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Senior Designer

Sep 2022 - Present
Leeds, UK

  • Responsible for the creation of all creative assets across the business - from paid social assets, through to internal marketing.
  • Ensuring all content and marketing collateral created is aligned with brand guidelines.
  • Working with the marketing team to deliver creative for email, competition, marketing, and social assets in accordance with the marketing plan
  • Working alongside the ecommerce and product teams to produce content and assets for the Awesome website, as well as sub-brands and customers.
  • Working with suppliers and internal teams to develop and launch new products in accordance with product plans and business strategies.
  • Creating designs, prototyping products, choosing suppliers/product finishes, and working out production viability of new products.
  • Creating product templates and assets for customer use for new and existing products, along with artwork specs for the website product pages.
  • Working alongside VIP team to create merchandise design solutions for local to global clients. Taking existing assets or creating moodboards and complete custom designs as required.
  • Able to work to tight deadlines.
  • Knowledge of print and production processes, limitations across a wide variety of product.

Awesome Merch

Senior Designer

May 2017 - Aug 2022
Leeds, UK

As per duties of current role at Print.inc.

Product Developement & Design

Apr 2017 - May 2021
Leeds, UK

Duties paralleled to role above but with more focus on the production process and launching of new custom merchandise products. 


Junior Designer

Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Leeds, UK 

  • Working alongside the small creative team to come up with ideas and creative solutions for a wide variety of clients.
  • Produce final design solutions (like logos, banners, menus, promo material).
  • Pitch creative ideas.
  • Take on special design tasks as per more senior members of staff.
  • Use feedback from other designers to improve my creative process and gained the stength to grow as designer and illustrator.

Seven Doors Tattoo

Studio Manager

Feb 2014 - Nov 2015 
London, United Kingdom

Sole manager of demanding and fast paced studio:

  • Assisting in opening of new studio
  • Building solid and lasting relationships with clients, co-workers  and guest artists
  • Organisation and scheduling of up to ten resident and  international artists
  • Designing and producing of promotional material and merchandise
  • Coordinating of exhibitions and events
  • Entrusted buisness account holder, handling all finances
  • Online presence/ Social media and promotion
  • Overseeing of apprentices and training of new staff
  • General administration duties
  • Handling all customer correspondence (email and phone)
  • Opening and closing and general upkeep of studio

Jolie Rouge

Studio Manager

Feb 2012 - Feb 2014 
London, United Kingdom

Sole manager of an intimate and busy studio, duties paralleled to role above.

Redwood BBDO

London, UK

Production Editor

Jun 2009 - Feb 2012 

As the Production Editor on LIV, Volvo’s global consumer magazine published across twenty three language versions my day to day tasks included:

  • Working as part of a team in a busy and fast paced environment
  • Dealing with tight deadlines and high standards• Problem solving, providing solutions and support for team
  • Building and ensuring schedule is updated for all versions of the magazine
  • Being the client’s first port of contact, filtering any issues to the relevant team members
  • Working closely with print management
  • Ensuring the team adheres to schedule, providing weekly and daily updates• Assisting in the monitoring and management of spending on freelancers and contributors
  • Chasing and checking invoices against budget
  • Overseeing and analysis of processes, ensuring both client and work team are satisfied

Advertising Production Coordinator

Nov 2007 - Jun 2009 

Processing and ensuring that all adverts meet the required advert specification. Liaise directly with the advert agencies, client and repro house to ensure all  adverts meet the necessary requirements prior to print deadline.

Blowback Magazine

Assistant Designer

Nov 2006 - Apr 2007
Birmingham, UK

Designing a variety of articles, adverts, residential pages and promotional flyers for the Birmingham and London based, national counter culture magazine.

Havas People

MAC Operator

Jul 2006 - Nov 2006
Birmingham, UK

Producing recruitment adverts for regional and national publications.

Nottingham Trent University

Graphic Design

BA Hons - 1st 
Sep 2003 - Jun 2006
Nottingham, UK