- Hamilton, GB
- £35 /hr
- Available now
I am a creative and enthusiastic individual with a diverse experience of graphic design, artworking and print production. I have worked in advertising, design and marketing formore...I am a creative and enthusiastic individual with a diverse experience of graphic design, artworking and print production. I have worked in advertising, design and marketing for 11 years, in both agency and in-house environments. Outgoing with strong and effective organisational and communication skills, as well as a good team player, I am able to use my own initiative to achieve company objectives. I enjoy having responsibility and am able to work under pressure. I am highly organised, well spoken and possess excellent written word skills. I have excellent Mac skills, am versatile and learn new tasks/skills quickly. Currently operating my own freelance design business.
Area Covered: Strathclyde, Ayrshire, Lothian, Central Scotland
Work Experience Summary: Freelance Designer, Nov 2008 - present date
Designing and producing marketing materials, press advertising, posters, leaflets, point of sale graphics, websites & e-newsletters for clients in the leisure, retail and voluntary sectors. Diary management, collation of expenses and managing accounts. Costing jobs, managing budgets, print buying, liasing with suppliers. Project management, taking each job from initial brief to finished artwork and delivery.
Graphic Designer, Connect 2 Marketing, July - Oct 2008
Designing marketing materials & advertising. Designing web sites and e-newsletters. Sourcing photography and illustrations. Obtaining print quotes and liasing with external suppliers. Preparing artwork for print. Sending ads and maintaining an
up-to-date back-up of work.
Creative Designer, Barkers Scotland, July 2007 - June 2008 (Maternity cover)
Designing & creating advertisements, web graphics, microsites & web pages. Working with art directors to develop creative ideas. Taking amends and liasing with account executives & production on each job.
Senior Designer, Direct Holidays, May - Nov 2006
Designing and producing brochures, marketing materials, direct mail, advertisements, shop graphics and company literature. Working within the marketing team to maintain and strengthen the brand and providing a studio resource. Overseeing the running of the studio. Taking a design from initial brief to artwork for various printing processes. Checking proofs. Designing and creating web banners/graphics. Liaising with external suppliers.
Mac Artworker, GRP, July 2004 - May 2006
Producing advertisements and artworking a wide range of material including brochures, posters, leaflets, booklets and direct mail. Producing client ready visuals and liaising with account executives and production on each job. Working under pressure and to tight deadlines. Adhering to agreed timescales and budgets. Keeping up to date with new technology, software and equipment.
Graphic Designer, Direct Holidays, Jan 2001 - July 2004
Designing and artworking brochures, advertisements, shop graphics, posters, leaflets, flyers, stationery and company literature. Producing brochures, direct mail and various work for PR and other departments. Taking each design from an initial brief to final artwork. Liaising with printers, agencies and suppliers and obtaining print quotes when required. Maintaining an archive of finished work, investigating new software and equipment.
Freelance Mac Operator, 999 Design Group, December 2000
Amending and preparing artwork. Recording and accounting all time spent on jobs with timesheets. Attention to detail.
Mac Operator, ICS, Oct - November 2000
Designing layouts for coursework & workbooks and preparing for print. Creating illustrations. Following production schedules. Maintaining an archive of finished work.
Junior Designer / Mac Operator, Maguire Advertising & Design, June 1999 - Sept 2000
Amending and preparing artwork. Dealing with printers and publications. Ordering supplies and scanning.
Education Summary: Adobe Flash CS3 training (3 days), September 2008
Adobe Flash CS3 training (2 days), April 2008
Basic Studio Photography, 10 week evening course, Glasgow Metropolitan College, 2008
Intermediate Digital Photography - 10 week evening course, Glasgow Metropolitan College, 2007
IPA Foundation Certificate, 2006
360 Degrees - Education course run by the Publicity Club of Glasgow, 2003
HND Graphic Design, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, 1999
SNC Art & Design, Glasgow College of Building and Printing, 1997
Highers - Art & Design (B), Biology (C), English (B)
Standard Grades - Art & Design (2), Biology (1), English (1), Chemistry (2), Maths (2), Modern Studies (2), Spanish (1)
National Certificates - Business Studies, Community Involvement
Graphic Designer/Creative Artworker