I'm Bob, and nearly 24 years in the making has brought you this; myself. Believing good design has the ability to change peoples' attitudes, environments and lives, my approach toward the creative field is simply to make people happy. Using storytelling to improve and help whatever subject might be taken on, I cover a broad spectrum of disciplines with a burning enthusiasm, keeping development the key to my practice. Challenges, after all, are the best way to create a better ‘creative’. This brings me to lead by a self born motto;
“Everything's a learning curve, only you choose how steep it is”

Achievements

Aged 15 I pitched to a panel of judges for funding towards my band, resulting in being granted £2,500 with high praise for my presentation skills. Furthering my horizons, I later enrolled for training in becoming a peer mentor to support younger students. Adding to an academically and socially active university experience, I attended extra curricular film shoots, training classes, seminars and symposiums. These included an all day university D&AD hosted workshop in which I led my team to victory, and took part in 'one day briefs' headed by John Lowe - Trevor Beatie’s mentor, who I worked very well with over the years.

Experience

In 2014 I was chosen to be responsible for collaborating in the design of the BCU Fine Art graduate brochure. This included liasing with both the Fine Art committee and print house for production. These are skills I have also developed in my personal creative ventures with a myriad of clients located from Birmingham, to Oxford, to Falmouth, and even Australia - all of whom we share thoroughly enjoyable working relationships with.

Hired prior to graduating, I am currently a graphic designer at Realise; both branding and producing interactive, engaging visual identities for internal usage within companies such as Heineken, Twinings, McCain and Canon. Here I am quickly developing a more web and interactive based skill set, as well as heading the photographic, and videography project briefs.

In addition to Realise and my freelance clients, other work places have included a printing company, and floristry shop.

Stargold Printing (Design work exp) - June 2008
The Manor Arms (Barman) - July/September 2010
Forevergreen Florists (Floral design work exp) - October 2014
Realise Consulting (Graphic designer) - August 2014 to June 2015 (Redundancy)
Vitamin London (Creative Designer) - October 2015 to present

Stargold Printing
(Design work exp) - June 2008
The Manor Arms
(Barman) - July/September 2010
Forevergreen Florists
(Floral design work exp) - October 2014
Realise Consulting
(Graphic designer) - August 2014 to June 2015
(Redundancy)
Vitamin London (Creative Designer) - October 2015 to present

Just like my work, I embrace an optimistic, spontaneous and adventurous attitude towards life. This keeps me receptive to new ideas, leads me to being a source of excitement, and constantly looking forward. My escapades have included; piloting planes, helicopters, and gliders, parachute jumping, urbex, quadbiking, archery, playing bass guitar, crafting with lego, paper, chocolate, glass, metal and wood, and making the most of whatever I have to hand. Ultimately, work and play both root my ambition and drive for experimental new outlooks.

Brought up by a freelance calligrapher father, and artist/teacher mother, I was raised to a creative lifestyle that has helped me explore and develop my plethora of skills and passions. Digital to ensure relevance, motion to capture emotion, hand crafts to stay rooted, and ideas to keep all of the above combined. From these assets, I feel ultimately aimed towards a hands on Art, or Creative Director position. This will enable a rounded knowledge of options, as well as an ability to traverse between genres and mediums with ease.

You

But importantly, How can I help you? As a relatively recent graduate, I have a vast network of diverse creatives at my fingertips. Being a quick learner with a varied skill set and hunger for the creative field, I can happily slot in by myself or with others, feeling friendly attitudes are key to a productive and creative environment.