About

I am a passionate, pro-active, team orientated and fully integrated Senior Designer and have worked extensively across a wide spectrum of disciplines including print, digital, animation, video editing, advertising and even packaging. Simplicity is my approach and I love seeing projects through from concept to delivery. I am however equally as comfortable working in a technical production capacity and relish learning new skills and tackling challenges head on.I currently have 11 years industry experience and my skills to date have been honed working for a variety of creative agencies. I absolutely love what I do and get tremendous satisfaction delivering creative solutions across a multitude of communication channels.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

I am expert across the Creative Suite and also have a highly competent level of ability and knowledge in After Effects and Premiere Pro. I have created numerous videos incorporating 2D and 3D animation and am currently building on an already solid foundation in Cinema 4D. I also have experience of HTML/ HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS/CSS3, PHP and WordPress. I can build fully responsive content managed websites, responsive HTML emails, HTML5 web banners using Google Web Designer and even rich media mobile advertising using double click studio.

MY EXPERIENCE

Senior Creative
J2 (2018 – 2020)

I Joined J2 as a Senior Creative looking to learn and develop my skills in branding and to move toward more identity work for a larger creative agency. I work on a variety of projects from branding to advertising campaign, web design and animation.

Senior Integrated Designer
Satellite (2016 – 2018)

Satellite had just lost one of their founding partners. They were looking for someone to work directly with the creative director on all creative projects to come through the studio. Also bringing a new set of skills into the company and giving direction to the other members of the team. I work on a variety of projects from branding to advertising campaign, web design and animation.

Senior Digital Designer
Acuity (2015 – 2016)
The Promotion to Senior designer came from the digital work growing large enough for me to be managing a team of three mid-weight designers. I was working purely on digital as well as running up numerous digital contracts for DS, Citroën, Suzuki, Zenith and St John Ambulance.

Middle-Weight Designer
Acuity (2013 – 2015)
At Acuity, my primary job was the lead designer on the Citroën and DS brochure contract. While working on that contract I made my digital skills known to the clients and we began to pick up more digital design and development work.

Middle-Weight Designer
Braden Threadgold Ltd (2010 – 2013)
The Promotion to mid-weight designer came with increased responsibility. More responsibility for concept work while still working as part of a team to see projects right through to print or production.

Junior Designer
Braden Threadgold Ltd (2009 – 2010)
I learnt a lot working as a junior designer this taught me about working as a designer to an industry standard. I learnt about printing processes, colour use and good design practice. As well as working as part of a team to develop ideas from concept to final artwork.

MY EDUCATION

BA (Hons) Visual Communication Design
2:1 (Middlesex University)

I really enjoyed my BA. I used this time to explore all areas of graphic design. As well as learning about photography, traditional printing processes and digital design and production.

BTEC National Diploma Multimedia Design
Triple Distinction (Oaklands College St. Albans)

This course fuelled my passion for design and made me sure that I wanted to be a graphic designer

Something to take away

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Email: hello@craigelve.co.uk
Telephone: 07952 997 396