Graphic Design, Artwork, Reprographics, Print (Digital, Litho, Screen, Large Format), New Media (Video Editing, 3d Modelling, Animation, Interactive Presentations), Website Design
Areamore...Graphic Design, Artwork, Reprographics, Print (Digital, Litho, Screen, Large Format), New Media (Video Editing, 3d Modelling, Animation, Interactive Presentations), Website Design
Area Covered: West Yorkshire, with broadband technology the entire United Kingdom
Work Experience Summary: I am a willing, conscientious, well organised individual who works well as part of a team or on my own. Having a flawless eye for detail and striving to produce artwork to the highest quality withoutâï¿½’¨compromise, every time.
I can use all the industry standard design packages for the Apple Mac (ie. Adobe Ilustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark XPress, Acrobat, Macromind Director and many more) to an excellent standard, keeping up with all the latest releases.
I also have sound understanding of PC\'s, Networking, IT Trouble-shooting, Email and the Internet. Computing has been a massive hobby of mine from an early age.
I have also had experience setting up and using two PDF Workflow Systems, Kodak Prinergy and Screen Trueflow.
I have over ten years experience in the industry ranging from creative artworking, creating press ready artwork then through to repro having experience as a Reprographics Artworker.
Therefore I have vast knowledge of all the design processes from initial creative visuals through to artwork, illustration, hi-res retouching, typography, reprographics, manual trapping, colour proofing and film/plate output.
I have worked for many blue-chip clients including ACDO, McCains, Schwanns, HSBC, AG Barr Soft Drinks, Coca Cola, Cadbury\'s, McVities, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury\'s and many more.
Education Summary: January 2008 - Present Day:
Since January 2008 I have been freelancing for a number of companies including The Spirit Of, Refinery, The Spark Of Madness and The Print Bureau plus many more.
April 2007- January 2008:
21 Commondale Way, Euroway Trading Estate. Bradford
At Multigraphics my duties included:
Taking initial artwork and preparing artwork for print
Applying manual trapping.
Re-touching hi-res images.
Producing mini films for the large format screen printing process.
Backing up files and paperwork
Feb 2005- April 2007:
Senior Reprographics Artworker
Dominion Screen & Digital Print
Carrwood House, Carrbottom Road. Bradford BD5 6AG
At Dominion my duties included:
Managing daily workflow through the studio.
Administering and using the Kodak Creo Prinergy workflow system.
Producing artwork for large format banners using a client brief keeping within the corporate guidelines.
Taking customers artwork and making sure it is of good enough quality to print.
Making sure all images used were CMYK and Hi-Res.
In artwork where there were special colours making sure the artwork was trapped to a high standard.
Trapping process colours where applicable to ensure there were no white lines
in-between colours when printed.
Making sure all finishing marks were applied where applicable.
Planning multiple artworks up to be printed on one sheet.
May 2004-December 2004:
From May till December 2004 I went traveling around Europe.
At Watt Gilchrist my duties included:
Producing high qualiy artwork (packaging) according to strict ASDA guidelines.
Producing artwork from various creative visuals/scamps etc.
1997 - 2004:
Junior Artworker progressing to Middleweight Artworker
The Attache Group (Pilot Design and Advertising Principles)
Pilot Design, Lister House, Lister Hill, Horsforth. Leeds LS18 5AZ.
Advertising Principles, Devonshire Hall, Street Lane. Leeds.
At The Attache Group my duties included:
Taking initial design traces and producing press ready artwork
Scanning hi-res CMYK images using a Scitex scanner from transparencies.
Re-touching hi-res images to match a design brief.
Producing press ready artwork for advertisements to be printed in various publications.
Producing high quality packaging artwork taking a cutter guide supplied and producing artwork to fit the cutter.
Making teas and coffees for the studio