profile

Elroy Blackwood

Creative Digital and Print Designer

Skills

CSS

HTML

HTML5

CSS3

About

I am a creative designer, with over 14 years experience in digital and print work for client facing organisations in both public and private sector. My everyday goals are to provide a creative solution to my clients needs.

Education

UCA Farnham (formally SIAD)

Graphics & Packaging , Graphics & Packaging

July 1997 - July 1997

Southgate College

Graphics and Packaging Design , Graphics and Packaging Design

July 1993 - July 1993

Edmonton School

July 1991 - July 1991

Experience

Freelance

April-Six

February 2008 - March 2008

Freelance design work including: Artworking Designing and Building HTML emailers

Artworking
Designing and Building HTML emailers
Creative Artworker and Web Designer

The Stream , Hampshire

September 2007 - January 2012

Designing for print, exhibitions, web and digital media including interactive media products for B2B and B2C clients. Building HTML, CMS (Content Management Systems) and Flash web sites / Presentations. Designing and building eDM’s. Artworking/ print prep

Web design and build
Artworking
Client liason
Designer and Design Editor

MaxBashing Magazine (Stoney Castle Publishing Ltd)

March 2007 - November 2007

• Designing and the production of the MaxBashing magazine • Delivering the design to a tight print schedule • Designing and developing the MaxBashing website • Liaising with and presenting to clients, ensuring briefs were accurately managed. • Taking design from concept to print for external clients

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Owner

indelible design

January 2007 - February 2012

• Designing Brands, (Content Managed (CMS) web sites and marketing collateral from SME's

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Freelance

Aricot Vert

November 2006 - December 2006

Various Freelance work including: Design Artworking Presentations Training

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Freelance

Maximum International Marketing

September 2006 - December 2006

• Graphic design • Artworking • Presentation designing and build • Designing and building Flash micro sites

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Key Sessional Lecturer

University College for the Creative Arts (formally The Surrey Institute of Art and Design)

September 2005 - July 2007

• Delivering learning and assessing learners • Advising learners on the career paths available • Portfolio and interview technique workshops • Undertaking day-to-day administrative duties

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Senior Lecturer - Design Management

The Surrey Institute of Art and Design

September 2004 - September 2005

• Delivering learning and assessing learners on design and design management • Preparing learners to be able to perform confidently and competently in the professional environment • Organising, adapting and imparting the contents of the module handbooks so that individual learning needs were met • Recruiting and interviewing • Liaising with student and staff educational bodies to develop a more effective and integrated approach to learning and teaching • Organising fun and stimulating field trips locally and abroad • Risk assessing to ensuring the health and safety of both student and staff (on field trips) • Undertaking day-to-day administrative duties Key Achievements • Employed training methods which stimulated an enthusiasm for learning and helped develop excellent rapport with students. • Established and adjusted syllabus and teaching styles to maximise work satisfaction for students, directly resulting in improved assessment results

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Key Sessional Lecturer

The Surrey Institute of Art and Design

January 2002 - September 2004

• Delivering learning of graphic design and industry standard design applications • Assessing and feedback. • Planning and directing the syllabus, working to the significant needs of the class and individual. • Mentoring learners. Key Achievements • Successfully crossed over from the private to the public sector, demonstrating awareness of the different needs and responsibilities. • Further improved communication skills.

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Partner

the Vision Studios

January 1998 - January 2002

• Day-to-day running of the business including administration and accounting. • Supervising (4) staff • Business development, acquiring major international accounts. • Liaising with clients, ensuring briefs were accurately managed. • Leading design and project management on a wide variety of print and new media projects. Key Achievements • Built up a successful partnership based on a strong client focus and efficient delivery. • Negotiated key contracts with Electronic Arts Ltd, Sony, Coca-Cola and Warner Bros, driving them from concept to completion

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP
Designer

Systems Group

January 1997 - January 1999

• Designing of corporate logos, brochures and adverts from concept to print. • Leading exhibitions design including the design of a stand for the company at Novell’s ‘Brainshare’ exhibition in Nice, France. • Advertising and print purchasing • Budget handling • Design and project management Key Achievements • Successfully moved from education to industry. • Successfully organised a profitable exhibition stand at Novel’s ‘Brainshare’ exhibition in Nice, France on a very tight budget

ex: Management
ex: Gardening
ex: PHP

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

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