With over 10 years creative agency experience, I am a versatile and professional designer. I am passionate about great design, concepts that communicate quickly and meticulous,more...With over 10 years creative agency experience, I am a versatile and professional designer. I am passionate about great design, concepts that communicate quickly and meticulous, exciting typography. Having often worked on many different accounts at one time, I have good organisational skills and am used to grafting and meeting tight deadlines.
As a result of working in both large and small organisations I am more than comfortable with working in large teams or as a team of one! I am also used to liaising closely with both clients, printers and website developers. Having successfully taking numerous projects through from conception to completion, often at a fast pace, I have developed a keen eye for detail.
I am fully proficient in the usual design packages such as Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and Quark Xpress. My design skills include campaign concept development, branding, great typography layout, print design, web design, retail advertising, DM, POS and e-marketing. I am also a fast and accurate artworker
Area Covered: Manchester
Summary: I am currently working freelance between a range of Manchester agencies and also servicing private clients.
Air Creative - Designer / Art Director
May 2008 – June 2011
Air is a small advertising agency of 6 creative staff members. My role included taking projects from conception to completion whilst liaising closely with clients, printers and website developers.
Whilst working at Air I produced a wide range of advertising as well as branding, brochures, DM, POS, websites and emails. I have prepared all my artwork for print, retouched photography and been responsible for preparing and sending ads to the press.
I have enjoyed working on a wide range of accounts including The University of Salford, Housing Units, Salford Council, Kingsland Wines and Spirits, Bike Devil, Camps Solicitors, Manchester 235, NCP and Heritage Bathrooms.
Freelance - Designer / Art Director
October 2007 – May 2008
During this time I worked for a range of agencies including McCann Erickson, Clear Marketing and WRG on a diverse range of clients including Aldi, SCS Sofas, Brother Printers and Amey.
Creative (2003 – 2007) / Artworker (2001 – 2003)
February 2001 – October 2007
I cut my working teeth at BCMB, an advertising agency of around 50 staff based in Trafford, Manchester. After beginning life as an artworker, I moved into creative in 2003.
I produced national advertising campaigns and gained extensive experience in a range of other creative disciplines such as branding, brochures, DM, POS as well as catalogues and leaflets. I also designed web sites and e-marketing campaigns.
I worked extensively on the Moben Kitchens, Dolphin Bathrooms and Sharps Bedrooms accounts. Other clients included MAN-ERF trucks, Pall Water Treatment, Cookson Precious Metals, Unifix, and The Barbarians Rugby Club.
Job Title: Designer
Company: The Wardrobe Angel
Description: Design of website for The Wardrobe Angel, a new business start up in Manchester.
Education Summary: Sept. 1999 – Sept. 2000
MA Communication Design
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sept. 1996 – June 1999
BA Design and Art Direction
Manchester Metropolitan University
Sept. 1995 – June 1996
Foundation Studies in Art and Design
Sept. 1988 – June 1995
3 A Levels, 11 GCSEs
Edgware School, North London