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					                                        SHARON MCDERMOTT
                                       GRAPHIC DESIGNER BA Hons

Profile                       Over 10 years experience as a digital media designer. Highly versatile and competent in
                              the production of quality graphical assets. Throughout my career I have produced a
                              selection of products including digital multimedia assets for web, intranet and CD-ROM, as
                              well as printed media such as annual reports, corporate branding materials and marketing
                              literature. Able to self manage projects from conception to completion and provide input
                              and support where necessary. Am diligent and organised with excellent time management.
                              Friendly and approachable with good interpersonal skills and capable of working well as
                              part of a team as well as independently. Adaptable to using a variety of software
                              applications.

Key Skills / Areas               Versatile in a wide range of graphical techniques and software programmes
of Expertise                     Highly competent in illustrative techniques, image manipulation, typography and
                                  layout with an appreciation for design detail and creative flair
                                 Excellent literate and editorial skills
                                 Experienced in creating materials from conception to delivering a final design solution
                                 Works well in a team and is able to support and advise other colleagues
                                 Good organisational skills throughout projects and able to work under pressure to
                                  achieve project targets and deadlines
                                 Motivated and conscientious

Programme Knowledge           Adobe Photoshop
(fully conversant level       Adobe Flash
unless specified)             Flash Actionscripting (basic / intermediate knowledge depending on complexity)
                              3d Studio Max (intermediate to strong modelling skills / basic 3d animation)
                              Dreamweaver (intermediate)
                              HTML / CSS (intermediate knowledge depending on complexity)
                              Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint and Excel
                              Quark XPress / Adobe InDesign
                              Adobe Illustrator
                              Macromedia Director MX (basic knowledge)

                              Mostly PC experienced but capable of using Apple Mac’s

Employment                    Senior Graphic Designer at Exscien Training – Jan 2007 > July 2010.
                              Responsible for the design and manipulation of digital media, eLearning and training
                              content materials, using Photoshop, Flash and bespoke asset ‘framework’ tools created by
                              our company. Most recent work includes a large military eLearning project where I was
                              tasked with creating electronic training assets in 3dsMax, Flash and Photoshop which in
                              turn go into a web and Director & wiki framework. I have produced illustrative content for
                              an on-going project involving the iPod Touch and the iPhone for Formula 1. I have line
                              managed a large reworking of a Flash based project for the Scouts which involved
                              updating graphical content produced by another company and reworking the action script
                              code, which I did so working alongside our software developers. Working in a small start-
                              up company I have had a key role in setting up our methods of working from asset
                              management to designing printed marketing materials, bids and case studies.

Personal work                 I am currently producing a substantial website for London based Mental Health Charity
(Current)                     where I have been given free reign to conceptualise and redesign the entire site based on
                              the brief I was given and the Charity’s branding. This is being produced in Dreamweaver
                              using CSS, Flash and Photoshop and is due to go live this month.

Previous employment           (Contractor) Graphic Designer at Productivity Point International – Sept 2006 > Jan 2007.
                              Produced Flash based e-Learning training for Glaxo SmithKline. My job entailed the design,
                              illustration and animation of eLearning screens as well as inserting basic action script code
                              where appropriate, as well as manipulating existing high end code to achieve
                              desired effects.




                     t: 01296 719875    m: 0771 7765821          e: sharonm1972@gmail.com
                                       SHARON MCDERMOTT
                                      GRAPHIC DESIGNER BA Hons

(Previous employment         (Contractor at PPI – cont’d) Worked closely with the scriptwriters, editors and developers to
cont’d)                      implement the screens into an XML Flash template engine. As company evolved, my role
                             was changed to develop ‘look and feel’ conceptual graphics for a production team in India
                             who then used my concepts to build the final content.

                             Multimedia Graphic Designer / AdVal Learning Solutions – June 1998 > August 2006
                             Was responsible for the production of Multimedia and Print assets for a wide range of
                             projects. These included conceptual ideas for project/bid work, content asset building for
                             eLearning materials using a variety of tools and methods such as image manipulation,
                             illustration, animation and 3d modelling. Worked on projects from conception to
                             completion as more responsibility was given throughout career, and was able to multitask
                             and prioritise deadlines. Met with clients for reviews and discussions for the general
                             running of projects. Able to assess their needs and advised them accordingly throughout
                             projects. Created effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.

Qualifications & training    Foundation Flash Course – Hoxton Bibliotech, London (2002)
                             B.A. Hons Graphic Design – Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
                             L.S.T.D. – Member of the Society of Typographic Designers
                             N.D. Graphic Design – Croydon College of Art and Design
                             2 A Levels – English Literature and Art & Design
                             10 GCSE’s – including Graphical Communication, Art, Maths and English Language

Client List /                Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Sample Projects              Tank training for one of the Army’s vehicles, involving detailed descriptions of the inner
                             workings of the vehicle. I have been creating 3d models and graphical assets, flash
                             animations and diagrams, which in turn slot into a web/Director framework engine.

                             The Scouts Organisation
                             Redevelopment of 3 sets of existing flash based programmes originally created a few years
                             ago. I was tasked with updating these materials in a graphical sense (adding and altering
                             content) and updating the action script code to current standards. Worked closely with the
                             client to achieve desired look and feel, liaised with the training designer who wrote the
                             materials and the developer who optimised the programme structure.

                             Glaxo SmithKline
                             Worked as a contractor designing illustrative flash content for eLearning. Followed on a
                             theme set by the lead designer and worked to a script. Also created libraries of assets and
                             was tasked with setting ‘design guides’ for others to work with. Created flash assets and
                             was able to amend high end Actionscript with developer’s input and guidance.

                             Umbrella Charity Website
                             Complete redesign of Umbrella Charity website from brief given by client. Built in CSS and
                             Dreamweaver.

                             Kirkmichael Hotel
                             Complete branding and redesign of Bed and Breakfast website from concepts to final.
                             Conceptualised ideas, designed site and built in Dreamweaver 8. Used Flash elements,
                             HTML and basic CSS. Also designed complete printed branding for the hotel.

                             Print: Designed and produced a printed hardback book to commemorate my Rosemary
                             Conley instructor’s anniversary event. Marketing materials, business cards etc

Personal Details             Car owner / driver with clean license.

Other Interests              Aerobics/keep fit, walking/jogging, photography, film, reading, music, eating out.

References                   Upon request




                    t: 01296 719875    m: 0771 7765821          e: sharonm1972@gmail.com

				
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