About Me
Focused, creative and multi skilled individual with considerable experience in the creative industries. Can respond positively under pressure and have a proven track record of taking projects from conception to realisation. Extensive experience in design based software specifically Adobe Illustrator,
Photoshop, Indesign, Dreamweaver and Flash. Extensive experience of delivering professional design concepts in a high pressure deadline oriented environment. Proven ability in trend analysis with specific reference to popular culture and its subsequent application to the streetwear industry.
Proven ability to develop, cultivate and nurture relationships with a variety of international clients. Extensive knowledge of print and repro.

Work History
2009 - Present

Freelance Graphic Design Projects for Carhartt, Boxfresh, Addict, Shop Direct, Urban Industry, Chunk Clothing amongst others, which covers all areas from Fashion Graphic placement designs to branding and trend analysis. Also developing & designing new brand WhenWeWereKids.

2006 - 2009
Senior Designer for Addict® Clothing Co™

Responsible for most of the graphic output, reporting directly to the creative director. Main responsibilities include: Graphic tee design and concept development included designing the ‘Smiley’ headphone tee, the best selling Addict tee in a decade. Concept and design of advertising material for
major national and international publications such as Vice, LoDown, Frank 151, Mixmag etc. Concept, design and production of Catalogues/Lookbooks twice a year, which involves painful deadline pressure, and 36 hour shifts. Assisting in developing the main range of clothing, illustrating garments, placement patterns, repeat patterns etc. developing hats and accessory programmes including New Era Hats, Vango tents, Spy Optic Goggles and Endeavor Snowboards. Responsible for handling product licenses, such as Lucasfilm, Disney and Panini. Also contributing to the
company's new footwear project.

2004-2006
Senior graphic designer for Fat Face Clothing,

• Designing Graphic requirements for the business including packaging, tees, window schemes, point of sale and branding.
• Presentation of design ideas, communication of brand thought process
• Conduct research to support graphic development
• Keeping abreast of what competitors are doing, staying on top of current /future graphic design trends
• Advising Artworker and developing the team
• Support/ Liase with other departments on design requirements
• Development and creation of concepts
• Costing from suppliers/production issues/process throughout
• Store environment
• Interaction with third party design agencies and screen printers local and international
• Development and management of graphic designers
2001-2004
Graphic designer for clothing company fat face, responsible for all graphic output, including POS instore graphics, seasonal window schemes, T. shirt
print design and placements, labelling, tagging, logo and icon design and various repeat patterns. I was also responsible for print output and large
format print output, responsible print ready artwork for screen, litho and digital, the company's portfolio of stores went from 30 to 104 in this period.

2000-2001
Multimedia/ Graphic Designer at design company Pulse Designs, Portsmouth. Responsible for various web based projects and promotion material for national nightclubs. Dealing with clients, this involved being certain of the clients needs and translating their ideas. Working to deadlines and prioritising.

1997-2000
Graphic Designer with clothing company Westbound Clothing, which was started by myself and several friends with a grant from the Princes Youth Business Trust, Responsible for all design including logos, adverts, T. shirts stationary, and the website. Designing for clothing company 'All City
Rockers' and freelancing as Taxi Multimedia, working on projects for clothing companies Empty and Drooghi and music group Bench and a magazine
project called Open.

Education
1993-1995

Glamorgan Centre for Art Design and Technology. GNVQ Art and Design advanced level 3 (dist.)

1995-1997
Swindon College of Art HND Graphic Design

Personal Interests
Bicycles, Screenprinting, Nerd Stuff

References
Available by request