My strengths are to listen and understand my client's needs. Find out a client's vision and aim, interpret and provide creative, clear, practical and strategic design solutions that achieve these goals. I have enjoyable and successful, long-standing relationships with my clients.
Along with my creative design skills, I produce user-friendly, easy-to-navigate web sites that are efficiently coded. I am well versed with Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Illustrator. I am happy in hand coding HTML and CSS.
My roots were established initially in traditional design for print and I apply my creative skills to concept, design and artwork for printed material, liasing with printers and production companies.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark XPress, Adobe InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash
Web design skills
Excellent knowledge of Apple Mac OS, Apple user since 1989, Good knowledge of PC, I run my own Cobalt BlueQuartz server. I have a working knowledge of Unix
BA Hons in Graphic Design - grade 2.1,
Ravensbourne College of Art and Design,
DATEC Diploma in Graphic Design,
East Ham College of Technology
Member of Chartered Society of Designers,
Freelance creative designer
Date: April 2003 to date
Position: Freelance, director of Loadspear Media, my company.
Active in all aspects of creative design, generally information design, B2B and FMCG. Working for a variety of clients and creative design consultancies within web design and design for print.
Densitron Internet Technologies
Date: Jan 2000 to April 2003
Responsible for all web content and applying to hosting solutions - from brief to going live. Worked closely with programmer on various web solutions and applications for parent company Densitron Technologies and external clients. Developed skills in handcoding HTML and CSS.
CLS Graphics Ltd
Date: June 1996 to Dec 1999
Position: Creative Director
Responsible for total project management for design side of the company for both digital and lithographic reproduction. Developed sound knowledge of digital reproduction including short run and large format digital printing. Developed and built company web site. Pursued keen interest in internet based technology.
Date: Sept 1995 to June 1996
Position: Senior Design Project Manager
Involved with strategic marketing for business to business clients. Responsible for planning, designing and managing campaigns and information design projects.
Date: Jan 1994 to Sept 1995
Position: Art Director
Management of a small studio team, reporting to the creative director, overseeing projects in both traditional and computer based methods. Provided creative solutions to all aspects of design including national advertising campaigns and general design for print. Client liaison, project presentations, project management and developed strong working relations with suppliers. In depth understanding of Apple Macintosh and preparing digital artwork for press.