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DANIEL COLIN

colincreatives@hotmail.co.uk

Fleet, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Profile

Enthusiastic and self-motivated graphic and web designer with 9+ years experience creating content for web on a variety of platforms and print in all directions. No matter what I’m creating I pride myself and strive to create thoughtful user friendly designs which are consistently effective.

Work
Experience

Bookingline Ltd Graphic & Web Designer | June 2013 - Current

  • Working alongside with creative agencies and web development/IT suppliers
  • Liaising with hosting/domain companies for optimum website performance
  • Weekly status meetings with director/manager on current and future projects
  • Understanding the target market/users and developing/implementing the ideal experience
  • Implementing SEO to improve websites and increase visitor numbers
  • Analysing and compiling reports on SEO performance through Google Analytics
  • Design and development of an array of website types - including e-commerce, single page, blogs, landing pages, educational, membership and entertainment
  • Digital and print design for outdoors advertising and on stage events
  • Working on a range of various projects covering sales letters, brochures, PDFs, infographics, icons, logos, books, website banners, flyers, posters, presentations, video editing and more
  • Email marketing creation and design

Baumatic Graphic Designer | Feb 2013 - June 2013

  • Creating artwork for a variety of communications material to include: Advertising, Branding and Marketing projects/campaigns - including digital
  • Liaise with the wider marketing team to ensure designs are on-brand and display the business values
  • Working on a variety of different projects covering email marketing designs, social media advertising, brochures, PDFs, infographics, icons, catalogues, website banners, flyers, posters, diagrams, and more
  • Utilising my skills in Adobe Creative Cloud, specifically InDesign, to create eye-catching and engaging creative content for use on the websites and social media channels
  • Creating new ideas towards developing the company’s online presence
  • Working with print production to ensure advertising is printed correctly and at the highest spec
  • Handling multiple projects at once within a fast-paced environment

Protouch Solutions 3D Designer | Aug 2012 - Oct 2018

  • Deliver 3D renderings with tight deadlines for customer product visualisation
  • Full delivery of 3D assets in high and low definition depending on briefs
  • Full control over modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering of textures and models
  • Create designs for on product graphics
  • Liasing with director and project managers to ensure creative direction is being followed for the correct on brand design and rendering

Education

University of the Creative Arts Graphic Design: New Media & BA Hons | Sept 2009 - Aug 2012

Understanding how to apply my creative skills and ideas across a range of platforms and media, and be adaptable to this fast-changing industry. Further developing and extending my skills in this area and applying them across a range of media applications.

University of the Creative Arts Graphic Design: Art and Design & Foundation Diploma | Sept 2008 - Aug 2009

Bridging the gap between studying art and design related disciplines at undergraduate level. Specialising in drawing, painting, textiles, installation art, printmaking, graphic illustration, 3D design and fine art.

Technical Expertise

Professional Skillset

  • HTML5/CSS3/PHP/WordPress
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Visual Design
  • Print Design
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Creative Direction

Working Knowledge

  • JavaScript
  • MySQL
  • UX

Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sublime Text
  • Bootstrap
  • Google Analytics
  • CMS