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Bob Sparks

Graphic Designer

Rochester, United Kingdom
As a Kent based digital creative from a traditional background, I have applied a diverse skillset to a range of projects, through developing new techniques, and experimenting with various styles.

Currently working freelance, in-between commission work, my main project is building the brand identity and website for Arcane By Design; a start-up online bespoke gifts and homeware store, in addition to helping design products. This required establishing the logo and brand style guidelines, and ensuring this remains cohesive across multiple print and web platforms.

Work Experience

Bob Sparks

Freelance Graphic Designer

Working with various types of clientele, from corporate/independent businesses, to musicians and photographers, I dealt with a range of commission based projects including; web design, branding, logo design, promotional content and packaging design.

Clients include; Queenborough Harbour, Capstone Financial Management, Revela, Edit Digital and Bristol Estate Management Ltd.
July 2012 - Present United Kingdom

Deramores

Graphic Designer

I produced visual content for the marketing department, focusing on advertising and promotional material for print & web distribution. This ranged from magazine publications, POS displays, and event leaflets, to designing/coding email campaigns, social media content, and developing/updating homepage, PPC & affiliate marketing content.

Additionally, I assisted with organising photography/video shoots in studio/location environments for use in promotional and advertising campaigns. This required shooting merchandise in styles ranging from product-specific to lifestyle, and editing content in post-production.
July 2015 - May 2016 United Kingdom

Animate & Create

Freelance Graphic Designer

Working closely with both Creative Director & Festival Coordinator of Canterbury Anifest 2012, I translated event details into visual content for print & web distribution. This ranged from programme design to signage, as well as roller banners, lanyards, questionnaires, award certificates, posters/flyers and newsletters.
July 2012 - November 2012 United Kingdom

University For The Creative Arts

Student Ambassador

The Student Ambassador role is a scheme I took part in whilst studying. The job involved adapting to each opportunity that arises. This ranged from professionally representing the University at various functions such as conferences/open days, to promoting Higher Education at Secondary Schools & Colleges to prospective students via creative workshops for the young. Other additional roles included; Campus Tours Leader, Student Mentor, Promotional Tasks/Events Assistant.
February 2011 - June 2012 London, United Kingdom

UCA Pop-Up Gallery

Gallery Assistant

This is a role I undertook during my studies at a local gallery space showcasing students’ work, acting as an information point handling inquiries from researchers, the public and prospective students. Additionally it involved caring for, acquiring and displaying collections of artwork for exhibitions, whilst running free workshops for the community promoting art-students, creativity and the University.
February 2011 - April 2011 London, United Kingdom

Education

University For The Creative Arts (UCA) - Rochester

Ba (Hons) C.G Arts & Animation

September 2009 - June 2012 London, United Kingdom

University For The Creative Arts (UCA) - Rochester

BTEC Foundation Diploma, Fine Art

Grade: Overall Merit
September 2008 - June 2009 London, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),

Skills

Character Design, Digital Painting, Fine Art, Illustration, Illustrator, Maya, Branding, Drawing, Graphic Design, Image Editting, Painting, Photoshop,