My name is Douglas, I am passionate about design and have a wide set of skills for both print and digital media. I’m capable of working under pressure, as part of a team and have the confidence and motivation to work on my own initiative in a logical manner. I believe I have a friendly and outgoing personality that is easy to get along with and a good work ethic that always makes me want to learn new skills and techniques to add to my own.
Recently I submitted my thesis project to complete an MSc course in Mobile Web Development at the University of West of Scotland, Paisley (2015). I also have a BA (Hons) degree in Applied Graphics with Multimedia Technology from Glasgow Caledonian University (2006), complimented by a UD in Multimedia Visualisation with Product Design (2004), also from Glasgow Caledonia.
Proficient on both Mac and PC platforms, I have a high level of skill in many Adobe programmes including Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver. Basic skills in programmes like Premier Pro and After Effects, and good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Freelance Work (current) - Working on a wide range of content including digital and printed products. Varying between logos, branding, social media artwork, wedding invites and business stationery.
Creative Concept Ltd (Sept 13 - Dec 14) - Responsible for many tasks including the design and printing of innovative and eye-catching artwork for a diverse range of clients while working within Printing.com branding guidelines. Working at a fast pace on multiple jobs while maintaining a high standard of quality.
Glasgow PDC (July 13 - Sept 13) - Part of a design team creating and printing artwork for a range of customers as well as updating existing files for repeat work. Handled customer enquiries on the shop front, explaining all possible solutions available for each product or job, providing quotes as required.
Minuteman Press (Mar 08 - July 13) - Being the only qualified designer in the shop, I was responsible for producing all of the artwork for clients and this helped me build my confidence in talking to clients about their design needs. My responsibilities also included the management of all digital printing as well as plate output for in-house litho prinintg.
Belong Jewellery (Jun 07 - Sept 07) - A three month Web Developer contract on a new e-commerce site build. I was responsible for taking photographs of jewellery, editing those images and populating the site at which times I would liase with the outside developers on bugs, layout and usability issues.
Climbing: I like to climb a couple of times each week, both bouldering and harnessed. I enjoy the surprising physical workout as well as the mental problem solving aspect.
Motorsport: I am a huge motor sport fan and always happy to explain why it is 1. A sport and 2. Not just cars going round and round in a circle.
Tea: I drink a lot of tea. An awful lot of tea. Tea jenny could be used to describe me. Just a splash of milk if you’re offering.
PORTFOLIO SAMPLES. / for more work samples please visit my portfolio site.