SUCCESS IS A
JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION Ben Sweetland
PERSONAL PROFILE I have been using computer for almost 18 years and I gained an excellent knowledge in all areas of design, computers and the internet. I am very passionate about the industry. Highly creative and Multitalented Graphic Designer with intensive experience in printing, marketing & branding. Exceptional collaborating and interpersonal skills; dynamic team player with well-developed written and verbal communication abilities. Highly skilled in client and vendor relation and negotiations; talented building and maintaining “win-win” partnerships. Passionate and innovative creator of inventive marketing strategies and campaigns; accustomed to performing in deadline-driven environments with an emphasis working within budget requirements. Creative experience in the following.
CAREER HISTORY Everest Arts Est., Abu Dhabi , UAE, 2007 -Present Graphic Designer Successfully manage and coordinate graphic designing projects form concept through completion. Collaborate with clients to create vision, conceive designs, and consistently meet deadlines and Requirements. Effectively build, motivate, and direct design and production teams. Coordinate Freelance designers, consultant and vendors meet all project requirements. Expertly convert features To benefits achieve clients objectives.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Winning over many clients from larger companies, due to the Extremely high standards of our creative design work Operating both digital printing and plotting machines Usage of Mimaki and Roland digital printers.
AM Corporation Riyad , Saudi Arabia, 2004 - 2006 Graphic Designer Successfully manage and coordinate promotional materials and sales collateral. Crated design theme and graphic for marketing and sales presentations, making creative designs for vehicle graphics and making Film for silk-screen printing. Participated in team effort to produce streamlined production of signage’s and digital marketing.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Working within a major print design company. Skill in print designing. Skill of digital printing very large designs. Established trusting relation between designers, vendors, and key clients.
Marbilife Ads. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2003 - 2004 Graphic Designer Successfully manage and coordinate promotional materials and sales collateral. Crated design theme and graphic for marketing and sales presentations, making creative designs for vehicle graphics and making Film for silk-screen printing. Participated in team effort to produce streamlined production of signage’s and digital marketing.
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS Assessing initial set-up requirements and implementing hardware and software solutions accordingly Training my team in the use of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,3d studio MAX etc.. Established trusting relation between designers, vendors, and key clients.
FURTHER EDUCATION Diploma in IT Engineering Institute of Research and Science, Kerala, India (1998- 2001) Certificate in Basic Graphic Design – 6 months Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design – 6 months Certificate in Computer Design and Desktop Publishing – 1 year
FURTHER EDUCATION Platforms Applications
Mac OS, Windows etc.. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, 3d Studio Max, Corel Draw X5, Artcam Pro8, Adobe Flash, Swish, & Ms Office etc.. English & Arabic
SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY I have extensive knowledge of many software applications. Listed are those which I use on a regular basis:
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP I have been using Photoshop extensively since 1998 and consider myself to be an expert user. I use Photoshop for creating layouts for most of my designs as well as retouching and manipulating photos.
ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR Although I am more comfortable with pixels rather than vectors, I have had plenty of experience creating layouts, illustrating and designing with these applications.
ADOBE INDESIGN This is my preferred application when it comes to laying out multiple page documents, though I have some knowledge using Quark Express too.
KEY MODULES Graphic Design Visual Communication Multimedia Print Design Typography Photography
DESIGN QUALITIES Thorough and meticulous.Fast and able to work under pressure. Capable of doing a massive range of styles rather than just my own.Ability to stick to the creative brief and other guidelines.Excellent knowledge of design and typography.
PERSONAL DETAILS Date of Birth: 03 - 07 - 81 Languages: English,Arabic, Urdu & Hindi Nationality: Indian Religion: Islam Driving: Valid UAE & IndianDriving License.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS All facets of design, art, photography, computers, technology, music, movies, gaming and traveling.
Digital Printing Knowledge
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