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.
I 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.
I am expert at the following:
Software: Adobe Photoshop | Macromedia/Adobe Flash | Adobe Illustrator | Dreamweaver | Final Cut Pro | Adobe After Effects | Adobe Premiere Pro | HTML | CSS | AS2 & AS3 | Sound editing software
OS: Mac OS X | Windows
English/French copywriting 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
2003 MacKellar Schwartz Architects 1 week internship within the office as an assistant to one of the architects.
2003-2008 Various Jobs held to support studies in Design Retail in high end Fashion stores - sales assistant