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KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Traffic Management.

  • Design engaging packaging concepts.

  • Deliver product illustrations.

  • Produce technical drawings.

  • Produce high-quality artwork.

  • Devise actionable solutions.

  • Expert in Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Client centred approach.

  • Gather and analyse information.

  • Proactive problem solving.

  • Exemplary communication skills.

  • Key team player.

  • Can work independently or as a team.

  • Plan and organise tasks.

  • Prioritise workloads efficiently.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Traffic Managing a studio of up to four artworkers.

  • Developed a comprehensive understanding of packaging design and production, conceptualising and producing innovative packaging ideas and artwork (Freelance Creative Artworker).

  • Produced artwork for an entire rebrand of all current packaging (Creative Artworker).

  • Enhanced large format print concepts, understanding diverse substrates (Senior Creative Artworker).

  • Produced and implemented innovative window display concepts (Senior Creative Artworker).

CAREER SUMMARY

APS Group

July 2022 - April 2024

Senior Creative Artworker/Traffic Manager (Remote)

  • Producing a range of print-ready artwork for a specific blue-chip account.

  • Re-branding layouts within corporate guidelines.

  • Traffic managing workflow within a studio team.

  • Assign and monitor tasks to completion.

  • Creating new layouts within brand guidelines.


Boots UK

June 2022 (1 month)

Freelance Retoucher​ (Remote)

  • Clipping and Retouching a range of product images, with pack images included for Web.


TCC global

November 2021 - February 2022 (4 months)

Freelance Senior Artworker (Hybrid)

  • TCC is the world’s leading provider of retail loyalty.

  • Produced print-ready artwork for use in various packaging projects including, use and Care labels and swing tags.


APS Group

August 2021 - November 2021 (4 months)

Freelance Senior Creative Artworker (Remote)

  • Produced artwork for a re-branded range of forms and literature for a financial company merger.

  • Creating new layouts within a templated structure.


Freelance

July 2020 - June 2022 (2 years)

Freelance Senior Creative Artworker (Remote)

  • Producing artwork for a number of clients.

  • Building strong client relationships, maintaining trust and delivering advice on all aspects of artwork.


Go Travel

November 2012 - July 2020 (8 years)

Full-time Creative Artworker

  • Progressed from a freelance position to permanent employment, following diligent execution of tasks.

  • Re-branded packaging, providing all artwork, producing engaging concepts and technical specification sheets.

  • Created and delivered technical drawings and packaging mock-ups, interpreting concepts on paper.

  • Produced a technical specification drawing from final idea, sending to the factory to make plain samples, assessing and approving final factory testers prior to mass production.

  • Created web banners, utilising library imagery and company fonts, producing engaging and innovative headers to the correct pixel dimensions to promote key products.

  • Oversaw the production of lifestyle and product images, directing the retouching, colour matching pathing and archiving of new images annually for new products.

  • Produced illustrations for leaflets and labels, creating product line drawings from inception, using product photos or observing the actual item.

  • Provided the artwork for annual exhibitions.


Freelance

August 2011 - August 2012 (1 year)

Creative Artworker

  • Provided press and underground advertising for EasyJet, working for VCCP adhering to strict timeframes.

  • Instrumental in producing corporate literature and brochure, retouching and amending as needed. Working for April-Six, and assisted in creating corporate literature for Princess Trust, enabling major alterations to be made to the annual reports.

  • Designed and completed artwork on exhibition displays for Crown Business Communications, and advertising for Regus, adhering to all time frames and corporate standards.

  • Undertook a contract with Arcadia, developing large in-store POS graphics for Dorothy Perkins: UK and international stores, interpreting designer visuals to establish final artwork.

  • Altered copy and retouched film release graphics and POS, for the film / entertainment industry, displayed in cinemas, underground stations, magazines and newspapers.

  • Created print and web artwork for current game platforms, covering packaging, manual covers, box inlays, posters and pop-up banners, working for SEGA.

  • Designed and created artwork for a Kurt Geiger window display, implemented in all London stores, subsequently asked to work on other large retail projects.


Durrant Wapshott

August 2006 - August 2011 (5 years)

Full-time Creative Artworker

  • Produced artwork on a variety of high-profile retail projects, working with HMV, Polo Ralph Lauren, Timberland,
    Waterstone’s and Liberty.

  • Built and nurtured strong client relationships, negotiating briefs and maintaining consistent communications, delivering focused advice on substrates.

  • Built a team of 3 artworkers.

  • Managed all daily operations within the artwork studio, assigning and monitoring tasks, collating artwork to meet designated deadlines, sharing knowledge and best practice with colleagues.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

  • 1 year, Intelligent Marketing. London (Full-time In House Artworker).

  • 2 years, Pindar. Aylesbury (Full-time Creative Artworker / Typesetter).

  • 3 years, Systemax Europe. Uxbridge (Full-time Catalogue Manager & Artworker).

  • 5 years, Parlour Wood Creative Communications. London (Full-time Creative Artworker / Retoucher).

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • At the APS Group I had extensive online training in: Equality and Diversity, Data Protection Regulations, Information security, Unconscious Bias, Modern Slavery and Environmental Health.

  • Extensive experience in Adobe Creative Suite and digital print production and processes.

  • HND Graphic Design (West Herts College).

  • Post Diploma in Typographic Design (West Herts College).

  • BTEC Diploma Graphic and Typographic Design (LCC).

INTERESTS

  • Enjoy listening to Classical and Operatic music, and participating in singing.

  • Achieved Paddy and CMAS licenses for scuba diving.

  • Full UK driving licience.

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

A skilled Senior Creative Artworker, able to manage all artworking tasks, with a creative influence. Instrumental in the production of engaging packaging, illustrations to complexed retouching, adhering to designated design briefs. Overseeing the entire production lifecycle of a project. Liaising with manufacturers, approving final artwork prior to production. Operating within competent teams, enabling them to meet deadlines and budget requirements and enhancing their skills sets.

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