Tom Gifford

Freelance Senior Designer

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About me

I have a wealth of solid experience in design and artwork for digital and print projects. Both in a hands-on capacity and more recently from a management perspective. I have the conceptual and technical expertise necessary to create and oversee confident, intelligent and truly compelling creative work.

Skills

  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Production Management
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • BBC

    BBC

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    • TV

Work history

Currently

Freelance Senior Designer

Tom Gifford Limited

Mar 2016
  • I have a wealth of solid experience in design and artwork for digital and print projects. I have the conceptual flair and technical expertise necessary to create and oversee confident, intelligent and truly compelling creative work. I have worked for a variety of leading agencies over the last 17 years but my core areas are advertising, presentations and direct marketing. I am very comfortable working under my own initiative or collaboratively with creative teams, designers and artworkers. I am articulate and experienced at working closely with clients and presenting work at the highest levels.

2016

Creative Team Leader

Hogarth Worldwide

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Following a successful period as lead designer on the Microsoft Lumia account at J. Walter Thompson I was then promoted to the role of Creative Team Leader at Hogarth Worldwide’s head office in London. I led a growing team of designers and artworks working on a range of high-profile accounts. I oversaw creative output, inspiring and mentoring the team along with the more traditional managerial responsibilities for personnel issues, processes and resourcing.

2015

Lead Designer

Hogarth Worldwide

Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
  • I worked as lead designer on the Microsoft Lumia account (formerly Nokia) at J. Walter Thompson. Heading up a small design team, I was responsible for presentations, creative strategy, brand guidelines and campaign toolkits for local markets and partner agencies.

2014

Senior Creative Artworker

Table19

Apr 2010 - Jul 2014
  • Working alongside the Studio Manager, I was responsible for delivering high-quality, accurate creative artwork for digital and print. Clients included: Sky BlackBerry Carphone Warehouse News International Now TV Geek Squad William Hill Ladbrokes ESPN

2010

Senior Creative Artworker

WDMP

Apr 2008 - May 2010
  • As Senior Creative Artworker I worked primarily on print-based marketing for well-known household brands. I specialised in a number of complex, data-driven digital print projects in addition to more conventional creative DM campaigns. Clients included: Carphone Warehouse Philips TalkTalk Thomson First Choice Starbucks Aviva Freeview AQA Habitat

2008

Senior Creative Artworker

Meteorite

Jun 2006 - Apr 2008
  • Senior Artworker within the studio of this integrated direct response agency. I worked across a range of projects for high-profile clients including: Homebase Costa Coffee BlackBerry Argos Royal Mail Transport for London Jumeirah Hotels Expedia World Vision

2006

Artworker

Matthew Poppy Ogilvy

May 2005 - Jun 2006
  • Artwork for a specialist pharmaceutical advertising agency, primarily aimed at doctors and nurses. I worked on a range of sales aids, trade press ads and marketing materials for print. Clients included: Pfizer GlaxoSmithKline Leo Pharma

2005

Graphic Designer

BBC

Dec 2002 - Jun 2005
  • In-house position for BBC Worldwide's audiobook publishing arm, designing sales and marketing materials for a range of imprints.

2002

Graphic Designer

Sway plc

May 2001 - Dec 2002
  • Designer for a financial services marketing and events agency, primarily marketing to independent financial advisers. Clients included: New Star Aegon HSBC

2001

Graphic Designer

Computershare Document Services Limited

Mar 1999 - Jun 2001
  • Designer for the print and mailing arm of a share registrar, working primarily on high-volume mailings. Designs included share certificates, dividend cheques and proxy forms for a wide range of high-profile FTSE100 companies.

Education

1998

BA(Hons) Art Visual Culture 2.1

University of the West of England, Bristol

Sep 1995 - Jun 1998

    1995

    BTEC Diploma Foundation Studies in Art Design

    Warwickshire College

    Aug 1994 - Jun 1995

      1994

      A Levels and Gcses

      The Trinity School, Leamington Spa

      Aug 1988 - Jun 1994
      • A Levels Four A Levels, grades A-D AS Levels Two AS Levels, grades A & E GCSEs Eight GCSEs, grades A-B