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Karsten Rowe 21.07.1985

57 Leander Road London SW2 2NB

Profile

I would like to start by introducing myself – Karsten Rowe, a 25 year old designer, focused on branding, UX and interface design, I love what I do, big time! Currently working in London for creative agency Graphic Impressions, based in Farringdon. I view myself as both an honest and friendly individual. I enjoy working as part of a team but I am equally confident working independently. I have good organisational skills, have an eagerness to learn and a willingness to work. I regularly attend lectures, exhibitions and conferences, most recently www.dibiconference.com My work reflects my interests in branding, ideas, iconography, typography, UI & UX.

Experience

Graphic Designer Graphic Impressions London, England July 2010 – Present

As part of my employment at Graphic Impressions, I have worked on projects across a diverse range of sectors, from the Arts to Hospitality; BBC Big Band & Cadogan Hall to the National Housing Federation & Ramada Jarvis Hotels. During the week you will find me working in the creative suite; primarily conducting research, generating ideas and constructing designs which meet the criteria outlined within the given brief. I then develop and enhance those concepts to ensure they are ready for successful and timely delivery.

Designer Landau Reece Limited London, England Sept 2007 – June 2010

During my employment at Landau Reece, I undertook a broad range of projects, tackling both print and digital briefs. I was fortunate to work on projects for NHS London, Nokia, Shell and The Government of the British Virgin Islands. My responsibilities included taking a brief and developing design concepts through to final execution and delivery, all within project time scales and budgets. I regularly liaised with clients and contractors, gathered quotes, created estimates and delivered presentations.

Junior Designer Geschke Werbeagentur Hamm, Germany Jul 2007 – Aug 2007

On graduating, I undertook a month placement at Geschke Werbeagentur in Hamm, Germany.

Junior Designer The B Group Newcastle, England July 2006 – Aug 2006

During my degree, I undertook a 3 week placement at The B Group.

Kitchen Assistant Hill View Manor Knaresborough, England Jul 2000 – Jan 2006

Throughout my school career I worked part-time at Hill View Manor as a kitchen assistant.

I had the opportunity to work on a variety of briefs; print and packaging to signage and wayfinding.

My responsibilities included the design and implementation of the Castle Morpeth Borough Council re-brand.

The position provided me with a solid understanding of the working environment.


Education

Software skills

University of Northumbria Newcastle Upon Tyne Sep 2004 – Jun 2007

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Leeds Metropolitan Harrogate, North Yorkshire Sep 2003 – Jul 2004

BTEC Art & Design Foundation

Harrogate Grammar School Harrogate, North Yorkshire Jul 1996 – Jul 2003

3 A Level’s, 1 AS Level, 10 GCSE’s

Creative Suite

Illustrator (CS5)

Most confident

Indesign

Highly confident

(CS5)

Photoshop Fireworks

(CS5)

(CS5)

Solid understanding

Flash

Working knowledge

(CS5) (CS5)

QuarkXPress (8)

References Contact details available on request

Elsewhere

Shakeel Butt Managing Director Landau Reece Limited

Highly confident

Dreamweaver (CS5) Bridge

Operating system

Highly confident

Highly confident Fairly confident

Snow Leopard

Highly confident

iWork

Highly confident

iLife

Highly confident

Microsoft Office

Highly confident

Wordpress

Highly confident

37 Signals

Highly confident

Barrington James Director Claim Your Expenses

Tim Geschke Managing Director Geschke Werbeagentur


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