01 About

I am passionate about design, branding and client satisfaction. I am committed to providing unbeatable quality and service to all of my clients at affordable and competitive rates.

02 Experience

Over the last 25 years, I've enjoyed working with some of the most respected and ground breaking printed media companies in the North West. Pioneering techniques such as hexachrome and creative metallics at Qualitech. Being part of the team that successfully on-boarded the worlds largest brand 'Coca-Cola', into the worlds largest independent graphics company, Schawk!

March 2015 - Present

Freelance Graphic Artist

Currently creating artworks for B2B Advertising Agencies, Packaging Innovators, and Medical Communications Agencies.

May 2014 - March 2015

Pre-Media

Working on the Co-operative team producing all forms of packaging. These projects include litho cartons and sleeves, flexo and gravure labels and flexo printed films. I created artworks following strict brand guidelines which must also adhere to the Food Industry Regulations. I then repro the files to printer specifications.

March 2011 - May 2014

Senior Lead (Coca-Cola France & Benelux Team)

At Schawk, I managed a team of 12 people producing all artworks and repro for all Coca-Cola brands in the Benelux region and France. We produced approximately 6ooo SKUs annually.

July 1997 - March 2011

Pre-Media

I mainly produced artwork, retouch images and general pre-press work for 4 & 5 colour B1 sheetfed litho presses. Our customers included Adidas, M&S, Shell Oil & Littlewoods.

1992 - 1997

Pre-Media

Ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the artwork and repro studio which involved designing and generating artwork, photo retouching, graphic illustration, imposition and outputting to various proofing and film devices.

1991 -1992

Artworker

I created artworks ranging from small stationery projects to brochures and event programmes. I gained a wealth of experience from liaising with printers and print finishers.

1989 - 1991

Trainee Finished Artist

As a Trainee Mac Operator in a studio of three Mac Operators and two Designers, I became experienced using the Macs to generate artwork to repro standard.

03 Skills

During my career, I have gained valuable experience in many industry sectors. Producing page layouts, technical illustrations and retouch for adverts, corporate literature, holiday brochures through to mail order publications. Recent projects have included packaging artwork and repro for customers such as Coca-Cola,
The Co-operative and Aldi.

Page Makeup

Well versed in page makeup creating stationery, adverts, flyers, exhibition stands, brochures and catalogues.

Graphic Illustration

Experienced using illustrator for creating technical illustrations, brand logos and more recently creating packaging artworks.

Retouch

I've been using Photoshop for image manipulation, colour matching to products for clients such as JCB, M&S & Littlewoods.

Pre-press

Historically using high-end repro systems such as Scitex and Dalim Litho for trapping etc. I am currently using illustrator with Deskpack plugins and also use manual trapping techniques for litho, gravure and flexo print processes.

Automated Workflow

Experienced as administrator for workflow systems such as Scitex Brisque, Xinet Fullpress, Dalim TWiST and Heidelberg Prinect. More recently using Esko Automation Engine for file management, trapping and PDF creation.

04 Software Experience

My Weapons of Choice! The software I've enjoyed learning and now I use to just get the job done.

Page Creation

Adobe Indesign
Dalim Litho
Quark Xpress

Illustration & Packaging

Adobe Illustrator
Esko Deskpack

Retouch

Adobe Photoshop
Dalim Litho

Trapping

Esko Deskpack Power Trapper
Heidelberg Printready PDF Trapper
Dalim TWiST Trap Editor
Scitex Full Auto Frames

Imposition

Heidelberg Prinect Signastation
Preps
Quark Inposition

Automation

Esko Automation Engine
Heidelberg Prinect JDF Workflow
Dalim TWiST
Purup Newage
Scitex Brisque

Data Management

Portfolio
Xinet WebNative
Flashnet for SGI
Retrospect

05 Portfolio

My portfolio includes some of my favourite projects from the challenging Marc Jacobs and Playstation campaigns for Coca-Cola to the re-branding of the Christmas and Truly Irresistible range for The Co-operative.

  1. All
  2. Packaging
  3. Coca-Cola
  4. Monty Bojangles
  5. The Co-op
  6. Aldi
  7. SEG
  8. Mars
  9. Walmart
  10. Coty
  11. Matalan
  12. Fontem
  13. Adverts
  14. Nisa

Clients | Brands

07 Contact

If you would like to discuss a project or a freelance booking, please call me directly on 07976 037237.