I am a senior designer with over 15 years experience, working with clients such as The International Olympic Committee, UNESCO, Unilever, Brighton and Hove Buses, The Environment Agency, Twitter, Google, Channel 4, Shell, Coca-Cola and Diageo.
I am a strong all-rounder (working comfortably in everything from my sketchbook to print and digital) and have been working on mostly strategic branding and campaign work over the past few years.
I am up-to-date with the usual design packages, but my main strengths are building good relationships with clients and I can always be relied on to come up with strong, sound concepts.
I have a passion for traditional design craft and enjoy working with my hands as much as possible, whether that is sketching out ideas or hand-drawing type and illustrative elements.
In my pre-mortgage days, I played guitar and sang in various bands that seemed to implode just as we achieved any sort of success. I can still be found occasionally weeping over my redundant 1962 Fender Jaguar, practicing arpeggios and musing on what could have been.
I am equally comfortable producing pixel-perfect digital work or a good old high-quality print job. I have advanced Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator CC skills, with a good working knowledge of Adobe XD, CSS, HTML and Dreamweaver.
“Jem is a creative designer in love with what he does. He’s got layout and typography skills on one end, and an eye for illustration on the other. He’s keen on learning and experimenting, and has got a dynamic personality. Was a pleasure to have him on the team.”
Ziem Maj, Senior Designer, Make it Clear
“Jem worked for Ellipsis for around two years. He is a very skilled and efficient designer with strong illustration skills. His warm friendly personality and excellent manner with clients made him an important part of the Ellipsis team. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other clients or employers in either a full time or freelance capacity.”
Chris Hoskins, Managing Director, Ellipsis