- London, GB
- £35 /hr
- Available now
I\'m a versatile all round designer with excellent Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator and After Effects skill. I have experience in rotorscoping using motion paths and chromamore...I\'m a versatile all round designer with excellent Photoshop, Freehand, Illustrator and After Effects skill. I have experience in rotorscoping using motion paths and chroma keying and have had some experience using mostly 3D Studio Max (I\'ve also had some exposure to maya and cinema 4D but not in a commercial sense) to create models such as box sets, titles then texturing and rendering these to a realistic finish. I have worked in after effects using the pseudo 3d enviroment and have extinsive experience using motion paths, lights, materials and some experince using after effects scripts and expressions. I have created gfx for televison and cinema and I am very familiar with the technical and regulatory aspects of both formats. I have a good working knowledge of most video compression formats as well as a good understanding of designing for low resolution and high compression. In addition to my motion design skills I am familiar with designing for the web and have applied knowledge of Flash with some AS2.0, html, Css and a little java script experience.
I have a good understanding of web 2.0 and digital anthropology which stems from my interest in how people use technology in their day to day lives and its affect on their real world relationships. I have had Experience in managing briefing and creating supporting documentation for digital and other marketing projects and hve good communication and people skills.
Area Covered: London, Surrey
Work Experience Summary: iDNA: Lead Designer
(March2008 - Feb2009)
Designing the interface and consulting with clients, business analysts and developers on the graphical interface and front end architecture of their enterprise search application for use in ecommerce sectors.
Platform Corporation: Partner/Creative Director
Started out of an idea I had for marketing Pirates of the Caribbean using Second Life(a 3D online virtual social environment) it developed into a research project with Partners from Momentum and the Communications Agency, looking at social media as an avenue for interactive marketing and advertising , specifically influencing word of mouth marketing and brand awareness via social networking.
Momentum Productions: Senior Graphic Designer(Motion Graphics)
(March 2003 - Feb2008)
The primary function of my role was to create graphics, titles, animations and image retouching of footage for television adverts for cinema and home entertainment releases for Universal, Buena Vista International, Paramount and several other smaller studios and distributors. I have also been involved in conceptualizing and producing wireframes (Flash prototypes for Interactive TV), websites, Flash banners (for Online and IPTV content) and occasional audio production. I was usually the person responsible for encoding video to various compressed format including MOV, FLV, WMV and Mpg formats. Working on multiple projects with tight turn around times and budgets assisted by a junior designer whom I managed and in conjunction with the creative director.
Momentum Productions: Freelance On-Screen Graphic Designer
(Nov. 2002 - March2003)
(December 2001 • October 2002)
On-line Customer Service Assistant; dealing with queries, executing fraud checks and assisting customers to make purchases using the Tower Records website.
New/multimedia designer: Lava Interactive
(April 2000 • November 2001)
Handling a broad range of tasks from animation, off line video editing and grading for both broadcast and corporate presentations; web UI using primarily flash, multimedia design and even composing music.
Freelance design projects while still studying
1999: Assembled flash animations for Instinct surf wear website.
1998: Prepared and assembled animations for Citigate for International Convention
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Music Production: Crash-Symptom
Initially started to provide backing tracks to multimedia projects leading to the release of an EP called Fatal Error Demos through the label InfeKted Sound and performing live at several international festivals. I have collaborated with celebrated Cyberpunk author and spoken word artist Kenji Siratori and produced music for television. I do all my own marketing material for this project and have had experience directing photographers and stage crew to maintain a uniform brand identity.
Education Summary: Durban Institute of Technology (formally Natal Technikon)
NDip. Graphic Design with 2 distinctions 1997-1999
T1 Fine Art with 1 distinction 1996