I have been working in the design industry for over 25 years, starting out designing adverts for a number of trade magazines, moving on to laying out entire magazines. Next I took a role in London at the Informa Group designing and laying out business magazines, commissioning illustrators to produce artwork for them and making sure work was print ready. In 2000 I joined Pearson Education where I designed and finalised full covers, ready to print for Education books, worked on the text designs and produced extensive marketing material for Pearson products including web and email banners, catalogues, brochures, posters, adverts and flyers. It was my job to start a project from start to finish, which included preparing press ready PDF’s.
I now work as a freelancer, producing brochures, trade magazines, cover and text design for novels and textbooks, POS graphics for displays, corporate literature and much more. I also work for a local printing company where I design everything and anything that can be printed! I have excellent time management skills having had to prioritise and work to strict deadlines.