Creative Design Portfolio


Infographics

Visualising data
Project 02

Infographics

Combining research and data techniques with graphic design skills to present complex information in a variety of innovative and engaging ways.

  • Medium: CS Photoshop, CS Illustrator, CS InDesign, Pen and Tablet
  • Clients: Public Health, Connexions, Leicester City Council

Infographics

Graphic Design

Project 03

Graphic Design

Using knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite to put together a variety of documents, posters and artwork for use in marketing and promotional campaigns

  • Medium:CS Photoshop, CS Illustrator, CS InDesign, Pen and Tablet
  • Clients: Public Health, Leicester LGBT Centre, Leicester City Council, Local performer Lizzie Rushby

Graphic Design

Application & UI Development

Project 01

Application Development

Projects I have worked on that have involved designing and developing websites and applications

  • Medium: Languages such as Visual Basic, Javascript, JQuery, Ruby and Python
  • Clients: Care Services, Leicester City Council, University of Leicester, DeMontfort University

Software & UI Development

Art & Illustration

Project 06

Art & Illustration

Work that has required artistic output including examples of illustrations developed for some of the projects within my portfolio. Also includes personal artwork.

  • Mediums:Pen and Tablet, Adobe Creative Suite, Pen and Paper, Paint

Art & Illustration

Web Development

Project 05

Web Development

Work that involves developing Websites and using UX (User Experience) Design principles

  • Mediums:Pen and Tablet, Adobe Creative Suite, Pen and Paper, Paint

Web Development

3D Design & Other Work

Project 04

3D Design & Other Work

3D art, either as standalone pieces or as parts of other work - in particular constructing landscapes and city environments.

  • Mediums:Pen and Tablet, Adobe Creative Suite, Pen and Paper, Paint

3D Design & Other Work

Curriculum Vitae


About Me

Multidisciplined and adaptable Designer with experience in most forms of design from infographics and layout to application development and UX design. Seeking opportunities to develop my career within the creative industry where the balance of my technical ability and creative talent is advantageous.

'Multipotentialite'

“An educational and psychological term referring to a pattern found among intellectually gifted individuals. Multipotentialites generally have diverse interests across numerous domains and may be capable of success in many endeavors or professions, they are confronted with unique decisions as a result of these choices.” - Wiki Link

Key Skills & Expertise

  • Graphic / Technical Design
  • Data Visualisation & Infographics
  • Web Design & Development
  • UX & UI design
  • Research & data analysis
  • Music & audio design

Employment History & Experience

Research & Intelligence Analyst
Leicester City Council 20011 - Present

  • Managed and administrated an online consultation platform
  • Pioneered and developed data visualisation as a concept through to realisation
  • Designed and produced infographics to a professional standard
  • Developed User Experience and Customer Journey Mapping to engage with clients to enable them to take part in shaping product design
  • Developed website evaluation method and user experience techniques to review website
  • Designed wireframes and prototype designs to implement changes to website
  • Wrote business case and produced project planning documents for research projects into audience participation
  • Formed and managed a network groups to act as user communities for testing and consulting on product design and development
  • Designed and developed user interfaces through web and application development
  • Pioneered the integration of ‘R’ as a Geographical Information System with mapinfo to improve the GIS capabilities of the team
Commissioning, Policy & Performance Officer
Leicester City Council 2006 - 2011

  • Ran and coordinated research surveys – known as ‘resident surveys’ and wrote and presented findings reports
  • Acted as main point of contact for all matters relating to ‘research & intelligence’ in the Council prior to the forming of the ‘Research & Intelligence Team’
  • Provided a ‘data analysis and advice’ service for anyone needing analytical information
  • Represented Leicester and Leicester City Council on local, regional and national boards – including central government
  • Negotiated data sharing agreements and policies for joint collaborative working arrangements with key data providers at all levels (e.g. Office of National Statistics,
  • Designed and Developed the Performance Management Framework
  • Led a regular meeting of Research professionals to discuss developments in research & performance related information
  • Developed the ‘strategic commissioning cycle’ (Analyse, Plan, Do, Review)
Regeneration Officer - Data Developer
Leicester City Council 2004 - 2006

  • Acted as point of contact for data and analysis on the NRF fund (Neighbourhood Renewal)
  • Developed performance management indicators called ‘Floor Targets’ and coordinated meetings to hold departments to account for their progress against targets
  • Designed methods for ‘visualising’ performance management indicators – in particular traffic light systems for highlighting progress
  • Worked on a GIS platform called LSORA and represented Leicester in its technical development
Business Development Manager
STRIDE 2000 - 2004

  • Developed a business model that was successful in attracting funding and became one of the key components of the company business
  • Designed and implemented software for performance management of the business
  • Developed a stock control system and trained staff on running and maintaining it
  • Developed website, brochures and key marketing products to sell the company and its business
  • Achieved recognition of business performance by applying to the Times ‘City 100’ index of fastest growing companies and winning the regional award for East Midlands of which we placed 20th in the Country

Personal Qualifications

 Prince 2 Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Delivered by The Programme Support Office (PSO) Ltd 2007

Education

  • B.A. (hons) Media Studies 1995 – 1999 Sunderland University
  • Communication Studies 1995 – 1998 Sunderland University
  • B-Tec National Diploma - Business & Finance Studies 1993 – 1995 Charles Keene College, Leicester
  • SPSS: Introduction to IBM SPSS Statistics (V20)

Personal Competencies

  • Highly adaptable and capable of learning new software within a short space of time
  • Capable of working under own initiative
  • Enjoy both leading and being part of a team
  • Problem solving and idea generation and ‘thinking outside the box’
  • Relish a challenge to help improve and refine business or processes
  • Creative Design skill and ability to translate numbers into art
  • Practical and sociable and always game for a laugh
  • Obsessed with games, films, comics and anything geeky!
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