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Alex Barron

Graphic Designer

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hello!

I'm Alex, a multidisciplinary freelance designer based in Glasgow, Scotland.

I've spent the last few years travelling the world, working with companies of all shapes and sizes. From small businesses & exciting new start up ventures, to some of the biggest and most influential brands & corporates around. Experiences that have given me an extremely strong & diverse skill set, which enables me to deliver effective agency quality creative solutions at a freelance rate.

Whether you're a start up company out to build something new, or a global leader looking to freshen things up, my technical ability, innovative thinking and wealth of creative industry experience will ensure that your goals are not only met, but also surpassed.

Work Experience

Freelance

Multidisciplinary Freelance Designer

Branding & Identity • Digital & Web Design • Social Media Strategy & Content Creation • Email Marketing Strategy & Content Creation • App & Mobile Design • UX Design • UI Design • Print Design • Art Direction • Copywriting • Packaging Design • Illustration • Photography
January 2010 - Present United Kingdom

Fuse Creative

Graphic & Digital Designer

Working at fuse was a fantastic experience. A extremely skilled and ambitious team in a face paced environment working across a diverse range of media.

Branding & Identity - Digital & Web Design - Social Media Strategy & Content Creation - Email Marketing Strategy & Content Creation - UI Design - Print Design - Art Direction - Copywriting - Illustration
August 2015 - December 2015 Auckland, New Zealand

Ingram Micro NZ

Graphic & Digital Designer

Part of a skilled creative team for Ingram Micro NZ. Working with leading technology brands and vendors to create various marketing material and creative artwork.
March 2015 - August 2015 Auckland, New Zealand

Brown Brothers Printers

Graphic Designer

Duties / Responsibilities * Meeting and communicating with clients face to face and via phone & email * Working on multiple projects at once * Working as part of the design team * Taking job’s from brief to print ready artwork * Original artwork * Artwork/ File alteration * Working with other members of the design team * Working as an individual to meet a strict deadline * Various Job types from Business packs to advertisements and commercial print Skills Gained * Enhanced Design Software experience and knowledge * Print experience and knowledge * New software experience * Pressure handling * Enhanced typographical knowledge * Close client relations and meeting skills * Leadership * Communication * Variety of job techniques * Organisation * Value of Time Delegation * Technique * Confidence
January 2012 - September 2014 United Kingdom

Oceanic

Graphic & web Designer

To liaise with clients and colleagues, discussing the needs, and putting the information into practice. (Brief to job completion) Working on a number of projects for a wide client base, Creating a range of different media for advertising and other purposes. Collaborating with the senior web designer to create the relating websites to my artwork/ graphic briefs. Altering and editing artwork to fit the client’s needs and desire. Skills Gained * Objection handling * Enhanced Design Software experience * Web Design experience and knowledge * Leadership * Team work * Client relationship building * Diverse client base * Diverse job types * Ability to handle pressure
August 2011 - January 2012 United Kingdom

Education

University West Of Scotland

BA Degree in Digital Art / Graphic Design

BA Degree in Digital Art for Graphic design, following HNC and HND in Visual Communication
August 2010 - August 2011 United Kingdom

Ayr College

HND Visual Communication

August 2009 - August 2010 United Kingdom

Ayr College

HNC Visual Communication

August 2008 - August 2009 United Kingdom

Marr College

Standard Grades 1,1,1,1,1,2,2,3 Higher B,C,C

August 2000 - August 2006 United Kingdom

Skills

* Creative * Confident * Self Starter * Goal Orientated * Driven * Motivated * Reliable * Punctual * Responsible * Well Mannered * Works Well Under Pressure * Good People Skills * Excellent Communication Skills * Print Environment Experience, Computing & Software Skills: * In-Design * Photoshop * Illustrator * Quark * Dreamweaver * Flash * After Effects * Acrobat * Word * Excel * Power Point * Publisher * Interaction Design * Web Design,