WORK HISTORY

Freelance May 2016 – present
Various freelance clients in sports, fashion and lifestyle. Small business websites and email development.

Gamesys – online gambling entertainment – freelance – Banner artworker March 2016 – May 2016
Developed banners for big brands like Virgin Games and Jackpotjoy. Learnt about flash to html5 conversion and improved animation techniques.

Actionrocket – email development agency – freelance – Email developer November 2015 – January 2016
Produced large volume of email design and builds to keep up with busy period. Learnt new responsive, hybrid email techniques to satisfy needs of gmail app.

KHWS – brand commerce agency – freelance – Digital designer June 2015 – October 2015
Developed html templates, designed emails and websites for ESSO and Samsung, using Dotmailer for delivery.

TAG Worldwide- The Box creative agency – The Times / The Sun – Digital designer May 2012 – July 2015
Working in-house directly for The Times and The Sun as part of the digital team. Fast turnover to a high creative standard. Adverts, email design and coding, landing pages, css, html5 edge animation, flash, intranet management, responsive development, design for social media, doubleclick experience.

Freelance period – Digital designer July 2011 – May 2012
Worked for Sony Europe, Freelance for eCircle, Candi and Data Lateral, design, email development.

Teradata eCircle – Email designer / developer March 2011 – August 2011
Learnt very best practice in email design and build from of one of the countrys leading email consultants Phil Storey. Worked on emails for Mulberry, McAfee, Blue Inc, Officers Club, Birmingham Midshires, Halifax and subtly re-designed Transport for London’s service emails. Worked autonomously and received excellent feedback from clients.

Bluhalo / GyroHSR digital design agency – Digital designer Dec 2010 – Mar 2011
Working alongside 2 seasoned designers I took on campaigns for BlackBerry and Cancer Research – Race For Life among others, designing adverts, frontpages, facebook landing pages and page layouts. I attained the same high level of design as was expected for a digital agency and turned around several demanding designs on any given day.

Gaydar – Digital designer May 2009 – October 2010
Working within the creative team my role was mainly to produce new layouts for the gaydar dating website and work towards a future re-design of the entire look and feel of the site. I used wireframes and designed and created html emails, flash ads, banners and icons to help bring Gaydar a fresher look.

Tiscali.co.uk Talk Talk – Digital designer April 2007 – April 2009
As part of Tiscali’s four man design team my role was to provide input to design tasks for all of Tiscali’s brands. A key task was to re-design the new small and medium enterprises portal within a tight three month deadline. This was launched successfully. In addition, I also designed for mobile phones and print. Flash, html, design, adverts.

Freelance career – reapdesigns.co.uk – Website designer August 2002 – 2007
Working freelance helped to strengthen my communication, technical and client facing skills, moulding me into a successful project manager. Html layouts, graphic design, html, css mark-up, flash animations and html emails. As the business grew I began to get return work and established strong client relationships.

Totaljobs.co.uk – Digital designer August – November 2001
Re-designs of personalised section for a nationwide advertising campaign.

ebop youth lifestyle magazine June 1999 – July 2000
I was hired as part of a team of web designers to create all aspects of a new and diverse youth magazine. It was a testing design brief for a wide age range. I took the lead in generating design ideas.

Unity Internet Design & Consultancy, Live 24 Netcasting Jan 1998 – Nov 1998
I got my grounding in web design and worked for high profile clients such as the UN site for Year of Safe Motherhood and intranet work for large corporate medical multinationals including Novonorm. I learnt about meta tags, ftp, file size, text layout, video editing, streaming, simple navigation and dealing with design issues.

Education
BA Hons in Digital Media Production Elephant and Castle, London
Sep 2005 – Sep 2007

Got a 2.1 at London College of Communication. have since returned 3 times to give talks on ‘Freelance versus Permanent work structures’