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RICHARD WALSHAM

FREELANCE DESIGN & ARTWORK

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I am a highly experienced freelance designer and artworker with over 20-years industry experience. My straightforward approach to design, meticulous attention to detail and thorough knowledge of the print process enable me to take a job from concept to completion with confidence.

I have a thorough knowledge of all major software applications – InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and Muse as well as a
good working knowledge of Cinema 4D, Dreamweaver and HTML coding. I have worked for a range of respected agencies and clients across a multitude of disciplines:

•  above and below-the-line advertising

•  branding and brand guidelines

•  websites, web banners and mobile apps

•  logo creation and illustration

•  way-finding, retail and packaging

•  exhibition panels

•  brochures, magazines and financial reports

ABOUT

April 1998 to date:

 

Freelance Designer and Artworker

London, Melbourne and Dublin

 

I have freelanced in London, Melbourne (2001-04) and Dublin (2004-06) and consistently been employed by many respected companies, notably:

 

•  Lambie-Nairn, Fitch, The Marketing Store, Heavenly, The House Worldwide, Dunning Penney Jones, Iris, Billington-Cartmell, TBWA and Mother in London.

•  Cawley Nea/TBWA, Tequila, McConnells, Y&R and Ogilvy in Dublin.

•  Mojo, The Campaign Palace, Y&R, Village Cinemas, TBWA, and McCann Erickson (including a contract managing the studio)
in Melbourne.

 

I have excellent studio skills (mock-ups, mounting, etc.) and understand the need
for keeping a computer desktop tidy and

files organised.

 

Hard-working and always willing to go the extra yard to get a job done, I am used to tight deadlines and equally happy working as part of a team or on an individual basis.

 

 

February 1996 to April 1998:

 

Head Designer/Studio Manager

Midsummer Books – London

 

Midsummer Books produce; magazines, books, part-works, journals and press
adverts. Duties were numerous;

 

•  Delegation of workload between six staff.

•  Design of all publications working closely with editorial staff.

•  Responsibility for new projects that were introduced from design concepts through
to setting up of templates, grids and
style sheets.

•  Creating illustrations and maps from
writer’s sketches.

•  Interviewing and hiring of full-time, temporary and freelance staff.

•  Dealing with client and printer queries
on a daily basis.

•  Checking proofs, film and final prints were
of the highest quality.

 

April 1994 to December 1995:

 

Designer

Publishing Initiatives – London

 

As both designer and illustrator within this medical publishing company I was called upon to produce a variety of work, from concept through to print, including; books, training manuals, magazines, wall-charts, information leaflets and press advertising.

 

The job entailed close contact with authors, editorial and legal staff.

 

WORK

Download a copy of my CV for more information and additional work samples.

 

Download Richard Walsham's CV

REFERENCES

A freelancer unequalled both for speed
and accuracy. His technical knowledge
and design flair is an asset to
The House Worldwide.

 

Michael O’Shaughnessy

Creative Services Director

The House Worldwide

I  have no hesitation in recommending Rich for creative concept design or artwork.
The fact he was with us a year is testament to the value he brought  to the company.

 

Justin Starck

Creative Director

Instinctif

Rich’s experience and ability is a given, helped by his personable character, conscientious approach and outstanding work ethic – he constantly delivers.

 

Tom Appleby

Head of Creative Services

Lambie-Nairn

Rich instantly became a major team player in our studio, producing work of the highest standard and demonstrating a thoughtful, and experienced approach to every project.

 

Matt Leach

Associate Design Director

Fitch

Rich was everyone’s favourite freelancer,

his good character and quality of work guaranteed he was always in demand and highly commended by all he worked with.

 

Kate Mawson

Mac Dux
Design Recruitment

Rich’s work was outstanding, His skill,

care, reliability and sense of humour

helped make him a favourite with

everyone in the agency and our clients.

 

Rosie Haehnsen

Studio Manager

Hopkins Partnership

If you have a specific project you would like to discuss, or just want to talk about what I can do for you, please get in touch.

I am based in London.

Call me on 078 1239 8306.

Email me.

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