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Name: Christopher Gray

2000-2003 Glasgow College of Building & Printing

Mac OSX and PC

Address: 11 Robson Grove, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 7PN Home Tel: 0141 533 0810 Mob: 07736 280 599 e-mail: christophergray007@msn.com Marital Status: Single Nationality: Scottish Date of Birth: 14.08.82 Place of Birth: Glasgow

HND Graphic Design 2009 Glasgow Metropolitan College Web Design and Web Authoring course and the Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Certified Expert 1994-2000 Hillpark Secondary School Glasgow Higher: Physical Education A English C History C Art C Standard Grade: Art & Design 1 Craft & Design 1 Physical Education 1 Mathematics 2 English 2 Chemistry 2 History 2

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QuarkXPress 9 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator CS5.5 Dreamweaver & Flash CS3 (Web Design and Web Authoring course and the Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Certified Expert) Adobe Acrobat 10.0 EnFocus Pitstop Professional AGFA ApogeeX Workflow System running PREPS imposition Software AGFA Accento Imagesetter Xerox Docucolor 7002 (Fully trained in both operating and maintenance for digital printing).

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Personal Profile Profile:

Skills: • I have always been very creative and have a passion for design

• giving advice on how best to make their projects work

• I have excellent knowledge of the industry standard design, imposition and output software

• estimating time-scales for initial proofs and for completing artwork

• I have worked in the creative industry since 2004 after completing the HND Graphic Design course • I have gained masses of experience and knowledge in design for print and all the processes that go along with these types of roles, for example, creating artwork to set specifications using the industry standard design software, creating complex impositions for various types of printing and outputing complete print jobs. • I oversee all parts of the design process on a daily process, with various jobs in production at the same time. I have to project manage each job which includes the following tasks: • meeting clients at the initial brief stage CHRIS GRAY GRAPHIC DESIGN

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• keeping a close eye on time management incase of any changes in the designs which can effect the clients budget or deadline On a personal level, my clients find me affable and approachable. I have a very positive attitude and thrive on challenges. I pride myself on my dedication and willingness to learn and take an iterative approach to my continuous professional development. For example I completed a Web Design and Web Authoring course and the Dreamweaver CS3 Adobe Certified Expert course as I am looking to develop key skills that will allow me to transfer my design expertise to the web.

I am a confident individual and believe in my own ability to achieve anything I set my mind to. I am dedicated and driven and always willing to learn new skills. I am creative and imaginative and am able to make good decisions quickly and enjoy the challenge of working to deadlines. I am reliable and trustworthy and can work on more than one project at once whilst still giving my full effort and dedication to each individual project/customer. I am a strong, competent individual who can easily work as part of a team or alone. I enjoy listening to others and am keen to hear different opinions and ideas. I'm not afraid to express my opinion and share my ideas and thoughts. I fit into any situation very easily and feel that I can work well in all environments because of my friendly personality.

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Previous Employers Career Summary: Mackay & Inglis Printers & Print Finisher's 19 Polmadie Street Glasgow G42 0PQ Tel: 0141 423 8866 Fax: 0141 433 4505 Job Details: Graphic Designer March 2006 - Present Mackay & Inglis are well established printers & print Finisher's with over sixty years experience. I work in the prepress department where I create artwork for print mainly on site. A large portion of my work is for the NHS, however we have a large clientbase who use our design service in industry sectors such as advertising, commercial, construction, education, financial services, government, leisure, public sector, tourism and retail. This wide ranging client base allows me to work on anything from a single colour business card to a full colour medical report, therefore I have to be able to create designs for large corporations to small businesses.

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I am able to create, proof and output a fully imposed job ready for print. I have also gained a much better understanding of printing techniques, for example complex imposition software and outputting plates for print.

InPosition Media 426 Drumoyne Road, Glasgow G51 4DX Tel: 0141 810 9000 Fax:0141 810 9009 Job Details: Graphic Designer March 2005 - March 2006 InPosition Media Ltd specialised in publishing and digital/litho print. My main tasks were to design and layout our studio and contract titles as well as the property schedules for Allen & Harris and RE/MAX estate agents. In my role here I gained excellent project management skills as well as learning new skills required in design for print. I would complete at least one of our monthly titles each month. This would include editing images, formatting editorial, creating artwork, creating master pages for new features, creating style sheets for editorial and outputting high resolution colour proofs.

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Previous Employers Titles produced in the studio: Scottish Dentist - Scottish Dentist has been in publication since 1992. The magazine reports the latest clinical and political developments affecting the dental profession in Scotland with news and comment from the top dental professionals in the country. Scottish Primary Care - Re-launched in 2000, Scottish Primary Care's main aim is to inform all of Scotland's General Practitioners and their Primary Care Teams on current health issues affecting Scotland. Contract titles: Distance Running - The largest of contract publications is Distance Running. It is published three times a year on behalf of the Association of International Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) and the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF). Distance Running carries information on over 120 races world-wide and works closely with over 25 countries.

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Flourish - The award winning Flourish Newspaper is another well established contract publications. It is produced for the Archdiocese of Glasgow and some 16,000 copies are distributed throughout the Central Belt via local churches. Property guide’s - We also produced the REMAX and Allen & Harris property guide's as well as the schedules for the properties for sale in the estate agents themselves.

Scottish Auto Trader Sir Alexander Fleming House, Innovation Park, Melford Road, Righead Industrial Estate, Bellshill ML4 3LR Tel: 01698 571 111 Job Details: Graphic Designer January 2004 - March 2005 Scottish Auto Trader is the biggest selling motoring magazine in Britain. Each week in the Production department we produced a complete Auto Trader magazine, along with an Auto Freeway and Scottish Biker. We also produced Fast & Modified which is a new title for Scotland's modified car scene. This goes on sale every month. We also had regular supplements throughout the year. My job involved creating adverts and visuals from artwork briefs supplied by customers for Scottish Auto Trader, Auto Freeway, Scottish Biker and Fast & Modified magazine. I also gained experience of managing small supplements featured regularly in our main titles. This involved designing and creating the page layouts for the featured adverts and editorial.

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Work Samples Logo / Identity Aamazing Days (Event Planners)

Diva Beauty

Limelight Hair Design

Alan Strickland Tiler

Healthy Reading

P. Allan Decorators

Howden TaeKwon-do

Rachel’s Spray Tanning

Alan Strickland Ceramic Tile Specialist Allan's Sweets

Howden School of

allan’s sweets Wholesale Confectionery Supplier

Angel Hair & Beauty

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TaeKwon-do Iain Murphy Plumbing

R A C H E L’ S S P R AY T A N N I N G Steps Glasgow

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Work Samples Steps Services

Stephen Gray

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A problem shared

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Step Forward with Call-Back

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Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative

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Work Samples Five Star Magazine Five Star Magazine is a fresh and innovative publication about outstanding luxury hotels, resorts, fine dining restaurants, spas and luxury service providers. This is a magazine for the discerning modern traveller who expects the highest standards of excellence from the hotels they stay in. A magazine for the Hotel connoisseur! Issue 1

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Work Samples October 2010

November 2010

Five Star Magazine wins bronze in the EDITOR OF THE YEAR (Renata Parolari Fernandes) and TRAVEL MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR award by Digital Magazine Awards 2010 (worldwide).

We were shortlisted as a Media Pioneer by the Media Specialist Show:

"This should be in every hotel in the world"

www.thespecialistmediashow.com

"Five Star magazine has reinvented what we mean by magazines. Intended to provide in depth reviews of luxury hotels, the print version of the magazine is more like a book, with its square format, quality paper, exceptional photography, and lack of advertising. The editor, Renata Parolari Fernandes, selects the hotels she wants to include in each issue of the magazine and then proposes a paid-for article as part of the publication. The features are lavishly illustrated with lush photography and classy design, all on thick, matt paper."

www.digitalmagazineawards.com

Readers Comments "It's a magazine like no other. We can't even call it a magazine because it looks like and reads like a book. Congratulations" "We keep the magazines on our coffee table and everyone who visits us wants to order one! They are gorgeous" "The patients from the clinic seem more interested in reading the magazine than coming to my office when they are called for their appointment" CHRIS GRAY GRAPHIC DESIGN

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Work Samples Five Star Magazine To receive awards and such positive feedback about the content and style of the magazine after only one issue was so satisfying for me personally. The Editor, Renata Parolari Fernandes is so passionate about what she does and she was happy to give me the chance to express myself and input my thoughts and style into the magazine. Issue 2

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Work Samples NHS (Various)

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Work Samples NHS (Various)

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Work Samples NHS (Various)

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Work Samples Autotrader/Fast & Modified Magazine

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Work Samples Autotrader/Fast & Modified Magazine

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Work Samples Various designs

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Other Information Interests: Art & Design Football Golf Cinema Music (Gigs and Festivals) Socialising Travel

Other Information: Full Driving License since July 2000.

References: Available on Request.

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