- London, GB
- £30 /hr
- Available now
A graphic designer with over 7 years of in-house experience and an extensive range freelance contracts.’ I am comfortable working from conceptual ideas through to the finishedmore...A graphic designer with over 7 years of in-house experience and an extensive range freelance contracts.’ I am comfortable working from conceptual ideas through to the finished article and have excelent supplier relationships. I have strong complimentary skills such as artworking, print management illustration, photography and project management. ’
My experience spans working for global corporations such as Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Nigeria Airways as well as start-ups and SME’s. I have a hunger for knowledge and constantly strive to develop my abilities.’ My jobs and contracts have allowed me to work overseas as well as in the UK. This experience has provided me with a cultural sensitivity, excellent communication skills and the ability to work comfortably as part of a team or on my own reporting to all levels of business.’
I am predominantly a print designer specialising in logo design, corporate literature and marketing and communication collateral (posters, newsletters, stationary, brochures, folders, adverts, direct mail, leaflets etc) but also have experience creating signage, exhibition stands, website concepts and some digital design.
Area Covered: London and surrounding areas
Summary: I have recently been hired by Virgin Unite (www.virginunite.com)
and The Social Enterprise Mark (www.socialenterprisemark.org.uk) both as there main supply of outsourced design.
Previous experience includes:
Air Aviation Management
Graphic Designer_Jul 09 to Sep ’10
Air Aviation Management is an aviation consultancy. I was hired a few months prior to the company’s launch to develop the brand identity, then took on the role of the company’s sole designer handling all conceptualisation, artworking, copywriting and print management. I later spearheaded an outsourced design arm to the business as an additional revenue stream.
RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS:
Designed the company’s corporate identity from the logo through to all corporate literature and marketing materials including sales kits, print and online advertisements, direct marketing and event materials
Developed the corporate website concept and managed all SEO and social networking for the company, successfully building month-on-month traffic to the website.
Supported new business development with sales proposal design and copywriting and presented the consultancy’s creative offering at client meetings
Produced architectural drawings, 3D visuals, signage and all internal communication materials as part of a multi-office amalgamation and internal change project for Swissport UK (airport ground handling)
Managed design and delivery of all cargo tariff and promotional materials for ACP Worldwide (airline cargo operators) along with brochures and marketing materials
With this being a small start-up company, I supported the management team on a number of projects outside of my core remit, rapidly becoming an integral part of the business. This included: Charter requests, flying programme proposals, the running of a small disaster recovery team for Swissport at Gatwick, call centre management and support, and legal proceedings for debt collection.
Virgin Nigeria Airways Ltd
Graphic Designer_Aug 05 to July 09
Virgin Nigeria is an African airline, 49% owned by Virgin Atlantic and 51% by private Nigerian investors. I was brought in from my previous role at Virgin Atlantic as the airline’s sole designer. I worked closely with international marketing teams in both the UK and Nigeria and spent several months working in Lagos, Nigeria.
RESPONSIBILITIES & ACHIEVEMENTS
Designed all onboard literature for the airline including quarterly menus, monthly in-flight entertainment guides, lounge and fast-track invitations
Created a distinct Business Class brand for the airline which contributed to 20% market share growth and helped establish the airline as second only to British Airways for Business Class travel on the London to Lagos route
Managed complete company re-brand to align with parent company Virgin Group’s global re-brand roll-out. Successfully designed and delivered all print materials including airport facilities, on-board and lounge materials and all UK marketing literature within a tight project deadline of only one month
Project-managed sales brochure production for the UK, Europe and USA sales force including copywriting, photography, layout and print production
Managed space planning and unification of three offices at Gatwick Airport, including architectural and interior design, project management and furniture procurement
Produced all trade and consumer sales and marketing materials for the UK market
Some freelance projects of note are:
Designed a training aid board game for Kuoni, in conjuntion with Jumeirah Hotels, to train travel agents on all aspects of their Dubai product portfolio
GHA / H&H_’06 to present
Carried out a brand refresh for Grant Harrison including all corporate literature, marketing materials and website design. After the company was later rebranded H&H Recruitment Outsourcing I was re-hired to design the logo, corporate literature and web concept.
Re/Max UK_Feb to Aug 08
Worked in conjunction with RedBox Studio to develop a consolidated online sales kit for UK estate agents. The sales kit consisted of templates for adverts, brochures and marketing materials which could be personalised by each agent and downloaded as a print ready PDF.
World Wrestling Entertainment_08 to Present
I support the global marketing department at WWE on an ongoing basis. One major project involved working with both WWE and Tesco Marketing departments to create a free standing display unit as part of a national cross-promotional campaign
The Avenue LTA_Dec09 to Jul ’10
Project to design 108 page book for the centenary of a local tennis club
Description: Designed Business Class onboard print including - menu, bar menu, wine list and lounge invitation. The solution was individual cards that fitted within a wallet to give the passengers a more interative experience. The only menu os it's kind on any airline.
Education Summary: BSc (Hons) Product Design - Brunel University
Freelance Graphic Designer