I have 3 years experience working for a global design firm for a varied range of clients, from Vodafone to Goodyear Dunlop to Dr Martens Airwair. I'm enthusiastic about design and enjoy solving the challenges that each brief brings.
I'm looking forward to using my gained knowledge and experience in new and exciting opportunities which will further develop my skills as a designer.
April 2004 - March 2007
FITCH, London, UK (www.fitch.com)
Middleweight Graphic Designer
Responsibilities included developing innovative and creative solutions for brand communication, corporate identity and environmental graphics. Sourcing photography, from stock, commission or assisting in the art direction of photo shoots. Generating illustrations or sourcing freelance illustrators. Writing copy or briefing copywriters. Layout of type and image for a range of applications. Working with artworkers and suppliers in the final stages of a job. Taking part in client meetings and workshops. Carrying out research and audits for clients and their competitors. Working in a studio environment both individually and alongside other designers (2D and 3D), Art Directors, strategic planners and client managers.
Clients included Vodafone, Nokia, Dr Martens Airwair, Hi-Q tyres, Goodyear Dunlop, HSBC, Kazkom Bank, Berry Bros. & Rudd wine merchants, Carhartt, British American Tobacco.
February - March 2004
ENTERPRISE IG, London, UK (www.enterpriseig.com)
Junior Graphic Designer (Intern)
Responsibilities included logo design, brand audits and research, image searching, interior branding concept development, team brainstorming.
Clients included Welsh bank Principality, Israeli phone company Cellcom, British Gas.
2001 - 2004
Various freelance, temporary & part-time jobs
Design, illustration and administrative roles
Companies included Evolve Records, Splinter Design Communications (www.splinter.co.uk), National Council for Voluntary Organisations (www.ncvo-vol.org.uk), Diabetes UK charity (www.diabetes.org.uk)
1999 - 2002
Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Bachelor of Arts Honours in Graphic Arts
1998 - 1999
South Nottingham College, UK
BTEC Diploma in Art & Design
1991 - 1998
Dayncourt School, Nottingham, UK
A levels in English (A), Art (B), Psychology (B), Media Studies (B)
Proficient computer user, learn new programmes quickly
Mainly work in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign
Have working knowledge of Acrobat, Quark Express and Microsoft Office
Strong drawing and illustration skills
Enjoy drawing by hand and on-screen
Good eye for layout and composition and attention to detail
Confident listening to, explaining and discussing ideas and concepts both with colleagues and in client facing presentations and workshops
Music (going to gigs, listening at home, appreciating talented people and wishing I was more musical), Art (going to galleries, drawing, making things), films (variety of old and new, mainstream and independent, foreign and western), socialising (going to the pub, drinking cups of tea and chatting to friends), cycling (to work or just down the park), swimming (especially outdoors)