A creative graphic designer with over 15 years experience working in both publishing and design agency environments covering a range of sectors that includes education, automotive,more...A creative graphic designer with over 15 years experience working in both publishing and design agency environments covering a range of sectors that includes education, automotive, events and travel. I consider myself as a creative all-rounder and posses a sound knowledge of print production, litho and large format. I also have strong photographical skills, highly organised with experience in productively planning traffic workflow, budgets and print buying. Over the years I have demonstrated an ambition, willingness and commitment to every company that I have worked for and every job I have been involved in. I maintain the highest professional standards possible and work efficiently, thoroughly and effectively.
I have my own fully equipped Mac studio at home with all the latest software CS4 and Quark. Please take a look at my portfolio which gives you examples of my work, more available on request.
Area Covered: anywhere
Company Name: Incentive Plus & Speechmark (part of Electric Word
Work Experience Summary: Incentive Plus Milton Keynes Creative Designer
Incentive Plus are publishers of educational resources to promote social, emotional and behavioural skills in adults, teenagers and young children. As Creative Designer I cover all aspects of design from conceptual brainstorming through to design, layout and print production. I design various multi-page catalogues and educational resources be it books, games or interactive CD ROMs.
Senior Designer- Worked for BDA (Buckingham Design Associates Ltd) a creative design agency in Buckingham which is part of the Buckingham Colour Quest Group. BDAs client base includes Siemens, Toyota Finance, KTM, Countrywide and Cranfield University.
Gecko Ltd, Bicester - Production Designer
Gecko design schoolbooks for Educational Publishers, including Letts and Oxford University Press. Production Designer involved creative page layout of books and catalogues either single or series titles, seeing them through to their successful completion.
Thomson Holidays, London, Production Executive - I worked for Thomson in their publishing department at head office in London. Within a small team I helped in the design and layout of various holiday brochures of which Portland Direct was my main brochure.
Trade Publications Ltd, Wantage, Design/Production Manager
Trade Publications publish full colour glossy trade magazines for the food and events sector.
Graphics Dept, Educational Media Unit, Oxford Brookes University
Graphic Design & Photography Technician
Working for EMU Graphics I designed literature for the university. Workbooks, illustrations, OHTs for teaching; design and layout of brochures, prospectuses and in-house magazines.
Education Summary: 1994-96 Warwickshire College of Art & Design - H.N.D Visual Communications
1993-94 North Oxfordshire College of Art & Design - N.D Media Studies