- Southborough, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
Design projects for Bridle Creative studios, Hattrick Marketing and HarperCollins Education division
As you can guess my name is Peter Gwyer and I am passionate about design, typesetting and artworking, or as I call it dta. I am an all-in-one man. A creative designer for overmore...As you can guess my name is Peter Gwyer and I am passionate about design, typesetting and artworking, or as I call it dta. I am an all-in-one man. A creative designer for over 15 years, I have cut my teeth in various publishers, design agencies and other organisations learning the skills that have helped me to become the accomplished designer I am today. I am proud of the work I have produced and the strong relationships I have built up with both clients and team members to achieve viable and effective final products.
In 2005, I decided to go it alone and work for myself. I wanted to explore new areas and was ready to set up my own business. As a result, the projects I have untaken have been far and wide from creating adverts, books, brochures, branding, logos, email newsletters and websites.
Area Covered: London, Kent, Surrey
Summary: Here a breakdown of some jobs I have worked on for various clients.
Azure – Are visual communication agency. While working for them I have helped to design new and update existing projects for one of their main clients (NHG Group), this included number brochures, catalogues, flyers, logo concepts, posters, product labels and their new website.
Barkers Advertising – I was responsible for creating recruitment adverts for big blue chip clients which entitled me making adverts for different newspapers based on different specification given by the client, to prepress work which including making hi-res pdfs, sending them via Adfast, Quickcut.
Baths on Tap – A newly formed online bathroom company selling bathroom products, I was responsible for planning and designing the ecommence website, which included creating a identity brand. In the process I worked with web development company who were responsible for building the front and back end of the website.
Doodle London - A design agency based in west London. I have helped them on a range of projects which included designing and artworking various catalogues, press adverts, email newsletters, Facebook and web banners for clients based in the fashion industry. I also spent time retouching photo images, colour corrections and creating clipping paths.
Ekay Advertising – A design studio based in Kent, which was responsible for direct marketing campaigns for the insurance industry through print, media and web. There I was creating audit reports, adverts for national newspaper, brochures and websites.
Haemnet - Are a registered charity that deals with those in professional medical fields who provide support to those who suffer with haemophilia. While working for Haemnet I have designed over 8 different logos for the various aspects of the charities and created different icons used on the website. For the logos and icons I have to follow closely the brand guidelines set by the client.The projects mean’t I had to create a number of concepts for each logo, then refinements were made for the the final logos to be produced. I also created leaflets, powerpoint slides, business cards and letterheads.
HarperCollins – Technical role at HarperCollins – consists of remaking artwork files from existing PDFs, converting Quark files into Indesign files and making sure they match the source PDFs, also preparing files to be supplied to printers and other suppliers, making and preflighting hires PDFs, advising and dealing with font issues and images. Along with organising artwork files and images to a internal database.
Hattrick Marketing – London based design agency which specialise in the fitness and health industry. While working for them I helped to design new and update existing projects for a number of leisure centres. Also I was responsible for working with Image libraries, plus making and preflighting hires PDFs. Projects range from flyers, lamppost banners, leaflets, posters for London underground, staff handbooks to websites designed in Photoshop.
Mabox – B2B marketing agency based in Hammersmith. They specialise in branding through to campaigns and content marketing. While I was their my duties were to create a number of Powerpoint presentations and reports for Vodafone, this included creating number of icons and infographics.
Malta Special Convention and offices - In 2015, I was commissioned by a charity organization to brand a special convention and office building in Malta. The role consisted art directing and managing a team of designers, illustrators, writers and photographers. First of all we designed a logo and put together brand guidelines, then we created various items of memorabilia, we also designed various printed literature (20 page magazine, tour pamphlets, postcards, event tickets), signage and a website. For the office building they asked us to design wall art that was part of a tour for visitors and guests, which needed to explain the history of the organization on that island. Other sections of the tour had to be descriptive of what each department accomplishes plus a fun section for children, which involved creating a number of illustrative stories and characters.
New Holland Book Publishers – The duties I have done have arranged from layout out pages for various titled books e.g. Matt Dawson celebrity cookbook, Cadogan travel books. Creating and editing maps, dealing with photos, cut outs, colour corrections, dealing with issues and problems with files that arose, to preparing books for prepress including checking colour proofs and making hi-res pdfs.
RR Donnelley – Role consists of designing, artworking and typesetting (In a range of sectors from Financial, Medical, and International Trade for major blue chip clients). To mention just a few of theprojects I have worked on are as follows: Designing 276 page annual report, application forms, brochures, newsletters and corporate events, some of them have been produced into a number of languages.
Slough Council – Here I was commissioned to design leaflets and posters for a sports mentoring group who help with disadvantaged children in the Slough borough, these were to advertise special events that had been planned for school half term.
Sterling Motorcycles – Recently designed a database website for selling the new and second hand bikes and accessories, helmets etc for a local bike business.
Tubs Bathrooms – Tubs is one of the biggest bathroom companies in the south east. I was commissioned to create a stylish and modern new website with an interactive feature for the home page, this involved creating a new corporate identity with the use of logos, business cards etc.
Vitol - Are an energy and commodities company. While working for them I was commissioned to design and project manager there 2016 corporate brochure, this included liaising with illustrators and printers. Other projects included designing new brand identities for new divisions that are created within the company. The work involved creating new logos and brand identities. I have also created additional brochures, email invitations, pull up banners for exhibition events, recreated maps and diagrams to fit the Vitol brand.
I am always looking to improve and face new challenges, particularly new tools and techniques in design software. I believe there is always room to learn new skills.
Job Title: Web Designer
Company: Baths on Tap
Description: Designing of Baths on Tap website
Job Title: Graphic Designer/Creative Artworker
Company: New Holland Publishers
Description: Graphic Designer/Creative Artworker: Arrange of roles from layout pages for various titled books, creating and editing maps, dealing with photos, cut outs, colour corrections, dealing with issues and problems with files that arose, to preparing books for prepress including checking pdfs and making hi-res pdfs.
Job Title: Freelancer Artworker
Description: DTP/Artworker: My duties have ranged from typesetting multi-language documents (from Western European to Asian languages), to prepress work which including making hi-res pdfs. I have also supported and given advice on dealing with font issues, images and technical problems that occur with documents and hi-res pdfs.
Job Title: Freelancer Graphic Designer
Company: All Advertising
Description: I was called on a freelance bases into there studio to help on there direct marketing campaigns for the insurance industry through print, media and web. My brief involved creating audit reports, adverts for a national newspaper, brochures and websites.
Degree: BTEC NVQ Level III in Print and Origination
Field of Study: Graphic Design
University / College: Central Graphics Academy
Graphic Designer | Creative Artworker | Web Designer | Typesetter | Brand designer | Book designer | Annual Report | Newsletter design | Catalogue designer | Indesign | QuarkXpress
Great job, really accurate and prompt. Will use again for sure
Great job - I look forward to working with Peter again very soon.
Peter was excellent. Accommodating, efficient and a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend him.
We were very pleased with Peter's work. He produced an excellent piece of work against a very tight deadline.
Great work! Thank you again for your help!
Great job Peter!
Peter did the job very well. He was really patient with me and was good at explaining what he did. I will definitely come back to Peter again if needed and can recommend his service. Thank you!
Absolutely excellent work from Peter. Professional, fast and great designs. Top work.
Thanks Sue, I really enjoyed working on the project, look forward to working with you next time
Great, clean and stylish work combined with a quick, seamless and helpful approach. Will definitely use Pete again. .
Pete was great, understood what was needed to be done and wasn't happy until you're happy. Great to work with and I will be using him again!