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GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alex Dickens

19+ Years old

Graphic Designer

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www.alexdickens.co.uk


Contact details Located: Email: Website: Blog:

West Midlands, England Dickens8@uni.coventry.ac.uk www.Alexdickens.co.uk Behance.net/dickensmr

*Portfolio of up-to-date work can be found on my Website

Personal profile

Alex Dickens is a confident, versitile, 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 gatherd a balenced indepth 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 Brouchers, 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 throughtout Adobe CS on any Platfrom, PC or Mac. I also have experince working with clients on 3D models Google Sketch up and Final Cut pro.

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Career Overview Education History

St Michaels 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 Univerisity 2011 - 2014 (full time) BA Hons Degree Graphic Design


Design Experience

Jobs & Skills

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Coventry University Students’ Union Spring 2013 8 week Internship Working in the Marketing team. Projects included Print, Screen and Clothing.

Halesowen College Teacher Spring 2013 6 week Internship At Halesowen College, teaching a range of Art & Design lessons including AS, A-Levels and BTECs.

Bikeability instructor Aug 2012 - Present National Standards Accredited instructor (NSIT) Lifeguard and First Aid Awarded Aug 2013 RLSS UK Lifeguard Award


Career History Coventry University Students’ Union

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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 a many fast pase projects.

Published Work MEDIA PACK 2013/2014

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Other Published Work WIN!

A FAMILY SET OF TREK BIKES

FREE ENTRY ONLINE

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MODELS: FX 7.1, FX 7.1 WSD, 2x Children bikes

Visit WWW.CCFC.CO.UK and enter our competition to win a family set of Bikes and Helmets from Trek Bicycle Coventry.

The closing date is 15/3/13. Winner will be selected at random from correct entries

Inside Leekes Silverstone Drive Gallagher Business Park Coventry CV6 6PA

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In associated with Coventry City Football Club

Trek Coventry Full Page Ad.

Comapny Buisness Cards

Comapn Identity: Billy Sugar

Interests

In the summer I also work as a Cycling Instructor teaching Bikeability in Schools and holiday clubs.

I’d give a go at most things and believe myself as someone who takes an interest in most things.

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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 2013.

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I partisapate in many sports and enjoy Football, Rugby, 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 References

Name: Steve Want Job: Graphic Designer CUSU

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Name: Zilpher Ffrench Job: College Lecturer Halesowen College

Name: John Williams Job: Bikeability Instructor

Reference Contact details can be provided if needed.

CONTACT DETAILS

Address: Coventry West Midlands CV1 Email: Dickens8@uni.coventry.ac.uk Mobile: 07540193161 Online Portfolio: www.alexdickens.co.uk Blog: Behance.net/dickensmr Feel free to contact me for more information anytime!

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Alex Dickens: MAY Creative Cv  

Creative CV: May 2013

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