This is me
Location: Oslo, Norway.
I have always been the creative type, though my flare for design and media was ignited in 2011 whilst studying Media at A-Level. I went on to achieve an A* and was awarded 'The Michael Lucas Award (In Association with Channel Television)' for outstanding achievements and contributions within the subject of Media.
Naturally, I headed for the design industry for employment. In 2016 I landed the role of 'Studio Manager & Graphic Designer' at LAB-6 - a design and print company based on my home island of Jersey, Channel Islands. During my years at LAB-6, I was responsible for managing a small team and successfully trained multiple juniors into their roles, whilst also designing and printing on multiple projects for a number of brands and companies - ranging from small local businesses to multi-national corporations, dealing with customers head on to deliver products they were happy with.
In 2018, I went on to co-found my own design and print company, The Monkey Hatch, where we focus on designing and printing a range of products for multiple companies. I have worked primarily as the Head Graphic Designer here.
2018 was also the year in which I was employed by the start up hegde fund, Bletchley Park Asset Management. I had fulfilled two roles during my time at Bletchley; 'Research Analyst' and 'In-house Designer'. Not only was I researching potential investments for the multimillion dollar fund, offering generational input into investments, but I also designed the marketing material for potential investors, including 'Pitch Decks', 'One-Pagers' and the monthly newsletter. Furthermore, I collaborated with a third party to help design the company website.
My creative passion doesn't stop at design and media, I am also a songwriter/producer and musician. My abilities in this field saw me awarded the 'Best Unsigned Male 2014' at the Best of British Unsigned Music Awards.
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Services & skills
My education and experience has enabled me to work on projects from start to finish, both individually or as part of a team - whether that be as a team leader, responsible for the oversight and management of roles, or as a key player in the overall process.
I have experience in both laid-back design studio environments as well as professional corporate situations, so am able to apply myself to suit in many different scenarios - as well as having the experience of being a founder and working in start-up environments.
Given my creative history, I am able to conceive of unique creative ideas and bring them to life through graphic design, video editing, copywriting or song writing.
I am proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premiere and Lightroom, as well as Microsoft Powerpoint and Word, and Logic Pro X.
Being natively English, I am able to work as both a writer or proof-reader of English language texts or documents, whilst also having received an 'A' in the 'NO218L Norwegian Language and Culture' exam awarded by Nord Universitet, officially putting me at a B2 Level in Norwegian. This result officially grants me general competency for both university level study and employment within the Norwegian language.