Roland Codd

Roland Codd Graphic Design

Canterbury, United Kingdom

Work Experience

Self-Employed

Freelance Graphic Designer

I design web sites, book covers and layouts, magazines, packaging and promotional
materials for clients including the University of Kent, Penguin, HarperCollins, Headline, Hesperus Press and Hotel Chocolat.
December 2005 - Present Canterbury, United Kingdom

Quintet Publishing

Art Director

Responsible for managing a list covering subjects such as natural history, art, film,
cookery, travel and sport. The role involved designing book layouts and jackets, working on new presentations and promotional materials, commissioning and briefing freelancers, art directing photo shoots, managing schedules and budgets, preparing digital files for print and checking the quality of returned colour proofs.
January 2004 - November 2005 London, United Kingdom

Chrysalis Books

Designer

Responsible for managing two imprints – Vega (mind, body and spirit titles) and Impact (popular culture titles). Duties included designing jackets and layouts for full colour illustrated books and mono paperbacks, designing promotional materials (including adverts, flyers and catalogues), commissioning and managing out-of-house freelancers, art directing photo shoots and managing schedules and budgets.
August 2002 - December 2004 London, United Kingdom

Carroll And Brown Publishers

Designer

The role included designing layouts and jackets, commissioning illustrators and art
directing photo shoots.
March 2000 - August 2002 London, United Kingdom

Dorling Kindersley

Design Assistant

I worked in the adult division. Duties included designing layouts, scanning, filing and
assisting the Art Editors and Senior Designers.
November 1999 - March 2000 London, United Kingdom

Education

Somerset College Of Arts And Techonology

BA Hons Design 2.1

September 1997 - July 1998 Taunton, United Kingdom

Somerset College Of Arts And Techonology

Btec HND Graphic Design

September 1994 - July 1996 Taunton, United Kingdom

Somerset College Of Arts And Techonology

Btec ND General Art and Design

September 1992 - July 1994 Taunton, United Kingdom

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, CSS3, Wordpress, Adobe Indesign, Art Working, HTML5, Typesetting,