Experience

Seeing as it has been some 20+ years since I last set foot within an educational establishment (other than for talks/presentations or for parent teacher evenings) I thought that apart from listing a few essential qualifications it would be more beneficial to document some of my previous work related experience on this page.

Educational Background

  • Media Studies, Chemistry and Physics to O level standard
  • Maths, English Language, Engineering Drawing A level
  • BTEC National Diploma in Computer Electronics
  • National Diploma in general Art and Design

Work Experience and Skills

  • Various roles within the graphic design industry starting with general pasteup, typesetting, repro camera work through to Mac & PC DTP and film / DTP / Digital output.
  • Darkroom experience including film processing and camera techniques.
  • Extensive experience of print and finishing equipment and practices within the printing industry.
  • Ability to work with RGB,  CMYK, Hexachrome and Pantone spot colours including ability to work with duo/tritone spot colours.
  • Font layout, typography and manipulation.
  • Studio manager of various design studios.
  • Head of Design within three print related studios.
  • Self employed businessman since 2004.
  • Ability to transfer and convert work for various media types, including litho, digital, fabric
  • Extensive experience working with vector images and converting low resolution raster images to scalable vector

Software Experience

Graphic Design & Typesetting

  • Adobe Photoshop (since V1.0)
  • Adobe Illustrator (since V88)
  • Adobe InDesign (since V1.0)
  • Adobe Pagamaker (since V4.0)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Corel Draw
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • MacroMedia Freehand (since Aldus V3)
  • Open Office Suite
  • Quark xPress

Web Design

  • Adobe ImageReady (since V1.0)
  • Adobe GoLive (since 4 V1)
  • Adobe Fireworks (since MacroMedia V1)
  • Adobe Flash (since MacroMedia V1)
  • HTML / CSS / PHP / ASP

Animation

  • MacroMedia Director
  • Toon Boom Studio
  • Adobe Flash (since MacroMedia V1)

3D Graphics

  • Cinema 4D
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Maya
  • Silo
  • Mudbox
  • Z-Brush
  • Infini-D
  • Vue
  • Bryce
  • Poser
  • Daz3D

Video Editing & Audio

  • Adobe Premiere (since V1.0)
  • Adobe After Effects (since V5.0)
  • Adobe Encore (since V1.0)
  • Adobe Soundbooth
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Apple DVD Studio Pro
  • Apple iMovie
  • Apple iDVD
  • Apple GarageBand
  • Canopus ProCode
  • Pinnacle Studio

Game Development & Coding

  • Yoyo GameMaker
  • Unity3D
  • ShiVa
  • Construct
  • UDK
  • Basic C# / C++ / Java coding knowledge