About

About me
Having embarked on a career in advertising 15 years ago, I have worked my way up from a Junior Designer to Senior Designer/Creative Artworker for a number of London’s top agencies. Throughout this time I have worked with and produced creative for an impressive and growing client list. My ability to prioritise and drive quality outputs under pressure has been key to the success we have had with our clients. My approach has always been to carry out my work with a smile on my face whilst being mindful of how I might be able to support the work of members of my team.
Professional Experience
Senior Creative Artworker / Designer / July 2017 – August 2018 / Sudler & Hennessery London   www.sudler.com  

Moved into healthcare communications, joining a major advertising agency, as a Senior Creative Artworker and also overlooking the existing studio. Whilst designing and artworking, I restructured the studio and over a 6 month period grew the team from 2 to 10 full time staff. This hands-on approach contributes to the high standard of work that the studio produces and I also oversee all production and costs within the studio.
Key Clients include: Pfizer, Eliquis, Novo, Xultophy, Tresiba, Imbruvica, Bayer, Xalkori and Colobreathe

Senior Creative Artworker / Designer / April 2011 – July 2017 / Now Advertising   www.thisisnow.com 

A founding member of this start up agency I started out as the only studio member in charge of design, artwork and quality control. Within the first 6 months we had secured ongoing work with 3 major clients all of whom they continue to partner with to this day. As a result of the continued growth of our client base we were able to increase the studio to a team of 5 people. My role was then to oversee all creative work that passed through the studio whilst still contributing to a significant part of the design and artwork. This work included anything from, press and outdoor print work, packaging, direct marketing to digital banners, websites and social media.
Key Clients include: BT Business, Nuffield Health, Butlins, Freesat, Habitat, Florette, WaterAid, Petplan, Sacoor Brothers, Claims Direct and Kelly Hoppen.

Designer / Creative Artworker  / July 2005 – April 2011 / MCBD/DARE  www.thisisdare.com

I worked as a senior member of the studio team responsible for all ‘above the line’ publication, designing and artwork for this highly respected London advertising agency. Working from creative scamps to design and then artwork; press, outdoor, packaging and direct marketing to a high end standard. I was also responsible for all creative artwork for our largest client, Waitrose, and also took the lead with many other key clients including Virgin Trains, Met Police and Debenhams. Additional tasks included high end retouching, large format printing and hands on visual mock ups.
Key Clients included: Met Police, Waitrose, Virgin Trains, P&O Cruises, Direct Gov, Hovis, Post Office, DOH, Greene King, HMRC, JCB, Branston, Jobs Today, Premier Foods, Debenhams, Tetley.

Designer / Creative Artworker / April 2002 – November 2003 and July 2004 – July 2005 / Keyboard Graphics www.thekeyboardgroup.com

Working in a 2 man team for a large format printing company I was responsible for all elements of production including design layout, typesetting, retouching and colour correction. I also worked across the print management area which would involve large format printing, supervising Designjet 5000/5500 and printer maintenance and then finally the finishing which would include laminating, mounting and cutting.

Designer / November 2003 – July 2004 / Dick Smith Electronics, Sydney, Australia

Whilst travelling across Australia I worked for 6 months as part of an in-house studio to help fund my travels. My responsibilities as both a designer and artworker included Magazine, POS, Brochure and In-house stationary design layout and initial ideas. 

Skills
Trade

Brand design / Corporate design / Logo design / Retouching / Animation / Film editing / Digital design / Print design and production / Website Design / Website build (WordPress)

Mac Based

Adobe (CC) Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier Pro, After Effects, Acrobat. QuarkExpress. Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) and WordPress.

References
References available on request.