Curriculum Vitae

Vital Information

Work Experience

Lead Creative

Concept Artist / Front-End Developer

Katana / Rook / SocialPromote

Designer and front-end developer of websites with large audiences. Doctor of HTML and CSS, student of jQuery, Swift, and PHP.

My role is to emphasise great UX for both the visitor and the content manager of websites, and to direct design on company projects, both on and offline.

Key Projects

Designer / Illustrator / Developer

Self

The occasional project, working to tight deadlines, with clients in arts, law, entertainment, and engineering. Logos, original artwork, websites, promotional and B2B materials, offering unique challenges beyond design. From copywriting and editing, to programming bespoke portfolios, to researching power generation for accurate diagrams.

Key Projects

Store Supervisor

Holland & Barrett

Senior Product Advisor status through provided training. Primary focus in store at all times is customer service, fulfilling individual nutritional requirements, while meeting demanding sales targets.

Education

BA (Hons) Illustration

Anglia Ruskin University

First Class

BTEC ND Graphic Design

City of Bristol College

Distinction / Distinction / Merit

Skills

Design

Confident draughtsman and digital artist. Project coordination from brief to delivery for portfolio websites and business/promotional materials in short deadlines. Able to take direction and collaborate.

Web

Front-end design and development, web standards driven and well read. Some programming, and experienced in Wordpress theme development.

Digital

Heavy computer user since 2000. Mac/iOS first, Windows much less. Proficient in Adobe Creative Cloud – particularly Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. Capable of basic tech support, and search-engine savvy.

Writing

Strong sense of language: high regard for grammar and crafting deep meaning into sentences. Interests in copy writing and writing for images.

Social

Supportive of my teams, respectful of my leaders. Motivated professionalism as standard.

Retail

Sales and customer service focussed. Opening and closing stores, paperwork, supervising staff, and money-handling, as part of a managerial position.

Exhibitions

Publication

Research

Interests

User Interface and experience design, delighting users. The future of web and app design considering a ‘one web’ ethos.

Experience

  • As Graphical User Interfaces mature, and new generations are born, will our icons remain relevant to everybody?

  • Digital Picture-Books for SEN Children using ePub 3

  • Can We Accept Video Games as Art?

Volunteering

Fitz Volunteers

Fitzwilliam Museum

Working with families to encourage drawing and creativity. Most notably at the Big Draw 2010, at which I led a mural of monsters contributed to by attending children.

Conferences

Engage – 13th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

Secondary Speaker

Presentation and demonstration of fixed-layout ePub and related technologies.

Literacy and Language Coordinators for Suffolk Special Schools

Assistant to Speaker

Noting responses and feedback from attendees to speaker and answering technical questions.

Future of Web Design – London

Self Funded Visitor – 3 day event

Learning new ideas, trends, technologies, and practices in web design.