Creative Graphic Design and Website Design bu Birmingham based graphic designer

About Me

A hardworking and entrepreneurial individual committed to introducing and implementing the value of​ ​good​ ​design​ ​to​ ​business.
With over a decade in the design and marketing industry, working alongside individuals, artists, musicians, businesses and community organisations. Primarily brand and print-based designer, continually developing web and app related skills.

Work Expereience

Speak​ ​Group​ ​Limited​ ​/​ ​Creative Direction
JAN 2016 – FEB 2017, STOURBRIDGE
Internal/external design and marketing management. Aspects include: branding, graphic design, corporate reports and presentations, wireframing and storyboarding, marketing, digital design, UI design, social media and email graphics, print, and web media. Creating, coordinating and managing multiple brands, products and external parties. Primarily application-based design.

DESIGN​ ​CO.​ ​ ​/​ ​Freelance Designer & Marketing Consultant
JAN 2013 – DEC 2016, BIRMINGHAM
Graphic design, web, display and print services for individuals, businesses and organisations. Helping business and organisations to redefine and focus their product/concepts/offerings. Managing multiple projects and clients. Coordinating third party suppliers.

Air​ ​21​ ​Group​ ​ ​/​ ​Design & Marketing Manager
NOV 2011 – DEC 2012, BIRMINGHAM
Management of all in-house / external collateral. Included graphic design, product design, marketing and web. Multiple brands and websites. Developed various sub-brands and associated collateral. Heavy organic SE optimised sites generating leads, enquiries and new business. GUI design for hosted software.

The​ ​Definitive​ ​Design​ ​Co.​ ​ ​/​ ​Graphic Designer
JUN 2008 – DEC 2011, BIRMINGHAM
Graphic, web and print services for business. From stationery to large format, POS and livery. Helping businesses and organisations to focus and refine their offering and products through design.

Just​ ​Ask​ ​The​ ​Printers​ ​ ​/​ ​Graphic Designer & Print Finisher
JUN 2007 – APR 2008, BIRMINGHAM
Graphic, web and print services for business. Including but not limited to large format and packaging design. High-paced customer facing role.

Key Skills

*  10+ years proven graphic design & marketing experience alongside and
within individuals, businesses and community organisations.
Proficient using Adobe CS software
* Brand / product / concept – to- realisation
* Confident managing, illustrating and implementing a ‘wider creative vision’ across all brand touchpoints.
* Strong marketing and lead generation skills using web and social media
* Primarily print/brand design
* Web and App GUI design

Education

Birmingham​ ​Institute​ ​of​ ​Art​ ​and​ ​Design​ ​ ​/​ ​Foundation + Degree
2003 – 2005, BIRMINGHAM
– Ba Hons Fine Art: (1 yr)
– HND Foundation Studies in Art and Design: Distinction

KE​ ​VI​ ​Camp​ ​Hill​ ​Boys’​ ​/ GCSE + A-Level
1996 – 2003, BIRMINGHAM
– A-Level: 2C, 1D / AS-Level:1B
– GCSE: 3A* 6A 1B