mark hawkins
Graphic Design, United Kingdom
 
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Contact details
3 Loring Road
Sharnbrook
Beds
Tel: 44 330 330 9102
Brief Summary
WordPress Evangelist and Graphic Designer

From corporate branding & design, to a fully-fledged creative consultancy; I endeavour to be there for the SME to the multinational. I create stunning design at realistic prices, but most importantly, I would like to help your business grow.

I offer an exclusive, tailor-made design service; when you are looking for something that little bit extra.
Clients
http://wp-mk.org.uk
http://www.butlerandyoung.co.uk
http://www.pagrecruitment.co.uk
http://www.financerecruitmentprofessionals.co.uk
http://www.rmnmotorsport.com
http://www.approvedinspectors.org.uk
http://www.buildingcontrolalliance.org/
http://www.hanoverwills.com
http://www.adamaylott.co.uk
http://www.straighttalkingit.co.uk/

Professional Experience
Personal Statement
An enthusiastic, dedicated design consultant, who enjoys the challenge of people and technology on a daily basis whilst quickly adapting to new working environments, concepts, applications and systems.

Multi-faceted skill set to include graphic design utilising the Adobe CS5 suite of applications, extensive design and development work with the WordPress publishing system as well as Project Management of multi-million pound IT projects utilising AGILE and PRINCE2 methodologies.

Graphic design experience to include magazine production, banner advertising, marketing materials, corporate brand development and print based marketing strategies.

Highly versed in digital & film based photography and printing as well as elements of both analogue and digital video production and editing.

Also experienced in digital video and audio production and editing. Over 17 years experience working with internet technologies and digital media as well as multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac OSX and Linux.


Skills
Graphic Design
WordPress Design
Web Design
Content Management Systems
Brand Strategies


Work Experience

Freelance, Sharnbrook, Beds UK Aug 2011 to Current
Graphic Designer
Project managed, designed and developed content management solutions utilising the WordPress open source framework for local community and commercial projects.
Worked with multi-national clients to re-brand and re-design entire group of companies and develop new dynamic website and all printed marketing materials.
Designed new interfaces for e-Commerce applications.
Packaging design for a range of exclusive sensor controlled products, including dustbins and kitchen appliances. Designed large vinyl and free standing banners for national business marketing.
Designed exhibition stand banners mounted on artboard.
Previous design experience also includes advertising leaflets, flyers, marketing campaigns and vehicle livery design.



The Ideas Hub Ltd, Milton Keynes, UK Oct 2010 to Aug 2011
Graphic Designer
Project managed, designed and developed content management solutions utilising the WordPress open source framework for local community and commercial projects.
Designed large vinyl and free standing banners for national business marketing.
Graphic design work also included advertising leaflets, flyers, marketing campaigns, vehicle livery design.



Amanzi Media, Bedford, UK Nov 2009 to Oct 2010
Graphic Designer
Project managed, designed and developed content management solutions utilising the WordPress open source framework for commercial and local projects.
Designed and published advertising and marketing brochures for a motor racing team.
Re-branding of a South African Digital Printing company’s identity.
Designed and developed social media based web platform for social marketing company.
Print advertising for local estate agent.
Corporate brand creating for international construction company.



Capita Children’s Services, Bedford, UK July 2008 to Nov 2009
Web Project Manager
Responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary project team of ASP .NET Developers, Business Analysts and System Testers on several concurrent Social Care and Children’s Services software development projects, within multiple locations.



St Andrews Healthcare, Northampton, UK May 2008 to July 2008
Intranet Rollout Project Manager
Reporting to the IT Manager, responsible for managing content migration of existing Intranet, based on SharePoint 2003 to a new SharePoint 2007 deployment within a 3-month timeframe.



Capita Business Services, Reading, UK July 2007 to Mar 2008
Web Project Manager
Reporting to the IT & Web Programme Manager, successfully implemented an enterprise
content management and community learning platform feasibility study, involving 3 core technologies; Open Source, Proprietary, and Proprietary based on Open Standards.



BECTA, Coventry, UK April 2005 to March 2007
Operations Project Manager
Reporting to the Director of Content, managed and monitored a £2.7m operational budget. Responsible for maintaining and updating the technical infrastructure of the Curriculum
Online educational content management system and its internal administration systems
and staff.



BECTA, Coventry UK Nov 2004 to April 2005
Transition Project Manager
Reporting to the Director of Content, responsibilities included transitioning the Curriculum Online educational content management system from the Department for Education and Skills to BECTA within four months and within the £2.7m operational budget. Original estimates were 6 months and over £3m, respectively.



(BECTA) British Educational Communications and Technology Agency, Coventry, UK Feb 2004 to Nov 2004
Assistant Technical Project Manager
Reporting to the Technical Project Manager, responsibilities included assisting project management and technical support teams with supporting and managing the various e-learning projects. Oversaw contract distribution, risk analysis, client meetings and briefings and technical liaison between various suppliers and the internal technical team.







Learning Resources International, Olney, UK May 2001 to Dec 2003
Project Manager
Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities included project-managing bespoke Learning Management Systems, Virtual Learning Environments, Document Management Systems and blended learning and development solutions for local government, blue chip company and private sector clients such as London Borough of Newham, London Borough of Islington, Somerset County Council, Grenada Customs and Excise, DHL (Holland), Vodafone, Norwich Union, Edexcel and Scottish Enterprise.



Learning Resources International, Olney, UK Oct 2000 to April 2001
Senior Graphic Designer
Reporting to the Managing Director, responsibilities included designing the user interfaces for web based e-learning solutions and applications for new and existing clients. Designed, print-orientated marketing material such as flyers, catalogues, promotional leaflets and corporate stationery. Supervised two direct reports.



Learning Channel Campus, Johannesburg, South Africa March 1998 to July 2000
New Media Designer
Tertiary educational content supplier to the South African national curriculum and a content generator for the UK curriculum under contract to the Guardian.
Reporting to the Senior Manager, responsibilities included managing projects to produce rich media educational content to be delivered on and offline. Oversaw and coordinated content layout and design as well as web designs and layouts. Converted hardcopy secondary school curriculum educational material from hardcopy to HTML
Conceptualised, designed, authored and packaged an Astrological Predictions CD-ROM focused on business-related guidance, which was released countrywide in one of South Africa's largest stationery stores.
Designed all printed material and packaging and delivered a complete video production of a calligraphy instructional CD-ROM which was filmed and edited utilising a two-camera perspective.
Typeset national curriculum sections for national and local newspapers as supplements to the main papers, including a South African secondary school curriculum website and an English GCSE revision website



Picturesque Photo, Johannesburg, South Africa Oct 1996 to Feb 1998
Graphic Designer



Rosebank Graphics Bureau, Johannesburg, South Africa Jan 1995 to Sept 1996
Graphic Designer



Double Exposure Productions, Johannesburg, South Africa Oct 1992 to Jan 1995
Video Editor



Rosebank Photo, Johannesburg, South Africa Feb 1986 to Sept 1992
Photo Finishing Technician






















Education

South Fields College, Leicester 1984 to 1985
City & Guilds Certification Photography


South Fields College, Leicester 1984 to 1985
City & Guilds Certification Communications


Advanced Masterclass, Johannesburg 1998 to 1998
Advanced Photoshop


PRINCE, Milton Keynes 2006 to 2007
PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate



Hobbies and Interests
Music
Movies
Fishing
Camping
Motorcycles

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