Artworking & Web CV

I am a highly experienced Senior Creative Artworker, having worked for over 29 years in the Graphic Design industry, both permanent and freelance, with expert knowledge of packaging and print processes. Over the last 10 years I have also gained knowledge and experience building WordPress websites, mainly with entirely bespoke, self-coded themes and solutions with particular emphasis on SEO, responsiveness and the client’s ability to maintain their own sites and post updates.

Working both freelance and full-time has developed an appreciation for the need for good team relationships, and the ability to slot in to a new working environment quickly, maintaining a friendly and professional balance.

I bring a thorough, technical attention to detail to every job and pride myself on my ability to pick up new skills quickly.

 

Employment

october ’18
to present

Freelance

WordPress Web Developer & Creative Mac Artworker

Recent sites include veritasinvestment.co.uk, louiseyoungcosmetics.com and etre.me.uk.

february ’08
to september ’18

Two By Two Design Consultants

Senior Creative Artworker at a small, busy studio whose clients include L’Oréal, Elemis, DeBeers, D&D Restaurants, and PAD Fairs.

Also WordPress Web Developer specialising in creating bespoke WordPress websites with custom, hand-crafted themes for clients, such as ipjlondon.com, jhskincareclinic.co.uk and padesignart.com, as well as Two By Two’s own websites twobytwo.co.uk & twobytwointeriors.co.uk.

january ’03
to february ’08

Freelance

Senior Creative Artworker

Clients included Imagination, Conran Design, Landor, PI Global, Interbrand, Enterprise IG, Clark McKay and Walpole, Addisons and SiebertHead.

october ’01
to december ’02

SiebertHead Ltd, London

Senior Packaging Artworker with direct responsibility for Hill’s Pet Nutrition as well as Peaudouce (Kimberly Clarke), Tang and Jacobs (Kraft), Carlsberg Export and Fox’s Glacier Mints.

february ’97
to september ’01

Freelance

Creative Mac Artworker

Specialising in packaging. Clients included The Brand Works (Mars), Identica (various clients including One-2-One and Planters), and SiebertHead (Derwent Valley Foods (Phileas Fogg), Safeway, Kraft Jacobs Suchard/Figaro) and Kodak. Also a number of multimedia projects, including “Designing With Type” for the British Library.

july ’95
to february ’97

Quark Systems Ltd, Guildford, Surrey.

Senior Technical Support Technician for QuarkXPress and QuarkImmedia. In charge of the QuarkXPress 4.0 beta testing programme and QuarkImmedia beta testing and “early-adopters” programmes, including early technical support and training. As part of this I designed and developed the Spice Girls QuarkImmedia web site and promotional CD-ROM for Virgin Records.

january ’94
to july ’95

Freelance

Creative Mac Artworker

Through a number of agencies for a wide range of clients, including Sony and IBM.

may ’92
to december ’94

Marshall Arts, Fulham

Creative Mac Artworker

In charge of Mac artwork studio producing below- and through-the-line artwork for major clients such as Anchor Butter, Andrex, Mars and Smith-Kline Beecham.

january ’89
to april ’92

Limelight Graphics Ltd, Ilford, Essex

Mac Artworker

In charge of Mac artwork studio and imagesetting bureau.

december ’86
to january ’89

Power Computing Ltd (neé Eidersoft Software Ltd)

Technical Support Manager involving telephone and written enquiries from end-users. Also responsible for writing and production of software and hardware manuals.

 

Education

secondary education

Eastbrook Comprehensive School, Dagenham Road, Romford, Essex.

qualifications

GCE “A” Levels: 2; GCE “O” Levels: 7; CSEs: 2

 

other information

 

  • I am a classically trained actor with stage, television and radio experience. For my acting CV, please see my mandy.com page.
  • I sing in the Tenor 2 section of Brighton Gay Men’s Chorus and am a Trustee with responsibility for the charity’s IT infrastructure, including building and maintaining the 3 websites: www.brightongmc.org, tickets.brightongmc.org and the “Members’ Lounge” (which is a private BuddyPress site utilising WooCommerce Subscriptions for membership subs payments).
  • I have an extensive knowledge of MacOS systems and troubleshooting and all major software.
  • I have a full, clean driving licence.