• Justin Gould-Davies

  • About me

    Experience

    Senior Graphic Designer providing design and marketing solutions right across the board, working on all facets associated with design and marketing sectors. From POS, FMCG, Design to Print, Packaging, Digital and Web.

    Specialties

    Graphic Design, Creative Lead, Branding, POS, Packaging, Web Design, Email Design, Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat, QuarkXPress, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photography and CMS.


    I have a Masters Degree in Design to further showcase my experience and abilities.


    Currently: Senior Creative / Marketer - Williams Medical Supplies (April 2010 – Present)

    I have been involved in a major rebranding of the company. Including flyers, email adverts, brochure design and packaging design. Coming up with fresh inventive ways of promoting the company, be it through POS, web, press or even more unusual forms of promotion.

    Technical Skills

    Adobe Creative Suite CC (CS6) which includes: InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator and Dreamweaver. I also have knowledge and experience of using Flash (CS6). Further to these packages I can also use XMPIE variable data software, QuarkXPress design software, Espresso a web-coding program plus many other OSX based programs.
    I can source images from outside agencies and negotiate fees and usage rights for any type of project. I have also used many different types of cards and papers; also I have used many different types of foiling, varnish and pantone colours. I can make mock-up packaging and dummies to a very high level to give the customer a realistic idea of how a finished design will look.
    I’m as happy working from templates and style sheets as I am creating completely original designs and layouts from my own ideas and concepts.
    I am very hard working, well organised and have a keen eye for detail – I will always pull out all the stops to reach deadlines, no matter how unrealistic they appear. I’m used to working in high-pressure environments and work well both independently and within a team. I am very personable and fully used to dealing with customers of all levels.

  • Booklets

    Flyers

    Packaging

    Illustration

    Posters

    Web / Email

    Animation

  • CV

    Senior Creative / Marketer - Williams Medical Supplies (April 2010 – Present)

    I have been involved in a major rebranding of the company. Including flyers, email adverts, brochure design and packaging design. Coming up with fresh inventive ways of promoting the company, be it through POS, web, press or even more unusual forms of promotion.

    Freelance Designer / Marketer - 3 Month Contract at Mountway Limited (Feb 2010 – April 2010)

    I worked on a contract basis for a Mountway Limited on a 3 month fixed contract. I was hired to design and create a 140-page product catalogue. This was produced in both hard and digital formats. I also worked on all manner of POS, including advertising flyers and email adverts.

    Studying Masters Degree (2009-2012)

    I decided to study a Masters Degree to gain accreditation for all my experience and skills. The course was very broad and covered all aspects of the design and marketing industry; including graphic design, web design, multimedia and interactive design. I feel that I am now an even more accomplished and skilled individual for this experience.

    Kall Kwik - Studio Manager (Dec 2005 – Jan 2009)

    I worked for K-Design as a Studio Manager and Creative lead. I managed all projects and delegated where necessary to the two designers in my team. Multi-tasking and delegation of different projects at any one time meant applying stringent timescales and maintaining them to meet deadlines and the budget.

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  • Contact Info

    Justin Gould-Davies

    Email: jgoulddavies@gmail.com
    LinkedIn: Justin Gould-Davies

  • CV

    Zenith Print and Packaging – Senior Graphic Designer (May 2001 – Aug 2005)

    My clients included the Royal Mint, the Royal Mail, Memorex and the WRU. I was one of the lead designers working on all types of collateral for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. I would regularly meet clients to take design briefs and then to present the visual concepts I had created.

    Traxdata – Senior Graphic Designer
    (June 2000 – January 2001)

    Working on packaging, sales literature for internal CD/DVD branding. Some of the clients I worked for included the DVLA and local government. I would manage projects from an initial brief to finished print ready artwork.

    SW Argus – Advert Design Manager
    (March 1996 – May 2000)

    I was initially responsible for creating sales and recruitment campaigns. My last appointment was that of Advert Design Manager where I managed a 50-strong team of Advert Designers.

    A R Doe Design Studio - Graphic Designer
    (February 1992 – February 1996)

    I worked across a wide variety of products for clients such as Hoover and Welsh Pantry. I was also trained in traditional design techniques, including freehand drawing, colouring up, hand paste-up, camera and bromide work.