Hello, I’m Sam.
I’m a Buckinghamshire based creative designer with 20 years of digital & print design under my hat. I have passion for clean visuals, clever words and beautiful products. I love what I do and have enjoyed the many opportunities I’ve experienced in the creative industry. Each has contributed to my deep knowledge of design, technology, user experience and branding for consumer and business markets.
I love helping people create great things, I’m a natural born problem solver and I’m a very experienced creative designer for online and offline media. I know great design comes from strategic creativity and the devil is in the detail. I’ve been delivering an accomplished mix of user interfaces, graphic design, branding, illustration and photography to hundreds of customers over the years.
I now reside at Versantus in Oxford as their head of design, working with a talented bunch of coders to deliver very clever websites and software products. I lead the UX and UI teams and collaborate closely with front end and back end developers to turn my creative concepts into digital reality.
In my past I have worked agency side and in-house on a wide variety of retail, sports, education and b2b projects covering full end-to-end website builds, brand positioning and development, print and online catalogues from concept through to design, photography and final artwork.
I am happy leading teams and being part of one and believe that if you can think it, you can do it.
Graphic Design for Print
Prepress Workflow for Digital, Litho & Large Format
Studio & Location Photography
Photo Editing and Retouching
Studio Videography/Sound Recording & Editing
Vector & Hand Drawn Digital Illustration
Hand Drawn Visualisation
Timeline Based Animation
Website & App UI & UX design
Graphic Design for Web, Apps & Social Media
Server management in Plesk & cPanel
Design Team Management
Creative Presentation and Rationale Delivery
Translating Tech to Plain English
Social Media Management
Apple OS Fluency
Adobe Creative Suite
– Lightroom / Bridge
– Premiere Pro / Media Encoder
– After Effects
– Flash / Edge Animation
– XD (Experience Design)
– Acrobat Pro
PowerPoint (SlideShare, SlideShark, KeyNote)
Well versed in LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
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