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I have over 30 years of experience in creative media. I'm an all-rounder, working across graphic design, web, video and photography. Through to VR and 3D.
I work with Adobe creative suite particularly Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier Pro. I also use Final Cut Pro and Cinema 4d. For the web, I use WordPress and Bootstrap Studio. I am technically minded, good at troubleshooting and finding solutions with web-based services and processes.
In 2021 I'm working with agencies, providing design support across a varied selection of brands. This can be anything from branding, social media posts to promotional material such as brochures, magazines and flyers. I enjoy the variety.
Also, I regularly photograph properties for a local estate agent and I design a selection of magazine titles that are published, quarterly, bi-monthly and monthly.
I was photographing and filming a lot of business events throughout the UK and into Europe. This created a good working balance between being in front of a computer and getting out and about. I look forward to these events starting back up.
I started out in the early '90s mainly designing flyers, posters and other promotional material for live music venues, nightclubs and bars. I was heavily involved in the scene to the point of becoming the licensee of a popular venue in Leeds. Here I continued to design all the promotional material and plan the club nights and manage the staff. During these years I also published a city guide/magazine for the Leeds area.
In 2000 I choose to return to graphic design full time specialising in freelance publishing, specifically designing magazines. I have continued to do this for many years working 100s of different titles.
As the publishing industry has shrunk in recent years so has the need for freelance magazine designers, though I still regularly design a few titles. I have moved more towards photography and video.
I'm a qualified drone operator keeping up to date with the latest technology, software and techniques. Most recently working on creating images for virtual reality which can be seen in my portfolio.
I have also started creating stock videos and images which are currently for sale on Adobe Stock and PicFair.
I have a real passion for sculpture and I'm very lucky to live near one of the best places in the world to see it, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. When I am not busy working on magazines or out on a shoot I can usually be found wandering around photographing sculptures of some sort.
Architectural details of Leeds
Below is a book I published with photographs of the amazing architectural details of the historic building around Leeds. I hope to improving on this by writing more about the buildings and history.