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A driven, focused and passionate Designer with over twenty years experience, from print to responsive web design. Thriving on creative challenges that are a test of problem solving skills, has the ability to manage multiple projects from concept to completion.

Continuously looking for alternative and new solutions, no matter the scale of the question, delivering inventive interpretations to deadline, no matter the space.

A published author and PhD graduate seeking to advance his skills and explore new creative environments.

nawjk@outlook.com // 07875 172425.

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Experience

Head of Design // Business Direct // 2017 – present

As Head of Design I am responsible for a team of five designers with duties involving project management, coaching, peer reviews, PPD planning, liaising with external agencies and budgeting. Most importantly my role involves responding to the needs of my colleagues and fostering a creative and collaborative workspace.

I have also extended the remit of my role into becoming our division’s UX researcher/designer and advocate to remove pain points and promote white hat practices.

Graphic and Web Designer // Business Direct // 2008 – 2017

Designing, wire-framing and building responsive/adaptive web pages and mini-sites for internal and vendor campaigns, including content. Use of front end development skills, such as HTML/CSS, JavaScript and jQuery. Also designing direct marketing, pos, exhibition and print promotional material.

Lecturer // University of Bolton // 04 – 08

Developing, creating and delivering teaching and assessment materials on graduate and undergraduate level Graphic Design and Animation and Illustration courses.

Education

Phd, PGCE, BA(hons) // University of Bolton // 2003 – 2016

Skills and interests

I’m proficient in Adobe CC suite, HTML/CSS and enjoy continuing development of my Front End Dev skills. I furthered my research, project and time management skills while working on my PhD; skills I use in my current role. My interests include comics, reading, gaming, philosophy and minimalism!

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