About me

I began working in Macintosh-based design and layout in the late 1980s. I worked for a variety of design agencies and PR companies in London creating artwork for clients many of which are household names; Ladbrokes, Prudential, Ballantines etc. I have created packaging for Laphroaig whiskey and in-house journals for Aon Insurance.

In the late 90s I began designing and developing for the web. Although I am NOT a PHP programmer I have a detailed knowledge of web development technologies and a sound grasp of setting up development environments such as web servers, IDE platforms, concurrent versioning systems etc. I mainly build websites using the Content Management Systems 'Drupal' and 'CMS Made Simple' the latter for whom I was on the development team for several years.

I have recently returned to print design and create books and magazines for publishers smith|doorstop.

Skills

Print design, packaging, magazine and book design using Adobe Creative Suite, Linux command line proficiency. Able to set up and maintain web servers and development environments., Content Management Systems - mainly Drupal and CMS Made Simple plus some small Plone experience., Web design and development (NOT PHP programming) using HTML/CSS/ and some javascript

Sector Experience

Creative and design agencies - working on POS materials, in-house journals, branding and annual reports., PR Agencies - press ads for the US Computer press, brochures, advertising for major chemical companies, Community Media - worked for the leading consultancy creating a new tier of local radio and television - branding, brochures, web work etc.

Clients

Aon Re Global, Ballantines, Beefeater Gin, Big Active Illustration Agency, Blueprint Architectural Magazine, Community Media Association, Equal Project, Hyatt Hotel Group, Ladbrokes, Michael King Pilates, Prudential, Sheffield City Council, The Poetry Business, TIP Europe, University College London

On the web
Contract
Freelance, Temp-Perm, Remote
Location
Pont-melvez
Skill Level
Middleweight, Senior
Languages
Dutch, French
Creativepool member since 4 February 2013