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Experience

PwC LLP (PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Senior lead designer Aug 2006 – present

As part of the firms in-house design team I am a senior designer and lead creative on a wide variety of campaigns, creating complete design solutions for web, print, events and social media. Working both on my own and directing junior design team members and external agencies as required. I have been involved at the forefront of the new brand simplification system and act as brand guardian to the wider marketing teams. I am also one of the firms early adopters of Google sites, working within the themes but creating bespoke content to add value and a better user experience. I also create animations for the firms plasma network, web and social media. 

I also had the opportunity to be part of the management team setting up the off shoring of the firm’s document design. Working within a team of six I organised and ran brand and design training. I was also there during go live week critiquing and managing workflow through the business.

Bourne Leisure Limited

Senior Designer and OE Brand Manager Jan 2002 – Aug 2006

Working for the UK’s leading holiday firm and owner of the blue chip brands Haven, Butlins, Warner and British Holidays. Creating innovative design for brochures, mailers and point of sale material as well as the fast, accurate turnaround of a high volume press advertising. 

As part of my role I was mentor to two junior designers, which gave me the opportunity to develop my managerial style.

Curio Associates Limited

Middleweight Designer May 1998 – Jan 2002

I was involved in projects predominately in the entertainment industry, becoming fully conversant in all aspects of film-related design from posters and adranges, to brochures, flyers and large scale billboards. My role covered a wide variety of disciplines from conceptual design through to taking low resolution visuals to final print quality. This often involved high resolution image retouching and manipulation in Photoshop.

Desktop People

Freelance Designer Dec 1997 – May 1998

As a freelance contractor for this Hertfordshire-based recruitment agency I spent six months on a diverse range of projects from packaging to advertising campaigns. It provided an excellent grounding in the design business from concepts through to print completion. 

Education

Suffolk College of Art & Design

HND Design Communication (Lens) 1992

The course covered print-based design in the first year with a specialism in digital design in the second, including video editing, title concepts and animation.

Hertfordshire College of Art & Design

BTEC National Diploma in Design – 1990

The diploma was an excellent grounding in the different areas that make up the design industry including fashion, photography and graphics.

The Cavendish School

8 GCSE Passes including Maths, English and Art & Design – 1988

As well as a traditional fine art course I pursued other modules such as technical drawing and craft, design and technology.

Key qualities
  • Staying up to date with industry trends

  • Thorough and meticulous

  • Encouraging others to share and explore their ideas

  • Working quickly and accurately under pressure

  • Ability to adhere to creative briefs and other guidelines

  • Excellent knowledge of design and typography

  • In-depth digital design capabilities

  • Significant industry experience

  • Collaborating across the agency to drive up standards of digital creativity

  • Maintaining high standards and ensuring only the best work is released to the client

  • Generating ideas and selling them into clients and other members of the team

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Confidence to delegate tasks

Tools

Highly skilled in adobe creative suite, proficient in PPT

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