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Full name

Stephen Smith

Title

Digital Designer

Location

Ashby de la Zouch

Biography

I am a highly driven and dynamic graphic designer, specialising in digital design. I have over seven years experience, working within both agency and in-house positions.

My current role is a digital designer at Paul Smith, working across digital media. I am part of an in-house team, working closely with the marketing department, which is based in London. I have outstanding skills in organising, prioritising work, working to short deadlines and communication. These skills are exceeded daily within my job, as they are key for succeeding in a leading fashion brand.

One of my key roles is to design and build the HTML emails. Part of this is to develop the emails, making them responsive for different email clients and mobile platforms. One of the recent projects I have been working on, is the event system. This involves the collection of customer data, customer journey, the design and build of emails and landing pages. Some of my other duties include; web design, digital displays, banners and web ready artwork for 3rd party websites.

I have previously worked for Widagroup; a small web company based in Nottinghamshire. This role entailed the sole responsibility and production of brand and website design for a variety of companies around the UK. My work remit involved working with clients, operating within many different sectors, to produce websites tailored to their needs. Establishing a good relationship with the front end web developers was a key goal of mine from inception, helping to facilitate their understanding of my designs and ultimately streamline the production process.

I began my career at e2save (a sub-division of Carphone Warehouse) in Loughborough, working in the high demanding and fast paced mobile phone advertising industry. I was assigned as part of the creative team in the production of detailed designs for two websites; e2save and One Stop Phone Shop. My portfolio included email flyers, Flash banners, maintenance of the websites and several individually run in-house projects.

I obtained a BA with Honors Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Derby, I have also achieved a Foundation Degree in Typography with Distinction grade.

I am a diligent and hard working employee who is extremely committed to my job. I aspire to achieve great satisfaction within this field and therefore am willing to learn new skills and advance existing knowledge in order to support and develop my role within your company.

Experience

Junior Graphic Designer

Carphone Warehouse Online Solutions

Loughborough ·

Sole Graphic Deisgner

Widagroup

Nottingham, England ·

Digital Designer

Paul Smith Ltd

Nottingham, England ·

Web Design

Greene King

Burton-upon-Trent · – Present

Education

BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design

Bedford College

Bedford, England ·

Foundation Degree with Distinction in Typography

University of Derby

Derby, England ·

BA Hons in Graphic Design

University of Derby

Derby, England ·

Specialties

Web Design, Email Design, Email Build, Affiliate Advertising, Digital Displays

Skills

Creative Suite, Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS