Higher National Diploma in Design (Advertising) – Doncaster College UK.
National Diploma in Graphic Design – Sutton Coldfield College UK.
First Diploma in Art & Design – Sutton Coldfield College UK.
Cream Gold Award for Loakes Shoes – Best Art Direction
Roses Awards – Nomination for Best Outdoor and Best Art Direction.
Adobe Creative Cloud 2021 (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Premiere Pro), WordPress, Umbraco, Marker Pad and Pen, Microsoft Products, Cubase, Pro Tools, Garageband.
I specialise in the following areas:
• Motivating a team
• Managing a creative department
• The Big Idea
• Creative Art Direction
• Concept to completion
• Pitching and presenting
• Website builds (front end and back end)
• UX, HTML5 and responsive
• SEO and driving traffic
• Music composition
• Product launches
• Ambient media
• Website and Social media builds and management
February 2016 to Present – CREATIVE DIRECTOR / FREELANCE, BIRMINGHAM UK
I currently work for myself as a freelance Creative Director to numerous clients that I pitched and won myself including St John Paul II Multi Academy (full re-brand, web build and social media management). Sutton Coldfield Town Council (all ongoing campaigns) Lighthouse Education (full rebrand and web build), St Giles Hospice (all ongoing campaigns), Optimus Education (all design collateral) plus regular concepts and ideas for John Taylor Hospice, Efma, Avon and AXA Insurance. I have recently created website work for BIA British Columbia as part of their new re-brand and promotional in-store campaigns and window displays for Below The Belt. I am currently working on all outdoor media and back end website build fo Johnny Goggles Glasses. Alongside this, I manage and produce all creative work for Mainstream Print for clients such as NHS, Pfizer, Mitsubishi, South and City College Birmingham, Olivia’s Townhouse, Players Bar, The Butterfly Room, Birmingham City Football Club and Swallow Drinks.
October 2015 to Dec 2015 – WYATT INTERNATIONAL, BIRMINGHAM UK – HEAD OF CREATIVE (Freelance role)
I managed a team of designers and copywriters making sure that the creative work was kept fresh and on brief for clients such as Legrand and CET plus all new business pitches planning and presenting with the Managing Director.
Feb 2014 to July 2015 – SUPERDREAM, BROMSGROVE UK – SENIOR ART DIRECTOR/CREATIVE HEAD
I was involved in all new business pitches. I also played my part in helping reshape the creative dept getting a structure in place to grow the agency forward and utilise the best talent. I helped win large accounts such as Cookes Furniture. I offered clients the initial ‘big idea’ working on my own or managing a team with a brainstorm for clients such as Foster Care Associates and Cookes Furniture.
June 2013 to Feb 2014 – BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, REGINA, CANADA – SENIOR ART DIRECTOR
Working alongside the Creative Director, I was lead Senior Art Director for Workers Compensation Board, Saskatchewan (I created full re-brand for them), The Global Transportation Hub (GTH) and SaskTel. I was also heavily involved with all new business pitch work. I also re-branded and created the new look for the Saskatchewan 2016 Elections campaign which went out across the whole province plus the new brand for Oak Park Living (Velocity) in Harbour Landing, Regina.
Jan 2008 to June 2013 – FREELANCE ART DIRECTOR
I solely picked up various clients working within budgets and deadlines on a varied mix of advertising campaigns, press adverts, direct mail, point of sale, online media and company branding for clients such as AXA Insurance, Birmingham Airport, Bella Italia, BMW Mini, H Samuel, Ernest Jones, Belgo, Delonghi, A1 Grand Prix and Lloyds TSB.
Sept 2007 to Jan 2008 – SAATCHI & SAATCHI, BAHRAIN – ART DIRECTOR (Short Term Contract)
I worked alongside the Creative Director on various campaigns for clients such as Honda Accord, Bahrain Airport and Movado Watches.
June 2004 to August 2007 – OWB, BIRMINGHAM UK – ART DIRECTOR
Clients included: Aston University, Stroud College, National Business Register, Cameron Homes, Ascot Kitchens, Wimpey Homes, Bella Italia, Cafe Rouge and Steel Service Centre.
April 2001 to April 2004 – REES BRADLEY HEPBURN, BIRMINGHAM UK – ART DIRECTOR
I worked with a Copywriter in a team on various campaigns for clients including: Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Renault, Barclays, HSBC, BullRing Birmingham and Wesleyan Assurance.
March 1998 to April 2001 – PALMER HARGREAVES MINT, LEAMINGTON SPA UK – JUNIOR ART DIRECTOR
I worked with a copywriter in a team on various campaigns and projects for clients including: Continental Tyres, Ford, Kraft Jacobs Suchard Dairylea, Mecca Bingo, Pharmed, Loakes Shoes, Blue Circle Cement and Adam Children’s wear.