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GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alex Dickens

20+ Years old

Graphic Designer

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Parts make up this Versatile Designer

Branding Illustration Video and Sound Editing Website Design

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Contact details Located: Email: Blog:

West Midlands, England dickens8@uni.coventry.ac.uk Behance.net/dickensmr

*Portfolio of current work can be found on my website.

Personal profile

Alex Dickens is a confident, versatile, young professional currently continuing their development in Graphic Design at Coventry University. With produced designs in screen, print and clothing, he already has the vital knowledge of making work fit for a client’s needs. He has a wide range of ever growing technical skills and has an understanding of traditional art methods. He’s a person who understands marketing and has seen what advertising and branding means to a company. He’s able to work in a variety of groups and has initiative to lead, instruct and to plan ahead. He is also able to work with little supervision.

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Technical Skills

During my work as a Graphic Designer I have gathered a balanced in depth knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Suite. I understand what the best software is needed for each task and know the differences between screen and print documentation set-ups. I have great experience in setting up and creating documents, from flyers to brochures, in InDesign and how to finalise a product ready for print. I have undertaken extra courses in Adobe Illustrator and Premier Pro to widen my expertise. Along with Photoshop and Flash, I have knowledge throughout Adobe CS on any platform, PC or Mac. I also have experience working with websites for clients and know HTML and CSS and how to create an efficient site.

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Career Overview Education History

St Michael’s High School 2004 - 2009 11 GCSE A-C, including: A - Mathematics A - Science A - Additional Science B - English

Halesowen College 2009 - 2011 4 A Levels B - Graphic Design B - Mathematics B - Media Studies C - ICT

Coventry University 2011 - 2014 (full time) BA Hons Degree Graphic Design


Design Experience

Jobs & Skills

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FIRST AID

Coventry University Students’ Union Spring 2013 10 week Internship Working in the Marketing team. Projects included Print, Screen and Clothing.

Halesowen College Teacher Spring 2013 6 week Internship

Bikeability instructor Aug 2012 - Present National Standards Accredited instructor (NSIQ)

Teaching a range of Art & Design lessons including AS, A-Levels and BTECs.

Lifeguard and First Aid Awarded Aug 2013 RLSS UK Lifeguard Award


Career History Coventry University Students’ Union Job Title: Years:

Graphic Design INTERN April - June 2013

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Description In Spring 2013, I worked at Coventry University Students’ Union for 8 Weeks. I was located right in the heart of the Marketing team and worked independently on many fast pace projects.

Published Work MEDIA PACK 2013/2014

IMPACT REPORT

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY STUDENTS’ UNION

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WALL PLANNER INTERNATIONAL

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OUR NEW MULTI-MILLION POUND

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IT MAKES SENSE TO ADVERTISE

THE GUIDE TO ADVERTISING TO STUDENTS IN COVENTRY

CUSU Media Pack 2013/14

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These included: A 4 page advertising pack, 3 minute animation and T-shirts for staff and volunteers. All work was published and is in use by CUSU.

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Other Work

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Sky Arts Sting Concept

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Company Identity: Billy Sugar

Interests

I enjoy a mix of music and enjoy going to gigs and festivals in my spare time. I’m learning guitar and also attending Glastonbury in the Summer of 2014.

In the summer I also work as a Cycling Instructor teaching Bikeability in schools and holiday clubs. I love cycling and beleive more people should do it!

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I participate in many sports and enjoy football, cycling and motorsport. I also enjoy swimming. Recently I have taken my skills further by becoming a fully qualified RLLS Lifeguard.

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REVIEWS

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Name: Dr. Simon Bell Job: Course Leader Coventry University Graphic Design

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References

Alex Dickens Graphic Designer

Alex Dickens

He’s a well equipped all round Graphic Designer! Name: Steve Want Job: Graphic Designer CUSU

Name: Zilpher Ffrench Job: College Lecturer Halesowen College

Reference contact details can be provided If needed.

CONTACT DETAILS

Address: Rowley Regis West Midlands B65 Email: Dickens8@uni.coventry.ac.uk Mobile: 07540193161 Online Portfolio: Behance.net/dickensmr Feel free to contact me for more information!

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