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PERSONAL STATEMENT

With over nine years of commercial experience, my knowledge and expertise encompasses print, web and new media in the design of data driven and e-commerce websites. I am a passionate and talented creative director who possesses excellent communication skills. I enjoy working face to face with clients and managing projects from inception through to production.

I am motivated by new challenges and wish to work within a dynamic company that is highly creative and aims to produce excellent results.

EDUCATION

2000

Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Graphic Design
Wanganui Polytechnic School of Design with distinction for Academic Achievement
Certificate in Adult Teaching and Learning

1996-1999

Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design
Professor Hazel Gamec Postgraduate Scholarship
Wanganui Polytechnic School of Design with distinction for Academic Achievement

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY:

Adobe:

Acrobat / Dreamweaver / Fireworks / Flash / Illustrator / InDesign / Photoshop / Premiere

Microsoft suite:

Word / Excel / PowerPoint / MS Project / Visio

Languages:

HTML / XHTML / XML / CSS / some knowledge of Action-script

Media editing:

Video / Podcasting / Webinars

CMS:

Ektron 7.5 / SharePoint / Bespoke

Knowledge of

ASP .Net / Ajax / Java Script / Open Source technologies

 

Web Trends / Google Analytics / Google Ad Manager / W3C guidelines and accessibility

Platforms

Windows and Macintosh

WORK EXPERIENCE

Creative Director

IQPC
June 2007 – Present

The Company
IQPC is a global, world leading conference and events company. The company produces in excess of 1,000 events annually; attracting some 100,000 senior executives in industry sectors such as Defence, Energy, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Transport, Legal, Six Sigma and Shared Services industry sectors

The Position
During my time with IQPC I managed a team of between 10 to 15 front-end designers, developers and support staff. This team produced in excess of 1,000 content managed event websites annually for 12 global regions in six languages along with on going corporate and new community based web projects.

My initial brief as Creative Director was to set a new tone and creative direction for the design team. This involved the review and reorganization of the team structure to align it with a more progressive online business strategy.

Through recruitment and retraining during the first six months the design team developed from HTML content editors to competent web designers/developers. Due to the nature of the global business the team was a multi-cultural mix with language specific skills.

As well as the creative and management role I was also was very involved in overseeing the migration of www.iqpc.com and all the subsequent event websites to a new ASP .Net based CMS (Ektron) platform. From the commencement of this solution we continued to develop and optimize internal applications and processes to interface with this solution, leveraging our CRM database, registration and payment solutions.

In 2008 I art directed the redesign and production of the company’s Shared Services News magazine from a one colour 20 page newsletter to a 32 page monthly glossy corporate magazine.

Day to day I have been responsible for the overall creative direction and output of the UK team including advising on strategy, architecture, design and implementation of custom built standalone websites which experimented with B2C engagement tactics.


Freelance Designer

Self Employed
April 2006 – May 2007

From October 2006 to March 2007 I took some time out to travel and explore entrepreneurial opportunities abroad. During this time I worked on a variety of freelance projects including:

In 2006 I collaborated with Media 52, a Birmingham based web development agency, on a number of e-commerce and marketing websites. Completed and live to date are the following:



Creative Director

Richemont International Ltd
October 2003 – March 2006

www.richemont.com

 

The Richemont Internet department is a centrally managed resource that is responsible for providing web development and e-business consultancy services to the Group brands and internal departments.

I was responsible for the design and maintenance of a number of new and existing brand marketing and e-commerce websites, web based applications and email marketing campaigns. As well as designing the look and feel of a number of luxury brand websites, I was also involved in the project management and organization of an internal team of designers and developers.

In addition this role also gave me the opportunity to provide guidance on content, website structure, functionality, accessibility and usability issues. I regularly liaised with clients to facilitate in the creation of written content and art directed product photography.



Intermediate Designer

NM Rothschild & Sons
November – July 2003

As a designer in Rothschild’s busy in-house studio I was part of a small team responsible for meeting all our internal client needs.

Working closely with the Corporate Events department I designed corporate literature, magazine adverts, event invitations, brochures, delegate conferences packs as well as the in-house magazine and all the 2003 Annual Reports.

Part of my role was to manage and liaise with printers and other suppliers to ensure that the highest quality print production was maintained.



Freelance

October – November 2002

Various short term positions in legal and financial institutions. Designing corporate literature, presentations, financial reports and flash animations.



Designer

Neogine Communication Design
August 2000 – August 2002

www.neogine.co.nz

My role at Neogine gave me a lot of creative freedom, working both independently and as part of the team on projects from writing the initial brief through concept stage, design, layout and final implementation. This position involved designing to tight deadlines, creating unique artwork, presenting concept visuals to clients, pre-press production and managing clients.

During this time I was involved in designing brand identities, packaging, corporate communications materials, publications, signage and displays, web design and new media applications for a variety of clients including: Government departments, Telecom NZ, small businesses and large corporations.

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