CV, UK Based Book Designer, Illustrator Looking To European Countries

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 19080

Skills keywords: adobe, book design, indesign, publishing, vector
Short Bio:

I am a Book Designer and Vector Illustrator living and working in the UK, seeking employment in European countries.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  media and design
Spoken languages: english, Turkish
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


Education Mackworth College / Sep 1996 – Jun 1997 / BTEC National Dip. Art & Design / Distinction

Derby University / Sep 1998 – Jun 2001 / B.A. Honours in Fine Art / 2.1

TGB Learning / Aug – Sep 2000 / C.L.A.I.T. & EMFEC / Distinction

Skills Summary

Key Skills Adobe InDesign & QuarkXPress: Layout and design for print, from magazines, travel guides to novels.

Dreamweaver, Word & Calibre: E-book conversion from InDesign / Quark, text documents or HTML.

Adobe Illustrator: Vector illustration / rendering. Online works at Istock and Dogs Incorporated. Info graphics, repro, diagrams and technical illustrations.

Adobe Acrobat & Distiller: Preparing high quality PDFs for print.

Microsoft Office: Strong typesetting skills. Creation of charts, tables and presentations.

Adobe Photoshop: Formatting photographs and digital images for web or print. Scanning for repro and rescaling: Large format from slides, photographs, line art and original materials such as packaging, brochures and book covers. Image manipulation, restoration and enhancement.

Other: Traditional drawing and painting skills, basic HTML and CSS and experience of SEO and web marketing

Career  Summary

DB Publishing ¬– Book Designer – Chester Green, Derby
Feb 2012 – Dec 2012

Working as the sole designer for a local publisher, creating printed books and digital publications on sports and history. I designed printed books using Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress, formatting the author’s original doc files over 200 plus pages. E-books were created using a mixture of applications, including Dreamweaver, Calibre and Kindle plugins via Adobe InDesign.

Freelance Art Working and Design
2005 – Present day

Projects have included: Illustrations for Boomerang Media, business stationary for Minute Man Press, Logos and illustrations for GLDVP (Greater London Domestic Violence Project), technical drawings for Balfour Beatty, layout for Derby University and book design for RGAP (Research Group for Artists’ Publications). I also sell vector graphics and illustrations on websites such as Fotolia and Istock. Most recently I have been working on freelance websites such as:

B&F Services / Freelance Graphic Designer, Marble Arch, London
Apr 2007 – Jan 2010

Working for a business and finance company, my main responsibility was designing a monthly business magazine using InDesign CS2. I was also responsible for creating all other design work for print, including full page advertisements, brochures, media packs, plus PowerPoint presentations and web graphics such as flash banners and mailshots.

Landmark Publishing / Book Designer, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Jan 2003 – Aug 2005

Design and layout on a wide range of illustrated historical books and colour travel guides (from the Peak District to Rhodes etc). Working on 3 or 4 books at a time, I would take the projects from authors’ text drafts and photographs to completed books. This would involve setting and formatting the text in PageMaker, adjusting the quality of photographs to printable standard in Photoshop and creating illustrative banners and backgrounds in Photoshop and Illustrator.

Journal Publishing Company / Mac Art Worker, Curzon Street, Derby
Nov 2001 – Jan 2003

Working for a newspaper-publishing group, primary roles involved designing mono and full colour advertisements using mainly Quark, Illustrator and Photoshop. Most advertisements would have to be created from scratch or recreated from an existing advert using scanning and repro, whilst other clients provided strict specifications. Other roles included designing banners and updating mastheads plus any other artwork required.

Mackworth College
Sep 1996 – Jun 1997
BTEC National Dip. Art & Design / Distinction

Derby University
Sep 1998 – Jun 2001
B.A. Honours in Fine Art / 2.1

TGB Learning / Aug – Sep 2000 / C.L.A.I.T. & EMFEC / Distinction