Freelance Grahpic Designer
D.O.B: 5th March 1984
102a London Road
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Tel: 07545 958632
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With a childhood in the South of France and an adolescence in Sussex, England - I found myself making what I liked, not where I was, my home.
I've always had a great respect for art & design since my first art class at school. Originally intent on architecture, that plan changed when I discovered the length of study necessary before I could practice professionally; I was eager to work.
I stumbled upon poster design and typesetting on my Art & Design GNVQ course at college. It struck me then that Graphic Design was the answer to my dream career. I could satiate my hunger for artistic creativity and simultaneously meet the economic demand for commerciality; this was the perfect balance.
I have since pursued Graphic Design with great interest and am incessantly rummaging the market for new and exciting ways to communicate a message with words and images - which is what I believe Graphic Design is all about.
OBJECTIVEI am currently Freelancing as a Graphic Designer. I have plenty of experience within the profession and can produce high quality design work under tight deadlines and high client demand. I enjoy working with people and learn a lot from team activities. I do not have an agency background as such due to having freelanced from the start, but I have worked within companies on projects to great success. I would like - at this stage in my career - to move to a permanent position within an agency or join a team/business as the designer. I feel I would benefit from this as a designer as working with others will enhance my potential.
SKILLSI am expert at the following:
Adobe Photoshop | Macromedia/Adobe Flash | Adobe Illustrator | Dreamweaver | Final Cut Pro | Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premiere Pro | HTML | CSS | AS2 & AS3 | Sound editing software
Mac OS X | Windows
PR & Communication
GCSEs - 1A*, 2As, 6Bs, 1C
French A-Level - A
Double Art&Design GNVQ - B,B
Art & Design Foundation (Brighton BTEC)
BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design (London Institute of Art & Design - Central Saint Martins)
Animation & Motion Design 5-Week course
Driving license held for 9 years
Fluent in both English & French
MacKellar Schwartz Architects
1 week internship within the office as an assistant to one of the architects.
Various Jobs held to support studies in Design
Retail in high end Fashion stores - sales assistant
Celebrity Centre London
Instructor for evenings and weekends life improvement & communication courses
Freelance as a Graphic|Web|Interactive Designer:
VH1 | Channel ident for daytime showing
Momento Souvenirs | Logo design for the company
Co2 Benchmark | Graphic Video for website
Adidas | Illustrations for clothing tags
Vauxhall | Animated magazine: V-Zine
Little| Webpage for the gift company
StreamPublishing | Web design for the publishers
Bluebells Cafe | Full design package [Cafe front, promotion, corporate identity, website, menus, signage...etc.]
REFERENCESOmar Wansa - Director of Merah Club, London
Lee Penton - Art Director at StreamPublishing