Jo

Things are only impossible until they're not.

Jean-Luc Picard,
'Star Trek: The Next Generation'

 

Education - BA(hons) in Media & Production Design
1979 - 1984 College

A one year Foundation Course at Medway College of Design, followed by a four year sandwich course at the London College of Printing. Including seven months practical experience. I worked with DP Press in Sevenoaks gaining experience in publishing, primarily of educational material. I then worked with Field Wylie & Company, in Soho, who gave me a broad experience in such things as packaging, brochures and corporate identity. I also extended the attachment into the summer.

Employment - from junior designer to associate director
1984 - 1990 Field Wylie & Company

I started working for Field Wylie & Company on leaving college. I began as a junior working with both Alan Field and John Wylie, involved in all aspects of the business and worked mainly for our major clients in the toy and travel business.

1986 The Page Factory

I became involved with The Page Factory at its inception, a design production company specialising in volume print; brochure design and production having become my area of expertise in the preceding two years. I set up the work stations and systems and followed through with three months work, producing two large (500+ pages) brochures for Thomson Holidays.

I returned to Field Wylie as a senior designer and associate director and continued to work on a wide range of projects. I interviewed and appointed my own assistants. I then became Design Co-Ordinator, concentrating on client liaison and concepts. I worked with all the designers in the studio and was also responsible for the very successful student attachment programme.

1991 Field Thomson & Company

Following the company's entry into the Cam Galaxy Group we faced the effects of the recession with a smaller team. I was doing everything from answering the phone to handling complete design projects. This experience stood me in good stead when I first started working on my own.

1991 - today Freelance

On the closure of Field Thomson's London office I decided to go it alone. I have continued with a broad range of work. I work directly with clients but also with design and advertising agencies, either as a supplier of a total design service or as an addition to an in-house team who may be under pressure from lack of time or expertise.

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