About me

I graduated from a full time graphic design course and began working in studios in London and the South East of England. Firstly producing artwork for house journals and press ads in a studio prior to the introduction of the digital platform. I spent five years working for an advertising agency in EC1, where I became adept at producing visuals using Magic Markers. I then went to work for an agency in Hertfordshire for three years before moving to the Aylesbury area where I worked for the tobacco company, Rothmans. It was here that I started as a visualised using traditional methods, then in 1994 the studio moved exclusively to Macs and colour printers. It was a seamless transition for me and I took to using Photoshop and Quark and Freehand with a good degree of confidence. In 2008 I made the move from being a full time employee to working as a freelance Graphic Designer. I have used my extensive experience to create results for a list of local clients, such as a local garage and a chain of health and beauty shops. I am married to Karen and have a grown up daughter, Liane, who is herself the mother of three lovely girls, who make me a very proud granddad! When not designing I enjoy playing keyboards and bass guitar and going to the gym, and occasionally doing a bit of gardening. Oh, and I love photography as well!

Skills

I studied graphic design on a full-time basis at college for three years. I have good drawing skills either with a pencil or using a wacom tablet. The onus of the course I was on was typography. Since 1994 I have been using Macs to produce design work. I cut my teeth with Photoshop, Quark Xpress and Freehand, and have been using Adobe CS since 2004. My knowledge or the creative suite is consumate.

Sector Experience

The main sector I have worked in is design for print. Whether in the form of brochures or advertisements or POS, I have an extensive level of experience in both designing and producing artwork in this sector.

Awards

City and Guilds Design for Print

Clients

Avis, Britta, Dorling Kindersley, Kawasaki, Newtown Garage, Rothmans, SAP, The Lemon Rooms, Trinity Mirror Southern, Xerox, Yellow Pages Sales Ltd

Ranking
#24 Ranked Cartoonist
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Achievements
Top 25 Cartoonist
Contract
Remote
Location
Chesham
Skill Level
Middleweight
Languages
English
Creativepool member since 24 June 2012