I have worked in the creative field of Graphic Design for over 14 years, providing creative solutions for a range of brands and companies, and gaining experience in a number of key areas:

•    Branding and logo design
•    Art and photography direction
•    Styling and set design  
•    Print and pre-press
•    Marketing and Communications
•    Large format display graphics
•    Web design and graphics
•    Book and Magazine design
•    Mentoring and management of staff
•    Workflow and time management
•    Public facing sales and customer service

Whilst I am a creative to my core, I enjoy the aspects of organisation, responsibility and communication required in a managerial position and feel I have a lot to give in terms of my wealth of experience and enthusiasm for new ideas and developments. I consider myself a good juggler, thriving on maintaining the balance of a varied role.

I am a keen crafter, reader and writer. Maintaining a blog, crocheting and keeping up to date with my instagram account are my main creative outlets outside of work. 

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
2014 - PRESENT | Art Editor | F&W Media
2012-2014 | Junior Art Editor | F&W Media
2007 - 2012 | Senior Graphic Designer | Printing.com Exeter
2005 - 2007 | Freelance Graphic Designer
2001-2005 | Graphic Designer | Partnership Publishing
1999-2001 | Junior Textile Designer | SMD Textiles
1998-1999 | Retail Assistant | Hobbycraft Preston

EDUCATION
HNC Graphic Design Plymouth College of Art and Design
GCSE grades A-B in nine subjects

SOFTWARE
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Acrobat Professional
Quark Xpress
Macromedia Freehand
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Publisher
Social media and blogs

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
14 years in Graphic Design
Print and pre-press
Book design / Magazine layout
Web graphic design
Marketing design
Art / Photography direction
Management, training and mentoring
Scheduling and Workflow
Sales and Customer service
Excellent attention to detail
Strong communication skills
High level English / Grammar / Spelling
Accurate typing 50 words per minute