I've been working in the design industry for over 25 years. Here's where I learned my craft:
As a senior designer for RP2 – a fully integrated media agency – I led a team of designers. From branding and marketing to advertising and web design, I worked across a diverse range of accounts helping to bring brands to life and create attention-grabbing campaigns.
Bensons for beds, Decathlon, Merlin Entertainment, Floradix, SEH BAC, Essex County Council, Chelmsford Racetrack, Oddbods
As a senior designer for this creative agency, I helped craft, build and market brands, bringing them to life. From beautiful branding to fully responsive websites, innovative marketing campaigns to stand out advertising, I helped deliver what really matters to any business – results. Good looking results.
Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, The Cheviot Trust, Magic Mushroom Restaurant, Beluga Seafood Restaurant, Southend Carnival
As the senior designer for a boutique creative agency with many clients in the luxury travel sector, I worked on both design for print and digital projects to help brands tell their story and engage with their audience.
Abercrombie & Kent, The Royal British Legion, The FT, CASS Business School, Vascular Society
Combining both a strategic and creative approach, I worked with clients to help them realise their brand's potential. From positioning and message development to delivery in print and digital, my role was to find creative solutions to help them challenge their sector and differentiate their business.
I helped Acumen Design reposition and rebrand, creating both a marketing strategy and innovative sales materials to give stand out, win new business and grow existing accounts. I also planned and designed the new company website and was a regular contributor to both blogs and thought pieces.
UKTI, Ofcom, Defra, TMF Group, Robert Gerrard, Havering Council, Hertfordshire County Council
I was the creative lead for this design and marketing company working with SMEs throughout Essex.
I was responsible for all the design output and creative direction of the company and took on many additional roles including copywriting, artwork, print production, and occasional photography. The work was varied including branding, brochures, annual reports, advertising, direct mail, event materials and website design.
During my time at Garda, I helped shape and grow the business, establishing a reputation for the agency for creativity, combined with a winning business strategy. A highly successful marketing strategy helped bring in more than 60 new clients for Garda. Many have formed a lasting relationship, continuing to return for all their design and marketing year after year.
Head of design
I worked as lead creative, responsible for overseeing and mentoring a team of designers. This included taking projects from initial briefing, through concept development, to artwork and production. It also involved taking on project manager role to ensure the smooth running and profitability of jobs.
One of the key responsibility during my time at Westhill was to act as brand guardian for the launch of Openreach, ensuring brand integrity both internally and across a number of external agencies.
BT, Openreach, Department of Health, Audi, BP, European Parliament
I worked on a wide range of accounts in both the public and the private sector but particularly those in the finance sector. I also worked across different media including branding, advertising, literature, digital media and sales and promotional materials
HSBC, Investec, Gartmore, The Body Shop, The Welsh Development Agency, Camden, Bromley, Lewisham, Greenwich and Southwark Councils
Junior to mid-weight designer
Working alongside a copywriter as the junior designer, I gained extensive experience in advertising, marketing, and product branding and worked my way up to the position of mid-weight designer. I learned the value of powerful copy and the discipline and sense of humor required to meet tight deadlines. Skills that I have taken with me throughout my career.
Moving on to the marketing division of the company, I created branding, sales and event marketing material for many global drug companies.