Freelance: 1997 to date:

Jones Knowles Ritchie
Q.E.D.
Marks and Spencer
Brown Inc.
D.I.A.
Design Alliance
Wagstaffs
The Brandworks
Light and Coley
Hill Watson
Two by Two
Sheppard Day
Futurebrand
Dragon
Parker Williams
Webb Scarlett

Graphic Design
My experience over 25 years has covered predominately packaging design in both own labelĀ and design for the big brands: from conceptual work to design implementation, from preparing research material and moodboards to overseeing artwork, briefing illustators and art directing photography. I have also created varied corporate identities and design for print including multipage brochures from an open brief, to specified guidelines.

I am conversant with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, also limited Dreamweaver. I produce digital illustration and have sound visualisation skills possessing traditional handskills from where my creative briefs initiate.

My broad creative background has been of great importance in giving my design work a strength of colour and boldess of composition while maintaining a fluidity and softness of line. I value the relationship between strong imagery and creative typography fulfilling the brief in a fresh and flexible style.

Please browse through my portfolio and contact me if you would like to discuss any aspect of my design work.

 

 

Education:

1978-85) The Latymer School, Edmonton, London

(1986) Middlesex Polytechnic
Foundation Course in Art and Design

(1987-89) Newcastle Upon Tyne Polytechnic
BA (hons) Graphic Design

 

Experience:


Webb Scarlett
Appetite
Made you Look
Landor
Vibrandt
M&K Creative
Indigo
Landor
Interbrand
Saffron
Ziggurat
EC1
Kinnerton
Two
DJH
Davigdor infants

 

(1988) Nettle Design
Work Experience

(1989) Ziggurat Design Consultants

(1990) Marks and Spencer Plc.
Freelance

(1990-1992) Via Design

(1992-1993) Springett Associates

(1993-1996) Design Alliance

 

 

 

 

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