A highly dedicated and creative digital graphic designer. With several years’ experience in various inspiring and exciting projects crossing multiple platforms. A dynamic team player is keen to try new ideas and engage in problem-solving when achieving project goals. Open-minded with a great sense of humour.
With a passion for new and exciting design combined with working with a creative approach to the clients’ needs has led to an impressive portfolio of projects and working in many professional design studio environments. Industry aware, with proficiencies in Adobe CC packages (Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign), knowledge of 3D design software (SketchUp), other software packages including MS Office, plus PC and Mac systems.
In my spare time, I love to go fishing, play video games and read books. In 2015 I completed a GCSE in Astronomy and finished two short courses in Japanese in 2017. In 2020, I began studying video game development with the Zenva Academy online courses.
Whilst working with The Crystal Palace Festival, The Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG), YMCA and Kings Recruitment Agency I clearly demonstrated my ability to work to strict deadlines and within budget, whilst tactically solving problems that arise on design and web projects.
I was also recognised as a flexible and adaptable individual with clear and concise communication skills.
Whilst employed at Royal Museums Greenwich in the Design Department, I learned and proficiently used the SketchUp 3D software effectively and to the required standard and with little training. I then used the product and demonstrated an evident ability to produce high quality and detailed work. Recognised as a strong team player within these environments who can present viable output using prescribed and industry-standard methodologies.
In 2019 I started a voluntary graphic design role for The Crystal Palace Festival. I was fortunate enough to work on a wide range of projects, including designing flyers and posters for local businesses, large-format banners for festival events, and creating digital content for social media platforms. My work also got featured in the 2019 Crystal Palace Festival guide book.
Foundation Degree in Multimedia & Arts, Westminster Kingsway College, Soho,
London [September 2006 – July 2009]
BTEC National Diploma in Multimedia, North West Kent College, Dartford, Kent
[September 2003 – July 2005]
GNVQ in Art & Design Advanced, Orpington College, Orpington, Kent
[September 2001 – July 2003]
— PRIMARY SKILLS
MS Office (PC & Mac)
Final Cut Pro
Godot (Video Game Engine)
Crystal Palace Festival – Volunteer Graphic Designer
April 2019 – Present
Working as a volunteer on a number of projects for the Crystal Palace Festival in 2019, including an advertising flyer for Reunion Cafe, artwork for the festival social media pages, and large-format vinyl banners. Working with the Crystal Palace Festival I produced artworks for a variety of clients, as well as the SE19 Lates Project, this includes social media artwork, large-format banners and artwork for the SE19 Lates Christmas flyer.
Royal Museums Greenwich – Digital Designer, 3D Modeler
October 2017 – February 2018
As part of an internship placement at the Royal Museums Greenwich, I was assigned to numerous projects. The first project was to draw up plans for an unused room within the museum to be remodeled into a storage area for the IT and Design department with shelving and storage utilities. It was then my job to translate the measurements of the room into a 3D model, with shelving and storage built into the model. This was then sent to the contractors to assess the development. The next project given to me was to design a gate-fold leaflet advertising the museums’ library events. I had to work with strict design guidelines given to me by the marketing team and work closely with the project leader and printing company who would print the leaflets. These would then be distributed around the museum for public use. On the third project, I was asked to plan and write a document for a possible piece of software that the design department was hoping to develop for an interactive. The project’s brief is a video game where the user has to construct a moon base for human colonisation, based on the realms of realism. I had to think of game mechanics, how the user interface should look, types of objectives for the user to complete, and how the user will interact with the virtual environments.
September 2012 – February 2015
Worked with a professional design studio at the Royal Museums Greenwich as part of a
work experience placement. From September 2012 to March 2013 I worked on various small projects using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to produce and print screen ready material.
From April 2014 to October 2014 I was approached by the Astronomy department within
the Museum to develop a series of images for production into 3D models. These were a
lunar rover and a Mars lander for the schools’ workshop program. They were produced using SketchUp and later printed on Foamex to produce a 3D puzzle. Currently, I am learning VectorWorks and working with the design team within the Exhibition department at the Museum of an upcoming exhibition.
Kings Recruitment Consultancy – Web Editor and Administrator
Employed as a freelancer working in a small office environment for a corporate recruitment agency based in Welling Kent. My role was to enhance, maintain, and update the company website. Other duties include; data entry and archiving, updating the database of candidates and clients, scanning, print jobs, photocopying, franking mail, and filing.
Design Corporation, Design4Music – Designer
One-off work experience with a design company who specialises in CD cover design and production. Had first-hand experienced production, producing artworks and mock advertisements. Involved in font manipulation and page layout design using Illustrator and InDesign.
Evee Media – Creative Assistant, Video Production, Graphic Design
Hired as a freelancer to assist in the production of a music video that required the production of graphic design work. The role was one of the creative assistants which included providing support during a photoshoot for a fashion design client.
YMCA Thames Gateway – Graphic Designer, Video Production, Supervising Tutor
June 2006 – February 2009
For the first two and a half years, I taught the basic techniques of Graphic Design to students, with self-organised lesson plans, work criteria, and assignments. I also produced advertising media required to promote the YMCA in the form of films, posters, leaflets, and flyers. Other duties included organising work to be printed, bound, and prepared for mass production and producing digital copies of the paper-based material. Also, I was required to produce, shoot, direct, and edit a film outlining the YMCA’s past, present, and future, which was shown at their 2009 annual event.
Marvel Comics – Trainee Editor
1998, work experience
As part of two-week work experience with Marvel Comics, I was fortunate enough to become part of their team and help out with various tasks such as negative cutting, where I had to splice A3 sized negatives of the pages of comic books, each with a designated CMYK color. Additionally, I helped out with a page layout designer and the arrangement of the ‘letters page’ of the October, Volume 1, Issue 26 of
“Action Man” magazine.