the elevator pitch
After a fantastic career so far of 30 years in the creative world, I have developed fantastic industry knowledge and contacts enabling me to constantly grow and challenge myself. I have a brilliant reputation within the industry and my suppliers as being creative, fast and professional. Not only harnessing exceptional design/illustration/photography skills but also having years of print press operation which gave me insight to practical design for print.
With superhero level attention to detail and passion for great brand and design, I flourish in dynamic roles that allow me to work within a great team as well as the flexibility to focus autonomously when needed.
I have a full design studio set up at home as well as laptops for mobile work when required.
Having experience in so many realms of design from SME’s right through to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, I have been fortunate enough to gain integrated approaches to both domestic and international audiences which has helped me become a highly adaptable and open-minded designer.
With my most recent fantastic opportunity working within the Scenic Rim Regional Council, I have gained immense experience within Local Government, policies, procedures and how design fits in to these important services for our community. This has been great to expand on my previous experience working as Senior Graphic Designer at the National Archives of Australia in beautiful Canberra.
KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE
A summary of my various creative projects. SEE MORE >
Dance fitness class poster
Brand creation for local charity
Magazine design for Sydney 2000 Members
Industrial Elements DVD set packaging design including a 40pp booklet
Brand design for Men's Mental Health Charity Event
Complete Brand creation and ongoing development.
2022 - present
Visual Design Specialist
Creating all corporate design assets for RSL Queensland and its Sub Branches across the state. Everything from strategies, publications, posters, signage, billboards, photography, branding and infographics.
2019 - 2022
Scenic Rim Regional Council
Graphic & Web Designer
Working within the Communications & Marketing team. As the sole designer, responsible for all design and print requirements within Council as well as
brand refresh in 2021, photography, publications, book design, social media, advertising and more.
2006 - 2009
National Archives of Australia
Senior Graphic Designer
Managing the internal design and print for all NAA material from Exhibition design, Magazines, books, advertising, social media and much more.
2017 - 15 April 2018
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games
Working within the Creative Services & Publications Department servicing all internal FA's and Key Stakeholders up to and during the Games.
1996 - 2001
Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
Being a part of the creative team and overseeing ongoing brand management for both domestic and international markets within everything from manuals, educational material, merchandise design right through the the design of publications, maps, external marketing material,
way-finding signage and much more.
1993 - current
Art Director / Graphic Designer
Starting the business when I was 16 years old and have built it into a successful boutique design studio with clients ranging from SME's to blue chip and Government Organisations.
2001 - 2005
Worldwide Online Printing (HQ)
National Design Manager
Managing the intake, training and ongoing management of all national branches internal designers. Whilst also managing the completing the design and print requirements for all clients at the head office in Alexandria NSW.
1994 - 1995
John Sands Greeting Cards
Creating numerous illustrations for greeting cards, wrapping paper, balloons and other celebration items.
Get in touch with me via mobile:
0406 558 007 or using the contact box.