I am a Scottish born designer who has travelled my way down England stopping to work within design agencies in Manchester, Birmingham, Worcester finally stopping in London. By day, I am an award winning digital creative designer at Mesh Marketing and specialise in the concept, design and production of engaging on and offline experiences. When not working away on new design projects on one apple product or another I can be found out and about exploring the city and surrounding areas.
Prior to my current role, I started my career as a traditional print and packaging designer and have enjoyed transitioning my love of illustration and design into websites of all sizes and interactive online experiences.
Print MediaI started my journey as a print and packaging designer and continue to hone my print media skills within my roles including Packaging design, POS, marketing collateral, flyers, posters, exhibition and outdoor.
ConceptComing up with concepts is one of the best parts of being a designer. The process of getting initial idea down on paper and making it take shape is part of my day to day. From UX concepts to campaign and POS.
DigitalThis is my realm. The last 6 years of my career has been digital design planning, designing and working closely with developers to create award winning work. Skills also include Flash animation, After Effects, basic html & CSS.
I am lead digital designer within the agency
I work within a team of 14 other creatives on a great variety of projects including print, digital and concept. This successful central London agency is a leader in shopper marketing. I head up the digital side of the company designing and over-seeing all digital work that comes through the studio including promotional microsites, Facebook apps and mobile apps. Mesh won The Best Award in 2013 for Hubba Bubba at the MAAs, best social media led campaign.View website
I was the lead creative in this agency
Here I was brand manager for the company and responsable for design and creative direction of their affiliate marketing site www.pc-site.co.uk.This involved Integration of SEO requirements in the layout structure. This successful central London agency deals heavily in online paid search. Its wealth of experience with online trends and user patterns has given me the opportunity to work on purely user-led and SEO aware sites.View website
This was a client facing project managing creative role
Here I designed E-commerce and CMS-based websites as well as illustration and print material for clients. Working for the 4th largest internet services and online branding company in Europe give me the opportunity to further sharpen my technical skills giving me the opportunity to work alongside a highlyskilled team, including developers and flash action scripters.View website
I was the lead creative in this agency
Responsibilities included over-seeing junior & freelance designers, representing the design department at management level and presenting concepts and recommendations directly to the client. I was responsible for the creative development and production of all print and multimedia projects including print, exhibition, brand/logo development, web advertising & web design. I worked closely with programmers, web developers, and account managers to successfully identify with all client requirements. In this position I was promoted to senior within 18 months.View website
My first role as a pro creative
Working for one of the UK’s leading suppliers of mobile accessories, I was able to build a solid foundation for my design career. As part of an in-house design team I developed advertising campaigns, packaging, brochures, POS and retail material, providing creative solutions within the marketing and corporate strategy of the company. During my time here I worked on successful packaging for Carphone Warehouse and telecom stores that sold throughout Europe.View website
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