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Freelance Graphic Designer & Artworker Hertfordshire, UK

ARTWORKER • ART DIRECTOR • PUBLISHER • DESIGN MANAGER
Print & Publishing • Marketing & Advertising • Consulting

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£70.59 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£564.71 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:340293
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities
: Freelancer has their own limited company

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Creative and innovative entrepreneur with successful 14-year track record of providing outstanding graphic design, print and artwork solutions for diverse clients. Consistently surpass sales targets, control budgets, implement operational improvements and enhance brand value and reach. Combine sourcing, networking and negotiating abilities with in-depth understanding of design processes from initial concept to finished product. Excel in team leadership and motivation, and customer service and retention. Demonstrate powerful vision, strategy and execution in start-up, high growth and challenging circumstances. Extensive international business experience and German / English bilingual abilities. Highly respected by network of colleagues and clients including popular magazines, high-profile publishers and educational institutions. Artistic flair, keen eye for style and impeccable attention to detail.

Core competencies include:
Graphic Design • Brand Management • Editorial Design Operational Streamlining • Change Management • Start-up Operations Process Improvement • Requirement Identification • Product Launches Project Management • Special Projects • Client Relations

Employment History

(2004 & ongoing)

Artworker, Consultant and Lecturer

Marburg, Germany

• database publishing
• layout and artwork of the semesterly program
• various design seminars (Ventura and InDesign)


(Jan 2011 to Apr 2012)

Digital Graphic Designer

London / UK

Built, optimised and promoted brand and reputation to raise awareness, expand customer base and increase sales. Championed customer service and information excellence to enhance client retention. Grew, nurtured and managed key client relationships and provided expert company portfolio advice to clients.


(2008 to 2010)

Artworker & Consultant

Berlin, Germany

artwork and pre production of a luxury lifestyle magazine • consultancy in printed and publishing matters


(2006 to 2010)

Founder / Director / Art Director

Berlin, Germany

Conceived creative vision, strategically planned processes and executed to successful business launch. Directed all design and business operations including budget control and staff and office management. Coordinated editorial, printing, publishing and distribution processes. Planned, developed and launched marketing campaigns and designed dynamic marketing materials. Researched and sourced print and distribution services, and led effective negotiations. Headed advertising sales function to drive revenue.


(2004 to 2009)

Artworker

Marburg, Germany

(audiobook publisher)
• packaging design and artwork
• assuring, the CI for all printed matters is considered
• design & layout of the bi-annualy audio book catalogue
• further developing of the CI to fit new requests like audio book compatibility or legal regulations


(1998 to 2006)

Head of Design & Prepress

Wetter, Germany

Managed customer relations and communicated with clients with highest level of service, support and management for enhanced branding and mutual company / client reward. Implemented process improvements and flawlessly managed change including full installation, maintenance and training programmes. Supervised Unix to modern Windows transition including data conversion, software research and network build-up / system administration.

Professional Qualifications

Print Media Designer (IHK School, Kassel, Germany)

Print Media Designer (Willy Brandt Art Schule, Giessen, Germany)

Neuro Linguistic Knowledge (seminar)

Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate (TESOL), Level 6

Education

(Jul 2011 to Oct 2011)

TEFL EXPRESS

TESOL certificate


( 1996 to 1998)

Druckerei Schroeder

Apprenticeship as Print Media Designer
Diploma with final Mark „A–“


( 1996 to 1998)

Willy Brandt Schule

Classes at Artschool
Diploma with final Mark „A–“


( to 2000)

BBZ

Trainer Certificate


( to 2006)

Unternehmensberatung G. Bergmann

Classes „Akquisition and Communication“

IT SKILLS

OS:
Apple OS X • Microsoft Windows

OFFICE
Apple iWork • Microsoft Office • Open Office Graphics: Corel Draw • Macromedia Freehand

DTP
Adobe InDesign • Corel Ventura Publisher • Quark Xpress

IMAGE EDITING
Corel PhotoPaint • Graphic Converter • Pixelmator

WEB
Joomla • Freeway • Rapidweaver • Xpage • Wordpress

PRE PRESS
Adobe Acrobat • Pitstop • DynaStrip Database: Filemaker • Corel Database Publisher • InData

Assignment History

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

  • Senior Designers & Brand Specialists : Freelance Senior Designers & Brand Specialists required. Experience in the property and financial sectors is an advantage. Please apply for more details and forward a link or a copy of your portfolio to becky.murray@people4.com and quote reference number 342967.
  • Editorial Designer: Berkshire-based publishing company requires experienced editorial designer for permanent, full-time role. Working across two recently redesigned magazines you will be responsible for designing and producing the monthly titles to a very high standard. Although there are strict grid styles, there will be scope to develop the brands and evolve them as you progress within the company.
  • Desktop publishing / Design: Desktop publishing Mac I-Design and MS Office Publisher Book publishing initial file setup Brochures and flyers
  • Magazine Designer - Immediate Start: Full-time contract for magazine designer. Immediate start. Onsite in Berkshire. Not suitable for remote working. Using QuarkXpress etc on PCs. Please email seller@people4.com with a copy of your portfolio if interested or ring on 0845 371 0722 for more details.
  • Proof-reading, Copy-editing and Typesetting: 38000 word fictional manifesto, not written in prosaic style but need proof-reading, copy-editing and typesetting service. OK to separate type-setting from other two services. Manifesto is going to be part of a fictional book in springtime, but want to get it out as part of marketing strategy. To be done asap, please apply for more details.

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