Field of expertise:
Senior Graphic Designer
Adelaide, South Australia
UniSA - Underdale
Bachelor of Graphic Design, Associate Diploma in Graphic Design
use of brain then pen, illustration, typography, colour theory, composition/layout,
web design, photography...
TECHNICAL... photo manipulation, prepress, copy writing/editing,
multiple-page layout, technical trouble shooting, digital devices,
cross platforms if needed...
PERSONAL... punctual, self-motivator, determined,
initiative, integrity, works well with others, communication, quick
to learn, multi-tasking, work well under pressure...
in major Quark, Adobe & Macromedia applications:
:: QuarkXpress 6
:: QuarkXpress 4.1
Adobe Illustrator CS
:: Adobe Photoshop CS
:: Adobe Indesign CS
:: Adobe Acrobat 6
:: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
:: Macromedia Fireworks MX
:: Macromedia Flash MX
:: Macromedia Director
:: Microsof Word
:: Microsoft Excel
:: Microsoft Powerpoint
:: Extensis Suitcase
:: annual reports
:: corporate identity
:: magazine/book design
:: magazine advertising
:: display advertising
:: type design
:: web interface design
:: web interface development
I was born near Bury in a small village called Tottington
in Lancashire, England. My family emigrated
to Adelaide, South Australia in 1983. We arrived one week after
the Ash Wednesday bushfires.
During my time at high school, I discovered the love of art, technical
drawing and photography. I saw graphic design as a profession and,
upon completion of matriculation in 1988, I started work as a Cibachrome
printer while also studying an Associate Diploma in Graphic Design
at The University of South Australia, Underdale.
I gained entry into the degree course at the same university and completed
my Degree in Graphic Design in 1995. I completed my Associate Diploma
in Graphic Design the previous year.
This expanded my interest into multi-media & the web
and now use my skills to create corporate identities, annual reports,
posters, books, magazines, stationery, packaging, web interface design,
etc, for various clients.
Now, Creative Director at SALife Magazine.
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Below are pics of SALife Magazine where I work... ]