Apr 2009 - Present (12 years 1 month)
I work directly with clients who range from local start-up businesses, to global companies who own iconic brands. Clients include Unilever, The Co-Operative, PA Consulting and Staffordshire County Council.
In addition to this, I also work with a number of design, marketing and advertising companies as a reliable freelance support, assisting in their design/artwork requirements as and when necessary.
Jan 2008 - Mar 2009 (1 year 2 months)
Senior Designer within the creative department supporting the Creative Director. Working independently and alongside Art Directors and copywriters on a wide range of clients such as Sky, Volkswagen, Marketing Birmingham, Warwick Castle, Peel Airports, Diageo, Britvic and Continental. Individual responsibilities include keeping up-to-date with client brand guidelines, design trends and producing brochures, reports, advertising, posters, branding, DM, and exhibition materials.
Starfish Advertising and Marketing Ltd
Oct 2004 - Dec 2007 (3 years 2 months)
Designer in a busy studio whose main speciality was direct mail for B2B and B2C. Working with a variety of clients, ranging from local government, charities and small businesses to international companies such as Finning CAT®, PDSA, Connexions, HBoS, Forest of Mercia, Prince’s Trust, Eon, Aviva and Shelter. Producing creative designs and concepts for, brochures, reports, flyers, posters, branding, direct mail, exhibition materials, front end web design and illustration. Other duties include artworking, studio maintenance, archiving work and print buying.
Birmingham & Solihull Connexions
Sep 2001 - Sep 2004 (3 years)
As sole designer within the Marketing & Communications team I played a vital role in the successful launch of the Connexions service in Birmingham. I helped develop the Connexions brand beyond it's original guidelines making it a more effective marketing tool. Other duties included liaising with, and advising other sub-organisations in Connexions such as adult mentoring, print buying and being brand guardian. I oversaw the creation of corporate literature, brochures, posters, flyers, advertisements, events and exhibition materials.
Wolverhampton City Council
Sep 1999 - Aug 2001 (1 year 11 months)
Assistant Designer for Wolverhampton City Council. I worked as part of a team of designers within the Communications Department. Producing newsletters, brochures, leaflets, posters, advertisements and exhibition materials for all departments including Housing, Finance, Trading Standards, Education and Leisure.