Summary
Experienced designer and creative director with a broad background in promotional and informational graphic design. I'm creative, with good communication and management skills, experienced in both traditional and interactive media. A self starter, able to take projects from concept to completion. Good organizational skills and attention to detail. Used to working within budgets and deadlines. United Kingdom citizen with permanent legal-alien status in the USA.

Skills
Proficient in Adobe Design Suite, Macromedia Web, Quark Xpress and MS Office. Equally at home with Mac OS or Windows. Experienced in campaign art direction, design for print, pre-press, image manipulation, color correction, press-proofing, website design, html and css coding, email newsletter design, and copy coordination.

Astral Direct (formerly Direct Retailing)
As part of a small team, designed and produced direct mail catalogs for three brands; Linda Anderson (home décor, apparel and accessories), The Music Stand (music-based apparel and accessories) and Characters ( fun collectibles and gifts). Worked on multiple titles simultaneously to tight deadlines. Coordinated schedule and set milestones, ensuring press deadlines were met. Designed layouts, managed copy creation, directed photography, controlled approval routing, and created press-ready artwork. Created and managed all email campaigns. Recently took on role of webmaster with goal of improving websites to supplement and eventually lead catalog sales.

Digital Print, Ink
Front counter sales and support. Taking orders from customers, advising on print and design decisions, estimating and billing, coordinating production, and ensuring customer satisfaction with the end results.

Sandia Peak Ski Area
Snowboard instructor for winter season, gaining AASI Snowboard teaching certification.

Zia New Media
Freelance consultancy for multiple clients on web-design, site prototypes and banner advertising, icon design, photography, book and report-covers, and exhibition design.

Running Man Design
Designed and produced several new websites. Developed a new identity, brochure and website for a software house, icons and buttons for new software. Design consultation for a web-based software interface. Designed exhibition panels for shell-system display.

Lubrizol International Laboratories
Developed new corporate identity and manual. Took an acquired subsidiary in Germany through the same process, set up customer and employee training and sales sessions. Developed a Mac-based design facility. Designed and produced promotional material for many different products and services, ranging from single color leaflets to six color brochures. Took projects through from initial interview with the client, to brief, design, approval and production. Supervised photography and copywriting. Created technical document templates, illustrations, charts and diagrams. Prepared Powerpoint presentation materials. Worked closely with exhibition designer and builder to create exhibition stand for trade shows. Designed graphics to go onto stand and supervised installation at trade shows. Helped lead a drive towards electronic document management. Trained in ISO 9001, QM principles, and supervisory management.

University of the West of England (formerly Bristol Polytechnic)
Honors Degree in Graphic Design. Specialized in information design and photography. Grade 2.1 (top 10%).

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