Introduction

I'm Matt, a hard-working and enthusiastic creative designer. I love to learn and develop, both as a designer and as a person, and I'm always looking for new skills to acquire and new technologies to figure out. I don't always follow a specific design 'style' - instead, I create designs with specific client's goals and their users in mind. I am dedicated to my work and always take a pride in what I am doing, enjoying the challenge of coming up with new ideas to improve upon, or change, current ways of thinking.

I graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Industrial Design and Technology and am currently working for M&C Saatchi PR, managing both client-side and internal design across a variety of media. As well as improving my design-related skills, working in industry has taught me the importance of being able to build close working relationships and the need to have good communication with co-workers, clients and consumers. I am a positive, determined person and work well either setting my own targets or working in groups and I work well under pressure.

I am an energetic individual with an interest in sport, music and travel. I represented my school at a high level in rugby, football and tennis and have followed my passion for these sports through university. Away from home, I have enjoyed visiting new places to experience new cultures. Although the desire to start university stopped me from taking a gap year, I have been privileged to travel to a number of countries around the world.

Education

UNIVERSITY | Loughborough University | 09/2005-07/2009
| 2:1 | BA Hons, Industrial Design and Technology

A-LEVEL | St John’s School, Leatherhead | 09/2003-05/2005
| A (3) | Mathematics, Design and Technology, Economics (AS Level)
| B (1) | Physics

GCSE | St John’s School, Leatherhead | 09/2000-06/2003
| A* (5) | Design and Technology, Mathematics, Latin, French, English Literature
| A (5) | Combined Physics/Biology/Chemistry, English Language, Geography, IT

Achievements

| BTEC Diploma in Public Services, Distinction
| Top Academic Scholarship, St John’s School
| Design and Technology Exhibition, St John’s School
| Art Exhibition, St John’s School
| Duke of Edinburgh, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards
| Young Enterprise Award
| House Prefect at St John’s School
| Achieved a high rank within the Navy CCF
| Full, Clean Driving Licence

Skills

MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE | Word | Excel | PowerPoint | Publisher |
Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite

ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE | Photoshop | Illustrator | InDesign | Flash | Dreamweaver |
Sketchy rendering of concept sketches through to presentation renderings in Photoshop, vector graphics in Illustrator and page layouts used for advertising / brochures / marketing / print in InDesign

SKETCHING | Pencil | Pen | Marker | Pastel |
Concept sketching through to detailed engineering drawings

CAD MODELLING | Pro Engineer | AutoCAD | Sketch-Up |
Rapid modelling in Sketch-Up through to complex surfacing, assemblies, mechanisms and animation in Pro-Engineer as well as preparation of NC sequencing for CNC milling

3D RENDERING | Alias Image Studio | 3D Studio Max |
Realistic renderings of products in Alias ImageStudio and an understanding of 3D Studio Max v-ray

PROTOTYPING | Manual | CNC |
Skills include metal machining, fabrication, woodworking, CNC machining, basic electronics and mechanics

WEB | HTML | CSS | Dreamweaver | Joomla | Flash |
Experience in the design of websites and developing knowledge of HTML and Flash

UNIVERSITY MODULES STUDIED
User Led Innovation, Ergonomics, Material Selection & Processing, Electronics, Mechanics, Computer Aided Ergonomics, Universal Design, Design History, Sustainable Design, Mould Tool Design

Employment History

M&C SAATCHI PR | Designer | London | Full Time | 01/2014 - Present |
Work alongside the PR department of M&C Saatchi, responsible for client-side creation of graphics, marketing materials, social content etc. as well as internal new business pitch documents and RFIs. Have a wide variety of client experience having worked with 60+ brands including EE, Ocado, Travelex, Foot Locker and Peroni.
www.mcsaatchipr.com

FRANK WARREN PROMOTIONS | Digital Marketing & Design Manager | Broxbourne | Full Time | 01/2012 - 01/2014 |
In charge of all Print & Web Media, and Digital Marketing. Since the start of my employment, I have designed and built a new website, offering a slick general interface, a user friendly online box office and smooth navigation through video and photo content. Being easier to use, and with improved SEO, it has increased both web traffic, and online box office ticket sales. I also design all Fight Posters and advertising materials, including content for media partnerships published in The Sun newspaper and Nuts magazine.
www.frankwarren.com

HiB Ltd | Creative Design Manager | Tamworth | Full Time | 09/2009 - 03/2010, 08/2010 - 01/2012 |
This was originally a role to cover for maternity leave; after travelling abroad for 5 months, I was then asked to return to the company for a permanent role. I have been actively involved in both the Design and Marketing departments at HiB, developing my skills in Graphic Design, Product Design, Website Design, Point of Sale Marketing and Branding. I have been jointly responsible for the face-lift and modernisation of the company Website and have assisted with the redesign of the company Product Brochures, which are released with every new product launch. My position also gave me the opportunity to be involved in the design and development of a number of the new products on show in the current brochure. With the design department being relatively new, it was also part of my role to communicate with suppliers to help develop ways to integrate in-house design with external product sourcing.
www.hib.co.uk

LOUGHBOROUGH UNI COMMERCIALISATION STUDIO | Industrial Design | Loughborough | Part Time | 07/2009 - 03/2010 |
Loughborough University Commercialisation Studio work with University Design Graduates by “providing a platform for energetic designers to develop a viable commercial proposition from an initial design concept”. I spent nine months working part time in the Studio further developing my final year project - Edge - taking it from a hand-made prototype to a model suitable for higher volume manufacture. I worked closely with a Patent Attorney in creating and applying for a UK Patent and Design Rights of my product, which was published in April 2011.
www.lboro.ac.uk/enterprise

INNOVATE DESIGN | Product Design | Salisbury | Freelance | 09/2009 |
Innovate provide a service to help take a client’s ideas from paper to product, including product protection, design, development and marketing. After graduating from University, I spent a month working for Innovate on a project in the initial stages of product development, taking an idea from a client’s scribbles to initial design concepts and finally onto a mechanised CAD model of the final proposed design. It was important to have good time management to work to the client’s deadlines, as well as to have excellent communication with Innovate and the client to ensure everything was delivered to specification.
www.innovate-design.co.uk

MARTINA FURNITURE LIMITED | Furniture Design | Manchester | Full Time | 10/2007 - 03/2008 |
As part of my degree, I completed a six month design placement for Martina Furniture. Here, I learnt skills ranging from concept design through to production, sales, marketing and advertising. I designed marketing brochures and documentation for the company, as well as advertisements for use in prestigious interior design magazines. I learnt to interact and communicate with clients, as good relationships are a necessity in a workplace and public environment.
www.martina-furniture.co.uk

NEW WINE CONFERENCES | Sports | Somerset | Voluntary Work | Summer 2005/06/07/08 |
I have developed inter-personal skills by working with people from many different backgrounds. It was my job, alongside my team, to organise sports events for people between the ages of 11 – 40+ as well as to encourage younger children to take part in other activities. I needed a high level of communication with my team, as well as a lot of commitment to ensure that everything ran smoothly and that events were wellorganised and started on time.
www.new-wine.org

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Hello, I'm Matt

A Web and Graphic Designer from London

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Hello, I'm Matt and I'm a Web and Graphic Designer from London. I have seven years of industry experience and have produced work for some great companies including Red Bull, Virgin Holidays, Frank Warren Promotions, The Sun, EE, Ocado, Ginsters, Dixons, McCoys, Travelex and many more.
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