I am a senior digital designer who has recently returned from a year on sabbatical. I spent 7 months working in a digital startup in New York before going travelling for the remainder of the year. I am now working at MSL Group as a Senior Digital Designer.
Interactive editorial content
IPad applications, mobile variants, collaborating with writers and editors, workshops, animation/Interaction effects, presentations, infographics, real time collaboration, print to digital conversion.
Managed multiple projects/schedules/clients, pitched for new business, handled recruitment, completed briefing, SOWs, costs & scoping, delivery and QA processes. Supervised a team of designers/producers.
Range of clients from luxury boutiques to large commercial brands, responsive frameworks, basic UX changes and updates, initial wire-framing and scamps, branding updates and initial concepts.
Hiring junior team members, training offshore teams, close collaboration with Kingston university tutors and students, mentor on student scheme, recruitment for producer roles.
Ecommerce platforms: Magento, Sitecore, Hybris, Demandware
Digital publishing platforms: Mag +, Adobe DPS, Woodwing, Z Mags, Ceros.
Web platforms: Wordpress, Squarespace, Tumblr
Adobe Software: Creative suite (Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Google docs/sheets,
Argos: Took a small scale project worth £5,000 to a client partnership worth over £100,000 which included team workshops, training, recruiting freelancers and rebranding their digital editorial content.
Kingston University: Curated an event for Kingston university students, utilising unused space in the FMG office for over 300 people. Successfully raising awareness of the company and the students work.
Qualifications: Successfully achieved a ‘first’ in every single module of my final year studying Graphic Design and being awarded a special commendation for my dissertation.
05/2016 - Present
MSL Group, London
Senior Digital Designer.
02/2016 - 04/2016
Freelance Senior Designer. Working on website, tablet and mobile designs for EE and Barclays projects. Created storyboards and scamps for EE training video.
Clients: EE mobile network, Barclays
02/2015 - 08/2015
Ceros, New York
Senior Designer (3 months). Senior Digital Producer (3 months). Moved to New York to work for a new technology startup; a cloud based platform enabling users to design interactive websites without coding.
Clients: Red Bull, Crystal Ski, Michael Kors, Walgreens, Ogilvy, Sprinklr, Propoint, Bulgari, Dropbox
03/2014 - 02/2015
BORN, Islington, London
Senior Designer. Worked across e-commerce websites, branding/strategy campaigns, ad server banners/online adverts, email newsletters, concept work and several large pitch presentations.
Clients: Red Bull, The Great Wine Company, World Hotels, Thomas Pink, Clicks, Argos, Market.com
08/2010 - 03/2014
Group FMG, Islington, London
Digital designer. Designed a variety of interactive projects for large commercial brands. Created and produced several editorial projects for digital magazines. Held creative workshops for client teams.
Clients: IBM, Lloyds bank, Disney, Staples, Reader’s Digest, Tesco, Ikea, M&S, Mothercare, Hays Recruitment, Nectar, Filofax, Haymarket, Citroen, Argos and National Trust.
11/2009 - 06/2010
Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Creative Director for the Students’ Union magazine ‘Fresh’. Led a team of writers, editors, photographers.
10/2009 - 11/2009
Sports Vision, London Freeze Festival. Battersea
Event production/Runner for the London Freeze festival.
10/2009 - 10/2009
My Beautiful City, Denmark Street, London
Event production/runner/basic design for London Fashion week for Red Bull fashion factory.
08/2008 - 07/2009
Page Nine Ltd, Colchester, Essex
Worked as a freelance designer, working on print layout/branding work for two consecutive summers.
Kingston University 2007 - 2010
First Class Bachelor Honours in Graphic Design.
Colchester Institute 2006 - 2007
Diploma in Foundation Studies of Art and Design. Distinction.
Colchester Sixth Form College 2004 - 2006
A Levels - Graphic Design (A), Geography (A), ICT (B), AS Levels - Maths (B)
Philip Morant School and College 1999 - 2004
GCSE’s - 12 A*-C’s Including A* in maths.
Springetts, Salisbury Place, London
Stedman Oliver [So Creative], East London
Mr and Mrs Smith, Soho, London
Four Communications, Soho, London
Maya Visions, Barbican, London
Available on request.