I work in the broadcast, advertising and post production industries. I really enjoy meeting new people, working in teams or by myself. I have my own kit and I can be on site or working in my studio.
The Early Years...
Started as a web designer at The Chase in Manchester. Working for one of the country’s top design studios as a web designer straight out of college. My responsibilities included the design and construction of a number of sites.
After a year I moved to London and quickly progressed to broadcast designer, animator, interactive media and print design at Bruce Dunlop & Associates. My main responsibilities included branding TV channels, designing program titles, packaging and promo graphics. I Worked with directors, producers and directly with clients coming up with creative solutions, often with challengingly fluid briefs. I experienced working overseas on projects (Sky Italia) and working with directors on locations.
I then moved on to the posistion of Head of design at Smithereen London.
I worked directly with senior channel producers, directors and editors, to frequently tight budgets and deadlines. The role as Head of Design involved managing design budgets and schedules, recruiting and managing freelance designers when required for larger projects. I also worked closely with Smoke and Flame Operators off site. Clients included: MTV, Discovery Networks, Animal Planet, Ford Sponsorship, for Ogilvy Ad agency, Virgin Media, Disney Channel & History Channel.
I’m currently a Design Creative with-in a creative team at Viasat World, a European television network.I've worked on a vast array of projects from designing a new TV drama channel from the ground up, co-directing idents, designing and building the OSP kit, to designing and producing the style
guide. While at the same time refreshing the off-air design for factual channels and working on the creative for those briefs. I work closely with in-house producers providing motion graphics for promos, from concept through to directing external design agencies & individual partners. Coming up with ideas for on-line campaigns and directing shoots. I was really pleased that some projects I've been part of resulted in Promax awards in 2018.