Manchester, United Kingdom
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A talented and experienced Senior Creative with a questioning mind, friendly approach and keen eye for detail, I’m a branding and graphic design specialist who can quickly understand the requirements of a project and use my knowledge and experience to produce creative solutions that connect with target audiences across print and digital.

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EXPERIENCE & SKILLS

Brand Development and Design (Freelance), Manchester
July 2019 – ongoing

I have successfully developed a number of brand identities for clients across marketing, education and B2B sectors, including the production of guidelines, brand assets and templates. Further to this I’ve created graphic design solutions for print and digital, including websites, social media, reports and presentations.

Career break in Vienna
March – July 2019

After 14 years at Epigram, where my role had become increasingly more managerial, I was keen to make a change, have new experiences and re-charge my creative batteries. I decided to live abroad in Austria’s capital, enjoying world-famous culture, sketching the sights, cycling alongside the Danube and refuelling on the local coffee and cakes.

Epigram Communications & Design, Manchester
Progressing from Graphic Designer to Senior Designer, becoming Creative Director (UK & Europe) in 2015
March 2005 – March 2019

As Creative Director at Epigram, I worked with global, sector-leading brands, forming strong, collaborative relationships with senior marketing, comms and BD teams as well as successfully leading a team of designers across a number of accounts, over offices in Manchester and Kuala Lumpur.

In this leading role, I developed a number of brands and identities, including creation of guidelines, templates and toolkits. Helping to successfully deliver a number of conferences and events in the UK, Europe and the US.

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EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

City & Guilds Creative Skills Certificate in Website Design
Awarded a ‘National Medal of Excellence’, South Trafford College

BA (Hons) Graphic Design (Illustration Option)
University of Central Lancashire, Preston

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Standard Rate:
£320 per day (£40 per hour)

Industry Experience:
Education, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Professional Services, Non-Profit Organization, Retail

Gear & Software Experience:
Adobe InDesign ( Expert )
Adobe XD ( Expert )
Adobe Illustrator ( Expert )
Adobe Photoshop ( Expert )
Adobe Acrobat Pro ( Expert )
Microsoft Powerpoint ( Expert )

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