- Southsea, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I am a creative, intelligent and imaginative individual with strong communication, planning and organisational skills. I am incredibly passionate about all aspects of art and designmore...I am a creative, intelligent and imaginative individual with strong communication, planning and organisational skills. I am incredibly passionate about all aspects of art and design with an excellent eye for detail coupled with a dedicated work ethic. I can be trusted to deliver excellent results under strict deadlines either working individually or as part of a larger team.
I have over 3 years of industry experience working both as an in-house designer and a vital member of a fast growing design agency.
Extensive knowledge of all Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop and Illustrator.
Excellent desktop publishing skills using Adobe InDesign with considerable knowledge of the complete printing process including preflight checking and adjustment of files to accommodate special print finishes and Pantone spot colours.
Proficient in the creation of HTML and CSS based websites using either strict coding or WYSIWYG editing programs such as Adobe Dreamweaver and Microsoft Expression Web Designer.
Accomplished skills in the creation of motion graphics and animations using Adobe After Effects and Flash.
Practical experience of the full video production process including directing, producing, camerawork, sound recording and video editing and exporting using the Final Cut Studio suite of applications.
Competent abilities in the creation of interactive multimedia applications using Adobe Director and Flash.
Proficient with both PC and Mac operating systems and standard Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Area Covered: Hampshire, West Sussex, Dorset, London, UK
Work Experience Summary: 03/2010 Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½ 05/2010 | ALLTERN8 WEB-DESIGN, CHICHESTER, HAMPSHIRE | Graphic Designer: Freelance position.
After leaving One2create, I immediately accepted an initial one-month temporary contract as a Web Designer for Alltern8. Once I had started however, due to the quality and consistency of my work, I was asked to stay on until the project back-log the company had generated was cleared. Whilst in this position I produced designs for a wide variety of companies including Cryogenesis Dry Ice Cleaning, South Downs Flooring, Monster Parties E-Commerce Store, The Old Store Guest House and many more.
09/2007 Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½ 02/2010 | ONE2CREATE, WICKHAM, HAMPSHIRE | Media Producer: Full time position.
Since joining the company in September 2006 I have seen One2create grow from a team of 6 to a team of 20 and this is in part due to the consistent succession of high quality work I have produced. Although my main role in the company is to first and foremost produce any multimedia projects that the company brings in, I have in fact been designated all the projects commissioned by the companyÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s biggest and most respected clients. These projects have demanded a wide set of skills as they have encompassed all aspects of graphic design and multimedia production from print and web design to video production and sound editing.
BT Fleet Brand Refresh and Brochure and Advert Design
For this project I was entrusted with initially proposing ideas for a refresh of the BT Fleet corporate identity. Following that my task was to then design both a sales brochure and a set of product sheets, as well as devise a custom folder to package both items. For the brochure proposal, I created 6 separate concepts complete with copy taglines and ideas for ensuing marketing opportunities. After the brochure was designed, approved and printed, I created a series of trade publication adverts in the same design style and tone.
One2create Website Design and Brand Refresh
Due to the proven quality of my work, I was selected to undertake the task of developing and improving the studioÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s brand identity along with creating an entirely new website for the company. Once a design had been approved, I directed and shot the entire catalogue of photographic images for the site. Thereafter I assisted with creating the final site in HTML and CSS.
National Car Rental and Europcar Wow Presentation
My initial role within this project was to design the front-end UI for a Director and Flash powered multimedia presentation-builder application. However alongside this task I was also required to shoot and edit a complete library of custom videos and motion graphic animations to be used within the program.
Luna Remarketing Brochure Design and Website Design and Creation
After starting my relationship with Luna by creating a small sales brochure and set of corporate stationary items, I have since been selected to design and build an e-commerce site for the company. I am currently in the process of creating a vast selection of HTML
and CSS templates that will be given extra database functionality by the firmÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s in-house development team.
06/2008 Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½ PRESENT | WHITE VEIL WEDDINGS, SOUTHSEA, HAMPSHIRE | Photographer, Graphic Designer and Company Co-Owner: Part time position
At weekends during the summer months of the year I run an up-and-coming wedding photography business together with my business partner. Since starting out by shooting 3 weddings in the summer of 2008, we have since booked 9 weddings in 2009 through word-of-mouth alone.
Outside of my full-time positions I have also undertaken various freelance projects that have included:
Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½Â’¢ Website designs for e-commerce store DJ Warehouse, cycling charity Challenge Adventures and development company Thirsty Goldfish (now Accenda).
Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½Â’¢ CD inlay designs and Flash banners for the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½Â’¢ An interactive marketing CD-ROM for industrial PC manufacturers Nematron Corporation.
Ãƒ’¢ï’¿’½Â’¢ Commissioned fine art painting for British GT Championship driver Aaron Scott
08/ 2006 - 09/2007 | DOUGLAS STAFFORD LIMITED | Graphic Designer: Full time position
In this position my main responsibilities were to explore and develop the companyÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s corporate branding and marketing campaigns, encompassing designs for a whole range of media including stationary items, the front end marketing website and the main sales presentation. Alongside this role I also undertook various projects for companyÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s clients - which included Volkswagen, Lexus and Renault UK - projects that involved creating a custom design and branding various reporting media within each individual companyÃƒ’¢ï’¿’½ï’¿’½s own corporate identity guidelines.
Education Summary: The University of Portsmouth
BSc (Hons) Entertainment Technology
Freelance graphic designer for web and print