Hello! My name is Kevin Pickett and I am highly competent Artworker with three years commercial design experience and a passion for print design. I have spent several years developing my design skills for various print based projects as well as working with clients on branding, marketing, social media and illustration. I am currently looking to develop my skills within a team of like minded individuals and work with clients on projects that can further challenge and inspire me.
Based within the design agency for lithographic printers Action Press, I work closely with a small team of designers and studio manager to develop creative ideas for print and digital campaigns. My daily responsibilities include; artworking and designing print and digital marketing material, retouching images, working on packaging design, typesetting and proofing artwork as well photographing clients work for case studies.
A highly varied role from which I gained a range of skills and knowledge of print processes. I was responsible for artworking and designing press ready files for a range of specialist and standard finishes, as well as overseeing print production, assisting with post-press finishing (e.g. folding, trimming, binding, laminating) and preparing and maintaining machinery.
Establishing myself as a freelancer I provided graphic design services for local promoters, musicians, artists, magazines and small businesses throughout Brighton and Hove. I further developed my skills in branding and marketing.
Working voluntarily within the marketing and design department for three months designing college news letters, editing promotional videos and artworking marketing material for print and web as well as typesetting and proofing the senior designers artwork.