Visual Communication Consultant with over 20 years extensive experience within the creative design and computer technology industries.
Key skills include:
Creative designer / typographer with over 25 years industry experience.
Expertise in creating, developing and implementing visual branding strategies for organisations and their products and/or services.
Intimate knowledge of the design, prepress, and printing industries.
Proficient in a wide range of creative software packages.
Conceiving, designing, writing and producing software training courses.
Effectively guiding people of all abilities and skill levels in the use of computer technology through demonstrations, presentations and tuition, either individually or in groups.
Ability to motivate, support and work with others in order to achieve a creative and harmonious working environment.
Adobe Certified Instructor in Illustrator CS5
BA [Hons.] Visual Communication, Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, Kent 1984–1987
Member of the Society of International Typographic Designers [by examination] 1987
BTEC National Diploma, Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Surrey 1982–1984
Founder and owner
[gawr-juhs] is a small creative collective based in Edinburgh. Its purpose is to be a space of fluid creativity. Its aim is to be innovative, imaginative and inspirational. It currently specialises in providing business start-ups and SMEs with bespoke design and branding advice at affordable and realistic prices
Edinburgh College of Art, 2002–2010
Graphic Design Lecturer
Part-time lecturer in Graphic Design at the Edinburgh College of Art. From 2006 until 2010 I was responsible for the Stage 3 element of this four year degree course. Holder of Enhanced Disclosure issued by Disclosure Scotland.
Tidalfire Ltd., Edinburgh 2001–2002
Newton Park Ltd., Edinburgh 1999–2000 Director / Technical Author
Edinburgh College of Art, 1995–1998
Lecturer in Visual Communication
Aldus Europe Ltd, Edinburgh 1991–1994
Training Development Co-ordinator,'93–'94
The Graphic Design Guild Ltd., London
OC&C Strategy Consultants Ltd., London