I am a competent hands-on individual who is well organised and looks to achieve a cost effective, creative solution to the highest standards. Ensuring that all marketing conveys a message that’s not misleading, is customer-focused and reflects the wants and needs of the consumer. In recent years I have worked with a balance of design / art working and managing a studio whilst imposing and updating work schedules, coordinating designers, copywriters and monitoring workflow traffic.
SCT, Diploma in Graphic Design
Essex County Diploma in Art and Design
East Anglian Certificate in Design
Looking to broaden my knowledge base and opportunities by undertaking a digital marketing course.
Design and Sales • 2016 - 2017
Visiting prospective customers in their homes to give friendly advice, prepare tailored 3-dimensional CAD designs and provide accurate prices, whilst fully utilising the space available with Hammonds bespoke fitted furniture.
Creative Services Manager • June 2011 - May 2015
Working within a close knit team, I have been producing marketing and design solutions for Newsquest products for almost 4 years, ensuring the delivery of artwork on time on a day-to-day basis, promoting there in-house services both internally and externally for both print and web media.
Creative Services Manager • 1996 - 2009
Reporting to the Managing Director, I was responsible for the day-to-day marketing and the management and monitoring of all artwork, resources and workflow within the design studio. Designing and preparing artwork to corporate style, designing brochures, leaflets, advertisements, reports, sales collateral and web and wap sites. Co-ordinating with management, sales, designers, art workers, commissioning print, photography and promotional materials.
I have used many software programs over the years. I am proficient at Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Fireworks. But have also used many other programs including Quark and Microsoft software including Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
I designed the AIrdate logo branding and brochure to promote the on-radio dating product for g8wave Limited .Branding, product brochure
Alphasafe Fire protection company. I was commmissioned to design the brand logo which was utilised across the company stationery and website to promote the company to b2b customers.Branding, Web Development
g8wave a mobile marketing company, the logo and brochure was designed with a contemporary feel and used across the whole company brand both in the US and the UK markets.Branding, corporate brochure
Commissioned to design logo and marketing brochure.Corporate identity and brochure.
Here are a selection of promotional game cards I designed for Don Marketing for well known corporates.Promotional Game Cards.
Logo design and company sales literature promoting their Options and Futurers services.Logo and company literature
A logo and website to promote the launch of the new matchmaking business.Logo and Website collateral
My brief: To design a logo and company branding for use across statonery, labels and advertising.Logo and Stationery
A6 double sided postcard/business card for the European Coatings Show - 2017A6 double sided postcard.
A 4-page, promotional leaflet promoting Russell's astrology service.Promotional leaflet.
I designed an A5, four colour, 2-sided sales leaflet to promote the companies solar energy products.Sales leaflet.
To update and design their new website.Website design.
The driveway specialist, also providing paving, patios, landscaping, brickwork and groundwork services.Website design.
A promotional marketing piece giveaway at the World Travel Market exhibition.Promotion piece.
Email and landing page design.Email and landing page design.
The Poddington Peas books were successfully portrayed on TV, the theme was continued in the B2B promotions.Marketing collateral
Shell, Guinness, Carlsberg, Ford Motor Company, Air Canada, Marconi, Essex Cricket Club, g8wave, Newsquest, Archant, Johnston Press, Kent Messenger, The Times. Plus many local printers and local businesses, including; Ipswich Plant Services, Karl Welham Driveway Specialists, Pearson Panke, Ipswich Grab Hire, Quantech, Alphasafe and Digby Removals…
Alphasafe: Steve contacted us at a time when we were looking at gaining ourselves a web presence. Steve gave us a very professional, friendly service and using what were from us, only very crude concepts, produced an incredibly professional looking web site that we're now pleased to have our customers referring to. Updates, changes etc are always carried out in a very timely manner helping to maintain a professional site. Finally, but not to be overlooked, Steve offered value for money! We got many quotes and Steve not only offered a high quality product, but an incredibly cost effective one too!H Hadley (Senior Partner) Alphasafe Fire Safety Services www.alphasafe.co.uk 01394 385 587
Digby Removals: Steve has worked for us for many years and has designed our logo, adverts and van livery. Steve has provided an excellent service and terrific designs. 36% of our work comes from customers who have noticed our distinct vehicle livery.John Digby Digby Removals firstname.lastname@example.org 01268 728855
DPL: We have been very impressed with Steve, for the formatting and design of our printed point of sale for our solar panels PV business. We simply explained the market place, the feel for the service, offered some copy and a selection of images and Steve came back with the perfect solution within a few hours. Steve understood what we needed and worked accordingly ensuring a value for money supply, on time, better than promised and with a smile! Well done and thanks for a great service.Andy Proctor DPL www.pvkitsdirect.co.uk 01473 25335
Telemedia Hub: Just a brief note to say thank you for the excellent design services you are providing for Telemedia Hub. With the majority of our clients being media companies the time pressure on getting artwork completed is critical. They always seem to want everything yesterday and your support on a very quick turn around on these promotions has been a key factor in developing this area of our business. The television projects we have lined up are likely to be just as manic when it comes to delivery of the final designs. I wish I could convince the other parties to plan earlier and reduce the pressure on design but as we both know this is unlikely. So I will be continuing to rely on your adaptable support in getting the job done.Nigel Barnes Telemedia Hub email@example.com 07894 154494
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