I am a freelance artworker from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. I have over twenty years’ experience of artworking and can use Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat and Quark Xpress to a very high standard. I have experience as a planner, platemaker, imagesetter operator, artworker, typesetter and designer, I also have a keen interest in web design, search engine optimisation and online marketing. I have worked on magazines and newspapers in addition to working for printers, bureaus and retailers. I am keen, conscientious and hard working, with a good eye for detail, and I am always willing to lend a hand and help out wherever possible. I have lots of experience of working under pressure and reaching tight deadlines independently or as part of a team. I always enjoy a challenge.
1991-1996 Longdean Secondary School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire – 8x GCSEs
1998 Central Graphics Academy, Islington, London – I studied a variety of Mac skills for one year as part of a GNVQ course.
September 2017 – Freelance Artworker
I am currently working as a freelance artworker.
November 2015 – August 2017 – BBH/Wellcom, Wolverton
22 months spent working for Wellcom in Milton Keynes as part of an integrated studio within Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Producing large amounts of point of sale for Tesco, for all major in store campaigns.
2011 – November 2015 – Dixons Retail, Hemel Hempstead
After spending many years working on a freelance basis for Dixons Retail, I am now working for them on a permanent basis as a creative artworker. Producing a wide range of material from brochures to point of sale for Currys, PC World, Dixons Tax Free, PC World Business and Knowhow™.
2005 – 2011 – Freelance Artworker
Six years working as a freelance artworker, mainly for Dixons Retail. During this time I have worked on a wide range of chains and projects, including Currys, PC World, MacWarehouse and Dixons Travel. Other freelance work carried out for companies in High Wycombe, Bourne End, Aylesbury and Northampton.
2004 – 2005 – Mac Warehouse, Borehamwood
Artworking for catalogues, including Inmac, Technomatic and MacWarehouse and a variety of direct mail pieces, brochures, leaflets and posters.
2001 – 2004 – Digital Concepts, Potters Bar
Operating a Screen B1 imagesetter, large format printing, typesetting, artworking, scanning, design and helping manage production and workflow.
2000 – 2001 – Javelin Press, Harpenden
Operating a Screen B2 imagesetter, planning, platemaking and artworking.
1998 – 2000 – Design, Type & Print, Hemel Hempstead
Two years spent operating a ECRM A2 imagesetter, an ICG upright drum scanner, typesetting, artworking and work on various magazines and newspapers.
1998 – Allbrook Printers, Hemel Hempstead
Six months spent typesetting, designing and artworking, mainly on stationery and brochures.
1997 – MJS, Edmonton
One and a half years spent operating a Screen A2 imagesetter, artworking, typesetting and designing.
1996 – Origination Centre, High Barnet
One year spent planning, platemaking and producing matchprint proofs.
1996 – MJS, Edmonton
Three months spent training as a traditional planner and platemaker.