Curriculum Vitae



Education


Royal College of Art, London 
MA Digital Direction – ‘Excellent’ for all marking criteria and Distinction for dissertation.My work at the RCA empowered audiences with the agency to affect an outcome. Visibility was also a recurring theme, through questions of who is seen and heard, but more importantly, who is not... I also created things to make people smile.  
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 Design and Creative.
Currently working on a confidential interactive project with one of my favourite record labels.


Sept 2020 – Present

Tutor, Royal College of Art & UAL.

Jan 2020 

Visiting Lecturer, Falmouth School of Art.

Nov 2019

Guest Lecturer, Royal College of Art.

July 2015 – April 2019 
Senior Designer, 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.

Bribees


‘One of the most interesting examples of "sonification" that I have come across’ – Eric De Visscher, V&A Research Institute

‘We love it. Signed off! Jobsagoodun. It reeeeally is!’ – David Bailey, Creative Director at BBC UX&D

‘He got great feedback from those he worked with...cool,calm and collected just about sums him up...and is charming to work with...with a 'can do' attitude and is witty to boot’ – Al Baird, Lead Creative Director, MSL Publicis Groupe


Email: jhardiker@gmail.com


Mark