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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 (47ish)

Nationality

British

Driving license

Yes (clean, well, probably a bit grubby)

Criminal offences

Not yet

Interests and obsessions

Cult movies, arty farty stuff, travel (non touristy places, don't like flying), ukulele, keyboard & cello (eventaully).

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2007 - Present - Self employed illustrator, project creator, brand owner & professional fig roll dunker.


Site: http://www.deanmurray.com


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

  • Newsletter design.
  • Concept design for existing Titan Publishing websites.
  • Overseeing the same annoying junior (not so junior anymore) Web Designer from Screwfix. Couldn't get fid of him.

Involved in: Animation, Illustration, Graphic Design, HTML, CSS, SEO


2006 - Head of Web Design, Sovision Ltd

Site: http://www.sovision.com


2005 - 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.

  • Redesign of Talkscrewfix.com - The Screwfix Forum using Jive Forums.
  • Redesign of entire Screwfix Web site (both graphical and html concepts completed)
  • Redesign of all email and related online campaigns and templates.
  • Managing annoying junior Web Designer and contract Web Designers.

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

Site: http://www.virginmobile.com

Virgin Mobile is (was) 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.

You're still reading? Blimey, have some coffee and a biscuit...


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 people with learning difficulties in their aspirations.
  • Running an animation workshop for Freeways 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

Adobe Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Fireworks, After Effects and Photoshop.
Pencil & paper
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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