Skills:

Advanced skills on Mac & PC platforms with Adobe Master Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Premiere, AfterEffects , Acrobat). level 1 Certified user of Finalcut and can edit in Logic. Proficient in Cinema4D, Watchout software, trained on XF305, 5D, 305D, 500D studio equipment and professional sound recording equipment. Intermediate with HTML, CSS and web standards.

Graphic design

I have a wide range of skills as a graphic designer. I know my way around the Adobe Master collection very well. I have worked in pretty much all of Adobes products but the ones I am most familiar with are InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Moving Image

During my Masters I wanted to make sure that I had a good understanding of motion graphics and to do this I decided to become fully qualified in using Final Cut Pro 7. Which is still the industry standard over version 10. I also use Premiere for editing and the skills I picked learnt from FCP can be applied to any editing software. I also started to learn about the motion graphic software Aftereffects during my Masters and Cinema 4D for my 3D work. I gained professional experience with all of these programmes while working in the industry and gained further training on video equipment while working in television at The BBC and ITV.

Web

My skills as a web designer are limited to the design side of web creation rather than the development. Although I do have a good understanding of code and web standards. I am aware of search engine optimisation and I have worked a lot with Content Management systems. While working on the creation of Lowestoft Colleges website and the websites I made while working at Tribal I was in constant contact with developers and it was vital that had a good understanding of web standards in order to do this. I also set up my own web design business which I use to host peoples web sites with.



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