My Elevator Pitch
Experienced Creative Designer with strong Art Direction, UX and UI skills and a conceptual, ideas based approach. I like to solve problems and make user journeys frictionless.
My style has strong immediate appeal particularly suited to Retail, FMCG and Sports. Commercial and direct. I handle print and digital. I also code (PHP, CSS3, HTML5, .js).
Currently unattached and open to contract roles and freelance with a preference for permanent. I provide a solid work ethic and commonsense approach with a touch of English humour.
- Create - Adobe CC2015 including Photoshop, Illustrator. Some motion production.
- Build - Animate CC Canvas HTML5, PHP, Bootstrap, .js plus old-school coding for EDMs.
- Artwork - Been there since Quark ruled. Now InDesign.
- Deploy - Sizmek, Campaign Monitor, Salesforce, Exact Target, MailChimp.
- Present - Powerpoint, Keynote to high level.
- Adapt - CSS3 Responsive and Adaptive. Bootstrap. I'm all about the context.
- Mentor - 7 years with Juniors. Soft power, commonsense and low-jargon approach. I have references from former compatriots who would work with me again.
- Customise - Wordpress through knowledge of PHP, .js and CSS3.
- Ring Ring - Plenty mobile examples below.
Career to date
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016 (contract)
Senior Designer handling EDMs, YouTube takeovers, Social, HTML5 banners (Sizmek), LED Signage and web for Fiat Chrysler Group. Agile workplace.
Nothing But Web
May - Aug 2015 (contract)
Senior Designer for in-house and client Projects including Atkins Diet Australia. Web site designs for variety of clients, landing pages, EDMs and affiliate banners.
Feb 2015 - May 2015
Digital Art Director. POS, Digital LED Signage, social media, Adshel, oOH and more for clients including New Balance and Focus on Furniture.
Aug 2012 - Feb 2015
Lead designer in charge of brand creative at Betfair Australia. Daily onsiote promo banners, EDMs, print, Flash banners, landing pages & Powerpoints
Sep 2007 - Aug 2012
Freelance. Digital design + build. Print marketing. EDMs. HTML5 Banners. W3C Compliance. Silver in Linotype Webfonts Awards 2011.
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007
Based in Wimbledon, UK. Work included site UX, flash banners, CD-ROM creation and merchandise. Agile workplace.
Mar 2004 - Apr 2005
Senior designer for the Littlewoods and Index home shopping fashion catalogues. Job was freelance at first then permanent.
Aug 2000 - Nov 2003
Digital-only marketers. CMS site UI, SEO pages for Sportal and even developing Windows apps built in Flash and Northcode "The SmartBar".
Aug 1995 - Aug 2000
Designer for TTL marketers. Brochures, leaflets, menus for Greenalls Inns UK. Concept, design and artwork/HTML code. 2 Roses Awards Nominations (1997).
This selection is just a small taste of recent work.
Invision links for dektop Auction Site mobile Auction Site | Miscellaneous
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Links to live HTML5 previews: YouTube Takeover | HTML5 MREC
0459 255 399Click or tap here to emailContact Me
Mobile: (04) 5925 5399
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"Kirk is a methodical, well planned designer with the ability to accommodate last minute changes, requests and details without becoming unflustered. He has the ability to exceed planned results, hitting deadlines whilst remaining flexible and agile in his work. He has a vast experience within Sports, wagering and product designer and is an excellent teacher and communicator"
Tom Heddon // Digital Manager at Starcom MediaVest Group (Via LinkedIn)
"Kirk is a brilliant designer with a passion for his art. Working with him has been a delight. He always worked very hard fulfilling all of our requests and we were always beyond happy with the results. I highly recommend Kirk and I hope we can work together again in the future. "
Tatiana Garcia-Barrenetxea // Commercial Account Manager at NYX Gaming Group Ltd (Via LinkedIn)