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Tom Carpenter
       I am a creative, hardworking individual with 5 years experience working with high-end designers
       in the print industry. Motivated and a fast learner with a creative and forward thinking attitude,
       I adapt and respond quickly to the fast paced developing technologies within the printing industry
       and have genuine passion for my work.

2010 - Present         Studio Manager, Lea Valley Colour Limited.
                       Creating new artwork for exhibition stands and liaising with other designers to
                       see their visions come to life through large format print promotional material.

                       CLIENTS: BAA, No Nonsense Design, Creative Triangle, BlueDog, Ink Associates,
                                Kre8ive Partners, Diageo, Gilmore Consultancy, Car Valet UK

                              Sole responsibility for liaising with clients to provide expertise on Colour
                               Matching and Creative Retouching ensuring brand standards are met.
                              Maintaining and developing strong working relationships with all clients
                               producing high quality and accurate content to incorporate their design
                               briefs and specifications.
                              Sending of proofs to clients and liaising with them for feedback.
                              Managing a demanding and varied work schedule to meet required printing

2008 - 2010            Desktop Publishing and Graphic Designer, Pocketbond Limited.
                       Produced sales flyers, monthly adverts for several magazines, product
                       packaging artwork, annual 96-page catalogue and decorative designs for new
                       OO gauge cars in the Classix diecast model product range.

2008                   Two months Work Experience, Design By Silverside.
                       Working alongside a web developer learning XHTML, PHP, CSS and the
                       commercial side of the web development business.

2007 - 2008            IT Department, Hertfordshire County Council.
                       Temporary contract working for the IRIS Development Team. Duties involve
                       setting up and testing a new IT system called ICS and transferring all data from
                       the old existing system.

                                                                                       SOFTWARE SKILLS

                       MAC OS X, Windows XP, Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop,
                       Dreamweaver, Flash) QuarkXPress 8.5 and Microsoft Office.


2004 - 2006            Southampton Solent University:
                       BA (Hons) 2:2 - Graphic Image Making

1998 - 2003            Hertford Regional College (Ware Centre):
                       Art Foundation
                       Apple Mac Adobe Photoshop Level 1
                       City & Guilds Desktop Publishing Level 1

1992 - 1997            John Warner GM School, GCSE:
                       English, Mathematics, Science, Art & Design, Design & Communication.

                                                                                   HOBBIES & INTERESTS

                       I have a keen interest in design and create art in my spare time, whether I am
                       outside with my camera trying to capture that perfect shot or in front of my Mac
                       with a blank canvas ready to design a masterpiece. I am also learning to speak
                       French and web design.

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