Curriculum Vitae

I’m a dedicated and professional Graphic Designer with five years’ experience in the creative industry, spanning across freelance, agency, and in-house. I strive for well designed, creative solutions using a systematic; resourceful approach. I have an in-depth understanding of advertising, marketing, and design theory, to compliment my ambitious creative edge. I continually strive to develop myself and ensure projects are executed to the highest standard, looking at new opportunities as a chance to develop.


EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Graphic DESIGNER

The Institution of Engineering and Technology, , Stevenage, Herts. Jul '18 - Present
In-house Graphic Designer, creating, managing and delivering print and digital creative projects for the business. Part of a large Marketing team, being a brand guardian for in-house queries and managing creative produced by external agencies. Line manager of Junior Graphic Designer, managing in-house workflow.

Freelance Graphic DESIGNER

Chris Hird Design, Luton, Beds. Sep '13 - Present
Working with a variety of businesses on branding identities, print and digital design, inc. newsletters, direct mail, and more.

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT DESIGNER

GAMA Healthcare, Watford, Herts. Nov '17 - Mar '18
Part of a design team in a growing company, developing some of the largest brands in the Acute sector. Working on packaging, infographics, print, and digital assets.

 

DESIGNER

bathstore, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Aug '14 - Oct '17
Sole in-house Graphic Designer, creating, managing and delivering all print and digital creative projects for a £150m+ business. Part of a small Marketing team, experience of briefing and supporting freelancers, agencies, and Junior Designer where necessary.

 

technical account executive

Silvertoad, Luton, Beds. Feb - Aug '14

Client contact, responsible for grasping their goals and maintaining a good relationship. Briefing agency colleagues, collaborating to implement the best solutions as well as continuing with my Junior Designer role (below).

 

Junior GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Silvertoad, Luton, Beds. Apr '13 - Feb '14
In-studio team designer for an award winning small media agency. Creating design solutions, for large and small clients, with a high visual quality under guidance of the Senior team.


WORK EXPERIENCE

PART-TIME Junior GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Silvertoad, Luton, Beds. Apr '13 - Feb '14
Same role as stated above, this role was my opportunity to break into the creative industry after university. It began as a two day week work experience, on top of a full-time job as a local Waiter.

 

PROMOTIONAL DESIGNER

Vedhas, Luton, Beds. Sep - Dec '12
Creating specialist design solutions for video animations, brochures, web icons and web design for a small trade services company.


PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

DESIGN

  • Branding

  • Typography

  • Large format

  • Idea generation

  • Design process

  • Pre-press

  • Print & digital media

  • Magazine production (editorials & adverts)

  • Website design (Not development)

  • Campaign creative

  • Direct mail

  • Retouching & more.

 

General

  • Meeting deadlines

  • Organisation

  • Creative briefing

  • Project, budget, brand & time management

  • Communication

  • Responsible & trustworthy

  • Systematic

  • Collaboration & teamwork

  • Strong visual sense

  • Attention to detail

  • Research & development

  • Personable

  • Strong work ethic

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Self sufficiency & more.

 

technical & software

  • Adobe CS5-CC (Ps, Ai, Id & Acrobat Pro)

  • Mac & Windows

  • MS Office 365

  • Specle

  • Smartsheet

  • Press pass

  • CMS

  • Prezi

  • Social media marketing

  • DSLR & more.


education

BA (HONS) ILLUSTRATION - 2:1

The University of Northampton, Northampton. Sep '09 - Jul '12

 

Btec general art & design - Merit, merit, DISTINCTION

Barnfield College, Luton, Beds. Sep '07 - Jul '09


Perhaps I've got your attention? So, let's talk. 

If you can see us working together, please get in touch and let's see how professional design can improve your business.