I have worked in graphic design since the 90s, and am used to producing designs for a wide range of different applications such as packaging, magazines, adverts, DVD menus, eBooks and websites. I am experienced in most types of printing workflows, and have worked through the transitions from delivering colour separated films, to the current PDF systems. I have a good all round knowledge of different colour system which has come in handy on projects where CMYK, Pantone and on screen RGB colours have all had to match.
I started out using CorelDRAW which I learned in college and moved onto also using PageMaker and QuarkXPress. Photoshop was a revelation to me when I first started to use it though and once Adobe started bundling it with InDesign and Illustrator, I’ve rarely used any other companies design software. Adobe gets a lot of bad press for its proprietary formats and security holes, but I think their creative software is second to none, and I eagerly look forward to each new release and finding out what’s new.
I first started using 3D software when I got a copy of Bryce free with a magazine, but moved on to using Swift 3D, which is great for producing vector animations and then onto Cinema 4D which I now use for most of my 3D needs. I find 3D software can be a valuable tool to a graphic designer especially when you’re working for a client who hasn’t got any pictures, but wants something quickly.
Around this page, can see some examples of my work.
Although I'm not really a photographer, I've had to produce enough artworks from bad pictures to have a reasonable idea of what you shouldn't do!
I had a selection of photos I'd taken on my travels on the previous version of this site, and as I was getting a few hits each month from people seaching for images of those places, I though I would bring them over to the new version. Most of them have been tweaked in Photoshop, so they are probably not too out of place here on the graphic design page.