I have been working for the past 5 years as a freelance Photographer. In the Still Life/Product field. Having been a designer has given me many advantages in my visual knowledge and I have very quickly understood the techniques of studio lighting and have also learnt from my experiences on set and with clients in the studio where I am based. As a Designer who has gone through many disciplines, willingly: to gain a wide variety of knowledge from all fields of Design. I like to think of myself of a very versatile creative professional. Using my experience in Design I wish to be the best designer possible using all areas of knowledge to aid me in all/any projects I carry out. Specialties: 3D CAD Modeler Product / Industrial Designer Digital Art & Motion Graphics Still Life and Product Photographer Bi-Lingual (German) 2D Animation & Motion Graphics 3D Animation (basics) Video: Filming & editing My latest Client is DM (Activ Beauty) a German Drugstore, with whom I do one shoot per month. Four shots of products from within their range for their in-store magazine. Each month a different style/theme.

Work Samples

  • Storyboards

  • Radio Control Vehicle Concepts

  • Grabner Instruments

Work History

  • Freelance Designer

    • garyholmes design
    • Jan 2011 - Present (4 years 3 months)

    As a designer I am working constantly on small commercial (and occasionally private) projects to keep the Design work flow and idea generation fresh. I have widened my skill base and started to become a more developed designer. Web design is a side of my business I am constantly striving to improve, not just for my own benefit but as another area for which I can work with any potential new clients.

    The bulk of my work is currently Idea generation and Technical Design Concepts for the Automotive and Product Industry. Plastic being my main area of expertise.

    A recent collaboration with id-entity designstudio (http://www.id-entity.de/#tab-b-star-sneaker) in Germany with whom I work with together on design solutions Projects and Concept Generation. This is an ongoing relationship that is constantly developing involving all aspect of both our businesses.

  • Product/Still Life Photographer

    • garyholmes photography
    • Jan 2011 - Present (4 years 3 months)

    My work is based mainly in the Studio photographing products for magazines or advertising, but occasionally I get the privileged of working outdoors on location projects or on landscape projects.

    Much of my work is commercial, however when time permits I also love to experiment in the studio with new projects designed to help promote my photographic business and also to learn new technique and equipment.

    My over skill base cover the following areas of Photography:

    - Editorial/Advertising
    - Product
    - Jewellery/Fashion
    - Landscape
    - Events
    - Interiors

  • Studio Manager

    • Studio 65
    • Nov 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year 1 month)

    Running of Photo Studio in Vienna, where I also work as a Photographer.

  • Motion Graphic Designer and Video Cutter

    • First voip & mobil GmbH
    • Feb 2010 - Aug 2010 (6 months)

    Working in the Video and short film industry for Television and Satellite Broadcasting. Producing everything from TV Skins for advertisements and TV spots, to full length Advertising spots in After Effects and Premiere.

    Also my drawing abilities gave me the opportunity to do some Storyboarding and my Industrial Design Background made it easy to adapt my hand to Set Design for the studios in house and some for external customers. All be concetpualised on paper and later Modeled in Autodesk StudioTools and Rendered in 3D MAX for the final animation and stills.

  • Industrial Designer and 3D modeller

    • Peschke Design OEG
    • Jan 2005 - Dec 2009 (4 years 11 months)

    A job where a lot of development was done on my Designing methods and skills; 3D modeling and the fine tuning of design, mainly. Both which improved greatly over my 5 years at the company. I have completed many successful products some of which are on the market today, and which a I am very proud of.
    Since leaving Peschke Design I have moved into a more graphic orientated discipline.

  • Industrial Designer

    • GEPDA
    • Aug 1999 - Dec 2004 (5 years 4 months)

    Plastic engineering and Conceptul Design

  • Student Designer

    • EDC, GE Plastics Holland
    • Feb 1998 - Sep 1998 (7 months)

    Student placement in the European Design Centre of GE Plastics. This was a very intersting Placement exploring many project within the Plastic industry

Education

  • WIFI Wien

    • Diplom Digital Video Publishing
    • 2010 - 2010

    This WIFI course was the perfect way for me to start a job in a new creative direction. It fitted perfectly into a working relationship between me and my employer at the time Deepspace media. Allowing me to gain the new training I needed whilst learning and working within the company at the same time.

  • Coventry University

    • Bachelor of Arts B.A (Hons) Transport/Indsutrial Design
    • 1996 - 1999

    Completed a very successful Practical year in Holland at (then) GE Plastics (now - SABIC Innovative Plastics) resulting at a Job at GEPDA in Rüsselsheim, Germany as a Industrial Designer

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