A brief overview ...

Nice to meet you ... I'm a flexible, resourceful and creative designer currently  based in the Cotswolds - near Stow in the Wold, Gloucestershire UK - but with clients round the world. Highly experienced in design for logos, identity, publishing, advertising, web design, email marketing, point of display, packaging and much more.

Career timeline ....

2015 - Present / Freelance as John Fordham Design; Clients include Bloomsbury UK, Bloomsbury Qatar, Puffin Books, PWL Studio, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Off The Wall Gallery, Shyne Energy and Pennino & Partners,

2008 - 2015 / PWL Studio, Houston Texas USA - Clients include Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, Off the Wall Gallery, Shyne Energy, Deville Fine Jewelry ...

1997 - 2008 / Freelance:  Clients include: Lewis Moberly, Turner Duckworth, Penguin Books, Macmillan Books, Orion Children's Books, Usborne Publishing, Egmont, Kingfisher

1991 - 1997 / Tynan D'Arcy,  Windsor UK: working on packaging and marketing projects for Premier Foods, Tomy Toys, Greens, Sara Lee among many others

1989 - 1991 / Blackburns Ltd, London UK; Packaging design for, among others, Trebor Basset, Swanson Wines, Sisterson Foods, Berry Bros and Rudd

BA Hons Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins School of Art, London UK

Contact me for a full resume and references!

Practical skills

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator (excellent)

Useful on Excel/Numbers, Word/Pages, Powerpoint/Keynote

Email marketing using Campaign Monitor

Content management systems such as EE & Wordpress

In addition:

Excellent language skills for copywriting, copy editing and proofreading

Experienced in:
• Brand positioning, name generation
• Advertising and marketing development
• Design implementation
• Art direction for photography and illustration
• Visualisation / mock ups
• Studio management

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