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Freelance Artworker/Designer Bridgnorth, Shropshire, UK

Freelance artworker/designer with over 25 years experience. Friendly, flexible, reliable and accurate.

Rating:Unrated (New)
Hourly Rate / Cost:£28.24 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£225.88 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:354080
: Offers a discounted hourly rate to registered charities

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

I am a freelance artworker/designer with over 25 years experience in the Advertising and Graphic Design industry.

I have worked in high pressure environments where deadlines are paramount and attention to detail is a must. Having organised and run an artwork studio, I can see a job through from initial layouts to complete finished artwork. I am quite willing to take ownership of a project and see it through to completion.

I'm proficient in all the usual software packages such as InDesign, Illustrator, PhotoShop, Quark, Acrobat and PowerPoint. I am available to work on a freelance basis either from my base Shropshire or at an existing artwork studio. I am willing to work anywhere within a reasonable commuting distance.

Employment History

(Jan 2007 to Aug 2011)

Head of K7 Fast Track Design & Artwork

Wolverhampton

Headed up Connect Advertising’s dedicated fast-track design and artwork service. Working closely with both Account Handlers and Art Directors to produce quick turnaround artwork for clients including Dolland & Aitchison, Tarmac, Countrywide Country Stores, Weston Park, Calor and Goodyear. Many of these clients have existing brand guidelines, which I was able to follow (and adapt where necessary) to produce the required brochure or advertisement. For Tarmac I also produced interactive, navigable PDF’s of their brand guidelines.


(Jan 1995 to Aug 2006)

Studio Manager

Wolverhampton

Ran Connect Advertising’s artwork studio working closely with the Creative and Production departments to produce artwork to a very high standard with a fine attention to detail for clients such as Bentley Motors, LDV, Yale Forklift Trucks, Brintons Carpets, HiQ Fast-Fit, National Express and Sealine. I distributed briefs to my team of Mac Artworkers and checked the work that was produced. Worked on a wide range of projects from brochures and direct mail pieces to exhibition graphics and press advertisements. As the agency grew in size so did my responsibilities and I also managed the IT requirements for the agency, which included negotiating support agreements with IT service providers, sourcing new equipment and day-to-day troubleshooting.

Education

(Sep 1984 to Jul 1986)

Bournville College of Art

BTEC Certificate in Graphic Design


(Sep 1979 to Jul 1984)

Waverley Comprehensive

Six 'O' Levels

Personal Interests

I have a keen interest in books. I also draw and paint as a hobby.
I enjoy playing football once a week and have done for more years than I care to remember!
Otherwise I enjoy spending time with my family, my two young daughters keeping me fully occupied when I’m not working.

Assignment History

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

  • Graphic Designer: Graphic Designer needed to produce own brand anatomical images from other similar images. Around 200 images and needed to be done as soon as possible, many of the images are based on same theme. Work can be done remotely, if you're interested and available please contact Hannah Cockill for more details; hc@people4.com / 0845 371 0722

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