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January 17 - Present Day

YPS & YCS (Print & Design)

5-6, Pilot Trading Est, West Wycombe Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3AH

Clients:
Wimpy, Euro Carparts & Convatec Healthcare

Position:

Leading YCS Ltd as Head of Creative

Responsibilities:

Conceptual pitch work targeting new business, design of tender documents for some of our existing client base,
promotional design work of printed assets from brochures to stationery to posters to large format banners etc.

Conceiving packaging designs in 3D format in Photoshop and then producing working prototypes with cutter guides. Overseeing social media content and rebranding the YPS / YCS business look as a whole whilst managing the studio workflow of jobs and overseeing a team of four.

 

 

June 09 - November 16

HPS GROUP (Marketing)

Atlas House, Third Ave, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1EY

Clients:
BMW, MINI, Mazda, Rolls Royce, Motability & BMI Healthcare

Position:

Senior Creative Artworker & Digital Designer

Responsibilities:

Promotional, automotive, campaign work for print, point of sale, HTML emailers, flash animation and homepage takeovers, web banners and advertorials. Managing the studio workflow of jobs on a shared basis with another colleague and also operating as the company’s go-to retoucher. Regularly tasked with pushing conceptual boundaries but still adhering to brand guidelines. I was also part of a team of six who attended proactive, brainstorming sessions in my 7 years here, which led to myself managing to win a bronze and a silver award for HPS at the Fresh Design Awards in Manchester.

 

 

November 05 - April 09

PINEWOOD MEDIA GROUP (Media & Print)
Merlin Centre, Lancaster Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP12 3QH

Clients:

BMW, Paramount, Universal Johnson & Johnson & Glaxo Smith Kline

Position:

Senior Designer & Artworker

Responsibilities

BMW promotional, campaign strategies, covering point of sale, advertorials, brochures etc. Packaging design and artwork for Johnson & Johnson for their pharmaceutical products. Design and artwork of Hadlow College’s annual prospectus’.

September 01 - September 05

SHOOT THE MOON (Creative Solutions)
263 Water Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA0 1WB

Clients:

Tottenham Hotspur, Diageo, British Airways, & Starbucks.

Position:

Creative Artworker / Designer

Responsibilities:

Weekly design and artwork of the 68pp Tottenham Hotspur Football Programme, operating to an incredibly tight deadline. Plus crafting of P.O.S. material and communications for Diageo GB covering the U.K. drinks sector with brands such as Guinness, Gordons & Smirnoff.

 

 

October 98 - September 01

VGF LTD. (Design & Print)
Stewkley House, 2 Wadsworth Road, Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7JD

Clients:

included: Renault, Honda, Audi, McVities & Johnson & Johnson

Position:

Creative Artworker / Designer

Responsibilities:

Design and concept of corporate identities, advertising, packaging and brochures.
Also taking artwork through to output of colour separated film.

 

 

July 94 - October 98

HIPPO GRAPHICS (Design & Marketing)
9 Rutland Studios, Cumberland Park, Scrubs Lane, NW10

Clients:

Jones Lang Wootton, Regents Plaza Hotels & Bairstow Eves.

Position:

Creative Artworker / Designer

Responsibilities:

Design and concept of high end, high budget, property brochures, corporate identities, hotel marketing and general advertising campaigns. Also dealing with photographers, photo libraries, image purchasing, liaising with clients and designing to budget.

 
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jon sillwood

 

skills

software: Adobe CC, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash / Animate, Basic HTML, Acrobat & Office

grey matter: strapline wizard, retouch wizard & ideas, ideas, ideas

interests

pursuits: Fishing, Music, DJ-ing, Liverpool FC, French Wine, Camping, Boating

humour: Peter Cook, Python, Vic & Bob

contact

a: Edgefield, Handleton Common, Lane End, Bucks HP14 3LA
e: jon.sillwood@adversecamber.com
m: 07799 321376

I am open to freelance, temporary or permanent contracts so please feel free to email me with any questions . . .

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