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CV,British Senior Creative Designer With Marketing And International Experience

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5984
(22/03/1980, male)
List top 5 skills: branding, creative, graphic design, illustration, marketing
Current location: 

Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

T A Henn & Son Limited - Oct ’12 to present: Marketing and Communications Specialist

  • Prestigious Midlands-based independent jewellers
  • Charged with the rebranding the company in line with current and planned expansion of the company
  • Designing, managing and implementing a cutting-edge online store to compete on an international level with market leaders
  • Overseeing ongoing marketing and advertising activities, developing the brand both on and offline through various outlets
  • Educating and training management and staff with new ideas, plans and processes as well as marketing and branding theory
Wright Angle Design - Jan ’11 to May ’12: Company Director
  • Provided a bespoke marketing service to clients
  • Grew a significant portfolio of international clients across a wide range of industries
  • Provided a range of in-house and externally-sourced services including Branding, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Illustration and more
  • Planned advertising and promotional activities on a limited budget
  • Researched and selected specialist outsourced suppliers where needed, negotiating fees and profit margins
  • Managing multiple suppliers on a daily basis to ensure milestones and deadlines are met
  • Responsible for the day to day running of the company, managing client accounts and projects effectively
  • Networking within the UK to further establish the company
COR International LLC - Jun ’09 to Dec ’10: Global Marketing & Advertising Coordinator
  • Headhunted and appointed as the first global marketing coordinator for the company
  • Based from the headquarters in Dubai, I was responsible for steering all marketing activities for COR international and its regions of operation including the Middle East, Far East, Africa and America
  • I worked with regional managers on a daily basis to develop COR and support where necessary as the company grew within each region and expanded its range of services and moved into new territories
  • I led the overhaul and regeneration of the corporate brand, that built upon the existing brand and implemented a strategy that developed a new, demonstrably solid, consistent and coherent brand
  • I organised and executed many international exhibitions, conferences and trade shows, attending where possible to oversee and manage each event.  I was also responsible for organising and planning many charity event sponsorships to enact COR’s corporate and social responsibilities.
  • I became comfortable in leading teams and managing groups, as well as recruiting new staff to expand the marketing department as the company grew.
Jon Oliver Communications Ltd - Jan ’04 to Jun ’09: Studio Manager
  • I represented the company in providing marketing services to both B2B and B2C clients, within engineering and technology industries, in both private and public sectors
  • Initially brought on as a Graphic Designer, I was directly responsible in helping the company grow significantly
  • I was soon promoted to Studio Manager, overseeing all creative output for the company, including online and offline media, photography, printing and event management services
  • I managed all other staff on a daily basis, as well as the selection and management of all outsourced suppliers, to ensure all work was achieved to the highest standard and on time
  • Over the years I grew my own skill set and marketing knowledge.  I provided additional skills in copywriting, PR, media planning and purchasing, event and exhibition management
  • I was also responsible for managing multiple client accounts including Rolls Royce Naval Division, the Criminal Justice System, Manufacturing Advisory Service, FANUC Robotics and more
  • I was appointed Health & Safety officer for the company when it moved into new, purpose-built accommodation
HIGHER EDUCATION
  • BA (Hons)                  Illustration
  • BTEC                           National Diploma in Art Foundation Studies.
ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS
  • Active member of the National Drug Prevention Alliance (NDPA) since 1998, delivering training and awareness courses for teenagers across the UK and Editor of international newsletter for NDPA
  • Delivered a speech in the House of Lords on behalf of NDPA followed by a presentation at No.10 Downing Street
  • Formerly Sergeant within the St. John Ambulance with whom I was a member for 8 years
  • Received “Grand Prior” award; the highest achievable as a St. John Ambulance cadet and was invited to Buckingham Palace for a reception with the Commandant-in-Chief, Princess Anne
  • Over 1,000 hours served on public duty within the St. John Ambulance
  • Voluntary trainer and examiner of the public for First Aid at Work courses
  • Trained and ran youth groups for St John Ambulance, for children aged 6 to 16yrs
  • Subsequently trained in First Aid qualifications over the years
OTHER INTERESTS
  • Amateur dramatics, and occasionally as a background artist on various movies
  • Passion for movies and film production, contributing to various websites
  • Co-running bi-annual fan conventions in Canada for a popular TV show
  • Keen interest in the paranormal and member of regional investigation groups.

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, new zealand, United Kingdom