All about me
I am currently working as a Freelance designer and full time Design Manager in a small but super busy marketing department based in Highcliffe. I am a highly experienced individual in both design and management. I am enthusiastic, passionate, dedicated, with a flair for creativity in a variety of mediums. Skilled in layout, graphics, illustration and the written word. I am a well rounded employee who works exceptionally well to deadlines as an individual, in a team or leading members of staff. I am always looking to develop my skills, broaden my working experiences and push my career further.
Job Title: Marketing Design Manager
April 2016 - Current
Responsible for ensuring all design jobs are completed to the highest brand standard. Jobs are briefed in from various arms of the Hoburne brand; Hoburne Holidays, Hoburne Holiday Home Ownership, Hoburne Golf, Hoburne Developments and Hoburne Decking. Working within a close marketing team I am responsible with my design team for ensuring consistency and quality reigns high across print and digital design. I work closely with Marketing Managers, Directors, creatives, digital experts and Marketing Execs to ensure the brand proposition is developing and meeting expectations. Work ranges from POS material, digital assets, signage, park refurbs, concept design to park audits and staff relations.
• Well organised multi- tasker
• Managing staff and workflows
• Works well to high pressured deadlines and schedules
• Team player
•Designed for a multitude of topics and mediums, print and digital
•New product launches
•Staff training and development
•Photography art direction, in studio and on location
• BA Hons Illustration - Swansea Arts Institute
•BTEC Foundation year - Bournemouth Arts Institute
• A Levels Art, English Literature, History and General Studies
Job Title: Mid-Weight Graphic Designer
Oct 2014 - March 2016
I am one of 3 designers who oversee all of the graphics requirements within the Fitness First brand. I work on print and digital jobs briefed in from throughout the whole company in the UK. My job role entails; • Creative bespoke design to brief such as z cards, flags, product branding, vouchers • Large scale external banners, wall and window graphics • iPad app design • Core campaign development • Photo retouching • Concept design • Logo and brand development• Digital presentations • Liasing with team members, club staff and print companies • Clothing/uniform design • Copy writer
Job Title: Senior Designer
Jan 2014 - Oct 2014
I am the sole designer working across three companies, all run by the same employer. BH Publications produce our own magazines BH Exclusive and New Forest Exclusive, plus titles on the behalf of others. Clients include Chewton Glen Hotel, Cliveden House Hotel, Christchurch Harbour Hotel, The Kings Arms and sister hotels, Captains Club, Highcliffe School and many more high profile clients. The magazines are all glossy, luxury products. At BH Creative we focus on brand development, corporate material, advertising, brochures and anything else a client may require. Any print requirements are then run through Mongo Print, where I have experience in large format prints, signage and special finishes. As a part time employee I have a lot to get done each week and work tirelessly with clients to ensure everything is completed to the best of my abilities, to spec for set deadlines.
• Running 4 marathons so far...
• Winning Team Member of the Year when at Imagine
• Creating a bespoke running magazine which has been published around the world
• Working on several brand launches
• Being a mummy
• My Family and friends
• Dog walks
• Running and my run club
• Food and drinks!
• Good design
Job Title: Senior Art Editor
2006 - Jan 2014
I progressed quickly from Designer to Senior Art Editor, during these years I've worked on a whole host of titles across the creative, gaming and computing divisions on magazines, bookazines and digital iPad projects.
My current job role is running the design team within the Bookazine department of 6 Designers and 7 Production Editors • Scheduling the workflows of all my designers and freelancers • Assigning projects suited to varying skill sets • Checking over work and ensuring each deadline is met to a continuous high standard • Creative influence and mentor within the department • My own project work • Developing brands and new launches • Interviewing staff • Staff training. The Bookazines schedule is non stop with up to 10 deadlines per month.
After working on a huge variety of projects, I have a wide knowledge of different printing requirements and understand how text and images work in harmony, ensuring all design is suited to the demographic and can adapt my style to suit.
Other skills that may interest you; Photography shoot experience
• Working with model agencies and stock libraries • Budgeting and invoicing (Excel) • Commissioning illustrators • Staff appraisals • Training and disciplinary • Writing Photoshop and design tutorials • Illustration.
As well as writing, design and illustrative freelance I have also worked on a variety of other projects, ranging from start up companies, clothing (retail and staff), magazines, signage, POS and corporate work as listed below.
White Star Running
An exciting mix of clothing showing off my illustrative skills, display graphics, POS design, mini brochures, web banners and more to come. A really exciting company to work with as i get to share my two passions, running and design!
A magazine designed by runners for runners. A monthly digital publication to show off the true passion of running!
Land & Wave
An outdoor adventure company i have had the pleasure of working with for the past 6 years. With them i create clothing, signage, brochures, digital assets include web page mock ups, presentations and pretty much whatever they require in any format!
A super passionate company who provide THE best wedding venues in the form of Sailcloth tents and Tipis. For them i provide anything they require which includes brochures, adverts, social media posts, digital assets and any POS.
A start up company who i have created business plans and propositions for. This is a really exciting venture - more to come soon!
In partnership with Coastal Tents i create a bespoke Woodland wedding brochure, quick turn around but great end result.
Crab Apple Catering
A Dorset based catering company.
Other important people to mention:
Small but as important start up companies
Flying Feet Running
Orangutan Appeal UK
Micheal Matthews and Charmed Jewellery Stores
Denim Eleven Jeans Store