Design EXPERIENCE

DESIGN SKILLS Editorial page layouts, preparing pages for print, picture research, image retouching, photo manipulation, colour correction, precise cutouts of people and products, infographics, interactive PDFs, illustration, animated gifs, knowledge of HTML5 and CSS.

STUDIO / OFFICE SKILLS Managing a design team, working to tight deadlines. Organising, directing and styling photo shoots on location and in the studio. Booking and briefing photographers and illustrators. Liaising with clients, colleagues, advertising sales, repro and printers

Redactive Publishing Ltd

Dec 2016–Present
Art Directing and Designing
Magazines : The Actuary - the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries, Midwives - the Royal College of Midwives, Talking Trade - Wolseley, International Therapist - Federation of Holistic Therapists, Recruiter - Business intelligence for recruitment and resourcing professionals

White papers : The Human Connection II and Human Factors for Health & Social Care - Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Assisting and covering on other titles when needed
Magazines : The Biomedical Scientist - Institute of Biomedical Science, The Planner - Royal Town Planning Institute, Recruiter - Business intelligence for recruitment and resourcing professionals, Community Practitioner - Unite-Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, FM World - British Institute of Facilities, Bulletin - Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, Childcare Professional - Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, First Voice - Federation of Small Businesses, Transform - IEMA, Connections - NICEIC, S&PA Professional - Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity, Energy Focus - Energy Industries Council, British Horse - The British Horse Society

Freelance

Sept 2015–2017 Freelance Art Editor / Designer
Magazines : Woman and Home, Amateur Photographer, Decanter, The Oldie, Motor Boat & Yachting, Cycling Weekly, Cycling Fitness, Cycling Active, Cycle Sport

Newspapers : The Sun News & Sport Graphics

Marketing : The Outward Bound Trust, UK Cycling Events, The Oldie, Amateur Photographer

Designing editorial page layouts, preparing pages and images for print and digital, picture research, image retouching, colour correction, product cutouts, infographics. Booking illustrators, creating media packs, designing adverts, advertorials and email flyers.

IPC Media / Time Inc. UK

2010–Sept 2015 : Deputy Group Art Editor Cycling Titles
Magazines : Cycling Fitness, Cycling Weekly, Cycling Active, Mountain Bike Rider, Cycle Sport, Tour

2008–2010 : Senior Designer

2005–2008 : Designer

IDG Communications

2003–2005 : Designer
Magazine : PC Advisor

dmg Media

2001–2003 : Design and Production Assistant
Magazine : Daily Mail Ski & Snowboard Magazine


Education

University of Westminster
BA (Hons) Illustration 2:1

Doncaster College
Foundation in art and design

Hall Cross Comprehensive
3 A-levels, 8 GCSEs

Courses / Training

2016 : City Lit
HTML5 and CSS stage 1

2014 : Sutton College
Dreamweaver 1 day intensive

2000 : Cavendish College
Course in computer graphics for DTP
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, QuarkXpress

1998 : National Film and Television School
Betacam and digital camera course


TELEVISION EXPERIENCE

Television Corporation

1999–2000 : Associate Producer
RAD series 4&5 (Channel 5) extreme sports series & BAFTA nominated, Daily Telegraph Board X 99 (Ch5)

Digital camera operator, research, setting up and directing location shoots. Script writing and directing on-line edits.

YAMAAAAAAR

2000 : Digital Camera Operator
"AS IF" skateboard video

Digital Arts

2000 : Skateboard FilmingAdviser
Global aging commercial

Television Corporation

1998 : Researcher / Director
RAD series 2+3 (Ch5), RAD series 1 (Ch5), Milkshake (Ch5), First Base (Ch5), A Date With Elvis (LWT), Live And Dangerous (Ch5) 

1997 : Production Library Manager

1997 : Runner / Digital Operator
Club Nation (ITV), Benetton Formula 1 "A Year In The Fast Lane" Dance 97 (ITV)

Quiet Storm

1997 : Assistant Floor Manager
Pot Noodle commercials