Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement

I am a highly motivated and creative individual with excellent skills in innovation that is able to adapt my creative processes and work ethic to those around me. I have a broad range of skills in the IT and design spectrums, specialising in integrating creative design solutions and new-media. I am an excellent communicator and have worked on projects from innovation stages through to final product and promotion. Having worked with SMEs and global brands I have a well-rounded experience with client liaison, consultancy, project management and collaborative practice. I’m forward thinking, actively learning and enthusiastic about the industry.

 

Experience

Investment Promotion Consultant: Foshan Bureau of Commerce (2014 – Current)

  • One of the first ‘foreigners’ employed by the Chinese government.
  • National and International news, interviews, documentaries and other media promotions.
  • The first foreigner to create a brand and design, build and host a website, on Chinese government servers.
  • Networking and meeting with Fortune 500 Companies, International Chambers of Commerces, Chinese Communist Party members, and other international trade and investment organisations as well as MNCs and SMEs.
  • R&D, New Technology, Environmental, Patent and Company/Organisation/Education partnering specialist.

 

Director / Owner: East Meets West/Blakeys (2008 -Current)
Branding, marketing, design and production across screen and print for international clients, ranging from start-ups to global companies with diverse audiences that often need mulit-lingual and localised designs and functions. Our clients are often foreign owned/managed businesses.

  • Business and marketing consultation, proposals, presentations, project management, outsourcing, payments, team management, final delivery and support.
  • Client liason throughout innovation, development and completion stages.
  • Design and production for a wide range of projects including; CMS, weblogs, mobile web-apps,
    e-commerce, multi-lingual and localised websites, copywriting, branding, brochures & more.

Innovation / Graphic Designer / Web Developer: PMP Software / Vodafone (2007 – 2008)
Design and development for the world’s 2nd largest telecommunications company and 7th most valuable brand, Vodafone. Collaborating with senior executives, leading innovators, famous branding agencies and software developers to deliver innovative new products and marketing campaigns across print, screen, web and mobile devices for Vodafone AUS and NZ.

  • Innovation, concept visualisation, design and production of new user-interfaces for global products and services for web and handheld devices.
  • Promotional animations displayed at Vodafone’s in-store plasma screens across Australia, and in Sydeny’s Qantas Excecutive business lounge (hyper-reel).
  • Collaborative practice between teams in different companies on highly classified projects.
  • 100% pass rate on both legal and branding guidelines, and the first non-Vodafone employee to have web pages hosted on their servers.
  • Website pages, complete WAP sites and SMS promotions for Vodafone AUS and NZ.
  • Various other marketing and design projects including; content driven advertising, packaging, stickers, instruction manuals, brand identity, and more.

Creative Director / Web Developer: New Wave Media (2006 – 2007)
Brand & web development for a range of British SMEs and start-up companies.

  • Hand code HTML, CSS (standards compliant), Flash, CMS systems & template customisation.
  • Image manipulation, vector illustration, brand design for web and print.

Graphic Designer: TDP Marketing (2006)
Fast paced marketing and design agency. Producing work from idea conception to completion. • Successfully designed for small businesses over a wide range of media.

  • Highly professional methods of marketing and presenting proposals and designs.
  • Received excellent feedback from clients and colleagues.

Advertising Production Manager: ABC&D Magazine (2005)
Responsible for the production and editorial of three sections of a monthly magazine.

 

Marketing Manager: Contract through Adecco (2004)
Initiated cost-effective and creative marketing campaigns across print for a presentations company.

 

Graphic Designer: University of Plymouth / Royal National Hospital, Bath (2004)
As part of BA (Hons) and follow up to a grant awarded to me by SciArt.

  • Collaborated with medical professionals, amputees, and therapists in order to successfully create a 30-minute documentary exploring the phenomena of ‘Phantom Pain’.
  • Awarded the highest mark in all the Graphic Design departments at Plymouth University for this module and the previous giving a 1st class average.
  • Subject Leader, Graphic Design has written, ‘a very bright student with a keen sense of design, high levels in IT skills and with an intelligence to match.’

Education

BA (Hons): Graphic Communication with Typography. University of Plymouth (2004)
Awarded highest marks for 50% of final year modules in all of graphic design departments.

BTEC: Art & Design, Marketing, English Speaking. Worcester Tech, Barbourne (2000)
Awarded 2 merits and a distinction.

A-Levels: Physical Education, Art & Design. Worcester Sixth Form College (1999)

GCSE: A* – Art & Design, A – English Lit, B – Maths, C x8. The King’s School Worcester (1997)

 

Software Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, Quark and others. I utilize the most up-to- date software that is available on any operating system. My preference is Apple Mac OSX.

 

Developer Skills

HTML, CSS and Implementation of JavaScript, & PHP. Highly experienced in Drupal, Joomla, WordPress and template building/customising. Specialized in responsive, mobile websites, and multi-lingual and localised websites.

 

Other Skills

  • Full Driving License.
  • Awarded Player of the Year by DRFC, and North Midlands Cup winner in Basketball and Rugby.
  • Awarded a distinction for Vocational Skills by the English Speaking Board.