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Martin Hovezak

Senior Creative Professional

London, United Kingdom
My background covers all major design disciplines. I specialise in the creation of captivating design for clients in the education and entertainment sectors, across digital and print.

I thrive in dynamic organisations that encourage active participation and development.

My current focus is centred around developing skills regarding mobile platforms as they offer various new ways of capturing contemporary audiences.

Work Experience

The British Museum

Senior Designer/Production Coordinator

Leading on production and design, specifically for the International Engagement Department and Zayed National Museum Project. Development and creation of collateral for internal and external stakeholders and clients; in charge of workflow improvement, commerce specific brand development, creating accessible graphic design (information, high-level client-facing and gateway), and initiating and implementing interdepartmental collaboration across the museum regarding visual output.
2012 - Present United Kingdom

BBC Worldwide

Senior Graphic Designer (Contract)

Creation, development and pre-press of DVD/BluRay packaging and marketing collateral (print/digital) for licenses including Top Gear (BBC), Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4), Mad Dogs (Sky) and Dr Who (BBC).
2010 - 2011 United Kingdom

All3media

Art Director/Creative Services Manager

Worked for subsidiary Illumina Digital – initially hired to troubleshoot a £3m print/digital project for the Quality Improvement Agency, I was promoted to Senior Designer/Creative Services Manager upon the project’s successful conclusion.

I led on a number of projects for the BBC, Hollywood Classics, The Department of Education and Channel 4; I hired and supported designers, scoped and executed project plans, drew up budgets, managed the design studio and faced clients on a daily basis.
2008 - 2010 United Kingdom

ADV Films

Head of Design EMEA

ADV was the top international distributor of Japanese animation for Europe and the US. I was hired to build up the EMEA creative services department.

Within a year I was promoted to Head of Design and took on a wide variety of responsibilities – apart from art direction I commissioned dubbing studios, worked with suppliers, recruited designers and developers, and created a wide variety of iconic products, some of which have acquired collectors’ status since.

I always made sure that every project was managed efficiently, with an emphasis on clear communication with all stakeholders including the head office in the US, and ADV’s Japanese and European partners.
2005 - 2008 United Kingdom

Affinity Media

Art Director

Art direction of B2C titles (health, luxury, travel) for the US and UK markets. Commissioning of photography, overseeing production, liaison with clients, print suppliers and marketing departments were all part of my brief.
2004 - 2005 London, United Kingdom

Ink Publishing

Art Editor (Freelance)

Successful pitch for the relaunch of the Bradmans brand, production of two editions aimed at high end business travellers.
2003 - 2004 London, United Kingdom

Hallmark Communications

Senior Designer/Art Director

Monthly UK ABC1 newsstand magazine AXM: Art Direction, commissioning and overseeing of fashion-shoots; development of website.
2001 - 2003 London, United Kingdom

Synergy Communications

Senior Designer

Design and development of first generation websites for London authorities, NGOs, and charities
1999 - 2001 London, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Fluent),
German (Native),

Skills

Acrobat, Advertising, Budgeting, Business Development, Composition, Creative Suite, Design Management, Digital, Drawing By Hand, Dreamweaver, Ia, Illustration, Illustrator, Indesign, Information Architecture, IOS, Keynote , Leadership, Line Management, Mac OS, MS Excel, Ms Powerpoint, MS Project, MS Word, Negotiating With Suppliers, Office, PC, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Prepress, Print, Production, Project Planning, Recruitment, Retouching, Screen Design, Sitemap, Typography, Web,