- Leeds, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
Hi, I\'m a Graphic and New Media Designer. I\'m situated in Leeds City Centre and my philosophy is simple: to provide my clients with a professional, bespoke design formore...Hi, I\'m a Graphic and New Media Designer. I\'m situated in Leeds City Centre and my philosophy is simple: to provide my clients with a professional, bespoke design for a discounted rate.
Please see my portfolio (with no contact details) @ eclipse-concepts.co.uk
Design for print
Leaflets | Brochures | Annual reports | Editorial design | Press advertising | POS and packaging | Artworking | Illustration | Artwork amendments and updates | Pre-flight checking and packaging for print
Corporate Identity | Corporate Literature | Corporate Stationery
Marketing and design
Advertising and strategy | Mailers | Leaflets | Copywriting
Website design and creation | Website amendments and updates | Website optimisation and publishing using FTP | Flash graphics/banner creation | E shots and e marketing (e newsletters) | XHTML (Auto & Hand Coded) | CSS | ASP
Photography | Post production photographic manipulation
Available software and operating platforms
Adobe’® Creative Suite 4 - Illustrator | Photoshop | InDesign | Dreamweaver | Flash | Fireworks | Acrobat
MircrosoftÂ’® Office - Word | Excel
- Mac OS 10.5 Leopard (Default) | Microsoft’® Windows’® XP
Technical skills and competencies
Skilled at 2D illustrations in Illustrator, manipulating the 2D image in Photoshop, and laying out the Spec in Adobe In- Design and QuarkXPress. Able to develop and maintain websites using Dreamweaver/GoLive through HTML and CSS coding and upload fi les for both print and web using FTP.
Photographic skills and competencies
Intermediate media photography using both digital and traditional.
Area Covered: United Kingdom
Work Experience Summary: 1/2007 - present | Graphic & New Media Designer Eclipse Concepts (freelance/own company), Durham, UK.
As more & more freelance projects became available for me I decided to form a company/group name for a group of colleagues and myself to show reel work from various medium and bounce projects of one and another. Eventually I took the mantle for private work, as it has generated work for the past year. Working as a freelance Graphic & New Media designer under Eclipse Concepts, I\'ve had to generate my own sales and market myself with an individual website & e-marketing techniques. I\'ve had to invoice all jobs accordingly and keep records for all work/projects.
My projects under my freelance title have varied from brand identity to website design and maintenance. I have worked for a variety of clients from local restaurants to international chemical distributors.
I have produced several websites, including several retail sites which would include content management system for the more seasonal product ranges.
Brief list of Roles:
Corporate Branding/ Identity | Corporate Literature | Brochure Design
Advertising | Interactive Design/New Media | Website Cosntruction (XHTML | CSS | ASP)
I\'ve often managed to balance the demands of a current job along with working on Eclipse projects. A few recent commisions:
03/2010 - 03/2010 | Graphic Designer | Kairanandbox, York, UK.
I received this commision through reccomendation. I was comissioned for 2 weeks to be extended to a month
to work on direct mail, corporate literature and reports for various national/internationl clients (such as
BP, Warburtons and the Labour Party).
01/2010 - 01/2010 | Graphic Designer |Imperial Vaults, Durham, UK.
Imperial Vaults publishes a local magazine across the North East and due to my experience with my own
previous advertising based magazine and corporate literature work, I was commissioned to work on the recent
issue, to cover their head designer.
02/2008 - 07/2009 | Design Executive Rocket Design, Durham, UK.
As part of my role as design executive, I had to at first handle all the design/print aspects of the role and then manage a junior designer and delegate projects appropriately. Alongside the daily running of the studio, I was solely responsible for the running and maintenance of the studios digital press and maintenance of the network and back up systems.
The business itself had a strict procedure process which I followed to the letter. I since took over the web design side of the workload too. We also ran a monthly periodical (which was co-owned by myself) which was delivered to the bulk of the Durham area, which I designed from scratch, produced all adverts & some articles. The magazine ran to a strict deadline and often required extra attention to meet late editions.
The role was client facing and I was more than often called to generate my own sales and marketing material.
11/2004 - 11/2007 | Junior/Mid Designer Pro-Actif Communications, Darlington, UK.
At Pro-Actif I was part of a 3 designer team, being trained by two highly experienced editorial designers. My roles included designing for various project, handling clients and running of the in-house facilities
Education Summary: SEP\'03-JUL\'04
University of Lincoln, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorks.
BA (hons) Graphic Design, Final Year (Second Class Honours)
Production Skills and Capability | Graphic communication Practice | Graphic Initiatives | Independent Study/ Dissertation
SEP\'01-JUL\'03 Newcastle College, School of Design, Newcastle upon Tyne
Higher National Diploma, Graphic Design, (Distinction Grade)
Computer Applications in Art & Design | Professional Studies | Advanced Typographic Skills | Image Manipulation Applications | Visual Communication | Interface Design Principles
JUL\'01-SEP\'01 York College, York City, UK
Graphic Design, Short Course, (Distinction)
New College Durham. Durham City
National Diploma, Graphic Design, (Distinction)
Graphic Techniques | Visual Studies | Information Graphics | Illustration | Advertising | Professional Practice | NCFE Practical Photography | Modern Foreign Languages
A Level, Advanced Graphic Design, B(b)
SEP\'94-JUL\'99 GSCE - Mathematics - A(a)
Science, Double Award - A(a)
Graphic Studies - A(a)
English - B(b) | English Literature - B(b)
Graphic & New Media Designer