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Freelance graphic designer/ illustrator Glasgow, City Of Glasgow, UK

Freelance graphic designer that can specializes in print based design. My work can involve magazine, brochure, poster, logo & business card design. I am also a keen creative illustrator.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£14.12 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£112.94 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:338713

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I am a fresh, young, motivated designer with a passion for print based design and new media. I am a true all-rounder who is adept in brief development, conceptual design, brand development, typography as well as dabbling in my own photography/ illustration. I like to involve all elements in my skills when I am designing. Mixing my typography, photography and my illustrations, to come up with something unique. 

I have four years worth of experience developing my skills at cardonald college, earning many plaudits. I have been working freelance since leaving college, working with a variety of clients from record labels and artists. I posess excellent design skills and have a very keen eye for detail. I am able to work in a variety of styles and am quick to identify the most suitable to achieve business objectives. I have grown accustomed to managing a number of different tasks enthusiastically and have consistently delivered work to tight deadlines. 

I currently am working as an art worker for a sign making company. The clients we deal with is Tesco, M&S, BOS, RBS, Volvo etc. I have only been at this company for a couple of months, but i have learned a lot about the production side of design. Although i have gained valuable experience, this is not want I want to do. I would prefer to work in a more creative role. 

I am highly skilled in all the latest Adobe creative packages - InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator. I have experience working on both Mac OSX and Windows based systems. I have additional skills in quark, but prefer to work with adobe creative packages. 

Employment History

(Apr 2010 to Mar 2013)

Artworker/ Printer

East Kilbride

For the past three years, I have been working full time at Mersons Signs. They are a major sign making company. My role has many different responsibilities mainly based in the print & vinyl department. I create production ready artwork for a range of clients including Tesco, Waitrose & TSB. Being part of the design team & dealing with design requests with a quick turnaround. I also operate the Mimaki digital printer & plotter using Fine Cut pro. Printing on a range of materials and also helping out cut vinyls for vinyl departments.

I have learned a great deal in the production side of things. Adapting to the quick pace of the work & meeting the demands of a large company. I have mastered how to multitask under pressure and keep a high standard of work.

Admin duties - Order stock, attend production meetings


(Oct 2011 to Jan 2012)

Graphic Designer

Glasgow

Head Designer of experimental subculture magazine magazine Trisickle. This was a volunteer position until cash was made available to pay us. The magazine was independently funded and most of the cash had to go to printing the magazine. My role was to oversee the print, design & illustration of the magazine. Meeting up with the editor and other heads to plan out the direction for the forthcoming issues. I would create layouts & illustrations for the magazine as well as collaborate with other designer & illustrators.

The magazine was a showcase of talent in new music, film, writing, design, illustration & photography. Everyone worked for free on the potential that the magazine would take off. Sadly this never, but I gained a lot of experience.

Education

(Aug 2005 to Jul 2009)

Cardonald College

Advanced Diploma in Graphic design
HND Graphic design

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Print Artworker: Looking for a freelance print artworker to artwork documents such as manuals for print using indesign. Ideally the artworker would be based in the central belt of Scotland. Ad-hoc work as required. Can be done from home, although site-based work preferred. Please contact Natalie Kelly with your CV and portfolio - natalie.kelly@people4.com
  • Graphic Designer: Freelance Graphic Designer Remote – Meetings onsite in Surrey Our client is looking for a Freelance Graphic Designer to create a number of designer bathroom brochures for them . They have the text and images and need someone to put them together to create an outstanding brochure. Looking to get this kicked of next week there is 1-2 weeks work depending on the candidate.

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