Current Employment

Ignition/Blue Flint Group
Group Studio Trafficker (Print/Digital)
07.2017 - to date : Bristol
Perm Role : 4 days a week

A newly-created role managing studio workflow across the group's 3 studios
Reviewing and creating processes that are suitable for all studios
Establishing scheduling methods for workloads
Bringing all studios onto the same processes
Prioritising workloads, developing 'cross-selling’ processes for studio time across the 3 studios
Working with all PMs/AMs in the UK and US to gather information for briefings
Ensuring job requests are delivered on time and to budget
Tracking everyone’s availability and locations each day (on site/UK/US)
Gathering briefs prior to bookings and checking information
Instigating tracking and reporting methods on time and budgets
Daily liaison with studio members monitoring all work in progress
Daily liaison with client services team ensuring all projects are resourced
 

Previous Employment

We The Curious
Design and Studio Manager (Print/Digital)
12.2016 – 07.2017 : Bristol
Maternity Cover : 4 days a week

Reviewing and updating all studio processes
Establishing scheduling methods for workloads
Prioritising workloads, informing department heads of potential issues
Working with all departments to gather information for briefings
Ensuring job requests are delivered on time, to budget, to a high quality
Providing additional support to all departments at all levels
Designing and artworking to alleviate bottlenecks
Managing print production requests, negotiating costs
Weekly reports to team, fortnightly reports to SMT
Researching and facilitating the implementation of a new DAM system
Creation of procedure guides for new finance system
Tracking and reporting on time and budgets
 

Triangle Design limited
Client Services Manager (Print)
01.2015 - 11.2016 : Bristol
Perm Role : 4 days a week

A newly-created role
Creating a new main point of contact for all clients
Managing client expectations and building client relationships
Assessing and streamlining working processes across whole business
Establishing a new studio booking process
Prioritising workloads, resourcing projects to meet demand
Providing input and support to all team members
Sourcing freelance support when needed, negotiating rates
Building relationships with suppliers, negotiating rates
Quality check on all jobs from brief to delivery
Creation of new server filing system and naming conventions
Continued assessment of briefings, gathering relevant information
Designing and artworking to alleviate bottlenecks
Reporting on budgets, studio time, and tracking profitability
Ensuring projects are delivered on time and on budget
Managing HR issues, reviewing team members, and setting goals
Weekly reporting to SMT
 

e3 Media Limited
Studio/Traffic Manager (Digital)
10.2011 - 11.2014 : Bristol
Perm Role : full time

A newly-created role
Creating and maintaining a studio workflow system
Tracking studio time against budgets and deadlines
Recruiting suitable and cost effective freelance resources
Weekly SMT meeting to review studio profitability
Daily liaison with studio members monitoring all work in progress
Daily liaison with client services team ensuring all projects are resourced
Maintaining solid contacts with recruitment agents
Creation of all freelance contracts and ensuring all remain up to date
Raising POs, allocating invoices, reporting on all expenditure to SMT
Monitoring individual studio members’ productivity and progress
Advising department heads on staff reviews and setting targets
Monitoring attendance, timekeeping, sickness and holidays
Offering support at all times to all studio members
Managing HR issues, elevating to senior management when necessary
 

Six agency
Studio/Traffic Manager (Print/Digital)
06.2011 - 10.2011 : Bristol
Contract : full time

Creation of studio management systems and processes
Reviewing and instigating new processes throughout the teams
Highlighting areas in need of improvement and proposing solutions
Creation of workflow process to track all studio bookings
Creation of quality control processes to minimise amends stages
Designing and artworking to alleviate bottlenecks
Managing print production requests and negotiating costs
Weekly reporting to SMT on studio profitability
 

Design Central
Artworker (Print/Digital)
02.2011 - 06.2011 : Wick
Contract : full time

Providing artwork support
Providing print production support
 

Nisbets
Artwork Studio Manager (Print)
05.2010 - 11.2010 : Avonmouth
Contract : full time

Responsible for the production of online and offline catalogues
Liaising with marketing team ensuring workflow runs smoothly
Ensuring all set targets and deadlines are met
Quality control, proof reading prior to production
Artworking to alleviate bottlenecks

 

Oakwood Media Group
Project Manager (Print)
01.2010 - 05.2010 : Bristol
Contract : part time

Project management for BP World Cup conferences
Organising exhibition stand production and merchandise worldwide
Quality control, proof reading prior to production

 

University of exeter
Scheduling Co-Ordinator
08.2009 - 12.2009 : Exeter
Contract : part time

Ensuring the smooth booking and organisation of all facilities
Working across multiple departments providing resourcing solutions

 

Atlantic Creative
Artworker (Print)
07.2009 - 08.2009 : Exeter
Contract : part time

Providing artwork support on Coca Cola and Bath University accounts
 

Oakwood Media Group
Studio/Production Manager (Print/digital)
06.2008 - 07.2009 : Bristol
Perm Role : full time

Creating a new studio booking system
Facilitating communication between the print and digital teams
Managing the merger of Oakwood and One Brand studio workloads
Managing recruitment, holding staff reviews, and setting targets
Working in Synergist (finance system), raising POs and invoices
Providing costing for additional resource and print production
 

V2i Digital Solutions
Studio Manager (Digital)
11.2007 - 06.2008 : Cheltenham
Contract : full time

Instigating new company wide management processes
Reviewing and instigating new processes throughout the teams
 

One Brand Group
Project Manager (Print)
09.2007 - 11.2007 : Tetbury
Contract : full time

Providing support to the client services department
Trafficking all work through the studio and managing briefings
Ensuring all deadlines are met and within budget
Quality checking all work prior to it leaving the studio
 

Epoch Design limited
Traffic/Production Manager (Print)
06.2004 - 09.2007 : Bristol
Perm Role : full time

Quality check on all working practice within the studio
Liaising between studio and account management teams
Liaising with printers and other suppliers
Providing studio costs and monitoring time spent on projects
Planning work smoothly through studio to meet demand
Proofing and signing off on artworks
 

Cognito
Studio Manager/Senior Designer (Print/digital)
02.2002 - 06.2004 : London
Perm Role : full time

Cognito re-brand and roll out of new identity across all media
Design and Production of B2B literature for the financial sector
Creation of new cross-departmental processes
Instigation of proofing and sign off procedures
 

Dean Ford Creativity
Artworker (Print/digital)
08.2001 - 02.2002 : London
Contract : full time

Design and artwork support
Print production and print buying support
 

Sherry Design
Office Manager/Senior Designer (Print/digital)
02.1999 - 08.2001 : London
Perm Role : full time

Implementation of new job booking and workflow system
Becoming the new main point of contact for all clients
Design and production of B2B and B2C literature
 

Merlin Publicity
Head of Project Management/Graphic Designer (Print)
02.1998 - 02.1999 : Croydon
Perm Role : full time

Implementation of new interdepartmental management systems
Design production of advertising, pitches, photography art direction
 

Saga Holidays
Graphic Designer (Print)
06.1997 - 02.1998 : Kent
Perm Role : full time

Design and production of holiday brochures
Design of advertisements, and membership stationery
 

White Gate Design
Office Assistant/Graphic Designer (Print)
02.1997 - 06.1997 : Kent
Perm Role : full time

Design and production of leisure and tourism guides
Event publicity and photography art direction
 

Qualifications

Education

Coventry University 1993-1996 BA (Hons) Graphic Design 2:1
Plymouth College of Art & Design 1992-1993 National Diploma in Art & Design Foundation Studies
Varndean Sixth Form College Brighton 1990-1992 A-Level’s: Art, English Literature; GCSE: Photography
 

IT Knowledge

I have experience with all the office management and design applications as listed below:

Microsoft Office - MAC and PC platforms
Adobe InDesign - MAC and PC platforms
Adobe Photoshop - MAC and PC platforms
Adobe Illustrator - MAC and PC platforms
Adobe Acrobat - MAC and PC platforms
 

References available on request