I am an experienced Graphic Designer, well-versed in both Digital and Print design. Having worked for the likes of Del Monte, Future Publishing, and BSM – where I worked as Lead Designer, and sole Brand Guardian - my experience within the creative industries is extensive, meaning I am able to transfer my creative skills across a diverse range of clients and styles.
I now run my own advertising agency called 11eleven (www.11elevendc.com) where I am becoming ever increasingly confident in the Account Manager role and fronting client meetings.
Principality Building Society
TheAgency, June 2009 - June 2011
Duties: Concepting and taking concepts through to completion. Artworking for print. Liaising with Account team, estimating timings and delegating workloads. Designing brand guidelines. Having an open correspondence with printers and suppliers.
Clients: Del Monte, Principality Building Society, Global Pharmaceutical company Quintiles, BSM, Dr Schӓr Glutafin, Future Publishing, PC Gamer, CVG, GamesRadar, DotNet, Total Guitar.
Digital: Concepting and designing websites to completion that are based around CMS and are SEO optimised. Microsites, online games, emails and iPhone apps.
Shortly after joining we became the lead creative agency for BSM, creating entire campaigns involving numerous photoshoots, Direct Mail packs, 48 sheets, websites and microsites which New Media age named website of the week in July 2010. All of this was achieved by working closely with the Creative Director, forming solid strategies and design concepts, and increased the first year’s sales by 20%. Working with Future Publishing I was able to work on a series on campaigns at concept level. These were short turn around jobs that gave me free reign to design some beautiful pieces for The Golden Joystick Awards, PC Gamer, GamesRadar and CVG. In the time I’ve been at TheAgency I have been given more and more responsibility which I thrive on. I was in control of the artwork and design duties whilst managing the team around me, earning me the unofficial role of Studio Manager. Bridging the gap between the Account team and ourselves, delegating work flow, estimating timings for work whilst keeping the studio upbeat. Because of these achievements I earned the opportunity to work on several film/photoshoots, shadowing the Art Directors with the aspiration of one day becoming one.
E3 Media, Jan 2009 – Mar 2009
Duties: Artworking for digital. Managing lesser experienced members. Working to extremely tight deadlines.
Working primarily on KIA.co.uk, alongside senior designers, producers and the Creative Director; designing web pages and heavily manipulating images that were beyond perfect - all the time, managing some of the lesser experienced designers; helping them along and briefing them in. Additionally to the brief I created a series of emails for the Red Nose Day campaign, simultaneously encouraging charitable donations, as well as creating brand awareness.
Harley Marketing Communications, May 08 - Oct 08
Duties: Concepting as part of a team. Designing and artworking for print. Working to brand guidelines.
Clients: Sony Ericsson, Ericsson, Saab and Aastra.
Working B2B, I was required to understand the needs of existing clients, designing quarterly publications and brochures to the tightest of brand guidelines whilst communicating directly with the clients and keeping in constant contact with the in-house copywriters.
Rumba Design, Apr 07 - July 07
Clients: Wind Prospect, Palletways.
Duties: Artworking and designing for print. Liaising with clients.
Creating a wide array of print for numerous small to medium companies including Wind Prospect, a renewable energy company and Palletways, a European distribution company. With these smaller business’, I was able to get more interaction with the clients which was invaluable.
Architects Design Group, Sept 06 - March 07
Duties: Artworking architects drawings for presentations. Designing brochures and logos.
Taking rough hand drawn plans and designs and artworking them to presentation standards whilst concepting with the design team and working on brochure layouts and logo designs.