resume - Who am I & what i've been up to?

 

Name: Spencer Terence Adams

Date of Birth: 27 July 1976
Nationality: British (Australian Permanent Resident)

 

Education 1988 - 1996

Durrington High School, Worthing, West Sussex, UK - 10 GCSE qualifications.
Maths, English Literature, English language, Science, Specialist Science, Business Studies, Information Technology, Graphic Design & Technology, Art and Design.

Northbrook College – HND - Graphic Design, Photography with Business studies & Illustration.

 

Specialist Field of Expertise and Key Skills & Experience

  • Start-up/New Business and Existing business branding and development.

 

  • Company logo design, brand identity and awareness. Creative direction & studio management.
  • Taking a brand from concept to design realisation into print and production.

 

  • Complete Graphic Designer for print, display, Web design and production.
  • Understanding of SEO, Blog sites, Social Networking sites and updating these for business and marketing. (Wordpress, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, etc).

 

  • Experience and understanding of Google advertising and pay per click advertising and setup processes.
  • Able to operate multimedia graphic design packages, on Mac and PC platforms.

 

  • Experience in video editing and photography.
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of business and advertising print, web processes, some basic HTML, CSS and file formats.

 

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Direct client contact experience with management experience.

 

  • Can liaise well with clients and people from all walks of life and can make people feel at ease, confident and sure in their abilities.
  • A natural keen eye for layout and design.

 

  • Project Management and Production Management.
  • National franchising design experience.
  • Experience and understanding using corporate brand guidelines.

 

  • Knowledge and vast experience in sign products, materials and display products.
  • Knowledge and vast experience of large format print and various materials and substrates.

 

  • 3M Vehicle wrapping training and certificate - authorised & certified wrapper with 3M materials & films.
  • Excels in taking on new challenges, a confident and professional person with the distinct ability to problem solve and seek new opportunities.

 

  • Has the ability to complete a job or project from start to finish, using skills and experience from brief to design, print, production and application/fitting if required.



Career

 

Surreal Signs PTY LTD.  Brisbane Australia. 2013 - Present

Senior Designer & Print Management

A brief outline of my current job description as Graphic Design
and Print Production Manager is:

  • Working with the sales team and liaising with clients as Senior Graphic Designer to create design concepts, layouts, prepare files for print, vinyl cut, production and fabrication.
  • Business branding, logo design, print design, sign and vehicle branding.
  • Mentor, direct and manage other designers and workload.
  • Run the 3 large format digital printers.
  • Print media stock/ink control.
  • Laminating the prints so they are ready for install.
  • Delegating to the installers, fitting team.
  • Surreal Signs Graphic Design and Branding requirements.  From stationery, brochures and advertising to vehicle fleet graphics and internal displays.
  • Grow the design & print side of our business.
  • Re-designed the company website and management of SEO

 

I currently manage or have managed state and national blue-chip clients and projects for some of the following in Australia: -

  • Shines Lawyers
  • Retail Food Group & Pizza Capers
  • Brisbane International/Queensland Tennis Centre
  • Queensland Government
  • RAAF
  • Hit 105 Radio & other stations
  • Avis & Budget
  • Liquor Marketing Group & Bottlemart
  • Ray White
  • Brisbane State High School ($60 Million Renovation)
  • Indigenous Projects
  • Breweries and Retail Companies
  • Councils, Universities & Schools
  • Banks, Property Groups & Real Estate
  • Construction companies, Gyms, & Motor Corporations

 

W23 Creative Group (W23 Limited) England UK. 2010 - Present
Managing Director/Owner

  • Remote management – full UK team in place
  • Company Branding & Corporate Identity.
  • Graphic Design, Advertising & Marketing.
  • Social Media Content & Company Website updating.
  • Business project & brand management through to production.

 

Also encapsulating specialised signage-based companies:-

 

Worthing Sign Company. Est. 2009 - Specialising in Signs and display Graphics

 

It’s a Wrap UK. Est. 2007 - Specialising in Vehicle Wrapping, Vehicle Colour Changes and Vehicle Sign writing & Graphics

 

Origin Creative Solutions Ltd. England UK. – 2003 – 2012
Creative Director/Studio & Production Manager

  • Ran the company for almost 10 years, offering a complete design/sign/print service to clients.
  • Managed and trained a team of designers and sign fitters to our high company standards.
  • Responsible for financial control of the business.
  • Produced quotes and invoices using online accounts system.

 

First Choice Group an international holiday company
Designer 2002-2003 England UK. 

Company brochure design, Ad campaigns creation and design, part of a team aiding model selection and photography shoot organisation and location. 6 Months travel on location per year, including the management of photographers and hire equipment.

Offered the position after 3 interviews and a Project design campaign and presentation – Over 600 Applicants.


TJ Visual Solutions, Brighton, UK - 4 years service. England UK.  – 1998 - 2002
Head Designer/Studio Manager

  • Headed up and managed a team of 10 designers and Fitters.
  • Logo design, business branding and all graphic design, advertising, marketing and print services.

 

  • Management of the day to day design and production team, organisation and ordering of sign materials, trained sign fitter, skilled in the application of vehicle signage and vehicle wrapping using coloured cast and digital vinyl products. (3M, Spandex, Avery, Hexis, etc.)

Sussex Sign Centre, Burgess Hill, UK - 2 years service.
England UK.  – 1997 - 1998
Junior Designer/Sign and Vinyl Fitter

  • New company start-ups, logo design and stationery branding, advertising literature through to vehicle graphics and branding.
  • Sign production and vinyl production using sign software such as Signlab and vinyl cutters/plotters.
  • Sign making and display boards, fascia sign fitting onto shops and window graphics and advertising.
  • Vehicle graphics and sign writing application to all types of vehicles.

 

Software knowledge and Experience.
PC/Apple Mac computer packages,
Adobe Creative suite , Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, In-design, Bridge, Imovie, Final Cut Pro, Flash, Acrobat, Freehand, Corel Draw, Quarke Express, Signlab, Flexisign, Microsoft Office.

Large Format Printer/Printing & Laminating, Plotters & Vinyl Cutters
Wasatch RIP & Poster Print Software and large format print, plotter knowledge and experience.  Roland, Mutoh Solvent & the latest HP Latex Printers.

 

Interests and Hobbies
Photography, creativity, art, sports, cycling, motorbikes, surfing, walking the great outdoors, adventure and travel.

 

References
I can provide any number of references on request.  Some can be viewed on my portfolio site http://portfolio.spenceradams.co.uk/references.php



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