An Art Director, Illustrator, Print & Digital Designer, Film Maker, Prop & Set Designer, Writer, Necromancer, Fine Artist, Wizard...
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The 3rd Edge
At the age of 16, I started my design career, fitting it around my education at the time.
The 3rd edge taught me all of the skills to survive in the design industry including the software, layout concepts & general theory - I learnt a lot more here than most of my friends at university, so I continued my career in design from this.
After 3 years working at The 3rd Edge, I moved on, working as a 3D & Concept artist, UX & UI Designer and anything they needed in between.
Throughout this role I managed a small team of junior artists who were based in Moldova. Unfortunately the company ran into money troubles and I was made redundant a couple of years later.
Off the back of redundancy I took a break between jobs to start freelancing & give myself a broader view of the design career, this took me down a path of HTML, Flash & actionscript Development & Design working for clients such as ANA airlines, YoYo Tech & a few smaller businesses in the Fintech industry.
Once I had a little more experience of how the world worked I was offered a position at Tag Worldwide, a digital production agency, where from my coleagues I learnt video editing & some basic VFX, all the while producing banners and managing the client CMS.
Starting off here as a mid-weight designer I came on to manage all of the companies creative output - from print and digital out of home adverts to onsite & digital marketing collateral including Emails & social imagery / layout.
As well as this I was heavily involved in the branding, UX & UI of the website, creating pages to spec & code through their Magento CMS.
The Bottle Club
After which I started another permanent position at The Bottle Club, I was taken on to initially manage their ecommerce venture's back end system as well as create design collateral.
This role evolved into a re-platform from Magento to Shopify and 2 re-designs & a re-brand of their entire outfit, whilst plugging out the digital and video content as well.
Continually moving on I founded Matchbox Creative officially in the middle of 2019, setting up as a limited company.
Through this process I have found a passion for filmmaking, screenwriting & directing to bring beautiful projects to life - I have since created 10 of my own short films, including a mini web series and assisted on many others for university Masters programs to amateur film makers.
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