Work Experience

Focus Blue
Web Designer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jun 1998 – Dec 2001
My first job as a designer where I learned my craft and cut my teeth on some large bluechip projects (hence the company name; Focus Blue, now sadly defunct).

I worked as a Graphic Designer for Print and Web on many projects, for clients such as BT, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and a range of Scottish and Northern Irish Councils and Educational Organisations. Projects were a mixture of team and solo, working along with developers and other designers at times. I was responsible for liaising with the client, responding to the brief and preparing designs. I was lead designer for several large engineering firms in Scotland, helping to contribute to one of them winning several million pound contracts.
Concept Northern

Senior Graphic Designer
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jan 2002 – Jul 2005
Concept Northern are a training and supply company in the Assistive Technology Sector. My responsibilities were as a print and web designer, focusing on Brand Development, Brochure and Catalogue design, as well as Interactive experience development for those with special needs, such as Dyslexia or visual impairment.

I still consult for Concept Northern on an occasional basis.
Embryodigital Graphic Design

Freelance Designer

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Jul 2005 – 2014
After attaining my degree in Digital Art from the University of Paisley in 2005 (now called the University of the West of Scotland) I began freelancing under the moniker of Embryodigital, until my relocation to Northern Ireland in 2011, when I began developing the identity of PixelHarbour.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 2002 – Jun 2004
Glasgow Central College of Commerce
HND Digital Art and Design
The course at the Central college of Commerce, (now amalgamated to form city of glasgow college) involved photography, life drawing, animation, model making, history of art, visual communication, and much more. Great fun too.
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Sep 2004 – Nov 2005
University of Paisley
Bachelor of Arts with Distinction
Degree in Digital Art, including fine art, illustration, graphical communication, life drawing, 3d animation, 2d animation, theorising film, Media studies, Film and Video production and more
Software Skillset
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Muse, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premier Pro

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