About me

A creative graphic designer with knowledge, enthusiasm and experience in digital design. Graduated university in 2010 with a 1st in Advertising Design and has since worked at some top London agencies as a junior designer. Started in the industry producing email communications and social media campaigns for blue chip FMCG clients including, Morrisons, Whitbread and HTC. More recently moved into a junior/midweight position with more creative scope and responsibility working for a variety of clients with different business needs and target audiences.These include the charity sector, producing a research tools for the Alzheimer’s Society. Banking and insurance including HSBC micro sites and Aviva stress app. Education, including NHS e-learning, Physics.org and cultural web sites for LOCOG and The Richard Wilson project. 

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Achievements
• Lead designer on pitches at Cimex for the Alzheimer’s society and NHS Scotland
• Lead designer on my first e-commerce site for Bouton, a luxury jewellery company.
• Featured in the 2010 ‘Student D&AD Book’ for a digital campaign.
• Achieving a 1st class honours degree in Advertising Design
• Personal achievement; producing promotional material and social media campaigns for Associated Minds record label.

Career history
Digital Designer, Cimex Media, July 2011 - Present
• Lead designer working on a range of projects including e-comms, e-learning and applications for clients including LOCOG, Aviva, HSBC and Optimum Nutrition.
• Produced pitch winning work for NHS Scotland and the Alzheimer’s Society working alongside the UX and strategy teams to meet and exceed the requirements of the client.
• Met with clients to effectively communicate design concepts and creative ideas. 
• Showed creative and strategic thinking to ensure work is current, relevant and user friendly to the target audience,often with a short turnaround time.
• Worked as part of a wider team including UX, marketing, client services and creative director to meet the needs of the company and client.

Digital Designer, Candi London, July 2010 - July 2011
• Concept and execution of emails, web sites and social media for Morrisons, Whitbread, HTC and Which? 
• Effective time management whilst working on multiple briefs in order to meet tight deadlines and budgets. 
• Taking a brief full circle from conception to execution, understanding the needs of the client and working creatively whilst adhering to brand guidelines to ensure work is consistent across a range of media.

Freelance contracts
Designer, 360 Motorsport, 2007 - present. 
• Concept and execution of all branding, advertising and digital content working through the line and art directing photo shoots.

Designer,Associated Minds Records March 2011
• Created promotional graphics for record launches.

Designer, Gloucester City Council, 2010
• Hired to produce print material for a community engagement programme including ad shells, phone box wraps and leaflets.

Designer, Creative Capitol, 2010
• Produced motion graphics for a regeneration conference on held in Newport, South Wales held at Canary Wharf

Education
University of Wales, Newport, School of Art Media & Design 2007 - 2010.
BA Advertising Design - 1st class honours degree

City of Newport College 2005 - 2007
B-tec National Diploma in Multimedia - Distinction/Distinction/Merit

A Level’s, Monmouth Comprehensive School, 2001 - 2003.
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Inspirations and interests
Design is one of the biggest passions in my life, its history and the influential designers who shaped the industry. I draw inspiration from the work of Wim Crouwel, Michael Place and agencies such as I Love Dust, Designers Republic and U-Dox. I feel keeping an eye on the industry helps me stay up to date with the latest trends, styles and technologies.

Outside of work I have what some might call an unhealthy obsession for trainers, a love of cricket, street art and gadgets. I am also a very keen cyclist enjoying all forms from road racing to 4 cross.