Head of Design
2019 to Present – General roles and responsibilities:
Marketing, web design, user interface design, user experience design, front-end design and development, graphic design, project lead, pitching to investors, networking, events, vehicle livery, corporate design and guidelines, and much more. Unfortunately you would need to sign an NDA for in-depth details.
Graphic/Web Designer and Front End Developer
Ad-Central Media, Northampton
2007 to 2019 – General roles and responsibilities:
I work on a direct daily basis with the Managing Director to improve and evolve both our online media and print advertising. Keeping up to date with current market trends is essential in creating cutting edge artwork to compete with the competition. As the senior designer I see through the production of websites from start to finish within tight time frames. From initial concept, through to the whole working design and feel of the site. User experience is paramount; site load speed, SEO maximum potential, simplicity and usability are just four key factors that take precedence. I am responsible for print design advertising, liaising and corresponding with advertising media agencies.
Austin Reynolds Limited, Chertsey, Surrey
2006 to 2007 – General roles and responsibilities:
a) Create required artwork for the sales team, meeting all deadlines while keeping to in house guidelines.
b) Provide creative solutions, adhereing to external client specifications within constrained budgets.
c) Responsible for all corporate ID from the website to promotional material, product information to customer literature.
d) Keep all websites updated with new products.
e) Liaise with MD weekly for progression reflection.
Graphic Design Assistant
Amber Valley Borough Council, Ripley, Derbyshire
2002 to 2006 – General roles and responsibilities:
Responsible for designing to specifications within extremely tight budgets; everything from vehicle livery to promoting music festivals.*
*Within local government, confidentiality is paramount, therefore this is all I am able to divulge.
Telesales Team Leader
Sunterra Grand Vacation Club, Burton-upon-Trent
1999 to 2002 – General roles and responsibilities:
a) Sell the product to over 50 customers per day.
b) Motivate a team of 30 to fulfill their potential.
c) Meet strict sales targets.