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After four years studying design, gaining a higher national diploma and a degree in Graphic Communication, I spent seven years working for design and print companies in the Midlands, undertaking many creative projects ranging from corporate identity and branding through to vehicle graphics and exhibition signage. Designing professionally since 2000 and now solely a freelance designer. Available to undertake freelance projects in design for print. Curriculum Vitae Summary Highly creative, well organised & calm under pressure designer with a diverse range of administrative / clerical abilities, excellent customer service skills and over seven years industry experience in design for print. Possesses a thorough understanding of artwork creation for litho, digital, screen printing & CAD/CAM vinyl cut graphics. Specialist Knowledge Corporate Identity Design for Print Apple Macintosh Computers Printers Raster Image Processor Software Plate Making & Basic Maintenance Gerber Odyssey XP Plotter Spandex CAD/CAM System Misomex Step & Repeat Machine | Computer Aided Planning Eskofot 7007 Camera | ra65 3M Processor Theimer Spekra Proof Daylight Flatbed Films (contact | duplicate | camera) Program & System Knowledge Computer proficient MAC / PC OS X 10.5.2 Leopard | Mac OS X | Mac OS 9 | Mac OS 8.6 Adobe Illustrator CS | Adobe Photoshop CS | Freehand MX | Quark 6.0 | Acrobat Professional | Microsoft Word Career History 11 | 03 – Present | Freelance Graphic Designer 10 | 04 – 05 | 07 | In-House Graphic Designer | Cherith Press Ltd, Creswell 01 | 01 – 10 | 04 | In-House Graphic Designer | Mason Graphics, Lichfield Job roles include: Meeting & liaising with clients to discuss their needs Interpreting the client’s design needs for a wide variety of printed material Developing design briefs by gathering information and data to clarify design issues Thinking creatively to produce new ideas & original design that fulfil the design brief Designing, when necessary within visual identity guidelines Presenting design ideas, concepts & layout Multi-tasking: often working on more than one design brief at a time Using a wide range of media, including photography Producing accurate and high quality artwork for print Preparation of artwork for print Production & checking to proof of litho plates for press Overseeing quality & colour accuracy etc.. of jobs whilst on press Dealing with email | telephone enquiries & administrative tasks related to artwork & design Keeping abreast of developments in IT Working to tight deadlines Education 09 | 97 – 06 | 00 | Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Graphic Communication, University of Wolverhampton. 09 | 96 – 06 | 97 | BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies, Art & Design Sutton Coldfield College, School of Art & Design 06 | 96 A Level Qualifications | Queen Elizabeth Mercian School, Tamworth Art & Design | Biology | Chemistry | General Studies 06 | 94 GCSE Qualifications | Queen Elizabeth Mercian School, Tamworth (7, C grade or above) Art & Design (Draw & Paint) COMP A English (Option High) C English Literature (Option High) B History, Modern World B Mathematics (Option High) C Science (Option High+ Dble Award 1) C Science (Option High+ Dble Award 2) C Additional Qualifications 07 | 99 Food Hygiene Certificate Modules A-J | Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 07 | 00 Chemical Safety Training Certificate | Holchem Laboratories Ltd
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