For the past 3 years I have been a Middleweight Graphic Designer at Dalziel & Pow, a london based agency working primarily in the retail sector. This was a role that was created to fit the needs of the agency and I was the first to fill this position.
My role is to be the graphic designer for the business. This can cover everything from being the sole designer on 1 of the company brochures, designing internal communications, branding and emails for the business, as well as adverts and some client work. I have worked closely with the digital team on various projects including the company website and have also been responsible for putting many presentations and pitch documents together that are sent out to clients as the first representation of the business.
The role I have is unique in that unlike most designers I work closely day to day with the top level of the company, including the Marketing, Graphics and Digital Directors as well as the Creative Director on various projects.
For 2 years I was the Creative Coordinator at Karen Millen, a high-end women’s fashion brand. I was in charge of all print based work for the company in the UK, Europe and International locations. This includes all signage for internal and store use, hoardings, billboards, flyers, invitations, brochures, web banners, iPhone homepages, presentations, internal advertising, internal printed material, campaign brochures, strut cards and the Style File, which is a 150 page document consisting of all product within a season (4 style files are produced a year). I was also responsible for maintaining the brand guidelines and approving all artwork sent from our franchise partners, making sure every detail is correct from type face, point size and colour to alignment and making sure our logo is correct, sometimes detecting our logo is not typed out in similar typeface.
Hobbies / Employment
My hobbies include playing guitar, drums, computer games and freelance design work. I also belong to an Amateur Dramatics society where I have performed in many shows, been in leading roles and have had the position of Assistant Choreographer and Assistant Director. I have also recently taken to studying concept art, designing my own video game art and User Interface design.
I am an extremely hard working individual who loves to work as part of a group. Working as part of a team and being able to bounce ideas of one another is something I thrive on. I am extremely passionate about what I do and will always strive to achieve the best I can. I love being given more responsibility and have an obsession for detail and organisation.
Roberta Travagin– Marketing Manager at Karen Millen
I have employed and worked with Kane for about two years at Karen Millen. Kane is a really skilled and committed individual. His creativity and sense of aesthetic made him an asset to the team. Kane works well as part of a team and can easily multitask, however I believe it would be very good as a freelancer to bring ad hoc projects to life.
Andrew Hardy – Visual Merchandising Consultant at Karen Millen
I worked closely alongside Kane for a year at Karen Millen where he provided me with vital graphic support in raising the visual standard of the brand’s store window installations. He has an aptitude for understanding and interpreting a brief that makes him stand out from other graphic designers. He pays close attention to what you say and makes sure that his creative solution also reflects the overall values of the brand. A versatile designer with strong interpersonal and time-management skills, used to multi tasking at speed and under pressure, Kane would be a great hire for any job either full time or freelance.
Jessica Harris – Tutor at University of Hertfordshire
Kane is an intelligent designer. His approach to design is inquisitive, witty and professional. He is passionate about graphic design, committed to his work, brimming with enthusiasm and a joy to work with.