With 25 years professional experience working in various environments, an extensive portfolio of product and graphic design across multi-mediums has been achieved. Varying from Corporate ID to internet design, Product branding and logo design through to packaging and store design; achieving commercial design application to meet client objectives in terms of brief, budget and timescale.17 years Design Management of R&D, product/brand launch/re-launch both national & international across a variety of market sectors. 16 years experience in the digital media sector for blue chip companies.
Working for personal clients and subcontract to agencies, providing consultation and design services on projects which include:- Corporate and Brand Identity, Technical Illustration, Point of Sale, Photo retouching, Design for Print & General Graphic Design, Information Graphics, PowerPoint Presentations, Advertising & Marketing Solutions, Packaging & Product Label Design, Social Media Campaigns, DDA – W3C Compliancy & Website Construction, SEO Consultation & Implementation.
Co-founder of Oegen Ltd - Business focus - online application development & design.
Responsibilities include:- New business development; all design disciplines; DDA – W3C compliancy website construction; hosting; SEO consultation & implementation.
Disciplines: Online business applications - intranet & internet, B2B online systems, website design and build, SEO & PPC campaign management, content management, e-commerce, e-mail broadcast systems, customer relationship management systems, design for print, corporate & brand identity, advertising & marketing solutions, multimedia design & productionClients/Projects:
Other clients and work undertaken and on a sub contractual basis include: HGW catering; Miller Solutions; Antalis; Numensa; UK Mortgagestore; Chemistry Digital; Spinningclock; Perspektiv Marketing; Aspire Design; Doreen Preston & Son, NHS, Department of Health, Eveden, Boots, Seimens, e-on
Co-founder of M-XS, responsible for the M-XS Brand, NPD, Retail Environment, P.O.S.
PR Strategic Brand Development.
Disciplines: Online business applications - intranet & internet, B2B online systems, website design and build, SEO & PPC campaign management, content management, e-commerce, e-mail broadcast systems, customer relationship management systems, design for print, corporate & brand identity, advertising & marketing solutions, multimedia design & production
Achievements: Launching M-XS on the high Street, from concept to retail business in 2 months.
Actual unprompted, unsolicited customer reactions:-
"At last a store worth coming to Bluewater for"
"This is my store" (male consumer to his wife)
"Can I buy the poster in the window ?" (a regular request)
"Fantastic shopfit, you're part of chain….."
Shops opened in Liverpool St Station, Bluewater, The Triangle (Manchester), Touchwood (Solihull)
Disciplines: Corporate and Brand I.D., Design for Digital Media, Design for Print, Product Design, Retail Store Design, 3D Modelling & Architectural Illustration, packaging design, P.O.S., Biological Illustration, General Graphic Design, Information Graphics.
Clients: Coors Brewers, Boots, M-XS Men's Accessories Ltd., Ultra Electronics, 360 software
Achievements: From 0 turnover to well over my previous salary the first year of trading.
Clients: Coors Brewers/Bass Brewers, Boots, Coats Viyella Branded Menswear, Sirius,Marsh Insurance, ACE, ASP Lexicon, KLM, Crookes Healthcare, Softcard, Ufulfill, SR Mainstream, Comrac, Geest, Pure Beauty.
Achievements: Instrumental in creating and developing MediaMaker from Conference Management business to Multi Media Business.
Developing Bass Brewers intranet, the first major corporate intranet in the UK - winning multiple industry awards.
Clients: Newell (formally Swish), J S Burnett, Media Maker, Stratton, Maber Associates, Lobo Systems, Dyna-Tech, Bordelles Bistro, Slik Screen Printers, National Rivers Authority, Nottingham County Council
Achievements: 3 very successful years, ending in an offer I couldn’t refuse.
Clients: Sainsbury’s, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy, Boots
Achievements: Successfully re-launching the Lady Jayne brand in the UK and subsequent increased sales.
Responsible for developing and extending the own brand ranges for J. Sainsbury, Superdrug, Lloyds Pharmacy & Boots.
Disciplines: Conceptual Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Paint Development, Fashion/Colour Advisor, Corporate I.D., Information Graphics and Signage, Clothing Design
Clients: Raleigh Industries, Raleigh International, Special Products Division, Gazelle, Derby Werk, Parts and Accessories, Federation of European Cycle Manufacturers
Achievements: Numerous best selling bikes; awards for bike of the year and best innovation; introducing oversized tubing to the mass market; the MAX & EXTREME ranges; introducing labelling & branding of specific engineering features i.e.: energizer seat stays; influential on the development of iridescent and other unique paint effects making Raleigh an industrial/design/product leader.
Disciplines: Packaging Design, National and International Client Liaison, Technical Advisor
Clients: Kodak, Proctor and Gamble, Lever, Colgate/Palmolive, Fissons, Heineken, Stella Artios, Boots, Spillers
Achievements: Responsible for developing the take multi-pack handle - integral reinforcement tape. – winners of the 1999 gold starpacks award – increasing sales and profitability
Disciplines: Creative Visuals, Graphic Design, Layout, Information Graphics, Press Design
Clients: Lowe Homes, Costian Homes, Co-op, Thrifty, Nottinghamshire Building Society, Baskills, Refuge Assurance, Easi-Bind International
1995 National BTEC Higher National Diploma – Graphic Design