John H.

Ui Designer

585 dollar
Freelancer
19 years
Chichester, UNITED KINGDOM

My experience

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Ebb and Flow Creative LtdFebruary 2007 - Present

Print & Digital Artworker
Feb 2016 – Present

Freelancing for Creative Artwork and Web design projects from my home office and onsite. Served a number of customers and many repeat clients. Receiving gigs from agencies for integrated placements within the Oliver Marketing Agency, independent companies, direct contacts and remotely. I have been using my design and artwork skills for 17 years, always on the high end of technology, so I have fully developed my technical skills needed in Creative Suite for InDesign, PhotoShop and Illustrator and often picking up the new tips and tools - always learning and hot on proof reading.

Managing Director
Jun 2016 – Aug 2017

Creative, modern and fresh looking website design with all you need to launch or revamp your business. My website design company uses Wordpress, HTML and alot of creativity to serve companies anywhere south of London including a division of Portsmouth Water, new starter firms, trades and more.
Website include small business, large company sites, product sites, eCommerce, dynamic cms, Wordpress and system developed database sites. All sites have the mobile screen in mind, so are fully responsive. Google and search engine optimisation is a must to increase page rankings, so we have all the Google tips and tools to help us do this. We aim for all our site to be structured and designed well enough to reach the top of search engines naturally. The extra option to pay Google Adwords will boost it to the top immediately if desired.
Freelance Creative Artworker / Web Designer
Feb 2016 – Aug 2017

Undertaking a number of bookings from companies and recruitment agencies in Hants, Berks and Surrey. Creating and editing all kinds of artwork including cutter guides, packaging, mockups, marketing collateral, POS and corporate literature. Using InDesign and Illustrator to a high standard along with PhotoShop retouching where needed. Able to incorporate branding, brand style guides, colour correction, print output for Acrobat PDF separations. Liaising closely with studio members and printers for litho, rotary presses and screen printers. Also producing digital assets for web banners, ads and emailers.

Director
Feb 2007 – Feb 2016

Creating bespoke Wordpress websites for companies large and small. Developing websites for eCommerce, holiday booking sites, restaurants and a whole lot more.
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HasbroApril 2019 - June 2019

Creating gifs, catalogue pages and adverts for exciting brand names including Nerf, Mr Potato Head and Monopoly. Heaps of fun!
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3MAugust 2018 - October 2018

Creative Artworker/ Designer
Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Integrated designer in the design team, producing brochures, packaging, POS, adverts, digital banners and all things creative for 3M safety and stationery products.

Designer/ Artworker
Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Designing and artworking brochures, DMs, POS, packaging and digital assetts. Using InDesign, PhotoShop retouching skills and Illustrator for all things graphic and creative.
Freelance Creative Artworker
Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Creative artwork for all print and digital media. Applying brand guidelines to every design.
Creative Artworker
Aug 2018 – Oct 2018

Creative design studio work in the head office. Producing brochures, DMs, POS banners, POS displays, packaging, digital banners and ainmated gifs for safety and stationery products. Very creative role.
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Oliver Marketing GroupSeptember 2017 - February 2018

Creative Artworker
Nov 2017 – Feb 2018

Working within the AA at Oliver Marketing Group. Creating and amending brochures, posters, DM, emailers in keeping with the new brand guidelines. Using Adobe CC to the max within a cool, fun team.
Creative Artworker
Sep 2017 – Nov 2017

Working within Pepsico at Oliver Marketing. Creating POS, packaging and marketing Collateral for print and digital. Using Photoshop for 3D visuals using smart objects. Using InDesign and Illustrator for everything else. Working in a fun dynamic team, communicating when needed for briefs and core look updates.
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Hasbro European ServicesAugust 2017 - September 2017

Working on fun large format POS displays to promote new merchandise for Disney movies and games. Drafted in to help with a bespoke team of designers for display rooms within Hasbro HQ in London. POS displays were for retailers to view the new merchandise for games and movies not yet released. It was fun, creative and a cool environment, working with Brand Managers and creatives.
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B&QJune 2016 - July 2017

Contracted by Mustard Recruitment, representing the Delta Group. Inhouse freelancer for mobile adverts, promotions, flyers and more. Using Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop and InDesign on the Mac. Enjoying it there.
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Frost Creative LimitedMarch 2017 - March 2017

Integrating within this amazing award winning dynamic team to quickly produce top quality designs and illustrations for a prestige client.
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Valiant Marketing GroupNovember 2016 - November 2016

Freelancing in this team to produce creative brochures and marketing collateral.
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Ciret LimitedJune 2008 - February 2016

Now freelancing, previously employed as the in-house Graphic, Web and Packaging Designer of a large retail manufacturer for paint brushes, rollers and tools.

Became the UK Directive for branding and packaging, after Ciret merged with the third largest international holding company in the industry.

Managed UK private label brands for Stanley, Wilko, Travis Perkins and Brewers. Instructed Ciret France and Germany brand managers to follow strict guidelines and approval processes.

Personally rebranded the entire Ciret product range into 4 new brand categories and managed the artwork flow for 1500 products over a 3 month period.

Implemented a new artwork approval process with ISO regulations.

Took initiative to be trained and create the UK product website in HTML5, CSS3 and Wordpress.

Trained in Rhino3D CAD software to create new interactive product design PDFs for a Wilko tender demonstrating the company’s ability to compete with rival manufacturers in designing any desired product .

Took part in initial discussions and meetings for new tenders and advertising concepts with brand and internal managers.

Designed product visuals in PhotoShop and mocked up packaging to successfully win new business from Wilko, TP, BM Group and Brewers, helping to increase the annual turnover by 40%.

Managed and retouched all product images for web and catalogue use. Outsourced and managed external suppliers, photographers and printers within budget.

Designed, artworked and project managed all product catalogues, stationery, POS, FSDUs, display stands, pop up stands, exhibition graphics, posters and advertising concepts for social media.

Developed my own website design company to expand my skills and serve local companies for a division of Portsmouth Water, new starter firms, local trades and more.
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Sinapi LtdFebruary 2007 - June 2008

Combination of packaging and documentation projects. Companies included B&Q, Wates and MOD sub-contractors. Designing bid proposal documents for Wates, preparing artwork for B&Q packaging. Technical illustrating naval warships for documentation and maintenance guides.
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Draper ToolsFebruary 2005 - February 2007

Producing packaging artwork for tools on a large scale. Working in a design studio to package new and existing tools small and large. Using Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and PhotoShop. Learned Photoshop retouching for the catalogue and web images.
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NokiaMarch 2003 - February 2005

Illustration - Used Design and bespoke internal software for UI graphics, phone instructions and icons. Produced all the illustrations and graphics for over 6 user guides in 30 European languages. Worked within a strict disciplined environment with the technical authors, software team and project managers.

My stack

Others

Web Design, SEO, Logo Design

Frameworks

WordPress

Technologies

Web development

Languages

CSS, HTML, HTML5

Graphic

Illustrator, InDesign, Graphic Design

Multimedia

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign

Other

Photoshop

My education and trainings

SEO Expertise and Digital Marketing - Lynda Online Learning2018 - 2018

HND Field Of Study Graphic Design Grade 3 Merits, 6 passes - Kent Institute of Art and Design1990 - 1992