Oct 2010 - Present (10 years 11 months)
Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
Determine size and arrangement of illustrative material and copy, and select style and size of type.
Confer with supervisors to discuss and determine layout design.
Develop graphics and layouts for product illustrations, company logos, and Internet websites.
Review final layouts and suggest improvements as needed.
Prepare illustrations or rough sketches of material, discussing them with supervisors and making necessary changes.
Use computer software to generate new images.
Key information into computer equipment to create layouts for supervisor.
Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
Research new software or design concepts.
Jan 2007 - Present (14 years 8 months)
Meeting clients or account managers to discuss the business objectives and requirements of the job;
Interpreting the client's business needs and developing a concept to suit their purpose;
Estimating the time required to complete the work and providing quotes for clients;
Developing design briefs by gathering information and data through research;
Thinking creatively to produce new ideas and concepts;
Using innovation to redefine a design brief within the constraints of cost and time;
Presenting finalised ideas and concepts to clients or account managers;
Working with a wide range of media, including photography and computer-aided design (CAD);
Proofreading to produce accurate and high-quality work;
Contributing ideas and design artwork to the overall brief;
Demonstrating illustrative skills with rough sketches;
Working on layouts and artworking pages ready for print;
Keeping abreast of emerging technologies in new media, particularly design programs such as FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash;
Developing interactive design;
Commissioning illustrators and photographers;
Working as part of a team with printers, copywriters, photographers, stylists, illustrators, other designers, account executives, web developers and marketing specialists.