I am a professional graphic designer based in Ipswich. I can handle projects from smaller company logos to large regional exhibitions. I am highly competent in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and have good working knowledge of the latest HTML and CSS and old table-based HTML for emails. I relish the idea of a new challenge and enjoy being part of a team. I have a strong eye for typography, colour and layout, I am pro-active, dynamic, imaginative and always act in a professional manor.
With over 12 years experience in advertising, publishing, branding and design in digital and printed formats. I feel that being of a reliable nature I would be an asset to a busy studio which can utilise my abilities to the full.
Jagex Games Studio
August 2012 - Present
Working closely with the CCO and creative lead to create websites, UI elements, emails and marketing materials. I have worked on many of the games produced by Jagex including Transformers Universe, Block N Load as well as the Jagex corporate brand. This role also includes leading other members of the creative team to ensure a smooth transition from initial brief to the final outcome.
August 2006 - February 2012
As a Senior Designer, my role included managing print and web projects in a fast moving and competitive environment. My main duties were devising advertising concepts, corporate and creative design solutions for exhibitions, Point-of-Sale, branding, packaging, corporate literature and design concepts for websites.
October 2003 - July 2006
Having gained a good grounding in design, I decided to start my own business. I founded Custardfish in January 2003 as a partner. I shared the day-to-day running of the company and managed both web and print design work within the company, as well as providing the company with a professional brand identity. This gave me indepth experience of project management and studio management.
I work with many existing brands to develop their visual communications. This can be anything from a full brand overhaul or ad campaign through to a website or infographic. I understand messaging and work to get the most out of a company through outstanding design, creativity and an understanding of brand emotion.
Graphic design often involves a complicated message made simple. There are many elements to the design process, each with an equal role to play in communicating to a customer. I am an experts at creating design using great photography or illustration to help me to promote a business or sell a product.
Each website I create is individually tailored to appeal to the correct target market, making the website profitable, easy to use and exciting to entice a reaction. From a single landing page and micro-sites, through to multi-page, database-driven e-commerce sites. I can create the most effective and functional websites to drive any business forward.
From selling artistic landscapes to fashion and band photography, I can produce high quality photography that will really help give a business that positive first impression. I can create images of people, products and places for advertising, websites, catalogues and more.
+44 7932 547 270
126 Camden Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8JN, United Kingdom
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