Matt Jeffs

Nimbws

Chester, United Kingdom
I tend to be more gifted in the wry and twisted. Thinking in straight lines is not for me so my solutions can veer towards the off-beat. In terms of my skill set, I discovered a knack for a hybrid cubist / cartoon style of illustrating and good intuition regarding colour theory. Though I have always been good at adapting and making use of the resources at my disposal so adapting to a new task is not normally a problem.

Work Experience

NonConform

Intern

I was an intern at Nonconform, I came and I got stuck in.
April 2010 - April 2010 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Black & Ginger

Intern

I helped on some projects and provided some Cubist illustration, most notably for their Liverpool Design Festival promotion. I also made cake and cookies.
September 2011 - October 2012 Liverpool, United Kingdom

Mako

Intern

I worked on a number of project at the busy studio, including logo design, re-branding, business card design and general artworking.
February 2012 - February 2012 Wrexham, United Kingdom

Creative Times

Design Writer

After discussing my feelings on 'spec' work with Creative Times I was asked to contribute a few words on the subject and I did so.

http://www.creativetimes.co.uk/articles/spec-work-and-why-it-devalues-design

I have since gone on to write more for Creative times.
March 2012 - United Kingdom

Black & Ginger

Freelance

I returned to Black & Ginger in late April to provide support for the http://www.giantspectacular.com/ event.
April 2012 - April 2012 Liverpool, United Kingdom

C21

Intern

I worked as Intern at lovely Agency C21
November 2012 - November 2012 Altrincham, United Kingdom

Snowden

Intern

While I Berlin with the ECTARC / Leonardo EU work exchange, I was able to get Experience working for Paul Snowden.
May 2013 - July 2013 Berlin, Germany

Nimbws

Freelance Graphic Designer

After my time in Berlin, I started putting feelers out for Freelance work and as of July 2014 I've been officially self employed.
October 2013 - Chester, United Kingdom

Education

University Of Wales Aberystwyth

History

September 2000 - September 2004 Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Deeside College

BTEC Art & Design

September 2005 - July 2006 United Kingdom

University Of Wales Institute Cardiff

Graphic Communication

September 2006 - July 2009 Cardiff, United Kingdom

Languages

German (Beginner),

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Cartooning, Copy Writing, Illustrating, Logo Design, Packaging Design, Quark, Traditional Painting, Adobe Muse, Magazine Layout, Re-branding,