jonparr-creative.co.uk

PERSONAL PROFILE>

I am an enthusiastic, self motivated fully integrated creative with extensive experience in various industries such as retail, financial services, automotive and B2B. Since starting my career in 2000 I have worked in a number of agencies, both in a freelance and full time capacity, working across a wide range of on and offline media including DM, press, outdoor, POS, email, web and app design, digital advertising and branding.

Having worked with WDMP for over 3 years I am now looking for new challenges, and to help develop and lead great creative work for clients at other agencies.

EDUCATION>

HND Fine Art & Graphic Design Merit 2000
BTEC National Diploma in General Art & Design Merit 2000
Reigate school of Art and Design

A-LEVEL: Art, Business Studies and General studies
Reigate sixth form college
GCSE: 9 x pass

Call me: 07838 39 39 54
Email me: parr_jon@yahoo.co.uk
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KEY SKILLS AND COMPUTER SOFTWARE, MAC + PC>

Expert Knowledge of;
Full Adobe Creative Suite package including:
Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Animate, Acrobat, XD, Sketch

Dot Mailer, Direct Mail HTML emailer service, Mail Chimp, Text Mate, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Power Point

Coding Knowledge of;
XHTML, HTML5, CSS, Jquery, ActionScript3
EXPERIENCE>

Head of Art and Design
WDMP part of IRIS
May 2015 - Current

Whilst my background and core skills are in design, my passion for all things creative had led me to improve my concepting skills, and in my current role at WDMP I team up with the Creative Director developing concepts for all of our clients.

From running my own business I am also confident in presenting and liaising directly with client, often being able to interpret their feedback and work with them to develop creative without losing the core idea.

Working on clients including Wyevale Garden Centres, Hyundai, Renault, Hiscox, Just Eat, The Gym Group, Tesco Bank, and Neilson.

As Head of Design overseeing all design work that leaves the agency for both on and offline media, including DM, outdoor, Press, digital advertising, POS, video, animation.

Creative lead on the Wyevale Garden Centres. Developing and managing all creative on the account, attending initial creative presentations and representing WDMP at multi-agency client meetings.

Overseeing and mentoring junior creative, design and artwork team members helping them to develop their creative style and design skills.

Won a number of awards including DMA Gold for Wyevale and Monarch, MAA and Travel Marketing award for Monarch and a Chipshop award.
Freelance
Various agencies
March 2012 - May 2015

Freelance designer at various agencies including WDMP, TCA, Soul, Rapier, CNN

Clients included Argos, American Express, Natwest, RBS and Vodafone

Worked with Head of Design to develop and roll out all POS for Argos in the new brand look and feel
Owner and Creative Director
DesignPhoto Ltd
July 2007 - June 2015

From all the experience I gained at Grenehurst I was then able to set up a small business by myself, and Designphoto was born! Since starting the company I worked on many projects with a wide range of clients

Worked directly with clients taking briefs, developing designs and concepts and presenting work and managing amends through to artwork/development
Creative Director
Grenehurst Communications
July 2003 to Feb 2007

Built and developed the design and creative side of the agency.

Maintained and won many high profile B2B clients.

Was involved in all stages of the creative process from initial client briefings to conceptual design right though to the finished product.
Designer
Graphters Ltd
May 2000 to July 2003

Was offered the role after a weeks work experience placement.

Developed my core skills in all aspects of the design process, from the conceptual stages right through to the finished product.

Developed various campaigns from simple single colour logo design to highly complex large format print, exhibition and POS.

Worked with a number of clients including Air 2000, Elizabeth Arden, NTL and Allied Domecq (Teachers, Beefeater, Tia Maria… to name a few).
PERSONAL INFO>

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Mob_07838 39 39 54
Email: parr_jon@yahoo.co.uk

INTERESTS>

Along with my huge passion for all things design I love photography, living near Brighton has enabled me to capture some great shots as there is always something colourful and crazy going on. I never leave my house without my trusty camera.

Since buying my house I've started to get more into interior design and DIY. I'm often found researching new artists or bespoke furniture makers for some great bespoke pieces for the house, and looking for inspiration for what I can do in the next room.

I love to cook and when I'm not doing things to the house I can be found in the kitchen rustling up something delicious. That said, I enjoy eating out just as much, whether it's at a fancy Michelin starred restaurant or the local pub for a Sunday roast with friends.

MOB: 07838 39 39 54 | parr_jon@yahoo.co.uk