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Graphic Designer Design

Romford, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 31, 2016

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A collaborative, adaptive and results-driven Senior Graphic Designer with a proven track record of developing and implementing commercially successful design concepts. A strategic thinker with a strong understanding of clients, particularly within the context of financial and legal contexts. Adept at directing a diverse range of projects balancing time, cost and quality always demonstrating a strong understanding of business objectives, branding and planning. An outstanding communicator, able to engage, influence and challenge across the business using a variety of techniques to ensure understanding and that stakeholders are clear at all times on project status and milestones. Enjoys demonstrating leadership, judgement and productive team working to effectively create the best possible retail experience and thrives in a fast-paced working setting. Currently looking for a new and challenging position to make best use of existing skills, insight and creative flair. KEY SKILLS

Knowledgeable in traditional and digital methods with specialist level proficiency in the Adobe creative suite: Typographic design

Adobe CS6 InDesign

Illustrator, Photoshop




Taking and completing briefs

Marketing and design

Digital and Traditional print

MS Office

Project Management



Experienced manager with exceptional communications skills, builds strong relationships with clients and colleagues: Leading Design Teams

• Experience managing multi-skilled teams

• Adept at coaching and mentoring junior colleagues

• Collaborates inter-departmentally at an international level to complete projects effectively

• Personable and genuine, proficient at growing strong partnerships with clients and external stakeholders CAREER SUMMARY

A wealth of demonstrable senior creative experience, gained working within the Banking, Financial and Legal sectors. Clyde & Co LLP, Senior Graphic Designer - November 2011-present Designing effective high-level, on-brand solutions for the network of 46 global offices. Directing a team of designers and art workers smoothly, benefiting the firm through strong and fresh branding.

• Actively responsible for taking the briefs and supervising the design process for all marketing materials, campaign documents, electronic and traditional media communications and large scale event and conference materials

• Creating compelling materials for important pitches, high-level tenders and presentations

• Managing and mentoring a team of three junior designers in the London office, tracking their workflow, goals and training requirements

• Promoting the company brand and forging solid professional relationships with external suppliers and clients

Barlow, Lyde & Gilbert LLP, Graphic Designer - August 2005-October 2011 Collaborating with an Artworker to design and produce branded communications documents, literature, marketing and events materials. Acting as liaison and key point of contact for fee earners and the international marketing departments.

• Shaping brand guidelines and document templates following an organisation-wide brand refresh

• Working at an international level with inter-departmental teams in London, Hong Kong and Shanghai

• Communicating effectively with stakeholders including external print and design agencies to provide clear guidelines and templates

• Personal responsibility as brand guardian for ensuring imagery, retouching and fit within brand guidelines

HSBC Bank PLC, Artwork Manager - 1995-2005

Leading a small team of experienced Artworkers and freelancers to oversee the publication of artwork for marketing, customer touchpoint and corporate branded materials within branding guidelines. Supervising design and art output for deliverables. Project highlights:

- Envisioning and executing credit card launch campaign artwork including directing a helicopter photoshoot over the Thames

- Awarded recognition for going the extra mile having completed new Group Corporate guidelines brochure from concept to print production within 24 hours

• Dynamically supporting seamless transition to new concepts by developing transparent briefs and design application guidelines

• Acting as a brand ambassador ensuring brand values are embedded in all design outputs

• Spearheading the implementation of rebranding – playing a pivotal role in project managing seamlessly through the complexity of stakeholder approval in collaboration with the design agency

• Displaying proficiency in Supply chain management, managing effective relationships with multiple advertising agencies, printers and suppliers

• Directing a successful team of Artworkers; managing their workflow, mentoring and monitoring development needs. Furthermore, responsible for the recruitment of specialist and freelance workers

• Networking and negotiating with clients and suppliers; promoting the team and building relationship

Communication, Negotiation and Interpersonal

15 Chaseside Close, Rise Park, Essex RM1 4LZ 079**-***-*** CAREER SUMMARY (CONTINUED)

Triad Advertising, Creative Artworker - 1990-1994

Using natural creativity and newly available technology to create visual marketing and publicity materials for a variety of clients.

• Successfully delivering print and graphics projects for the events, entertainments and music sector

• Using expertise in contemporary techniques to train and develop traditionally skilled illustrators in the use of Mac software (Adobe Illustrator, Pagemaker and Photoshop)

John Berry & Co, Artworker - 1984-1990

Working as an entry level art worker, utilizing the opportunity to understand the need for creative finesse, initiate a passion for typography and grow valuable professional experience in the corporate design industry.

• Building experience in print artwork, trace visuals and ticking out type EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Havering Technical College - Sept 1980 - July 1983 HND Graphic Design - Display & Exhibition Design; Graphic Design A level -Grade A; Photography O level-Grade C. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IT and Software: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, good working knowledge of MS Office suite across Mac and PC platforms. INTERESTS

Using professional photography skills and flair for aesthetics to complete interior design and personal photography projects, reading popular crime fiction and dog walking.


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