About

Jon Paul Starkey

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Hi! I'm Jon, a


  • With a life long interest in graphic design, many years doing freelance jobs and full time employment I have gained all the skills fundamental to producing successful design that meets any given brief. I have even been listed as a Mercury Music art prize finalist.

    A First Class honours graduate and now full time graphic designer. I have also completed many freelance projects, from UX design and web-design to print and advertising collateral. Currently I am still taking on freelance work but also working at Design and Print Solutions.



Skills


I have gained much graphic design experience over the years, from my freelance work, work experience placements full time employment and tertiary education. Over the last few years I have honed my skills in creative thinking, visual analysis and technical knowledge.

Adobe InDesign
86%
Adobe Illustrator
87%
Web Design
74%
Adobe Photoshop
81%



About

Jon Paul Starkey

Profile

Hi! I'm Jon, a


With a life long interest in graphic design, many years doing freelance jobs and full time employment I have gained all the skills fundamental to producing successful design that meets any given brief. I have even been listed as a Mercury Music art prize finalist.

A First Class honours graduate and now full time graphic designer. I have also completed many freelance projects, from UX design and web-design to print and advertising collateral. Currently I am still taking on freelance work but also working at Design and Print Solutions.


Skills


I have gained much graphic design experience over the years, from my freelance work, work experience placements full time employment and tertiary education. Over the last few years I have honed my skills in creative thinking, visual analysis and technical knowledge.

Adobe InDesign
86%
Adobe Illustrator
87%
Adobe Photoshop
81%
Web Design
74%

You can give to charity, adopt a whole village of Nepalese goat herding children and plant trees until the cows come home, but it won’t make you any better at type settingSTARKEY, J. 2015

Portfolio

Early 2016

Willowman


Rebranding for a local music festival: The Willowman.

Four days of fantastic music, quality food and real ale in the heart of North Yorkshire

Download project pdf

Berkmann Wines


My previous role at Berkmann Wine Cellars saw me produce a large number of bespoke wine and food menus. These were required to meet the client’s specifications and business branding.

In addition to menus I produced promotional materials including, but not limited to, tent cards, point of sale displays, event invitations and wine bottle labels.

Cragside


Branding for the premier extreme sports,
adventure holiday resort. Located right in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

This project saw me produce a company logo, advertising imagery (digital and print), promotional video, audio track and t-shirts. In addition I created comprehensive brand guidelines and website.


Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated.RAND, P. 2015

Flashtalking


Freelance work for a Leeds based web advertising company. This involved providing a re-skin for one of their web applications.

I provided .psd files to their development team. A beta version is now live and I continue to work on other aspects of their portfolio.

Dressing the Screen


My primary poster has a cinematic quality and could easily be taken from a fashion shoot. It intrigues and makes a viewer of the poster stop and think. What is that girl doing?

This took significant work in Photoshop to achieve the finished article. I wanted a washed out arty look to the image with just a limited amount of colour. After removing all the colour from the photograph I added spots of the colours I wanted along with a simulated light leak

Download project pdf

Miscellaneous


From logos and posters to websites and illustrations, I can provide what you need with style, skill and panache.

It is no exaggeration to say that designers are engaged in nothing less than the manufacture of contemporary reality.POYNOR, R. 2001