Ricky Joyce

Freelance Artist, Designer & Illustrator

Leicester, United Kingdom
For more than 10 years now I have worked in branding, design and illustration roles for a number of high profile clients, these include but are not limited to Audi, SEAT, Volkswagen and BMW under Sytner Group as well as Anglian Water, FD2D Magazine, the NHS and a myriad of smaller local companies.

I am also the founder of Switch Studio, an independent art practice producing works for local organisations, open exhibitions, private collectors and galleries.

Work Experience

Switch Studio

Freelance Graphic / Website Designer, Artist & Illustrator

Gained more than 10 years experience in branding, design and illustration roles for the high profile clients mentioned above and became the founder of Switch Studio, an independent art practice producing works for local organisations, open exhibitions, private collectors and galleries.

Other duties include: General administration, book-keeping, networking and marketing, operation of print machinery including screen printing equipment, generating and presenting ideas/visuals and generally sourcing work. (Freelance or project based)
November 2011 - Present United Kingdom

WTS Gallery (Silver Vine Arts Collective)

Designer / Promoter / Gallery Invigilator

Worked with Leila Houston (Gallery Owner & Curator) and her volunteers, invigilated at WTS Gallery and helped the team to set up exhibitions and events for the community with some social media promotional work. I was also a member of the new Silver Vine Arts collective running WTS Gallery and produced logos and banners when requested for use at events.

Other duties include: Maintenance of gallery, safe-guarding artworks, networking, building contacts and dealing with enquiries from visitors.
November 2014 - February 2015 United Kingdom

Creative Types Design

Graphic / Website Designer and Illustrator

Graphic Design, Website Design and Corporate Identity/Branding for clients such as Audi, Volkswagen, BMW, Seat, NHS, ShuShoe, Aptein Construction and Fischer Future Heat Ltd. Also worked with an inspirational team on some great creative concepts and projects. Also ensured that I adhered to brand guidelines at all times and quality checked my own work for errors, if any, before gaining approval from clients. Some client presentations.

Other duties include: Enhanced and developed branding and illustration skills, general administration, lifting/carrying heavy boxes delivered with print materials and folders.
April 2010 - July 2011 United Kingdom

Creare Design

Graphic / Website Design, Internet Marketing, Branding

Graphic/Website Design, Corporate Identity & Branding for clients using CSS, PHP and HTML. Organic SEO and some Internet Marketing (Link-backs & directory listings) for clients, also made sites W3C compliant and sourced material such as images and copy.

Other duties include: Project administration, customer service, bid proposals, photography.
October 2007 - November 2009 United Kingdom

Education

Leicester College

BTEC HND Graphic Design

Related practical course work: The course work was the same as the HNC below but also included photography, multimedia web authoring, communicating with images, packaging and creating digital images.
September 2006 - July 2007 Leicester, United Kingdom

Leicester College

BTEC HNC Graphic Design

Related practical course work: Managing and developing self, working with and relating to others, communicating, managing tasks and solving problems, applying numeracy, applying technology, applying design and creativity, computer applications in art and design, historical and contextual referencing, professional studies, ideas generation, critical study, ideas in context, image manipulation applications, drawing techniques and approaches, typographic skills, typographic ideas and exploring mass text manipulation.
September 2004 - July 2006 Leicester, United Kingdom

Gateway Sixth Form College

BTEC GNVQ Advanced Information Technology

Related course work: Application of number, communication, information technology, information technology systems, using information technology, organisations and information technology, communications and networking, systems analysis, software, database development, information technology projects and teamwork, computers in an information society, procedural program design, procedural program production and using application software.
September 1996 - July 1998 Leicester, United Kingdom

Skills

Brand Strategy, Art, Brand Development, Brand Identity, Corporate Identity, Drawing, Dreamweaver, Excel, Graphic Design, HTML / CSS, Ideas Generation, Indesign, Mac Visuals, Mark-Making, Marker Visuals, Painter, Painting, Photo Manipulation, Photoshop, Powerpoint, Scamps, Web Design, Web Development, Word, WordPress,

SELECTED CLIENTS

Audi, SEAT, Volkswagen and BMW under Sytner Group, Anglian Water, On-Point Productions, Lab3Media, FD2D, High-Grade Clothing, Mirage, East-West Community Centre, JBL Office, Scorpion Construction, Sarruma, B-Warm Windows, Andrew Culyer, Bradford Painting & Decorating.

DAY / HOURLY RATES

UK:

£20 per hour
£160 per day

Please Note:

Equivalent rates for overseas companies
taking into account current exchange rates.