2018 - Present
Independent / Freelance Graphic Designer and Video Editor
Providing graphic design for print, web, social media, video and content marketing.
2008 - 2018
Design Studio Manager, Edson Evers PR Ltd
Responsible for design studio management and coordination. Working extensively with clients and account managers in many design areas. Projects have included advertising, print, packaging, website design, 3 dimensional design for events and exhibitions and PR news media / corporate video editing and production.
2005 - 2008
Graphic Designer / Design Studio Coordinator
Edson Evers PR Ltd, Stafford, UK
2002 - 2005
BA (Hons): Graphic Design / Electronic Graphics Student
Staffordshire University Faculty of Arts, Media and Design
2001 - 2002
Test Technician - Alstom T&D, Stafford, UK
Facilitated the test, calibration, problem solving and repair of precision electronic protection equipment for use in the electrical transmission and distribution industry. Took voluntary redundancy from ALSTOM in September 2002 to gain qualifications required to accomplish a full-time career in graphic design.
1994 - 2001
Development Technician - Alstom T&D Stafford
Supported the full range of ALSTOM's Electro-mechanical Relay Products. Role required implementing technical support to production and test departments, responding directly to customer enquiries and requests, development, test and augmentation of new and existing products and delivering customer training presentations.
1990 - 1994
Technician Apprentice - Alstom T&D Stafford
Notable work, highlights and achievements
Maddie Wall 28 Day Running Challenge for the NHS
During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic I worked with Lydia Lewis of PRorigins to help 13 year old Maddie Wall from Nottingham raise money for the NHS. Lydia had responded to a plea by Maddie's Dad on LinkedIn for help in promoting her challenge and asked for assistance in video editing. All work was done for free.
Inspired by Captain Sir Thomas Moore, Maddie ran five miles a day for 28 days and via PR, social media and videos edited with footage taken by Maddie's Dad each day, we were able to help Maddie raise over £7000 for the NHS by getting her story on BBC East Midlands Today on two separate occasions, Notts TV and in the Daily Mirror. Maddie's story was even liked on Twitter by Captain Sir Tom himself.
Yale Smart Living Branding, Packaging and B&Q Point-Of-Sale 2017
BEMA (Built Environment Marketing Awards)
Best Use Of Digital Communications: Award presented for the PR campaign 'Finning in Action' for Finning Caterpillar UK which embraces the use of video for case studies, news and press releases rather than the more traditional forms of public relations.
The Coldest Journey
Worked with famous explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes to produce a promotional video to gain support, funding and specialist equipment for 'The Coldest Journey', an expedition which aimed to cross the Antarctic during Winter (something which has never been done before) whilst taking scientific readings to measure the affects of climate change on our planet.
Edson Evers PR Ltd - Kendall Cup
Awarded the inaugural 'Kendall Cup' in memory of a former colleague for 'Best overall contribution to the company'.
Awarded the 'Benjamin Boothroyd Prize 2003/04' by Staffordshire University Faculty of Arts, Media and Design for the highest faculty grades during second year degree studies.
Awarded the 'Margaret Johnson Memorial Prize 2002/03' by Staffordshire University Faculty of Arts, Media and Design for highest faculty grades during first year degree studies.
BA Hons (First Class Honours), Electronic Graphics / Graphic Design
Staffordshire University 2005
BTEC HNC, Electrical / Electronic Engineering
BTEC ONC, Electrical / Electronic Engineering
BTEC 1st Certificate, Engineering
Experienced in using: Adobe Creative Suite (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects), QuarkExpress, Final Cut Pro.
Specialty in design for print, video editing and proof reading.