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header graphic - Dean Murray - Mutant Cow Curriculum Vitae - Resume

A friendly, adaptable, creative and imaginative person with a broad range of skills and experience covering art, film, animation, computer games and the internet. A proven track record of delivering results on time in a professional and committed manner.


Date of birth

8th October 1973 (38ish)

Nationality

British

Driving license

Yes (clean)

Criminal offences

Not yet

Hobbies and interests

Country cycling, Classic and quirky cars, sculpture, travelling (anywhere unusual and interesting), trudging about the countryside and rocky beaches, cult cinema and occasionally playing guitar rather noisily.

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Jan 2008 - Present - Illustrator 'n' Stuff


Site: http://www.deanmurray.com


May 2007 - Nov 2007 - Senior Web Designer - Titan Publishing (Southwark, London)

Site: http://www.titanbooks.com, http://www.titanmagazines.com, http://www.forbiddenplanet.com, http://www.vinylsplatter.com

  • To design email newsletters.
  • Redesign of entire Screwfix Web site (both graphical and html concepts completed)
  • To create new concepts for the existing Titan Publishing websites.
  • To support the creative teams within each of the internal Titan group of companies.

Skills used: Animation, illustration, Graphic Design, XHTML, CSS, SEO
Software Used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Flash, Dreamweaver


Feb 2006 - Nov 2006 - Head of Web Design, Sovision Ltd

Site: http://www.sovision.com


July 2005 - Feb 2006 - Senior E-Commerce Graphic Designer, ScrewFix Direct LTD

Site: http://www.screwfix.com

Screwfix Direct is the UK largest trade and DIY supplier of building, plumbing and electrical tools.

Key achievements include:

  • Redesign of Talkscrewfix.com - The Screwfix Forum using the latest version of Jive Forums (not yet released).
  • Redesign of entire Screwfix Web site (both graphical and html concepts completed)
  • Design of several email and related online campaigns.
  • Managing and mentoring junior Web Designer and contract Web Designers.

Nov 1999 - June 2005 - Senior Web Designer, Virgin Mobile Telecoms LTD

Site: http://www.virginmobile.com

Virgin Mobile is the UK's leading virtual mobile phone network operator with offices in London, Trowbridge and Daventry.

Key achievements include:

  • Translating brand concepts to the Web ensuring all agreed plans are met to a high standard and on time, often within tight deadlines.
  • Creating accessible web content in both a fun and professional manner, through the use of CSS.
  • Ensuring all Web Design work renders clearly in all supported browsers and conforms to Web standards including usability and accessibility.
  • Providing creative input for web designs from animations to professional information design.
  • Working closely with Brand, Information designers and other members of the web team, providing consultancy on graphic design.
  • Mentoring and training junior members of the web design team.

1998 - 1999 - Web Designer - CompuServe/AOL

Key achievements include:

  • Designing web and CD Rom training content.
  • Delivered numerous projects, each completed within the company standards and guidelines.

1995 - 1996 - Part-time support worker - Freeways Trust

Key achievements include:

  • Supporting de-institutionalised people with learning difficulties in their aspirations.
  • Running an animation workshop for tenants.

1994 - 1995 - Model Maker - Jeff Cliff Models for Aadrman Animations

Key achievements include:

  • Assisted in model making for the Aardman Animations film 'A Close Shave'.

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Skills

Illustration, Sculpture/Model making, Graphic Design, Web Design, Hand coding HTML, CSS, W3C, Accessibility/Usability, Some Javascript and CGI.


Tools

Macromedia Dreamweaver, Homesite, Flash and Fireworks.
Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
Various FTP and telnet clients.
Windows, Mac Os and a little Linux

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1995 - 1996 College

South Bristol College

One year of HND Computer graphics


1990 - 1992 Film School

Dewsbury & Batlet technical art college

B-TEC national Diploma in Auvio Visual Communications


1987 - 1990 High School

Matthew Murray High School - Leeds

7 GCSE’s

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