JAMES HEWINGS

JAMES HEWINGS: DESIGNER, PONDERER AND MAKER OF THINGS • BASED IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND
07730 573 406 • mail@jameshewings.com • www.baydesign.co.uk

DESIGNER, PONDERER AND MAKER OF THINGS • BASED IN TORQUAY, DEVON, ENGLAND
07730 573 406
mail@jameshewings.com
jameshewings
www.baydesign.co.uk

Hi! I’ve been providing design solutions for print and web since 1999. I have experience in printing, advertising, publishing and marketing. I hold an HNC in Graphic Design and a BA(Hons) in Digital Media and Animation. I’m a self-starter with a deep all-round understanding of web and print who can manage projects and deadlines. I can work in a small team or independently so you won’t need to keep holding my hand – in fact, I prefer things that way. I once worked a 40 hour shift without a break to meet a publishing deadline.

SINCE 1989 I’VE WORKED WITH…

PERSONAL

I’m a self-starter with a deep all-round understanding of web and print. A presentable and mature person with a full clean car, motorcycle and powerboat licence. I’m a keen long-distance runner and former Royal Marines Reservist.

APPEARANCE & PROFESSIONALISM
WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION
PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

INNATE SKILLS

OBSERVATION & AWARENESS

99%

MANUAL DEXTERITY

95%

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

90%

RESOURCEFULNESS

99%

LEARNED DIGITAL SKILLS

I have a deep understanding and interest in how things work. My passion for good design goes way beyond making things ‘look nice’ and over time I’ve learned much about consumer behaviour, the Pareto principle and an area of psychology known as social proof. I also subscribe to the principles of the Project Management Triangle.

80%ADOBE CC

90%WORDPRESS

49%PHP & CSS

Given a task and the necessary resources I can become a master of anything and I’m no stranger to lifelong learning. If another creative calls in sick I can step in and get by with: After Effects, PremierPro, Blender, Final Cut Pro, Cinema 4D, Cheetah3D and much more. I’ve been doing this for so long, I’ve forgotten more than some people will ever know.

EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS & CUSTOMER RELATIONS

After starting out in print, my work shifted towards digital design soon after my first trip to the USA in ’97 where I was introduced to the web. Back home I started working with Dreamweaver and began picking up some PHP & MySQL skills. Things took off from there really and I still use my graphic design experience to create exciting and user-friendly websites, graphics and logo designs. Photography also occupies a considerable part of my life.

I recently sent a SurveyMonkey questionnaire to people I’ve worked with and this is how I was rated on a satisfaction scale…

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


500

WEBSITES


18

YEARS WEB DESIGN EXPERIENCE


28

YEARS GRAPHIC DESIGN EXPERIENCE

PERSONAL

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.”

MY KINDA THINGS…

75%

SUITS & SHOES
T-SHIRTS & TRAINERS

90%

MAC OS
WINDOWS

75%

SOLITUDE & WINE
PARTIES & RED BULL

90%

STRENGTH & FITNESS
TV & TAKEAWAYS

TESTIMONIALS

This is what people have said about me…

  • “Hi James: That looks stunning. It really does. I am really impressed. Regards…”

    — Anna

  • “My God James you are good. I will show the client tomorrow.”

    — Quen

  • “Hi James: You’re a genius. I think it’s great. We will go with that.”

    — Quen

  • “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…”

    — Bobbie

  • “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.”

    — Paul

  • “Hi James: I have just viewed the website and we are extremely pleased with the progress so far. Best…”

    — Anna

  • “James: Excellent service as always. Best…”

    — Craig

  • “Absolutely cracking. Top Job!”

    — Stuart

  • “This is looking awesome – seriously impressed!”

    — Anna

  • “The logo is bloody brilliant – love it.”

    — Kim

  • “James: I love it I love it!”

    — Anna

  • “Thanks James. That is brilliant. The website looks great. Very sharp. How long will it stay on page 1?”

    — Brian

  • “Thank you so much I am so happy with the website and had some good feedback and people asking who did it for me”

    — Lorna

The Present Day
2013

BA(Hons) DIGITAL MEDIA & ANIMATION

In 2011 I studied BA(Hons) Digital Media and Animation at the University of Plymouth and achieved a 2:1
2010
2002

BECAME SELF-EMPLOYED FULL-TIME

In 2002 I left full time employment to concentrate on freelance work.

GRAPHIC/DIGITAL DESIGNER

In 1999  I moved to Images Marketing in Teignmouth, Devon. It included a wide range of web and print projects for which I was individually responsible for.

BEGAN FREELANCE WORK

In 1999 I started designing & selling a quite successful range of greetings cards. This was a springboard for my freelance career.
1999

HNC GRAPHIC DESIGN

Whilst others were negotiating pay rises, I negotiated a day off each week so that I could study HNC Graphic Design at Plymouth College of Art.
1998

MAGAZINE DESIGNER/ILLUSTRATOR

In 1996 I was encouraged to work for Rapide in Exeter, Devon. An independently owned company with a £24m turnover. I created page layouts, illustrations and graphic design for consumer magazines.
1996

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

In 1995 I moved to Kingfisher Print in Dartington, Devon. I love the smell of print!
1995

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

In 1993 I moved to South West Design & Publishing, Totnes, Devon – A contract publishing house for national and international magazines. Part of my job included digitally airbrushing photographic images.
1993
1990

GRAPHIC/PASTE-UP ARTIST

I got my first design job in 1989 at Auto Trader Magazine, Totnes, Devon; A regional consumer/trade weekly magazine. This is where I first saw my first Mac. An Apple Macintosh IIci with a 40MB Hard Drive with Aldus Freehand installed!
1989

SOME PREVIOUS PROJECTS

A FEW FAVOURITE BRANDS

THANKS FOR VISITING