ABOUT ME

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A BIT OF BACKGROUND

What makes me tick…

I’m a self-confessed stickler for brand: faultless alignment, clean layouts, and considered typography are my thing. I never take my eye off the ball – essential when you’ve worked on the number of financial services accounts that I have.

Some say I’m driven by an ‘OCD-like’ attention for detail. It’s certainly true that I’ll be the first person who notices when two bricks aren’t quite aligned properly. But this level of focus is not at the expense of creative flair. Given a Mac and a blank piece of paper I can design with the best of them.

I’ve also enjoyed a stint as a studio manager, so I’m an experienced link between the creative team and client services, keeping an agency running like a well-oiled machine. I know that running a studio presents daily challenges – and rewards – and it means that I can see every job from both sides of the fence.

My solid creative and production grounding has allowed me to not only continue to progress my own skills, but also to mentor, train and develop a successful department.

EXPERIENCED IN…

+85%

FINANCIAL SERVICES

+75%

AUTOMOTIVE

+70%

CHARITY

+60%

FMCG

THINGS THAT I’M NOT BAD AT…

  • Advertising
  • Annual reports
  • Art direction
  • Artworking
  • Brand development
  • Corporate identity
  • Digital advertising
  • Direct marketing
  • Exhibition graphics
  • Email marketing
  • High end retouching
  • Outdoor advertising
  • Print management
  • Packaging
  • Studio management
  • Web design

YOU MAY KNOW SOME OF THESE CLIENTS…

Past and present
Agency Clients
Personal Clients

QUALIFICATIONS AND EMPLOYMENT…

Education
BTEC HND in Graphic Design
BTEC HNC in Graphic Design
BTEC ND in Design (Technical Illustration)
BTEC First Diploma in Graphic Design
Employment history
  • Freelance Senior Creative Artworker/designer – April 2016 – present
  • Creative Studio Manager at redtag – May 2006 – April 2016
  • Freelance Creative Artworker – August 2005 – May 2006
  • Studio Manager at CMc Media – October 2001 – August 2005
  • Senior Creative Artworker at DMP – May 2001 – October 2001
  • Studio Manager at Houston McColl – June 2000 – May 2001