Two words can be used to describe me, creative and innovative. Whilst I have an ability to visualise and promote many concepts that can be difficult to be understood to the wider audience in a modern and innovative way, I am also open to the traditional and tried methods of editorial design. During my 23 years in the industry I have been privileged to work with some great teams on some prestigious publications such as Time Europe Magazine where I was the Deputy Art Director, in charge of the day to day operations of a busy design department and worked with some of the best Art Director’s in New York and Hong Kong.
Having worked at TSL Education for 14 years (in total) I design team for numerous publications for teaching, TES Primary, TES Teacher, TES working closely with Design Guru’s such as Mr David Hillman and Mr Luke Hayman. This has enabled me to advance my lateral design and conceptual processes as well as my problem solving and people management attributes. I am able to evoke trust and cooperation through a team based policy of working which has assisted in reducing the high pressure atmosphere that can and does exist in a fast paced, deadline based environment. I am also conversant with managing teams on fast paced newspapers and magazines.
In all of the positions I have held I have managed to balance the expectations of the publications with the design integrity that is required in theindustry. I have also been in a position of responsibility to both my staff, whose enthusiasm and initiative needs to be encouraged and tempered as required to ensure the best is brought from all, and to the publication I have worked for, who expected and received the highest level of professionalism and adaptability in relation to the projects and tasks that were allocated to me. I feel I have the right balance of experience, design flair, reverence to make a creative contribution, I can work onsite and offsite if needed.
In 2013 I became freelance. I have worked and consulted on tittles 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.
Also adept with Branding, Digital Email Design. Advertorials, Infographics amongst other disciplines with in the design sector. I hope you enjoy looking.