Coming from the background of hot metal type and pen on paper illustrators has enabled me to combine traditional values and computer technology with an emphasis on the developmentmore...Coming from the background of hot metal type and pen on paper illustrators has enabled me to combine traditional values and computer technology with an emphasis on the development of new skills applied to graphic design in its printed form, the internet and multimedia. I offer the skills necessary in taking projects from concept through to final production preparing material which combines studio and computer skills.
I understand the organisation of the Macintosh computer and the interface provided by different software attaining high levels of competency in many graphic related programmes • Photoshop • Freehand • Illustrator • InDesign.
Area Covered: Graphic design for print and web.
Work Experience Summary: SEPT 2005 – JAN 2010 An unfortunate period of illness combined with a need to care for aged parents saw my wife and I move to France. Although away from the main stream for a while I have kept my hand in with some small local contracts and feel capable of continuing to tout my design talents.
NOV 2001 - SEPT 2005 Short term contract work through MacPeople and APRO Creative preparing layout and artwork for a wide range of documents. The work included typographic skills and some illustration plus the creation of print ready files.
SEPT 2000 - NOV 2001 Working for Berkoff Design in Camden Town, I was responsible for the creative output for press advertising and print based projects. The company amalgamated with the Volcano Group in December and I moved to their offices in Covent Garden. My role has remained that of designer with the inclusion of new media as part of my brief.â€¨Clients: ARM, UK Sports, Hays IMS, TU Fund Managers.
MAY 2000 - SEPT 2000 Short term contract work through MacPeople, mainly for studios.
MOVED TO UK Arrived in UK, May 2000
JULY 1999 - MAY 2000 Consultant to Ultramere Pty Ltd in Melbourne. Company developing a software product for the golf industry. Responsibilities included organisation of internet services and web site management while being actively involved in the daily running of the business along with 5 other directors.
1991 - JULY 1999 Freelance design and art direction â€¨Clients: Budget, Uncle Ben, Leonard Graphic Design, VATC, OAPL Orthopaedic appliances, Sigma Group, Smith & Nephew, Bing Productions, Incolink, Royal College of Psychiatrists, Yamaha Australia, Allans Music, Modern Art Production Group.
Extensive knowledge of the Macintosh operating system. Work taken from client brief through to supplying film, print and the internet. Software used includes QuarkXpress, PhotoShop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Freehand, PageMaker and Flash.â€¨Regular use of the internet, knowledge of HTMLâ€¨URLs: www.mapg.com.au, www.katejacoby.com
1989 - 1991 Arnold Lester & Associates, Melbourneâ€¨Advertising Agency - Art Directorâ€¨Clients: Guardian Assurance, WR Grace, Plumrose, Leggo’s
1987 - 1989 Greg Honeyman & Associates, Melbourneâ€¨Advertising Agency - Graphic Designer/Art Directorâ€¨Clients: Chef Cookers, Click Electrical
MOVED TO MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA
1983 - 1987 Harlequin Design Studio, Brusselsâ€¨Partner in studio in Brussels handling design projects and services for agencies and direct clients: JWT, Leo Burnett, McCann’s, â€¨Dunn & Hargitt International, Dietsmann International, Design Board, Scandinavia House, Electrolux, Wrangler
Degree: Batchelor of Arts
Field of Study: Graphic Design
University / College: Norwich School of Art