Art director, Graphic designer

PERSONAL PROFILE
Email: paul.grizzell@googlemail.com Telephone: +44 (0)7968 717 522 Website: http://www.paulgrizzell.co.uk D.O.B: 3rd May 1980 Address: 4b St. Michaels Terrace, London, N22 7SJ

Paul Grizzell

A professional graphic designer and art director based in London working with press, print, branding, TV, radio and online media. Capable of working on a diverse range of creative briefs within advertising and design. I am well versed in creating campaigns from initial concept through to final production and roll-out. I enjoy working on different types of projects, from designing logos to producing website designs and layouts. I enjoy working by interrogating a problem until it confesses to its solution, and I am fascinated by the many different ways of telling a story or expressing an idea.

EMPLOYMENT

OgilvyOne Worldwide / Freelance: February 2009 – Present I am currently positioned as a senior concept designer / art director working between on and off-line creative. As part of the creative team I produced numerous online campaigns for BT, Vodafone, Britsh Gas, IBM, Flora, Cisco and Herta. I have also been involved for several pitches and presenting my work at client presentations as well as working directly with the Digital creative director on internal innovation projects. Freelance: April 2008 – Jan 2009 Having moved on from Baby Creative I was been working as a freelance art director and graphic designer at agencies and directly with my own clients. My work covered Corporate branding, print, digital design & art direction, posters and brochures, retouching, design and production of E-commerce and businessto-business websites. Working freelance also allowed me to concentrate on my photography and strengthen my portfolio. Baby Creative: October 2001 - April 2008 Co-founder / Creative Partner / Art Director & Designer With the experience I had within the advertising industry, myself and 2 other business partners started our own Design studio in London. Our aim was to create a company that allows the clients to work directly with the creatives in order to produce the best, undiluted work possible. As co-founder I was instrumental in generating new business and pitch work as well as presentations to clients on ideas and taking briefs. In the creative side of the business I worked on idea generation from initial concept through to completion and roll-out. I also produced full vector illustrations for print, animations and web projects as well as high-end retouching and artworking. Clients: Greenpeace, BAA, London Luton Airport, Elizabeth Arden and NCH (rebranded to Action for Children) Bates Dorland, London: September 1999 - October 2001 Designer Working on advertising creative briefs and creating effective communication solutions to national and international campaigns, I developed visual concepts and layout design for press and editorial adverts including illustration, typography and design. I also enhanced a confident and proficient working understanding of the printing process by working with repro-houses and print companies. Clients worked on: Royal Mail, Superdrug, Halifax, Safeway, Credit Suisse and Robinsons.

SKILLS

• Creative thinking and idea generation working on creative briefs • Branding, developing brands and creating identities • Solid understanding of advertising and communication • Proficient in DTP applications Illustrator, Photoshop, In-Design (artwork standard) Quark & Acrobat and web applications including Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and After Effects. Other applications are Word, Powerpoint, Excel & Lightroom • Art direction and experience working alongside and briefing photographers, illustrators, retouchers, editors and directors • Fluent with the printing process and working alongside repro & printers • Project management with print, press, online and pitches from start to delivery • Managing teams and heading up projects as well as producing solo pieces under tight deadlines • Excellent client liaison from presentations of creative concepts to recieving briefs

EDUCATION

BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) in Studio Photography & Fine Printing 2003 / 2004 – City of Westminster College, London. 4 A-Levels – Design & Communication, Art & Design, Maths, Physics 1996 / 1998 – East Barnet Secondary School – Upper Site 7 GCSEs grades B – C 1991 / 1996 – East Barnet Secondary School – Lower Site

INTERESTS

Film, film making, photography, music, comics, rock climbing, squash, motorcycles, classic cars, motor sport, football and travelling