About me

A seasoned Head of Creative Design with excellent leadership, business acumen, and artistic talent leveraged to deliver quality marketing, digital + print-design and e-commerce projects in the fields of Professional Services, Publishing and Education.

A visionary, creative leader offering 12+ years of experience developing innovative, measurable, and effective educational and marketing documents, business proposals, and promotional content that increase awareness and maximize profitability in product sales and viewership. Valued, trusted, and respected designer recognized for exceptional work ethic, integrity and high professional standards. Utilizes sound judgment, strong business acumen, and excellent assessment skills to address complex organizational issues, and embrace challenges with a unique blend of creativity and practicality.

Skills

Animation, augmented reality, B2B, B2C, Brand / Logo Design, Brand Management, Branding, Budgets Planning / Allocation, Business Development, Circulation, Client Services, Colour, Communications, Content Management, Copywriting, Creative Direction, Digital Marketing, Direct Mail, Email Design, Event Design, Event Organising, Exhibition Design, Film Processing, Filming, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Image Retouching, Interactive Design, Management, Marketing, Negotiation, Painting, Photo Editing, Photography, Photoshop, Post-production, Pre-Press, Production, Proof Reading, Publishing, Quality Control, Team Management, Typography, Visual Layout, Web Design, Wireframes

Sector Experience

Arts, b2b, Books & Periodicals, Brand Management, Branding, Creative Services, Design, e-learning, Education, Fine Art, Painting & Sculpture, Forestry & Paper, Journals, Marketing, Newspapers, Production, Publishing, Start-up support

Awards

Yorkshire Evening Post Public Choice Award - West Yorkshire's Open Art Prize 2009

Clients

ASLIB (The Association for Information Management), Bradford City Metropolitan Council, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Financial Times | IE Business School Corporate Learning Alliance, Hawkamah, Headspring, Oxford Study Courses, Pathways to Information Leadership, The Emerald Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket Club

Trade Associations

Royal Photographic Society RPS

Ranking
4.5 
From 2 Recommendations
Achievements
Annual 2018 JudgeDirect Mail
Top 25 Brand Consultant Project featured:Arla initiative in response to Covid-19 training issues
on 13th April 2020
Project featured:Experiential Brand Launch Event
on 1st May 2020
Contributor:

Alan has been a Contributor since 8th December 2017.

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On the web
Contract
Perm, Freelance, Remote
Location
Charlbury
Skill Level
Senior, Director
Languages
Spanish (Beginner)
Creativepool member since 2 May 2012