DESIGNER, PONDERER, PROBLEM-SOLVER AND MAKER OF THINGS • BASED IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND
07730 573 406 email@example.com www.baydesign.co.uk
DESIGNER, PONDERER AND MAKER OF THINGS • BASED IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND
07730 573 406
Hi Everybody! I’ve been providing design solutions for print and web since 1999. I have vast experience in printing, advertising, publishing and marketing. I hold an HNC in Graphic Design and a BA(Hons) 2:1 in Digital Media and Animation. I’m self-motivated with a deep all-round understanding of web, print and consumer behaviour who can manage projects and deadlines efficiently and effectively. I’m an advocate of ‘soft power’ and I can work in small teams or independently. That said, I enjoy facing all tasks and enjoy positively engaging with people of all demographics.
SINCE 1989 I’VE WORKED WITH…
I’m self motivated with an all-round understanding of web, print and people. I’m presentable and mature with transferable skills and a full clean car, motorcycle and powerboat licence. I enjoy long-distance running and weight training (totally incompatible but I love it) and was once a former Royal Marines Reservist. My body is 50 but my mind remains 30.
APPEARANCE & PROFESSIONALISM
WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION
OBSERVATION & AWARENESS99%
ATTENTION TO DETAIL95%
I have an insatiable interest in how things work. My passion for good design goes way beyond making things ‘look nice’ and over time I’ve enjoyed learning about consumer behaviour and what makes people tick, the Pareto Principle and an area of psychology known as social proof. I also find the Project Management Triangle to be a useful reminder when managing the demands of people and projects.
Given a task and the necessary resources I can become a master of anything and I’m an enthusiast of lifelong learning having gained a BA(Hons) at the grand age of 45! Naturally I can use the usual design software packages (Adobe CC etc.) but I can also get by with: After Effects, PremierPro, Blender, Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D, Cheetah3D and much more. Remember, I’ve been doing this for so long now, I’ve forgotten more than some designers will ever know.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & CUSTOMER SERVICE
I started out in print with no formal qualifications but with a natural talent to draw and paint. Together with my observational skills and a desire to solve problems, my work shifted towards digital design soon after my first trip to the USA in ’97 where I was first introduced to the web. Back home I started working with Dreamweaver and began picking up some PHP & MySQL skills. After gaining an HNC in Graphic Design and later a 2:1 BA in Digital Media and animation, I still enjoy creating exciting and user-friendly websites, graphics, animations and logo designs. Photography also occupies a considerable part of my work and spare time.
I recently sent a SurveyMonkey questionnaire to people I’ve worked with and this is how I was rated on a satisfaction scale…
YEARS WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE
YEARS GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE
According to the famous Myers Briggs personality test I’m an ISTP. Here’s what they say about us…
“ISTPs are observant artisans with an understanding of mechanics and an interest in troubleshooting. They approach their environments with a flexible logic, looking for practical solutions to the problems at hand. They are independent and adaptable and typically interact with the world around them in a self-directed, spontaneous manner.
ISTPs are attentive to details and responsive to the demands of the world around them. Because of their astute sense of their environment, they are good at moving quickly and responding to emergencies. ISTPs are reserved, but not withdrawn: the ISTP enjoys taking action, and approaches the world with a keen appreciation for the physical and sensory experiences it has to offer. They are often capable of humorously insightful observations about the world around them.”
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE THINGS…
SUITS & SHOES
T-SHIRTS & TRAINERS
SOLITUDE & WINE
PARTIES & RED BULL
STRENGTH & FITNESS
TV & TAKEAWAYS
This is what people have said about me…
“Hi James: That looks stunning. It really does. I am really impressed. Regards…”
“My God James you are good. I will show the client tomorrow.”
“Hi James: You’re a genius. I think it’s great. We will go with that.”
“Hi James: We want to thank you for a very enlightening meeting this afternoon. We left you feeling that a weight had been lifted from our shoulders and that we could at last see a way forward. Very best…”
“Hi James: Initially I feel the layout looks great. I think it looks sharp, crisp and is exactly what we are looking for. More than happy with the look.”
“Hi James: I have just viewed the website and we are extremely pleased with the progress so far. Best…”
“James: Excellent service as always. Best…”
“Absolutely cracking. Top Job!”
“This is looking awesome – seriously impressed!”
“The logo is bloody brilliant – love it.”
“James: I love it I love it!”
“Thanks James. That is brilliant. The website looks great. Very sharp. How long will it stay on page 1?”
“Thank you so much I am so happy with the website and had some good feedback and people asking who did it for me”
SOME PREVIOUS PROJECTS
A FEW FAVOURITE BRANDS