Profile

UK-based freelance designer, specialising in high quality integrated projects, parachuting in and enabling clients to realise their ideas, products and services. My experience extends across many different touchpoints, implementing everything from print to web and digital. Just plug in and play!

I’ve worked for big brands and global agencies across Europe and Asia Pacific, award-winning digital and technology projects, as well as for small to medium sized businesses. My recent work spans across a Google partnership for nearly two years, moving a number of digital learning platforms forward to various global markets.

I’m driven by ideas and ground-breaking work and believe they play an important role in shaping our future.

The right stuff

2012 – BA (Hons) Visual Communication – 1st

2011 – FDA Visual Communication – 2:1

2008 – Foundation in Art and Design – Merit

The Arts University Bournemouth
Wallisdown
Poole
Dorset
BH12 5HH

Skill set

Design

  • Fluid web design & build
  • UX / UI
  • Design for print & publishing
  • Creative direction
  • Creative training
  • WordPress theme building
  • In-tune with the digital landscape
  • I communicate well with developers
  • I’ve worked alone and in large teams
  • I adapt quickly to new environments
  • Able to independently construct and communicate solutions from feedback

Dev

  • HTML
  • CSS3
  • Bootstrap
  • WordPress
  • WordPress CMS integration
  • SiteFinity
  • Moodle
  • CQ5
  • Scene7

Previous flights

Lead designer – Google Squared

An AVADO/Google partnership

September 2014 – June 2016

Lead design role, creating fun and exciting e-learning platforms for prospective digital marketers. Google already had a face-to-face programme called Squared, our job was to create the same collaborative approach to the education of digital marketing within the digital space and so Squared Online was born.

Key tasks at Squared Online included a complete re-design of their existing Virtual Learning Campus, working with many different stakeholders across the company to deliver high quality, easy to use and interactive, digital products for mobile and desktop users.

Also a complete redesign of their front-facing marketing site was required; working in-line with newly created brand guidelines to develop an integrated experience across the board on all of their collateral, brand and touch points.

As well as the main design concepts, I created pitch documents for core business developments for APAC and DACH. Our winning pitches enabled Squared Online to become a global product, offering digital marketing training to users across many new markets, including Japan, India, Singapore, Germany and many more.

This wasn’t just for Squared Online, I also created pitch documents for more of AVADO’s suite of training products such as CIPD – Chartered Institute of People and Development, as well as The Knowledge Engineers and their new venture with the Google Digital Academy.

I was also responsible for interviewing and selecting candidates for the full time design role towards the end of my contract.

Tutor – Arts University Bournemouth

February 2013 – July 2014

Providing creative direction and mentoring to third and second year students on BA Visual Communication. Focusing on their professional projects for the D&AD student awards, as well as their final major projects, end-of-year exhibition and London showcase.

Digital Designer – The Body Shop International

July 2013 – February 2014

Co-leading design role in the international digital team at one of the World’s most respected cosmetics brands. Designing social media applications, digital media campaigns, and international brand communications.

Editor & Digital Designer – Noctis Magazine

February 2013 – February 2014

Refresh, editing, design and implementation for the quarterly, UK based, fashion, art and music publication and website.

Design & Creative Intern – Interbrand Cologne

April 2013 – May 2013

Engaging with a new set of clients, ranging from Deutsche Telekom to Mercedes, but mainly focusing on a complete re-brand for Munich Airport. Working on brand implementation and logo development, as well as design for print and digital touch points.

Design & Creative Intern – Interbrand London

March 2013 – April 2013

Graphic design and creative role. Taking part in ideas generation and design execution for clients such as De Beers, N-Power and Cancer Research UK. Generating in-depth visual audits for the telecommunications markets as well.

Front end web designer – John Lewis

October 2012 – February 2013

Working closely with John Lewis’ featured brands and suppliers within the eCommerce sector. Ensuring that suppliers get the right brand store for them. Some of the brands and suppliers I worked with here include: Samsung, Hotpoint, Western Digital and Dior.

Design & Creative Intern – LBi

September 2012 – November 2012

Working on digital marketing projects for clients such as Lloyds TSB, BT and Barclaycard. Designing useful and innovative digital tools for online banking and telecoms customers.

Graphic Designer & Front-end Developer – Drink Marketing

Part of the ZAC Media Group

August 2012

Freelance design and creative role, working for clients such as David Lloyd and Warrior Sports on print, digital media, marketing and POS.

Design Intern – Uber Digital

Design agency, not the taxi company

July 2012

Design and creative role, working with clients such as Jordan’s Cereals, EastmanEquals Design and Terroirs Group. Creating visually compelling websites and production material for the public, consumer and advertising sectors.

Pre-flight training

D&AD New Blood academy

May 2012 – June 2012

A four-week creative boost based at Google Campus in Shoreditch, New Blood Academy selected me to be part of the creative push into industry out of over 8,500 entries into the D&AD awards 2012.

Taking part in workshops and talks from some of the best-known creative consultancies in the world such as Mother-London, MPC, MTV, Moving Brands, Google Creative Labs, Albion, Scriberia, The Spring Project and The Hub.

Moving Brands

Working closely with Moving brands on design pitch skills and concept strengths within branding and social media.

MTV

Working closely with MTV Viacom developing design pitch skills and concept development within telecommunications, technology and advertising.

The Spring Project

Receiving daily training sessions in psychology and personal, professional development. The Spring Project focused on the way I present myself in client meetings, interviews and in my day to day life. Touching on integrity, body language, communication and social engagement within the workplace.

Awards and contributions

  • Nomination for the digital design category at D&AD 2012
  • Student of the year award for BA (Hons) Visual Communication at AUB
  • Course representative for Fda and BA (Hons) Visual Communication at AUB
  • Head of Art award for Advanced Level Fine Art and Graphic design at QMC