Paul Hilken

Graphic Designer


South Coast, UK

Freelance graphic design, art direction, artwork and digital retouching.


  • Art Director
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    Sep 2001 - Jan 2009
    Walker Agency
    Designing a full range of print based material both above and below the line and working across our entire client base including: Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, Land of Leather, Castle Cover and Jersey Conference Bureau. The role also required me to Art Direct photoshoots including organising models and wardrobe. I was also tasked with training junior members of staff, liaising with printers, paper manufacturers and attending press passes.
  • Freelance
    Basingstoke, Hampshire
    Feb 1999 - Aug 2001
    The Dirty Cat Company
    Designing a host of sales promotional pieces and several catalogues for BBC Worldwide including: BBC News, This Life, Omnibus, Wildlife Specials, Walking with Dinosaurs and BBC Children’s Teletubbies story books.
  • Director
    Poole, Dorset
    Jul 1995 - Jan 1999
    Mail order advertising and promotion for The Consortium skate and snowboard store, to help generate their brand awareness. I also worked with various independent record labels, designed club flyers, as well as producing direct mail and advertising for a local leisure company.


  • Gold Award in the Best Brochure Destinations category, 2007 and 2008 in the MIMA Awards (Meetings Industry Marketing Awards) for Jersey Conference Bureau brochure.