I am a creative, hard working and adaptable designer who has led art teams and executed redesigns for a number of well known and successful publishing brands, including Empire, Mojo, TV Times, Nuts, Loaded, Chat and TV & Satellite Week, working closely with some of the most respected editorial talent in the business.
Most recently I have worked as a freelance designer for a wide variety of clients, including Empire, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine, BBC Good Food, Stylist, Women’s Health, Notebook, Radio Times, Metro newspaper, TV Choice, Total TV Guide, Today’s Golfer, Take A Break, That’s LIfe, Simply You, Crime Scene, Easy Cook, Titan Books, Wedding Ideas, Little London, Motorsport (external redesign for Cowles Media), O2 Alive for Hearst Made and Bauer Media special projects.
The skills and experience I can offer include:
+ Proven ability in high quality editorial design for print and digital platforms with a history of creating over 600 newsstand front covers and compelling pages, packaging and marketing work for high profile brands in a wide range of consumer markets.
+ Substantial layout and typographic expertise, including creation and implementation of templates and brand styles and in-depth experience of redesign and new launch work.
+ Meticulous attention to detail and maintaining high quality standards throughout a job, with extensive experience in image repro work (retouching, comping and correction), preparing designs for print and digital delivery and checking final PDFs and colour proofs.
+ Confident in working to my own initiative or taking direction from others as required, with experience of managing other designers, commissioning illustrators and photographers and the ongoing desire to take on new challenges and learn new skills.
+ Highly efficient at time and workload management to deliver quality work under pressure, learnt through meeting weekly and daily deadlines on busy magazines and websites.
+ Effective at collaboration and communication with colleagues and external contributors to achieve the best possible results within a schedule and budget.
+ Proficient in using Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) and experienced in using Censhare, Content Watch, Content Hub for Publishing, Atex and Woodwing Content Station content management systems, Elvis, Emagine, Desk-Net, Purple DS Composer (e-publishing), Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie, WordPress, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, all major social media platforms and legacy experience in Quark Express.
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