Experienced designer & photographer from the UK, now living in California on a permanent basis. Looking for challenging and exciting projects.
Branding & Logistics Expert (Manager) with Gap, Inc.
Graphic Designer with Aigburth Printing
Graphic Designer with MinuteMan Press
Adobe CS6 Suite and previous (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Experienced use of Dreamweaver, Flash, Freehand, Image Ready, Acrobat, and Quark. Also, Microsoft Office Suite and Apple Pages. Able to compile HTML and CSS coding to a proficient standard. Able to use both Mac (OS X and previous) and PC.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Digital Graphic Design, May 2008
University of Huddersfield.
B-Tec HND, National Diploma in Graphic Design, May 2005
The Arts Center, Liverpool Community College (UK equivalent of an AA degree)
*Branding & Logistic Expert (Manager), March 2009 - Present Gap, Inc. Palo Alto/Escondido, CA.
Train, coach, and direct associates. Communicate development feedback to leadership team. Track productivity and ensure the team is meeting the Merchandise Handling Manual standards. Act as Leader on Duty as needed. Model the brand service standard and sub-brand selling behaviors. Communicate daily goals and priorities to support associates, redirect activities as necessary to achieve productivity standards. Participate and support community involvement to drive brand awareness and loyalty. Developed, implemented, and executed stock room organization plan. Supports and ensures execution of all shipment, receiving, and processing procedures. Supports the Customer Experience Team in driving strong Customer Service Experience Survey results. Developed strong understanding of the brand and the customer needs.
*Telephone Surveyor & Data Entry Clerk, January 2009 – June 2010 Public Research Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Data collection and manual entry. Conducted university funded telephone research in an outbound call center environment. Associated administrative and technical tasks. Required excellent phone demeanor.
*Graphic Designer, May 2006 – August 2008 Aigburth Printing, Liverpool, UK
Produced sketches, graphics, templates, themes, typography, and visual standards for clients. Provided and managed design documentation, style guides, and specifications. Proactively managed time and deadlines. Collaborated with other designers to exceed the client's needs. Proofing, editing, and layout for a variety of printed materials. Edited and color corrected images.
Associated administrative duties such as filing, faxing, and coordinating printings. Created packaging and product labels for advertisements and other promotional materials.
Client meetings and liaisons. Participated in educational opportunities to increase design capabilities and maintain up-to-date design technology knowledge. Mastered the ability to handle competing priorities and effectively shift focus as dictated by changing business needs.
*Jr. Graphic Designer, Summer 2003/4/5 Minuteman Press, Cranbury, New Jersey
Concept development and execution. Pre-production and layout. Project production and presentation. Superior customer service and satisfaction. Created signage, advertising and other designs based on client requests. Photo editing and retouching.
Performed other duties as associated. Detail focused and client orientated.
*Freelance Graphic Designer, 2003 – Present
Developed and maintain independent graphic design projects. Created business cards, university function promotional materials, and business letterhead. Executed photo shoots and subsequent photo editing and retouching as per the client's instructions. Strong client focus and satisfaction.
Professional references, portfolio, and extended employment history available upon request.