about

I am a professional Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Photographer and Retoucher with over ten years of professional experience. Over this time I have worked as both an employee and a freelancer. I have been employed in two full-time positions in which I was the only graphic designer in the company, therefore fulfilling all design needs within the company, keeping all design files organised, doing back-ups and communicating with clients. I have also worked under the guidance of Marketing Managers, Brand Advisors, Web Developers, Editors and within teams of other designers. I have built up a client base over the years and now run my own small business, working a few days per week from home as a freelance graphic / web designer.

I am adaptive in my approach, having worked with small family-run businesses, independent operators, member-driven associations and large publicly-listed companies. Industries I have serviced include healthcare, publishing, member-driven associations, retail, merchandising, corporate psychology, real estate, mining and training. In my spare time I practice photography and digital art and retail prints of my artwork through my own website. I also enjoy cooking, gymnastics and keep an active lifestyle to balance out my time spent in front of the computer.

skills

WEBSITE DESIGN

  • WordPress website customisation
  • Adobe Business Catalyst customisation
  • Responsive HTML website Design
  • CSS Stylesheet customisation
l

GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Design for print and digital
  • Brochures and marketing collateral
  • Annual reports
  • Logo design

EMAIL DESIGN

  • HTML email newsletters
  • Promotional / marketing emails
  • Template design for Campaign Monitor
  • Template design for Mailchimp
j

RETOUCHING

  • Photoshop
  • Image retouching
  • Deep-etching
  • Colour correcting

software knowledge

Adobe Creative Suite

  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat
  • Dreamweaver

Microsoft Office

  • Word
  • Outlook
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint

Website CMS

  • WordPress
  • Business Catalyst
  • HTML
  • CSS

Email Platforms

  • Mailchimp
  • Campaign Monitor
  • Informz

Recent clients (freelance)

NEXTDC

Designed the annual report, printed/digital advertisements, brochures and presentations.

Regis Built

Designed and developed branding, marketing collateral and a custom WordPress website.

Interwood

Designed and developed a new WordPress website; designed advertisements.

AMA (Australian Medical Association)

Designed campaigns, advertisements, booklets and brochures.

Blaze Marketing

Worked on marketing collateral for print and website customisation.

Briz Brain & Spine

Designed various marketing collateral and templates.

Datamine Software

Designed and developed a new customised WordPress website.

Aurizon

Worked on marketing collateral and design mockups of a new temporary website.

Franchise Relationships Institute

Maintained website, designed banners, books and brochures.

Employment history

2010 – Current
Freelance Designer

2012 – 2013
Odyssey Training, Brisbane

Position: Casual graphic designerand website content editor
Industry: Training
Role: Designed printed collateral and marketing campaigns; edited images in Photoshop; maintained website.

2012 – 2013
Aurizon, Brisbane

Position: Casual Photoshop editor and digital designer
Industry: Rail freight
Role: Worked with the Brand and Marketing team on Photoshop retouching and digital design. After I left this position, I was hired on a freelance basis, working remotely to design the new-look Aurizon website, which involved designing the new home page, inner page template designs, icons, buttons, image treatment and font styles.

2010 – 2012
Australian Medical Association Queensland (AMAQ), Herston

Position: Full-time graphic designer
Industry: Health
Role: Fulfilled all design requirements within the organisation, maintained website and worked closely with publications editor, marketing officer and policy advisor. On a daily basis I would complete small design tasks, working on themed marketing collateral such as brochures and web banners. I also designed the quarterly publication ‘Doctor Q’. After I left this full-time position, I was hired annually on a freelance basis to design the the annual publication the ‘Directory of Members’.

2005 – 2009
Australian Wood Review magazine, Loganholme

Position: Full-time graphic designer
Industry: Publishing
Role: Designed all magazine layouts, co-ordinated and design advertisement artwork, set the style for design, designed and maintained website, integrated E-commerce.

2003 – 2004
Stateside Distributors, Wooloongabba

Position: Full-time graphic designer
Industry: Promotional merchandise
Role: Created digital artwork for promotional products, ie. t-shirts and mugs.