Magic and mighty – the definition of my career to date.
The new millennium has seen my career grow. I had fun, worked on great brands from FMCGs to the Leisure and Tourism industry and in Financial services, adapting to all situations. Scroll down the page or visit my LinkedIn profile for a more detailed career history.
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December 2010 - April 2013
Senior Graphic Designer
Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sydney, Australia
Corporate In-house design. Working within Marketing department on design and production of creative for Events, Education courses, Advertising and collateral in support of all marketing activities for print and digital media.
Conceptualising creative ideas, design, layout and execution of creative work to completion. Colour correction, image creation and enhancement. Design and artwork of company Brand Guidelines. Provide supervision and guidance to freelance designers. Personal development career planning includes leadership and management courses.
September 2009 - December 2010
Graphic Designer/Art Director
Mingara Leisure Group Recreation Club, NSW Australia
In-house Creative Designer and Brand Communication.
Managing design and production for all aspects of marketing and advertising. Taking brief from concept stage through to final artwork and production. Frequently liaising with suppliers ensuring artwork is printed correctly and on time.
Design and layout of quarterly magazine, monthly flyers, advertising, pull-up banners, POS, displays, external signage, stationery, packaging, image manipulation, colour management, online creative art direction.
Moved on to pursue career in the Corporate world of design.
March 2009 - July 2009
Graphic Designer (freelance)
PKF Accountants and Business Advisers, London. UK
Design and artwork of all promotional material. Design/layout of tenders, catalogues, brochures, invitations, stationery, questionnaires, logos, advertising and weekly newsletters. Left to emigrate to Australia.
June 2005 – March 2009
easyJet.com Plc Low Cost Airline Carrier, UK
In-house Design and Advertising team. Above-the-line advertising for National and Local Press including Outdoor Advertising.
International Airport signage (internal and external) sales desk displays, in-flight magazine, brochure design, high end retouching.
Packaging, merchandising, branding, promotional signboards. Website design development; e-newsletters, web banners and online promotions.
Made redundant as in-house department was outsourced to an Advertising agency.
May 2003 - June 2005
Clients included: Cannon Travel Ltd, Independent Travel Agents, UK
Developed In-house Marketing and Design department within the company, specialising in worldwide travel advertising and promotion.
Managed projects from initial concept through to finished artwork, developed brand guidelines and marketing communictions, including design, copy writing and liaising with clients. Projects ranged from brochures, DM, Window Displays, POS, Exhibitions and Website development.
Awarded ‘Christopher Fife Award for Marketing Innovation’ presented at Worldchoice Marketing Conference, held at Eurodisney, Paris in April 2005.
Whilst working for Cannon, at the end of 2004 I established ‘Cutting Designs Ltd’ Graphic Design and Advertising Agency (company has now ceased trading).
July 2001 - November 2002
Bookngo, Travel Company
Achieving high sales targets, working on my own initiative, here I developed business management skills and an excellent level of customer service and persuasive skills.