Curriculum Vitae

A Creative Designer and Marketing Consultant with over 20 years in managing projects for small and large businesses. Passionate about good design and its potential to leverage businesses, with in-depth knowledge of design software.
Key strengths include; managing relationships and dealing with individuals at all levels of an organisation from customers to heads of multinationals. An enthusiastic team player fluent in both German and English who is seeking to progress his career within a dynamic environment.

 

Key Skills
Can create artwork that engages the target audience
Can work to and create brand guidelines with a clear tone of voice
Can create artwork for B2C or B2B purposes
Can take responsibility
Cohesive member of a team; able to work collaboratively and contribute effectively
Strong interpersonal skills; worked with a variety of stakeholders including; chief executives and small business owners
Excellent attention to detail
Strong IT skills and use of Apple OSX, Quark Xpress, Adobe CC, Microsoft Office, OneVision Software, Catapult, JJK, WordPress, Joomla, etc., PDF editing, Image editing, work- ow analysis and management, web design, and much more

Languages
German, native; English, fluent, spoken and written.

Certificates
Certi ed Webmaster I+II, Webmasters Europe
Project Management and Solutions, K.I.Z., Neuwied
PDF Workflow. Dr Wirth, Frankfurt
Colour Management with Gretag Macbeth, Dr Wirth, Frankfurt
Neuro Linguistic Knowledge, Flyeralarm, Wurzburg,
Customer Management, Flyeralarm, Wurzburg

Since April 2017 – present
Freelancing Business Support Manager/Graphic Designer at Respond Global Media in London

Supporting RGM with their events and conferences, their delegates management, marketing materials and websites.
Helping the Decarbonise workshop 2017 in Zurich to a full attendance and creating the website for the RI Awards 2018 amongst others.

Since June 2014 – present
Freelancing at Dirk Murlebach Communication in London.

German B2B and B2C market research, event and guerrilla marketing, print design, layout, work- ow consultation and optimization.

June 2014 – June 2015
Store Manager and Creative Direction for Flyeralarm UK, London.

Design, consultation, customer relation and direction for one of Europe’s biggest online printers. Running the UK affairs in central London. Ensuring all products are delivered on time and to the highest standard for their more than 10.000 UK customers until their closure of the UK branch due to Brexit and Lease renewal.

April 2013 – June 2014
Director of Campanero LTD, Margate

Setup of my own design studio in Margate servicing media clients and the local community with one permanent staff and two interns, providing high-quality print and web design as well as marketing activities. Creating artwork and web-design for many artist’s and business- es in London and Kent. Rebranding the Cupcake Cafe and the Margate Smokehouse and producing artwork for events by the Margate Museum.

April 2012 – April 2013
Senior Designer and Marketing Coordinator for Flyeralarm UK, London.

Introduction of one of the biggest online printers in Europe to the UK market. Leading and working with a small team doing everything from design, planning, marketing and sponsoring campaign’s, helping our UK clients in an amazing store or via the phone, recommending the right products and making the right decisions. Also, guide them through any graphics software to make the right settings. For internal reasons I was asked to return to HQ in Germany but opted to stay in the UK.

October 2010 – March 2012
Senior Graphic Designer for Flyeralarm, Würzburg, Germany.

Customer liaison and staff/client management for one of Europe’s biggest online printer. Being part and finally leading a team of graphic and print specialist’s dealing with the issues of our clients and usually managing to put a smile back to their face by guiding them through all sorts of design software and any OS. I was then asked to relocate to the UK to help with the UK and Ireland affairs.

March 2010 – August 2010
Certification at Webmaster’s Europe as Web designer Grade 1 and 2.

HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, Java script, Flash, Audio- and Video editing, CMS Systems, etc. at GFN AG, Trainings Center, Koblenz.

February 2000 – January 2010
Graphic Designer/Layouter, satz21 GmbH & Co. KG in Egelsbach, Germany

Production Manager data input, checking, project management and quality control for a number of tabloid newspapers and their special feature magazines. Liaising with advertising agencies and clients. Design and technical direction of special print products to the sales department. Image processing and ad design for our customers Blitz Tip Verlag, Neu-Isenburg, Freitags Anzeiger Mörfelden and MAZ, Giessen.

January 1993 – February 2000
Freelancer in Advertising, Promotion and Marketing.

Doing all sorts of Marketing and Promotion. Creating the Alibert presence at the KDW in Berlin and organizing the Johnson & Johnson introduction of KY Jelly to the German market at the first GAYDAY’s consumer Trade fair in Frankfurt. There are too many to mention.

Clients

UK & Ireland:
Response Global Media, London, Mavens of London, London, Smart Connect Research, London, Eastcore Fashion, London, Va- pour Gallery, London, Le petit Cafe, London Charlotte Cory, Artist, London Wendy Hiscocks, Composer, London/Australia Tracy Kendall, Wallpaper design, Margate The Generation Group, Margate The Cupcake, Margate Loopsy Boutique, Margate The Margate Smokehouse, Margate, Margate Museum, Margate Bow’s Kitchen, Margate Suzy Nina Interiors, Ramsgate Margate Mews, Holiday letting Fantastic Partners, London Sally Turner, Leather Designer, London Simon Hanson, Drummer with Squeeze, Death in Vegas, London Dave Little, Graphic Design, London Ondata Coaching, Killarney and many others

Germany:
Paulus and Thewalt, Höhr-Grenzhausen Compass Publishing Solutions, Mainz Johnson & Johnson, Düsseldorf satz21 GmbH & Co. KG in Neu-Isenburg satz22 GmbH & Co. KG in Giessen L.S.D. in Friedrichsdorf HJS.net in Urbar Sapro GmbH Gutenacker Voigt Printing, Koblenz / Bassenheim Globalized AG, Montabaur Hümmerich Creations, Dierdorf J. K. Printing, Koblenz Ecstase Messe GmbH, Oberhonnefeld Verlag Zöllner, Koblenz Parath Bathroom, Sarstedt E.H.S. Merchandise, Guckheim

Hobbies & Interests
I have a passion for the contemporary arts, including music, writing and design and a keen Fixed Gear rider.

References available upon request