ABOUT ME / MARKETING

In-house, freelancer and agency Graphic Designer and Marketer with experience in the public and private sector. Hardworking, adaptable and enthusiastic individual. Multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving. Excellent written, research and communication skills.

Technical Skills

  • ADOBE SUITE (PHOTOSHOP / ILLUSTRATOR / INDESIGN)
  • ILLUSTRATOR / INDESIGN)
  • FILMING / PHOTOGRAPHY
  • FINAL CUT PRO
  • APPLE MACS
  • KEYSHOT
  • HOOTSUITE (SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGEMENT)
  • PRINT PRODUCTION
  • GOOGLE ANALYTICS
  • GOOGLE SKETCHUP
  • OFFICE SUITE

EXPERIENCE

Freelance Graphic Designer at JCC Lighting and Sigma Polaris (July 2020 – Now)

Freelancing and providing marketing collateral with JCC Lighting. Producing business plan and pitch deck designs for entrepreneurial recruitment tech startup company Sigma Polaris; collaborating alongside advisors with previous experience at Apple, iTunes and HP.

BALLS2MARKETING DESIGN AGENCY – Graphic Designer – July 2020 – August 2020 (DERBY)

Working as a Graphic Designer alongside a team of twelve at ten-year established Derby-based marketing agency, specialising in rebranding, logo design, website design and tracking SEO marketing success. 

VENTURE LIGHTING – Marketing Manager / Graphic Designer – 2018 – July 2020 (CASTLE DONINGTON). Covid Redundancy.

Marketing / Graphics Manager at an established lighting design specialist organisation, collaborating with an in-house technical team and external regional sales partners on maintaining / monitoring marketing strategy and ensuring brand unity. Directing brand awareness through research, multiple social media, website and eshot campaigns. Creating focused monthly deliverables within budgetary requirements.

Specialising in rebranding, packaging, designing /maintaining website optimisation, brochures, video production / direction, product photography, copywriting /proofreading editorial for external magazines, Google analytics, 3D Keyshot/Sketchup drawings and exhibition design. 

Artwork featured online and in print with clients such as Professional Electrician (and Builder), STEARN, Electric Center and exhibitions at LUX Live and other corporate events.

WERNERCO – Graphic Designer – 2015 – 2018 (Burton On Trent)

Graphic design and website maintenance for the world-leading Towers and Access company WernerCo incorporating four unique brands; Youngman, ABRU, Werner and BoSS. Maintaining brand distinction and considering different consumer audiences’ requirements; ‘Trade’, ‘Professional’ and ‘Home Owner’.

International / nationwide packaging, exhibition space design and website rebranding of Abru and Youngman ladders. Creating engaging social media compaigns for new releases. Managing application / product photoshoots and utilising my own photography when required. Creating unique challenging artwork for external brands (designing nine languages for a small space / map-fold product instructions). 

Artwork featured online and in print with clients such as Argos, Homebase’s Ideal Home Exhibition, Lampe, Centaure, HSS and B&Q. 

LANDAU FORTE ACADEMIES – Graphic Design AND WEBSITE SUPPORT2013 – 2015 (DERBY / TAMWORTH)

Sole Graphic Designer managing and collaborating with six college/school campus staff to produce print and digital marketing campaign materials across the spectrum from primary school age through to school leavers; material had to be appropriate for different audiences.

A broad range of content was produced. Local newspapers, large external banners, bus branding, open air billboards, prospectuses, student magazines, social media, restaurant menus, on-site digital television advertising, concise wayfinding signage and websites were regulary designed and updated across all six academies to tight deadlines.