GeoffGriffiths

Warrington, UK

Experience

  • Designer/Founder
    Warrington, UK
    Jun 2010 - Present
    The Design Project NW
    • Print based advertising, packaging and design
    • Web design
    • Surface pattern design

    Recently completed and ongoing work includes:
    • Online/offline advertising and brand positioning for a north west Chartered Accountants
    • Rebranding and rollout for south west based New Media Marketing company
    • Rebranding and rollout for a far eastern based Marine Systems Management company
    • Organic packaging project for the National Laboratory Service.
  • Intermediate/Senior Designer
    Bristol, UK
    Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
    Synergy Marketing & Design
    • I joined Synergy in February of 2009 on a six month contract.
    • Worked on a wide range of projects covering advertising and direct mailing (Bayer Tracer Advanced microchipping & City of Bristol College), corporate identity (Dorset Community Action – charity), website design (Avon Riding Centre), corporate communications (Hyde Housing Trust – staff total reward statement) as well as wayfinding design, brand, promotional and corporate literature.
    • Clients I worked with included The Jelf Group (Insurance & financial services), Sarsen & Knightstone (Housing Associations), University of the West of England & City of Bristol College (Education), Yeo Valley Organic and Coombe Farm (Food), The West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF).
  • Intermediate Designer
    Liverpool, UK
    May 2003 - Aug 2008
    Alexander MacGregor Ltd
    • As a middleweight designer I worked alongside the Creative Director on a wide range of projects spanning design, advertising, corporate identity and marketing as well as producing signage, annual reports, brand, promotional and corporate literature.
    • Completed jobs from brief to print, liaised with clients and art directed numerous projects.
    • It was also my responsibility to oversee and nurture the junior designer in design and implementation across a number of projects.
    • Clients included The University of Liverpool and Sheffield Hallam University (Education), Art in Liverpool, The Open Eye Gallery (Arts), CBRE, King Sturge
    and GVA Grimley (Property) and Mersey Waterfront (Tourism).
  • Freelance Designer
    Portishead – Bristol, UK
    Sep 2009 - Nov 2009
    Soap Communications
    Work has included the freshening of brand/advertising/direct mailing for Active Assistance, a UK based care agency.
  • Freelance Designer
    Warrington, UK
    Oct 2009 - Present
    Different Kettle of Fish Marketing
    • Direct marketing and collateral for Trust Inns UK pub company
    • Press adverts, pop up stands and exhibition shell schemes for The Isla Gladstone Conservatory/Kemps Bistro in Liverpool.
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Liverpool, UK
    Jun 2010 - Present
    Nonconform Design Consultants
    • Collateral for Bermans (Commercial Lawfirm)
    • Product spec sheets for Adlib (sound, light and audio visual specialist)
    • Housing Trust collateral for City West
    • Domestic abuse campaign posters for KHT
    • Internal comms for Housemark social housing
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
    Altrincham, UK
    Jun 2010 - Present
    Rumpus Communications
    • Online and offline advertising and brand positioning for an established north west solicitors.
    • We have also completed an organic packaging project for the National Laboratory Service.
  • Junior
    Liverpool, UK
    Apr 2000 - Feb 2003
    Corporate Culture
    • As a junior I assisted the senior designer on projects for companies including DSA (Disposal Service Agency), BT, Elephante Lifts, United Utilities and OGC Buying Solutions. Incorporating marketing, corporate identity and branding.
    • After a year I was given more responsibility, working on my own design briefs.
    • Unfortunately, because of a change in company direction I was made redundant.

Education

  • HND Design Typography (Distinction)
    Stafford
    Sep 1996 - Jul 1998
    Stafford College
  • ND Graphic Design (Distinction)
    Liverpool
    Sep 1995 - Jul 1996
    Liverpool Community College