- Stretford, GB
- £27 /hr
- Available now
Designing artwork an EP cover
I consider myself a cross-discipline graphic designer with a holistic approach to design - understanding the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. Withmore...I consider myself a cross-discipline graphic designer with a holistic approach to design - understanding the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts. With thorough research and fastidious attention too detail I aim for personal and client satisfaction in the end result.
With experience of both in-house and agency environments, I am familiar with various aspects of design and production. I have been responsible for projects from concept to print and have the ability to build and maintain excellent client and supplier rapport.
The clients I have worked with as a graphic designer or art director are from both the public and private sectors, including education, museums, corporate, property, recycling and the leisure industry. My portfolio includes examples from across design disciplines including exhibition design, print, packaging and web.
I have an open-minded and flexible attitude to my work, thrive on being involved in different projects, and happy to turn my hand to whatever it takes to get the job done.
In my spare time you'll probably find me either reading, eating, buying reading material or buying food to cook. This year I intend to pursue my print making further and travel around the country more.
Area Covered: Manchester, Remote
Work Experience Summary: Skills & Experience
- Creative, confident and motivated professional,
with a mature work ethic.
- 8 years+ professional experience in design for print, and more recently
- Experience with clients across a variety of sectors and in several disciplines.
- Enthusiastic with a dedicated attitude and commitment to working
as part of a team.
- Fluent in CS3: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat with a working knowledge of Dreamweaver and Flash.
- Fanatical about typography, composition and layout.
- Competent organiser and enthusiastic art director.
- Qualified, capable, prepared to go the extra mile.
October - December 2010
I worked with the events team at WRG's middle eastern office on an event in celebration of Qatar's milestone of achieving liquefied natural gas production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum. Held at Ras Laffan Industrial City, the celebration included a 45 minute show, two exhibitions and lunch for
1200 guests. I had personal responsibility for the design and production of
the event programme, exhibition brochure and commemorative book. I also supported the wider team with design and artworking requirements, including large format graphics and other printed materials.
Various freelance appointments
May - September 2010
Clients included Hot Village Magazine, True Blue Design/Blue Chip Marketing and Wests Design Consultants. Projects included: magazine design, FMCG packaging, pitch support, marketing collateral and large format graphics.
October 2009 - May 2010
The clients I worked with at Reform include Bankhall, Derby University, Emerge Recycling, Hope University, Integra People, JAM Recruitment, Just Bring the Baby, National Media Museum, Premier Mobile and Shisha Asian Arts.
At Reform I worked with a team of 2-3 designers, often as lead. I worked on projects including corporate communications, brochures, branding, packaging, press ads, exhibition design and web design in the role of designer or art director. Reform has a strong commitment to quality typography that I enjoyed, as well as total responsibility for jobs from brief to print.
September 2007 - July 2009
The clients I worked with at Ingenious included Aston University, Cobra UK, Cosalt Workwear, Emerge Recycling, English Cities Fund, Imperial War Museum North, Kids Allowed, Manchester Business School, Muse Developments,
The Printworks and Visit Chester & Cheshire.
A particular highlight of my time at Ingenious was the creative direction
and implementation of the Horrible Histories - The Frightful First World War exhibition at Imperial War Museum North. The project was nominated for
a Design Week Award 2009.
Various freelance appointments
February 2005 - 2007
Clients included Dinosaur, PRP Architects, Youth Unlimited Theatre Company, Focus Interiors (Design Ltd), The Black Bull Inn & Restaurant, UK Car Group, Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.
November 2005 - April 2007
Toontastic Publishing Ltd
July 2002 - February 2005
Education Summary: Macromedia Accredited Flash Introduction Course.
Adobe Accredited Dreamweaver Introduction Course.
BA (hons) Design: Graphics
South Trafford College
Btec Foundation Studies
Ridge Danyers College
A-Levels grades A-D
GCSEs grades A*-C
Graphic designer & Art Director