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I take my work seriously but not myself, I like to engage with people on a personal level, sharing stories, funny situations and float ideas from the absurd to the possible. When not relaxing with my partner, catching up on the days happenings I can be found running, surfing, walking our dogs (Diesel and Tilly) or pestering one of our cats for attention.

I have worked for a variety of agency and corporate clients in Australia and the UK with extensive experience producing intuitive designs in both physical and digital mediums grounded in a human centred approach. 
I relish the challenge of problem solving a complex brief, from initial research and planning to execution in high fidelity designs, prototypes and specs ready for implementation.

Soft Skills

Skills

Motivated
A self starter.

Adaptable
Think on my feet.

Positive Attitude
But also a realist.

Planning
Being prepared.

Teamwork
Collaboration.

Dependable
Give me a deadline.

Communication
Confident in all forms.

Story Telling
The base of good UX.

UI Design
Prototyping, web & apps.

Development
HTML, CSS & some JS.

Design Thinking
Human centred, Atomic.

Graphic Design
Print & digital output.

UX Design
Across creative projects.

Video & Animation
Long form, banners & ads.

Product Design
3D & manufacture.

Photography
People, things and places.

Qualifications

Applications


Novice
Pro

A-Levels 
Geography 
Media Studies
General Studies

Degree       
2:1 Ba Hons in Product Design 
(specialising in industrial) 

Aspirations

Personal
Surf a barrell.
Scuba dive.
Visit India, mainland Africa and S. America.
Be involved in conservation.
Publish a written works.

Career 
Fully learn PHP and Javascript
Mechanical Engineering certification.

Ideate, manufacture and sell a product.
Start a business.

Icon-Adobe
Adobe CC
Lightroom C
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
After Effects
Animate
Premiere Pro
Acrobat Pro
Icon-Sketch
Sketch
Icon-Invision
InVision
Icon-Figma
Figma

Dev
HTML
CSS
PHP
JS
Icon-Atom
Atom
Icon-MAMP
MAMP
Icon-Wordpress
Wordpress
Icon-GitHub
GitHub
Icon-Mailchimp
Mailchimp

3D
Icon-Rhino
Rhino 5
Icon-Keyshot
Keyshort 10
Icon-Maxwell
Maxwell 4
Icon-Autodesk
Autodesk
3DS Max
Maya
Icon-AppleAR
Apple AR
Rapid Prototyping
































Expertise

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3D & Product

Construct and test prototyping for render or manufacture.
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Brand & Graphics

Exciting visual message actionable across all mediums.
Image

UX / UI

Intuitive user experiences ready for implementation.
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Front-end Dev

Interpret and implement designs in functional finished code.
Image

Animation

Eye-catching movements to give feedback or narrative.
Image

Photo / Video

Capture and produce a clear and seamless story.

Experience

Jurox Animal Health

Hunter Valley, Australia
  • Created & implemented digital experiences through UI (UX) and front-end dev.
  • Developed brand and campaign materials for print and digital use.
  • Planned, executed and delivered video and animation in multiple digital formats.
  • Maintained brand and digital aesthetics in-line with product tone and guidelines.

My duties with the company are primarily focused on producing UI and digital media but also encompassed front-end dev, branding, videography and animation, 3D design / rendering and on occasion print and packaging design.

Oct 2016 - Present

Digital Designer
I gained a lot from this role gave me the opportunity to further my confidence the process of creating and managing end to end process of large digital projects.

Freelance

Sydney & Brisbane, Australia
  • Print designs, packaging, brochures and adverts.
  • Designed and built EDM's, websites and presentations.
  • Print and packaging design.
  • Product photography.

Arriving to Australia I was placed in predominantly digital roles for companies Domain Group (Fairfax Media) and AMP Capital via Mac People recruiters, shortly following that I relocated briefly to Brisbane completing works using a variety of disciplines via Artisan recruitment as well for some overseas clients. My last stint was in Sydney, a short contract at studios The Hallway and The Dubs and in house for Hudson Recruitment via Become recruiters.

June 2015 - Oct 2016

Designer
This was an exciting time, having just touched down in Sydney, little known about the area or what was on offer it gave me the opportunity to explore the city and spend time with family. I was fortunate to find myself in one of the larger companies with a strong reputation from there I headed to Brisbane where I would later meet my wife whilst staying with friends.

Saatchi & Saatchi

London, UK
  • Website assets design and mockups for implementation.
  • Still and animated web-banner frame designs.
  • Social media designs.
  • Graphic design for printed media.

Hired in to the Proctor & Gamble department within the larger Saatchi & Saatchi | Digital studio team I was tasked with creating visuals for websites, advertising banners (static & rich) and images for social networks and occasionally adaptation for use for their brands Pampers, Olay and Head & Shoulders. Also when required for their other clients inc. HSBC, Visa, Loyd Grossman, Mr Kipling, Bisto, Harlequins RFC and Plan UK. I also gave creative direction on Pampers photo shoot for a forthcoming product campaign whilst also photographing Plan UK's exhibit on location at Waterloo Station.

2014 - 2014

Digital Designer
This was my first taste of a full service large studio and although I only held the role for a short period of time (deciding to go traveling), being within the large, talented like minded team was fantastic! Something I would love to be apart of and or strive to nurture in the future.

Freelance

Birmingham, UK
  • Created brand and identity systems, templates and merchandise.
  • Produced adverts, artwork and promotions.
  • Designed and built EDMs and websites.
  • Videography & photography.

Achieving all that I could from my previous role at Gatecrasher Clubs I decided to work freelance I was given the opportunity to take up an role as lead creative for a startup located in Tenerife called Espana Express. My role was to ensure that all promotional material for the company was in keeping with the brand guidelines designed my myself and agreed upon by the directors which included all internal print and online media, press releases, external adverts and online media. On returning to the UK I expanded in to a new industries and furthered my knowledge in a variety of fields, reaching point where I could offer a full creative services and some web development.

2011 - 2014

Designer
This was my first step out in to representing myself, working freelance and although challenging it was a great time to explore new options and find out what I really enjoyed and could successfully offer as new services in addition to those developed whilst under employment.

Gatecrasher Clubs

Birmingham, UK
  • Graphic design: Event artwork, gala promotions and corporate packages.
  • Digital design: EDMs, website assets, still web banners, social media.

Gatecrasher was an established international clubbing brand for over 20 years with its roots in electronic dance music, hosting large sold out events worldwide attended by dedicated followers and those wishing to see renowned DJ's. Growing to such an extent that its height it had four venues located in Nottingham, Watford, Leeds and Birmingham, UK. My role included a variety of different duties including graphic design, digital design, photography, videography and management of workloads. Working with existing brand guidelines and liaising with artists and agents I created event artwork and final outputs in print and digital media including flyers, posters, large scale banners, e-flyers, EDMs, website assets, social network and third party digital adverts.

2010 - 2011

Designer & Photographer
This was my first job from graduating university, and a reluctant one, having gained my degree in industrial design but due the economic crash at the time jobs in the industry were scarce. It turns out it was a great choice as it was only a small team and I had my hands on a lot of different projects and it kick-started my career in graphics and digital design sector due vast number of mediums. My time at Gatecrasher was very rewarding and enabled me to experiment with a variety different visual techniques, expanding my knowledge in a number of creative disciplines, strengthening skills acquired during my period of academic study.

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I take my work seriously but not myself, I like to engage with people on a personal level, sharing stories, funny situations and float ideas from the absurd to the possible. When not relaxing with my partner, catching up on the days happenings I can be found running, surfing, walking our dogs (Diesel and Tilly) or pestering one of our cats for attention.

Soft Skills

Motivated
A self starter.

Teamwork
Collaboration.

Adaptable
Think on my feet.

Dependable
Give me a deadline.

Positive Attitude
But also a realist.

Communication
Confident in all forms.

Planning
Being prepared.

Story Telling
The base of good UX.

Experience

Jurox Animal Health

Hunter Valley, Australia
Oct 2016 - Present
Designer
  • Created & implemented digital experiences through UI (UX) and front-end dev.
  • Developed brand and campaign materials for print and digital use.
  • Planned, executed and delivered video and animation in multiple digital formats.
  • Maintained brand and digital aesthetics in-line with product tone and guidelines.

My duties with the company are primarily focused on producing UI and digital media but also encompassed front-end dev, branding, videography and animation, 3D design / rendering and on occasion print and packaging design.

Freelance

Sydney & Brisbane, Australia
June 2015 - Oct 2016
Designer
  • Print designs, packaging, brochures and adverts.
  • Designed and built EDM's, websites and presentations.
  • Print and packaging design.
  • Product photography.

Arriving to Australia I was placed in predominantly digital roles for companies Domain Group (Fairfax Media) and AMP Capital via Mac People recruiters, shortly following that I relocated briefly to Brisbane completing works using a variety of disciplines via Artisan recruitment as well for some overseas clients. My last stint was in Sydney, a short contract at studios The Hallway and The Dubs and in house for Hudson Recruitment via Become recruiters.

Saatchi & Saatchi

London, UK
2014 - 2014
Digital Designer
  • Website assets design and mockups for implementation.
  • Still and animated web-banner frame designs.
  • Social media designs.
  • Graphic design for printed media.

Hired in to the Proctor & Gamble department within the larger Saatchi & Saatchi | Digital studio team I was tasked with creating visuals for websites, advertising banners (static & rich) and images for social networks and occasionally adaptation for use for their brands Pampers, Olay and Head & Shoulders. Also when required for their other clients inc. HSBC, Visa, Loyd Grossman, Mr Kipling, Bisto, Harlequins RFC and Plan UK. I also gave creative direction on Pampers photo shoot for a forthcoming product campaign whilst also photographing Plan UK's exhibit on location at Waterloo Station.

Freelance

Birmingham, UK
2011 - 2014
Designer & Photographer
  • Created brand and identity systems, templates and merchandise.
  • Produced adverts, artwork and promotions.
  • Designed and built EDMs and websites.
  • Videography & photography.

Achieving all that I could from my previous role at Gatecrasher Clubs I decided to work freelance I was given the opportunity to take up an role as lead creative for a startup located in Tenerife called Espana Express. My role was to ensure that all promotional material for the company was in keeping with the brand guidelines designed my myself and agreed upon by the directors which included all internal print and online media, press releases, external adverts and online media. On returning to the UK I expanded in to a new industries and furthered my knowledge in a variety of fields, reaching point where I could offer a full creative services and some web development.

Gatecrasher Clubs

Birmingham, UK
2010 - 2011
Designer & Photographer
  • Graphic design: Event artwork, gala promotions and corporate packages.
  • Digital design: EDMs, website assets, still web banners, social media.

Working with existing brand guidelines and liaising with artists and agents I created event artwork and final outputs in print and digital media including flyers, posters, large scale banners, e-flyers, EDMs, website assets, social network and third party digital adverts.

Qualifications

A-Levels 
Geography 
Media Studies
General Studies

Degree       
2:1 Ba Hons in Product Design 
(specialising in industrial) 

Aspirations

Personal
Surf a barrell.
Scuba dive.
Visit India, mainland Africa and S. America.
Be involved in conservation.
Publish a written works.

Career 
Fully learn PHP and Javascript
Mechanical Engineering certification.

Ideate, manufacture and sell a product.
Start a business.

Image
I have worked for a variety of agency and corporate clients in Australia and the UK with extensive experience producing intuitive designs in both physical and digital mediums grounded in a human centred approach. 
I relish the challenge of problem solving a complex brief, from initial research and planning to execution in high fidelity designs, prototypes and specs ready for implementation.

Skills

UI Design
Prototyping, web & apps.

UX Design
Across creative projects.

Development
HTML, CSS & some JS.

Video & Animation
Long form, banners & ads.

Design Thinking
Human centred, Atomic.

Product Design
3D & manufacture.

Graphic Design
Print & digital output.

Photography
People, things and places.

Applications

Novice
Pro
Icon-Adobe
Adobe CC
Lightroom C
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Animate
After Effects
Premiere Pro
Acrobat Pro
Icon-Sketch
Sketch
Icon-Invision
InVision
Icon-Figma
Figma

Dev
HTML
CSS
PHP
JS
Icon-Atom
Atom
Icon-MAMP
MAMP
Icon-Wordpress
Wordpress
Icon-GitHub
GitHub
Icon-Mailchimp
Mailchimp

3D
Icon-Rhino
Rhino 5
Icon-Keyshot
Keyshot 10
Icon-Maxwell
Maxwell 4
Icon-Autodesk
Autodesk
3DS Max
Maya
Icon-AppleAR
Apple AR
Rapid Prototyping
































Expertise

Image

3D & Product

Construct and test prototyping for render or manufacture.
Image

Brand & Graphics

Exciting visual message actionable across all mediums.
Image

UX / UI

Intuitive user experiences ready for implementation.
Image

Front-end Dev

Interpret and implement designs in functional finished code.
Image

Animation

Eye-catching movements to give feedback or narrative.
Image

Photo / Video

Capture and produce a clear and seamless story.