With a life long interest in graphic design and many years doing freelance jobs I have gained many skills fundamental to producing successful design that meets any given brief. I have even been listed as a Mercury Music art prize finalist.
I have recently taken the opportunity to re-train with the intention of making graphic design my full time, professional occupation. I have just completed my studies with a First Class honors degree in Graphic Design.
In addition to being creative I am inquisitive, analytical and driven by quality and progression.
I have gained much graphic design experience over the years, from the many freelance jobs I have completed, work experience placements and through full time tertiary education.
During the last three years I have honed my skills in creative thinking, visual analysis and technical knowledge. I am now more than proficient in many different creative computer packages. These include but are not limited to:
For examples of my work please see the links below and portfolio section further down this page. My CV and latest portfolio are also available to download below:
logos & brandingTo see examples of my work from the last two years follow this link or view the portfolio section below.
type settingDuring my time at university I had the chance to write several essays. Here they have been type set.
experienceI have completed a number of freelance projects as well as industry work experience at United by Design.
Graphics & ethicsMy final year dissertation regarding ethical issues in the design industry. I went on to present the essay in a magazine format that can be seen by following the link below Full portfolio
Perky peacockDuring my final year I managed to arrange an extended work experience placement with one of York's premier design agencies, United by Design. This was part of my work there Full portfolio
Mark StephensonsAnother of the projects I worked on during my time at United by Design was for a local estate agents. My design was chosen by the client and will be seen all over Yorkshire Full portfolio
Turquoise GiraffeA womens clothing brand. With the aim of being fun and memorable I came up with the name, logo, colour scheme and even several magazine adverts. Complete with copy and considered tone of voice Full portfolio
Magazine type settingDuring my time at university I have had cause to write several essays. These and other projects involving large amounts of text have given me much practice in type setting Full portfolio
End of year showFor our end of year show we had to come up with a memorable and exciting identity. I created three distinct and markedly different approaches. I particularly enjoyed my hand drawn type approach Full portfolio
If you have any comments, queries or questions please get in touch. I'm always interested to hear others opinions and broaden experience. So don't wait, message me today! P.S. Having just finished my degree I'm currently looking for work, so if you have a job opportunity... get in touch please!
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