CURRICULUM VITAE

I have a working knowledge of a wide range of disciplines, and a consequent ability to make creative connections between them.


Key Skills


/ Creative conception and direction, graphic/UX/UI design, scriptwriting, copywriting, video direction and editing.
/ Tried and tested presentation/pitch skills.
/ Adept at communication, organisation and collaboration.
/ Working to brief independently, in a team, and leading a team. 
/ Idea generation and development - including in tight time frames.
/ Experience in workshopping, user testing and developing personas.
/ Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, various prototyping tools, Final Cut, Unity etc. 

Education


Royal College of Art, London 
MA Digital Direction – In progress (Dissertation: Distinction)  

Chelsea College Of Art And Design, London
BA Graphic Design Communication – First Class Honours.
/ College Dean’s ‘Best in Class’ Award.
/ D&AD Book Award.
/ SAS London Design Scholarship.
/ Invited to display work at La Triennale di Milano.


Manchester Metropolitan University
Foundation Diploma Art and Design – Distinction.

Xaverian College, Manchester
Art and Design – A
Photography - A
Music Technology – Distinction

Employment


April 2019 – Present
Freelance (in addition to my studies). 

July 2015 – April 2019 
Senior Designer / Creative Director, Tui Interactive Media (Clients include BBC, Amex, EY, Orange, PA). 
Directing digital design projects from inception to execution: briefing, auditing, research, concept development, pitching, copywriting, UX & design sprints, overseeing development, user testing, release, evaluation.

/ Primary creative liaison between clients and agency.
/ Regular presentations and pitches to clients and colleagues.
/ Representing Tui at BBC agency days and other client functions.
/ Established a film division - wrote, developed and led the creative for the “What is GEL?” film for BBC UX&D.


Jan 2013 – Aug 2013
Arts, Culture, Heritage Researcher, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, London.

Sep 2011 – Dec 2011
Production Assistant, BBC 4, Inside The Who documentary, London & Brighton.

Oct 2010
Special Effects Assistant, Pinewood Studios, Short Film: The Girl Is Mime, London.

Feb 2010 – July 2011
Music Plugger and Sync Assistant, Woodwork Music, Manchester.

Feb 2009 – June 2009
Festival Programmer and Stage Manager, Mad Ferret Festival, Manchester.

Jan 2008 – June 2008
Stage Manager and Technician, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester.

July 2007 – Dec 2007
Festival Production, Wire 25 Festival, The Wire Magazine, London.

Sept 2004 – May 2007
Duty Manager and Arts Technician, Blue Box Theatre, Manchester.

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Mark