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Sam Rios

Visual designer & illustrator

London, United Kingdom

Work Experience

Nature Publishing Group

Web Designer

Pushing the boundaries of the Nature.com website whilst excelling in aesthetics and a sound user experience. To achieve this we worked diligently alongside teams and departments to enhance user research and brand guidelines while assisting on the smooth running of the department.
March 2013 - February 2016 United Kingdom

Blue Cube Creative

Freelance Designer (Contract)

Within a small yet successful creative agency, I was art-working and designing at a fast pace as well as ensuring all projects are error free.

Market Force, Pret A Manger, Karen Millen, Paperchase, Byron Burgers, Bank, Next.
June 2013 - December 2013 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Cranfield University School Of Management

Graphic Artist (Contract)

Designing in-house within a world class leading business school for a varied clientele from within the university to external clients, whilst keeping the department up to speed on new technologies. Projects ranged from designing digital interfaces on mobile devices right through to large scale exhibition prints. Art direction, team working and multitasking were important factors to this position.

Jaguar Landrover, citizenM, hp and many departments within the university
March 2010 - December 2012 Cranfield, United Kingdom

Cortexa

Multimedia Designer

Being the sole digital designer in the company, I aided Cortexa’s progression with branding and print advertising as well as maintaining brilliant client relationships with on-going digital interactive projects.

Skype, DHL, Balfour Beaty, Buildbase, Polypipe, Recticel, Intatec, Conex, Jeld Wen, TDCA.
March 2009 - March 2010 Great Doddington, United Kingdom

EBC

Graphic Designer

Designing in-house within a world class leading business school for a varied clientele from within the university to external clients, whilst keeping the department up to speed on new technologies. Projects ranged from designing digital interfaces on mobile devices right through to large scale exhibition prints. Art direction, team working and multitasking were important factors to this position.

Jaguar Landrover, citizenM, hp and many departments within the university.
August 2005 - December 2012 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Education

Staffordshire University

1:0, Bachelor of Arts Honours Design Degree: Electronic Graphics

I received a 1:0
June 2001 - June 2004 Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Denbigh School

A in A-level Graphics

June 1999 - June 2001 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Denbigh School

Merit in GNVQ Advanced Business Studies

June 1999 - June 2001 Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Skills

3d, After Effects, Animaiton, Animate, Art Direction, Banner Design, Branding, Bridge, Corporate, Creative, ELearning, Email, Exhibition, Icon, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Infographics, Interactivity, Lightroom, Logo, Muse, Photography, Photoshop, POS, Print Design, Retouching, UI, Web Design,

Worth noting

- Available to design remotely, within a team or even abroad!
- Completely Mac and PC literate
- First Aid trained
- Advanced Open Water Diver