With over 23 years proven design experience. I have worked and consulted on titles such as Newsworks, Real Deals, ImarEST marine, Automotive Engineering, PE, M&M Global, Cream, NewScientist, The Oldie, GQ, SHP magazine, Stylist, Shortlist, The Independent Newspaper, The Evening Standard magazine, RCN Publishing Nursing Standard, The TES, Prima, Nursing times and also with companies such as Caspian Media, Reading wise, Econsultancy, Csquared, Hearst, Emap and Redactive Publishing TSL Education.
Returned to TSL Education to work on their publications as a Designer. Deputizing for the Art Director (when absent) and managing a team of 4 designers and freelancers. Further development of the TES including two relaunches of the TES newspaper and drafting style guides and templates. Designing supplements and awards booklets. Creating and overseeing the
design and layout of the TES, establishing templates, style sheets and maintaining the TES brand.
TIME Magazine Europe:
Deputy Art Director 06- 07
Responsible for the concept and design of TIME Europe cover and pages. Managing a team of designers and optimizing work flow. Briefing and motivating my team, instilling a productive work ethic and showing leadership qualities. Ensuring design synergy with the international TIME editions. Managing and co-ordinating multiple flat-plans on a weekly basis. Responsible for information graphics. Art directing cover photo shoots. Art directing illustrator and constantly sourcing new and innovative illustrators. Responsible for the management control of financial and any other budgets for TIME Europe. Checking and signing off final pages.
Art Director 07.03 – 10.06 TES Newspaper a 32 page weekly teaching resource Newspaper. Worked closely with Mr. David Hillman (exPentagram) to successfully re-brand and redesign the TES Newspaper. Creating and overseeing the design and layout of the TES, establishing templates, style sheets and maintaining the TES brand Responsible for commissioning illustrators and photographers. Producing high quality typographic and visual layout and designing and producing posters on a weekly basis. Responsible for the management control of financial and any other budgets for TES Teacher.
Art Editor 00-03
TES Teacher Magazine, a 32 page weekly teaching resource magazine. Creating and overseeing the design and layout of TES Teacher, establishing templates, style sheets and maintaining the TES brand. Art directing photographic shoots, the picture desk and illustrators. Image manipulation, re-touching and creating photo montages. Checking and signing off proofs. Conceptualizing inside stories and front covers .Writing headlines and copy writing subheads and introductions. Producing high quality typographic and visual layout and designing and producing posters on a weekly basis. Responsible for the management control of financial and any other budgets for TES Teacher.
Art Editor 98-99
Design and production of a 68 page monthly teaching resource magazine TES Primary. Designing posters and part works
within the publication. Commissioning illustrators and photographers.Art directing cover shoots from concept to finish.
Liaising with the editor, editorial staff and the production department. Designing opening illustrations for features with use of image manipulation and photo montage.
Deputy Art Editor 03.97-10.98 Designing and overseeing pages sent for print of G2, Travel, Online and Saturday. Responsible for commissioning illustrators and photographers. Implemented the re-design of the G2 supplement and masthead of The Guardian newspaper.
Art Director 95-97
Managing a team of four designers and two editorial staff. Designing and producing Indiaweekly newspaper on a weekly basis. Organising distribution of the newspaper with national retail organisations. Negotiating and sourcing printers. Managing design and editorial budgets.
Barraclough Hall Woolston Gray :
Junior Art Director 95
Conceptualizing and producing creative ideas for the direct marketing medium. Clients worked for: BT Cellnet, Barclaycard, Volkswagen and Kays.
Design House Consultants Ltd:
Junior Designer 94-95
Working with the senior designer on a number of design projects.Clients: BT, Natwest, Swinton, Corporation of London,
Fullers, Royal Mail.