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CURRICULUM VITAE

PROFILE
Having graduated with a first class, full honours degree in Digital Media Design, and winning an international award for a brief set by the BBC for the iPlayer, I have been working for one of the country's leading web design firms for the past 13 months. I am heavily versatile, professional, and hard working; a highly skilled web designer and developer; graphic designer and writer. Video editing and magazine design are also passions I hone and skills I possess.

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY AND QUALIFICATIONS

General
Certified Pro: ? Final Cut Pro 7, Level One

University Centre at Blackburn College 2007/10
First Class Honours Degree in Digital Media Design
Distinction in Foundation Degree in Digital Media Design

Blackburn College 2006/07
ABC LEVEL 3 Cinematography Skills
ABC LEVEL 3 Digital Video Editing
ABC LEVEL 3 Talk Radio Broadcast Skills
ABC LEVEL 3 Single Camera Programme Making
ABC LEVEL 3 Radio Production Skills
NCFE LEVEL 2 Digital Imaging
NCFE LEVEL 2 Craft & Design
OCR LEVEL 3 Key Skills in Communication

Accrington and Rossendale College 2004/06
BTEC National Diploma in Film and Broadcasting
BTEC National Diploma in Media (Moving Image)
AS/Advanced Subject Level in Film Studies

All Saints Catholic Language College 1999/2004
10 GCSE Grades (Three 'C' and above)

EXPERIENCE

Red-Fern Media Solutions: July 2010 - present
Web and Graphic Design
The majority of my time is spent building websites for clients; however, the design of logos, e-shots, magazine advertisements, email banners and miscellaneous other graphics are common.

Academy Design: January 2011 - present  (part-time)
Web and Graphic Design
Building and maintaining websites.

Freelance Web Designer: April 2010 - Present
Building and maintaining websites for clients, meticulous detail in the design and development ensures the customer is always happy with the end product. 

ITV Granada (work experience): August - September, 2009
Motion Graphics and News Reporting
Assistant to the motion graphic designers, tasks involved creating static graphics for news features. The rest of the time was spent out on location with sports reporters, usually to a Premier League football stadium or press conference, with primary tasks including setting up and helping to operate the camera, sound testing, white balance checks, assisting with editing the piece, and being welcoming to the person being interviewed.

Beat Sweep
Leading a team of three, making key decisions in the role of director and editor, this was the production of a video for Twin Valley Homes and members of the Lancashire Constabulary.

Voluntary Camera Operating
• I have experience working on location to produce videos for various organisations. I have helped to produce music videos for bands, such as five music videos for Biffy Clyro at Blackburn College.
• Over a two day period, I contributed to making a video for the Youth Commonwealth Heads of Government Model, which brought together people from various backgrounds and cultures.
• The latest experience I have gained was from helping to produce a promotional video for a Further Education programme for Blackburn College.

Other
• I have designed leaflets, flyers, and posters for music events and small businesses.

INTERESTS
The majority of my interests tie in with my work experience and skills. Over the past few years, I have produced five magazines. I have been making them for several reasons - I have a strong passion for design, layout and journalism. Writing and design, from a personal perspective, is a fantastic combination. Various other aspects of design, and learning new software and skills, are also a passion.
Unrelated to design, I enjoy reading, playing football, travelling, and meeting new people. Every year I visit Bologna to captain a football team at the Mondiali Antirazzisti, which is a week-long event that brings together people from all over the world, with the main focus being to combat racism in football.

ACHIEVEMENTS
• D&AD Commended for a brief set by the BBC regarding the iPlayer.

SKILLS
• Adept at IBM and Mac software.
• Skilled in Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver CS5, and Final Cut Pro.
• Basic skilled in Adobe AfterEffects, Illustrator, and Flash.
• Web designer with knowledge, skills and experience with HTML, CSS, and CMS.
• Competent writer.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 19:41

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