I’ve worked as a graphic designer for almost 5 years now, of which 2 years was spent working in the printing industry, with the last 2 and a bit struggling along as a freelancer. My main work load is print design related, posters, flyers, CD covers, DVD covers, print ads etc. I occasionally get asked to web design work, but not often. I’m very good at photo manipulation, it’s probably my biggest strength, Photoshop my favourite program. I also do illustration work, although not as much in a professional sense as I would like, for which I use traditional media as well as Corel Painter.

EXPERIENCE
02/06 – Present, Freelancing
Worked freelance for various clients both locally and internationally doing Print Design including CD and DVD covers, Instant Scratchies, Poster and Flyers, Catalogues, Annual Report Covers, Illustrated Characters, Logos, Web Design, Photo Manipulation and Stationary.

Business clients include Scientific Games, Evcco, Riverstone Bowling Club, Impressions Health & Fitness, Burgess Ventures, Fernwood Fitness Blacktown, Nutrional Dietry Practice and Virginia Crusaders (US softball team), music clients include Cautious Blonde, Stilettos, Ajay Music, Vonsonic, The Transients, Paynie Presents, Tashh, Maxx Records, Julianne Jones, The Shirley Bassey Tribute Show and Domino.

05/07 – 06/08 Calair Pipe Systems
Worked casual part time creating flyers, inhouse documents, stationary, updating and redesigning websites, 3D model illustration and general office duties.

02/04 – 02/06 Snap Printing Blacktown
Graphic Designer of mostly Business Cards and Stationary as well as preparing files for press print and doing Customer Service, Digital Printing, Deliveries and Binding.

EDUCATION
01/02 – 12/02: Diploma in Graphic Design
TAFE New South Wales – Western Sydney Institute
Nepean Campus

01/01 – 12/01: Certificate IV in Graphic Design
TAFE New South Wales – Western Sydney Institute
Nepean Campus

02/00 – 12/00: Certificate III in Fine Arts
TAFE New South Wales – Western Sydney Institute
Nepean Campus

02/99 – 12/99: Certificate II in Design Fundamentals
TAFE New South Wales – Southern Sydney Institute
Lidcome Campus

CAPABILITIES
Print Design, Photo Manipulation, Illustration and Painting (traditional and digital), Packaging Design, Logo Design, Photo Retouching, HTML and CSS Web Design, Typography, Digital Photography, Pre Press Knowledge, Character Concept Design and 3D Design. Both Wacom tablet and traditional drawing medium skills.

SOFTWARE SKILS
Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, Corel Painter IX, Art Rage, Maya, Lightwave, Pagemaker and Dreamweaver.

ONLINE
Member of the Deviant Art Community
Member of the CG Society Community
Founder of Fan Art Exhibit, a website created to help novice fan artists and photo manipulators.
Was featured on a number of pop culture and movie websites including Slash Film, Film School Rejects and First Showing showcasing my Photo Manipulation and Illustrative artworks.

INTERESTS

Movies with a decent story, Good Music (does not include Nickleback), Drumming, Songwriting, Rugby, Cricket, Ice Hockey, Exercise, Healthy Eating and Cooking, Drawing, Comic and Fantasy Art, Texas Hold’em Poker, My Pets.