Gordon Corrins - Freelance Graphic Designer
I left school at 17 with a handful of qualifications, not a lot of guidance but I knew what I wanted to be. A graphic artist was able to create amazing illustrations and layouts for almost anything and combining my love of art I had to follow this path. I have done this with a break to try something new but found myself being drawn, literally, back into graphics. From a training scheme to a full time position in typesetting and design I haven't really looked back.
Adding experience in working for advertising agencies, printers, private and public sector and my most recent post as senior graphic designer with one of the largest independently owned companies in the country, it's fair to say I have been immersed in graphic design.
I have, for as long as I can recall, had a passion for all things creative. My love of art has grown throughout the years and as an artist I have channelled my strong sense of social consciousness through my artwork.
As I evolve, I have a much greater understanding, empathy, and sense of responsibility which I share with other like-minded individuals.
Experience: I have worked in the print/media sector for a total of 33 years. During this time, I have gained varied experience in typography, advertising, printing, education, and marketing. This also includes three years in college and training.
Technical: Fluent with Adobe Creative Suite, and other graphic lead software, Microsoft Office,
I have also used animation, presentation and web creation packages have also been used whilst at Robertson and on personal projects.
Design: Brochures, proposals, bids, marketing materials, web and digital advertising graphics, health, safety and environmental publications, internal manuals e.g. policy and procedures, HR, quality.
Signage solutions: Sourcing the highest quality and best value solutions, engaging with suppliers, sourcing materials, managing budgets and time-scales. Creating eye-catching, message led graphics and ensuring brand identity is followed, without deviation. Health and safety/best practice are used at all times.
Interior design: Branding, imagery, signage, colour schemes (for offices and other public venues).
Exhibition graphics: Liaising with suppliers/contractors, designing the best solutions for trade shows and events.
Photography: creating briefs, organising shoots, photographer engagement, model hire.
Vehicle livery: I have been responsible for procuring/designing vehicle livery for a variety of articulated vehicles, trailers and plant.
Other: Copy-writing, proposals, bids, stationery, web and digital graphics, procedure manuals, illustration and verbal and written communication.