About Me.

a multi-disciplined Graphic Designer and Art Director with more than 12 years international experience. Specialties encompass graphic design, branding, communication and advertising campaigns, magazine and brochure layout and digital design.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Senior Graphic Designer
Publicis, London, United Kingdom
April 2014 – December 2015

I oversee an number of agency accounts most notably luxury real estate developer Barratt London. I also head up two other accounts, the wider Barratt Group and David Wilson Homes. Working across multiple touch points, I produce a range of work covering branding, print, press, outdoor, digital and retail graphics as well as fully integrated campaigns. My role at Publicis requires me to be hands-on while leading a team of designers and artworkers on a day to day basis.

Projects: David Wilson Homes – Refreshed brand logo, a new visual identity rolled out across press, outdoor, pos and additional site collateral. Royal Mail “MailMen” Campaign – print, direct mail and infographics. Other clients include Gatwick Airport, EE and Wilmington Group.

Associate Design Director
Mac DDB, Doha, Qatar
February 2011 – April 2014

As Associate Design Director at Mac DDB, my role was to oversee all design of branding and advertising. Leading by example I delivered compelling design solutions for our clients, from established global brands, through to domestic start-ups. I contributed heavily to brand strategy, developing new design concepts and leading design execution whilst developing/mentoring our talented team.

Projects: Damien Hirst Relics, the largest collected exhibition of Hirst’s work curated by Qatar Museums Authority – Exhibition identity and fully integrated communication campaign. United Nations Climate Change Conference – COP18 Brand creation and delivery;  Qatari Diar Real Estate Corporate Communications, Brand development and events. Other clients include , Qatar Foundation, Qatargas, Qatar National Bank, Qatar Petroleum and to name a few.

Senior Graphic Designer / Art Director
Adabisc Future Qatar, Doha
July 2007 – February 2011

Adabisc is an independent full-service creative agency operating in the gulf. As Art Director, my role was to produce thought-provoking concepts that lead the way in the region, while making a real difference to our clients’ businesses. I worked in collaboration with a senior copywriter as well as overseeing a team of graphic designers and finishing artists. The projects ranged from ad campaigns and identities to print, web and interactive applications for renowned international and Qatari brands.

Projects: Qtel (Annual Report 08/09/10, Rebranding launch, Mozaic Brand collateral); RasGas (Employee Handbook, Annual Pro-Am Golf Event branding 08/09/10);  Barwa Bank (Developed identity for Youth Account);  Other clients include Qatar Museums Authority, Four Seasons Hotels, Salam Stores, Qatar University and Nandos amongst others.

Freelance Graphic Designer
Doha, Qatar
August 2006 – July 2007

Freelance print design, artworking and visualisation throughout Qatar, UK and America. Clients include RasGas (Oil and Gas), Haggie Hepburn (Communications) and A&I Accessory (Aerospace).

Projects: The work entitled event branding, printed collateral such as corporate profiles, advertising and direct mailers, retouching and 3D visualisation.

Senior Digital Designer
Plan B Marketing, Ayr, Scotland
Autumn 2001– July 2006

As a key member in a small specialised in-house design team, my responsibilities included developing integrated marketing solutions which included websites, online advertising, POS, presentations and print for a wide rangeof  tourism and leisure clients.

Projects: Involved in creation of The Claymore Project – an online portal for the Scottish Tourism Industry.  Developed the brand “The Tartan Army” – famous supporters of Scotland’s international football team.

Digital Designer
Awakening Technologies, Irvine, Scotland
Summer 2000 – Autumn 2001

Working as a designer in a small multimedia studio, I gained valuable experience in the design, development and maintenance of various websites, multimedia projects, such as corporate presentations and interactive training guides.

Projects: Guinness N.I. (Animation and games for interactive TV project); Standard Life Bank (Interactive CD Rom presentation).

PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE:
Brand & Identity Design
Design Direction
Print Design
Art Direction
ABL, BTL & TTL Communications
Environmental Design
Infographics
Digital Design
Photography

EDUCATION:
BSc – Applied Graphics Technology with Multimedia
Glasgow Caledonian University

HND – Visual Communication, Design & Illustration
Glasgow College of Building and Printing

KEY SKILLS:
Create work with real depth, relevance and insight.
Conceptual thinker and effective problem solver.
Strive for excellence and originality in every project.
Highly motivated, pro-active and enthusiastic.
Possess a patience and high attention to detail.
Understanding of briefs and client objectives.
Excellent communication, organisational and client communication skills.
Receptive to feedback and commitment to learning.
Comfortable either in energetic environments or when working independently.
Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
Enjoy motivating and inspiring as well as being inspired.

TECHNICAL:
Adobe Creative Suite CS6
Adobe Lightroom
Keynote
Microsoft Office
Dreamweaver
HTML & CSS
Proficient in both Mac & PC

INTERESTS:
Photography
Travel
Film
Scuba diving
Kayaking
Softball