I am a highly versatile and innovative designer with over 8 years experience creating exciting visual solutions for a wide variety of clients.
Trilingual and with in-depth knowledge of the pan european market, I have a wide range of skills to bring to any project. Adept at all stages of the design process, I have managed projects from conception to production. Always looking for new sources of inspiration, I am currently studying sustainable design and its applications.
I am currently working freelance based in France but am flexible and able to move/work remotely. I have over five years experience of working for outdoor clothing brands.
Experienced innovative & resourceful designer with strong communication skills; highly motivated & effective working autonomously or as part of a team. Specialist knowledge
of the outdoor sports industry with several years experience managing clients and projects throughout the design process.
Yak Media ~ Chamonix, France
2004 - present / Creative director
Formed small design agency to service businesses in the outdoor sector. Creation of many successful visual solutions for french and english clients ranging from ski schools & guide bureau to outdoor equipment manufacturers. (see www.yakmedia.com)
Lavahouse Associates ~ Riverside Centre, Yard 39 Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, UK
June 2006 - Nov 2008 / freelance designer
Collaborating on several projects with upcoming UK agency: website design for Cumbria
County Council, logo design for various clients, packaging design for Rubbermaid.
Patagonia Europe ~ Rue Pré Faucon, PAE Les Glaisins, Annecy le Vieux, France
May 2005 - present / freelance designer
Meeting all design requirements for the European arm of the US clothing brand including: company workbook, catalogues & POP material (produced in 5 languages), advertising, exhibition design, custom clothing orders.
Journey Latin America ~ Heathfield Terrace, London, UK
Dec 1996 - Nov 2003 / product development & marketing / tour guide
Research & development of new product range of trips, creation of marketing & promotional tools; reponsible for organising guided tours throughout South America.
Adobe CS Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, Flash
Trilingual ~ English, French, Spanish
Bucks College of Higher Education 1983-85 ~ Foundation Diploma in Design
Herschel High School 1977-83 ~ 3 ‘A’ Levels, 9 ‘O’ Levels
Other qualifications & interests:
ISIA ski instructor, certified paraglider pilot
travel, photography, snowsports, mountain biking, paragliding, live music
member of expeditions ~ ski Cho Oyu 2006, Parapeti Bolivia 2002, Mongolia paragliding 2001