Professional Summary:

An award winning Freelance Exhibition Designer with a track record of developing visually striking solutions to clients’ design briefs, delivering high-impact exhibition stands that drive brand awareness, promote products and enhance customer engagement. Key strengths include visualising designs and concepts through computer modelling and sketch proposals, planning exhibition space, and translating initial concepts into working drawings for build. 

Key Expertise:

  • Exhibition Stand Design
  • Client Management
  • Design Visualisation
  • Computer Modelling / CAD
 

 

  • Working Drawing Production
  • Interior Design
  • Project Management
  • Product Placement

Career Highlights:

Royal Brunei Airlines exhibition stand to promote its new branding at the UK Wold Travel Market 2013. Commissioned to design this high-profile stand. Gathered requirements; developed graphical concept drawings; carried out visualisation & space planning; refined & finalised design of stand; and submitted design to client via their agency. Succeeded in delivering designs on time & to budget attracting positive comments from Royal Brunei & enhancing customer engagement.

John E Wright required a redesign / retasking of their reception space into a dual reception / exhibition area. Engaged to manage the design phase of this project. Liaised with client to gather requirements; assessed ‘as-is’ use of the space; devised list of improvements; produced designs & visuals; presented designs & visuals to client; and managed handover to construction Project Manager. 

Sony had commissioned an agency to provide designs for an exhibition stand to be used at Dixon’s Peak Conference 2013 but had rejected their designs. Engaged by the agency to produce alternative design. Gathered requirements; reviewed brief & original design; produced new concept; liaised with agency to refine concept; drafted working drawings; and planned product placement for 4 of Sony’s sub-brands. 

Career History:

Company:        ShipsandPigs

Position:          Freelance Exhibition Designer

Dates:              March 2010 to Present

Since 2010 have operated as a Freelance Exhibition Designer

The role focuses on providing exhibition design and visualising services to national and global organisations including blue chip companies.

Engage directly with clients and agencies to discuss briefs and develop solutions across visuals, sketches, colour plans and general arrangements drawings.

Liaise with clients and agencies to discuss and clarify visualisations prior to creating working drawings.

Notable PROJECTS:

Viking Seatech exhibition stand to drive brand awareness; the stand was used at the Offshore Europe 2013 exhibition.

Sheppee exhibition stand to enhance awareness of the brand; the stand was used at the Glasstec Dusseldorf 2014 exhibition.

Xerox exhibition stand to drive brand awareness and promote Xerox pay-at-the-meter parking solutions; the stand has been used at several exhibitions including Parkex 2015.

KPMG exhibition stand to drive brand awareness and promote services; the stand has been used at various events including Fundforum 2014.

Smith & Nephew exhibition stand to promote its products to the medical industry; the stand has been used at various industry-specific events since 2013 and is currently still in use.

Aspetar exhibition stand to promote the brand and drive interest from new clients; the stand was used at the Amsterdam Leaders in Football exhibition 2014.

Gripple (large agricultural fixings company) exhibition stand to showcase its lighting products; the stand was used at Lux Live 2014 and was described by Gripple as “the best stand we’ve ever had”.

Smart Parking exhibition stand to showcase its products and services; the stand has been used at several events since 2011 including ParkEx 2014 and is currently still in use.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

Company:        Service Exhibitions Ltd

Position:          Middleweight Exhibition Designer

Dates:              August 2007 to March 2010

Engaged as Middleweight Exhibition Designer providing hand-drawn visuals and computer renders supported by general arrangement construction drawings for custom and modular exhibition stands for multi-national companies.

Clients included: Audi, Glaxo Smith Kline, Sainsbury’s, Chartered Land and Chelsea FC.

The role also included deputy managerial responsibilities across talking briefs, work allocation and studio management.

 Worked with design elements including finishes, fixtures, graphics, AV / interactive media and furniture.

Engaged with in-house Build Team to dive understanding of construction and budgets.

Earlier Career:

  • 07/2006 to 08/2007: Blue 9 Design: Junior Interior Designer
  • 09/2004 to 07/2006: Bishop Burton College: Lecturer in Spatial Design 

Awards & Publicity:

IPSE Freelancer of the Year 2015

Projects Delivered For:

 Aspetar; Audi; Chartered Land; Chelsea FC; Glaxo Smith Kline; Gripple; KPMG;  Sainsbury’s; Sheppee; Smart Parking; Smith & Nephew; Tesco; Viking Seatech; Xerox

Education:

  • PGCE: University of Hull: 2006
  • BA (Hons) Museum & Exhibition Design: University of Lincoln: 2004
  • HND Interior Design: Bishop Burton College: 2002
  •  A Levels in Art & Design, English Language and Graphic Communication

COMPUTER SOFTWARE USED:

  • Cinema 4D
  • Vectorworks
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator