assistant to the Managing Director & Senior Designer

Freaks Online Freakshow

Jul 2010 - Jul 2011
  • Group Business Venture (Part-Time) Freak Show is an independent online blog / magazine, which showcases and cultivates the work of contemporary art graduates. Our primary goal is to promote young and pioneering artists through its media channels such as our blog, online TV station and out forthcoming magazine. As well as running Freak Show I collaborate with our creatives to organise an annual exhibition during summer in and around Shoreditch and Brick Lane area. My team and I cohesively raise funds to pursue this event and have used the showcase as an opportunity to gain recognition.

2010

Partner, Developer and Advisor

NYC Cleared Art

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • NOV 2010 - MARCH 2012 NYC Cleared Art is a full service, single usage Cleared Artwork database. Our goal is to provide our clients with the variety and customization that cannot be found at standard prop houses. Our company aim is to give our clients the most efficient service while creating a community for new and established artists. We pride ourselves in allowing our artists to retain full- rights of their artwork while gaining exposure through various types of media.

2004

Junior Designer

RED Magazine Hearst Magazines UK

Apr 2004 - May 2004
  • Photoshop - Editing, Touch Up, Basic Layout, Image Repair, Image Adjustments

Education

2010

Graphic Design

Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Aug 2007 - May 2010
  • Graphic Design

2007

BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art Design

Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Aug 2005 - May 2007
  • BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Awards

2015

The Luxury Packaging Awards 2015

  • Finalist - Highly Recommended (Bridge Media Group) http://www.luxurypackagingawards.com/luxurypackaging2015/shortlist-2015

2015

The Solution Awards 2015

  • Finalist (Bridge Media Group)

2015

UK Packaging Awards 2015

  • Finalist (Bridge Media Group) http://www.ukpackagingawards.co.uk/ukpackaging2015/shortlist2015