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BENJAMIN POWELLCV DESIGNER | BRAND DEVELOPER | WORDPRESS EXPERT | TECHNICAL SPECIALIST

Portfolio

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Website

Design Portfolio on ISSUU 07786 914252 benjaminpowell@hotmail.co.uk rootcreations.co.uk

My portfolio showcases a broad selection of work across print and digital - from brand development, graphic design, layout and illustration to web design, digital media and product development. As a designer and developer, I persistently stretch the limits of my knowledge in pursuit of the best solution. With over 18 years experience as a creative professional and technical specialist, my skills are wide ranging. I have advanced knowledge of Adobe CS including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and consider myself a WordPress expert. Consistently proven to add value to the projects I’m involved in, I am committed to visual communication and believe that multifunctional simplicity through design will help define our future.

Employment | Experience 2015 - Present

2009 - Present

2008 - 2015

Designer | Developer | Studio Manager

Designer | Brand Developer | Creative Lead

Technical Support Assistant | Art & Design

MARCOM

(MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS - MAR-COM.NET)

Working for a successful B2B agency, employing hands-on experience delivering a mix of creative skills. These include graphic design, artworking, web management, hosting, development and studio traffic management. Point of contact both as support for the clients and delivering creative briefs whilst working with an array of freelancers. Keeping abreast of schedules and updating clients of work in progress. Maintaining good relationships with agency clients and service providers. Delivering a range of projects across design including print and digital, the agency build websites so predominantly managing builds in MODx and WordPress.

ROOT CREATIONS

(BRANDING | DESIGN | DIGITAL)

In conjunction with being full time employed, I have delivered projects for a variety of clients representing small to large businesses. Projects ranging from branding, design for print and web development to digital marketing and product design. In 2009 I founded creative services company Root Creations (rootcreations.co.uk), allowing me to build upon my specialism whilst cultivating my passion for the Creative Arts. Notable successes: • Silver Glastonbury Green Trader award 2013 for greentraderwebsite.co.uk • Finalist for RNIB audio logo competition 2014 • Design and development for 15+ web/digital platforms since 2011

Notable clients: • Media Trust, Agcas, Jisc, Siemens, Alcoa, British Chambers of Commerce, Wedlake Bell, CIM, Sirona, Eunomia, Novia, Sematron, Geoquip.

BATH SPA UNIVERSITY

(SCHOOL OF EDUCATION)

Identifying and implementing resource provision and delivering technical support directly for all Art PGCE and related Ed Studies courses. Liaison with suppliers and contractors, managing resources and session support for academic staff and students. Supporting courses in a creative capacity, generating in-house graphic design and production artwork for print, display and web. Audio and Visual support including Photography, Digital Imaging, Video Production and IT support (Mac/PC) including iPad and mobile device management. Notable successes: • Contributed to Grade 1: Outstanding Ofsted accreditation 2011 • Devised and managed a scalable 40+ mobile device management system • Developed technical team task management and session planning system • Significant facility relocation and modernisation of the Art workshop

2004 - 2008

2001 - 2004

2000 - 01 (6 months)

3D Art & Design Technician

Technical Designer | Draughtsman

Freelance Product Designer

CITY OF BATH COLLEGE

(CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS)

Provisioning for teaching spaces and workshops within the areas of Art and Design, Ceramics, 3D, Glass and Jewellery. Comprehensive H&S support for the centre, the development and application of safe working practices and ongoing risk assessment. Liaison with suppliers and contractors, managing resources and session support for teaching. Facility relocation, modernisation of workshops and providing support off site for the National Trust’s “Beauty & The Beast” exhibition, affiliated with the Arts council. Notable successes: • Contributed to Grade 1: Outstanding Ofsted accreditation 2007 • Supported National Trust exhibition, affiliated with the Arts council • Significant facility relocation and modernisation of the Art & Design workshops.

MARK WILKINSON FURNITURE

(TRADITIONAL AND CONTEMPORARY FITTED INTERIORS)

Working for an internationally renowned fitted interiors and bespoke furniture manufacturer. Responsibilities included the production of technical drawings and presentations using AutoCAD and 3DS Max to the Sales Designer’s specification. I was also responsible for the production of detailed drawings on request for the manufacture of bespoke items. Responsibilities extended to the provision of all preliminary mechanical & electrical installation drawings. Notable successes: • Planning interiors and furniture schematics for contracts of £300,000+ • Initiated new 3D, modular presentation services for the sales design team

HERMAN MILLER

(INTERNATIONAL OFFICE FURNITURE MANUFACTURER)

Working with the design manager on the development of designs for new office furniture systems and existing product ranges. Specifically, I was required to assist in developing innovative mobile storage solutions for Herman Miller’s “Resolve” furniture product. Notable successes: • This role was offered to me after being awarded top honours for a live client project in my final year at university. Set and adjudicated by the Herman Miller UK design team, the project brief focused on developing new products and furniture accessories to fit with the company’s prototype ranges for future, sustainable and flexible office environments.


Education 1997 - 2000

1996 - 97

1994 - 96

Product and related Furniture Design | BA

Foundation Studies (Art & Design) | ND

Art, English, Economics | A Level

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY

WILTSHIRE COLLEGE

(KINGSTON UPON THAMES)

JOHN BENTLEY SCHOOL

(TROWBRIDGE)

Grade: 2:1

(CALNE, WILTSHIRE)

Grade: Distinction

Grades: Art (A), English Lit/Lang (B/B) and Economics (D)

Additional Qualifications

Interests

Apple Certified Pro: Final Cut Studio | Level 1 (2012)

As well as my passion for Art & Design, I am an avid songwriter, musician and producer, writing and recording my own material. I am also cofounder of livingimagemusic.com and republic.gallery. I enjoy the outdoors, mainly mountain biking and walking. I try to keep up with new movies and love reading and photography. I consider myself amiable, honest and talented, confident and ready to learn as well as teach. I’m a great listener, enthusiastic and dedicated to realising my ambitions.

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Professional Skill Set Design | Concept Branding

St John’s Ambulance First Aider (2012) Full British Driving License (2002)

50+ Logotype | Icon 30+ Brand Identity 20+ Business Card 10+ Motion Ident | Sting 5+ Corporate Infographic

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50+ Content Strategy + Social Media 30+ WP Theme Customisation 20+ SEO | SMO Audit/Management

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5+ Packaging | Labelling 10+ Display | Large Scale Print 10+ Documentation 20+ Brochures | Advertisment 30+ Posters | Leaflet/Flyer 30+ Custom illustration

AutoCAD 3DS Max

Notable Ability

Development

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Presentation

IT: Mac | PC | Mobile Sketching

30+ Webmaster | Analytic | Report 30+ Hosting | DNS | Migration 30+ Web/Digital Build | CMS

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