Real graphic designer with years of agency experience (Fort Collins / Loveland)
I am offering A simple, affordable graphic design service for small to medium sized businesses in the Boulder / Denver area and am looking for new clients. My rates are flexible and I enjoy working with and helping independent businesses compete in their industries.
If your business needs start up branding, advertising, a website or marketing materials etc. Then please contact me via the above link or through my website. I have pasted in a copy of my full resume, a link to my website and certificates of completion for some recent online courses I have taken.
11/2006 - Present: Viewgoo LLC
Aktionlab, Lead Value, Sherpani, Russi, Mountain High Edibles, KL Realty, The Humane Society,
UNVLS.com, VetweRX, myStyle magazine, Jersey Weddings magazine, Western Wire Phone & Data,
Droplet Measurement Technologies, Indie Concepts, Fat Cat Sake Bar, The Printing Point,
Sky High Productions, The Scotch Corner Pub, Spirit of Change magazine
Viewgoo is my freelance identity. Providing creative graphic design for branding, print, advertising,
and web design. This experience gave me a thorough understanding of developing my own company.
I ran every aspect of Viewgoo's growth and expansion. From collaborating with contractors,
printers and internal marketing specialists to managing the administration and finances involved with
maintaining good business practices. Establishing my clients goals and working with them to develop
creative solutions, I built strong client relationships and learned how to predict their needs to give them
maximum impact in their industries.
02/2007 - 06/2007: Rhode Island School of Design - Instructor of Graphic Design with Quark Express
Teaching was a great experience for me. I enjoyed sharing my knowledge of graphic design and
Xpress with my students greatly. I gave a full and educational course experience utilizing
Quark Xpress and Adobe applications to help them achieve their goals. Learning how to articulate
and express instruction to those with less experience than myself was challenging, but taught me
how to efficiently communicate my vision in a concise and easily understandable manor.
05/2002 - 07/2006: Focus Design - Graphic Designer
Clients: Lloyds TSB, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Close Brothers International Ltd, Emeraude Ferry Lines,
Jersey Goldsmiths, Olsen's Solicitors and Crimestoppers. Description: Focus gave me an expertise
working in all facets of graphic design. From web/UI design, branding to advertising, marketing and typography,
it was an excellent opportunity to diversify, refine and solidify my design skills in all areas of the industry.
04/2000 - 05/2002: Advertising International - Graphic Designer
Hassel Blampied (international recruitment agency), Jersey Financial Services Commission,
Freedom Surf Shop, Surf Dive & Ski and Abacus (Coopers Deloitte offshore investment company).
Returning to Advertising International after my vocational internship, was an honor for me.
The knowledge, skills and experience I acquired there installed a firm and grounded confidence
in my abilities. Advertising International gave me a drive for graphic design that has been my
unyielding passion ever since.
01/1998 - 04/2000: Addendum Media - Graphic Designer
Clients: British Airways, Jersey Public Services and Travelmaker.
Description: Addendum Media was my first experience working as a full time graphic designer.
I developed speed and consistency in my work, how to decipher a creative brief and a firm
understanding of the printing process. I developed an understanding of my team which allowed
me to anticipate their actions and work efficiently and productively.
Education (United Kingdom)
1998 - 2000: In-House Vocational Apprenticeship (Advertising International)
Advertising Concept Development, Copy Writing, Advanced Web Design, Advanced Design for Print,
Publication Design, Typography, Color Theory, Logo / Identity Design and Brand Development.
1996 - 1998: In-House Vocational Apprenticeship (Addendum Media)
Design Technologies and software, Introduction to Visual Communication, Fundamentals of graphic Design,
Design Process, Web Design Structure & Navigation, Information hierarchy, Advertising and Editorial Layout, Photography.
1990 - 1996: GCSE, High School (De La Salle College)
Math, English, Science, Geography, Religious Studies, French, Physical Education, Design Technology.
I have extensive knowledge of many software applications. Listed below are those which I use professionally on a regular basis:
Adobe Photoshop - Image editing and compositing.
Adobe Illustrator - Vector graphics and illustration.
Adobe InDesign - Page design, layout, and publishing.
Adobe Acrobat Professional - Create viewable and editable visuals and print ready documents.
Adobe Muse - Website design and creation.
Adobe Business Catalyst - All-in-one business website and online marketing solution.
Adobe Dreamweaver - Responsive websites and app design.
Adobe Edge Animate - Interactive and animated content for digital devices and desktops.
Wordpress - Content management system.
Pagelines DMS - Responsive website design management system.
HTML & CSS - Text markup and styling code for websites and app construction.
I have found that beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, so it is important to know your target
audience and see your objective through their eyes. I have gained an intimate knowledge of design
and layout, concept development, creative applications and a method of looking at problems with
an open mind and an optimistic determination.
BASI level 1 & 2 Snowboard Instructor (British Association of Snowsport Instructors).
First Aid in the Workplace.
Hospitality & Catering GNVQ 2 (General National Vocation Qualification).
Working with Young People Certification.
Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, France, Holland, Spain, Switzerland, Portugal, Andorra,
Gibraltar, Iceland, throughout Canada and the United States, Venezuela and Brazil.
Climbed to the summit of Mount Washington, NH and snowboarded down to the base.
Boated down the Rio Negro river from Manaus to Belém through the Amazon in Brazil (2000 miles).
Climbed to the summit of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia.
Snow boarded down the Vallée Blanche glacier running off Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
Hiked through the Amazon to the base of Angel Falls in Venezuela.
Hobbies and Interests
All facets of design, art, photography, music, film, meditation, surfing, snowboarding, thai boxing,
travel and adventure.
- do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers