I am a versatile graphic designer and illustrator available for a variety of projects. I have worked on a wide range of commissions including watercolour paintings, architectural illustration, logos, leaflets, posters, menus, greetings cards, promotional literature and cartoons.
The Salvation Army Christie Hospital The Geographical Association Ascentis - National Awarding Body Lancashire County Council Blackpool Council Singleton's Cheese Dudley Industries Mosaic Community Care
Name: Laura Anne Jones BA (hons) Address: 33 Elmwood Avenue Preesall Poulton le Fylde Lancashire Telephone: 01253 812297 07745 537299 Email: email@example.com Current Employer: Very Vermilion Ltd Position: Director / Graphic Designer
• Newsletters, brochures, leaflets, exhibition stands, branding, corporate stationery and illustration • Design of marketing materials for Ascentis National Awarding Body • Product & packaging design and illustration for Nitecrest • Design of marketing materials for The Christie Hospital • Design of Logos and illustrations for The Geographical Association • Design of posters and marketing material for The Salvation Army • Various logo designs • Design of corporate and charity Christmas cards
Skills & Abilities
• Experience of working with a diverse range of clients and the varying budgets and timescales that this involves • Excellent time management and organisational skills and ability to work to tight deadlines • Highly skilled in the use of several design programmes including Adobe InDesign, Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator • Good working knowledge of Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint and able to use Dreamweaver, • 10 years of professional Macintosh based design experience • Skilled in a variety of finishing techniques including folding, trimming, booklet making and laminating
• Initial consultation with client • Liaison with client at all stages of the project • Production of designs and proofs • Final production: digital or press printed / liaising with printers • Costing and invoicing • Advising client on the best choice of paper / finish to achieve the highest quality end product • Contact with the client at all stages of the design / print process Artistic Ability, Flair and Design Skills • BA (hons) Degree in Scientific & Natural History Illustration • Ifeel that being able to produce designs and artwork by traditional and contemporary methods is a great benefit in computer based graphic design • I have been involved in a range of projects, some have called for traditional artwork, paintings and illustrations, whilst others have required me to create contemporary, purely computer based design • Clients look to me for design inspiration, each looking for something different that will make their product stand out. The challenge of constantly creating and experimenting with new ideas keeps my designs fresh • Some of my work involves design for clients for which it is important to adhere to corporate guidelines. I am fully aware of the importance of ensuring logos, fonts and pantone colours are all correctly placed and to the correct specifications.