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David Brooks

Creative, competitive, responsive.

For the last 7 years I have immersed myself in the ever-evolving world of graphic design with my current focus being digital solutions. Having worked in the creative industries for over 4 years, I have collaborated with some of the world’s largest international brands in many different sectors. I design for both digital and print, working across a wide range of disciplines, including typography, branding, E-learning, film and animation. I also have a solid knowledge of front-end web development, and continuously develop my coding skills.

At BYG Systems I work on creating designs and solutions for high profile bid and presales projects whilst also collaborating with the technical department to create websites and software. I am also involved in technically building e-learning solutions and supporting junior designers.

Skills

Graphic design

With a degree in Visual Communication, graphic design is my core skill set spaning branding, editorial and print. I'm also fluent with the standard Adobe products.

Digital design

Digital is the future of design and I am looking to specialise here, I'm constantly developing skills across UI & UX for web and mobile platforms.

E-Learning

At BYG systems I work on creating E-learning courses in Storyline and other learning platforms. This has given me a strong understanding of learner experience.

Film & animation

I have skills & experience with both Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro. In 2014 a video I produced for Heineken was shown at Cannes Lions.

Front end development

I have a good knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript and I'm continuely building on this knowledge.

Marketing

After working with Realise alongside top marketing consultants for 2 years I have gained a great understanding of the industry.

Software

Software that I have learnt and my proficiency in each.

Honors & awards

E-learning - Honourable Mention

IELA - The International E-Learning Association

2016

The International E-Learning Awards are given each year for the best work in e-learning, mobile learning, and blended learning. A project I worked on at Realise Consulting for Heineken was awarded an Honourable mention.

Editorial Award - Shortlisted

Roses Creative Awards

2015

The Roses Creative Awards exist to give regional agencies the glory and their own voice among the London giants. A project I worked on at Realise Consulting for Heineken was shortlisted for the Editorial award at the Roses Creative Awards

Graphic Design - Overall Winner

B-Hive Creative Awards

2013

B-hive is a regional design competition for young talented creatives in Central England. After pitching to five judges from Birmingham's biggest design agencies I was awarded the overall winner of the Graphic Design category.

Design is not predetermined, everything can change.

Experience & Education

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Viva-worldwide (formerly Viva Aspire)

June 2013 (2 weeks)

I completed a two week placement with Viva. I worked on branding concepts and idea generation for existing brands.

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Liaison Print

August 2012 (1 week)

I completed a weeks placement with Liaison Print during my University Degree. I worked on editorial layouts and artwork for existing brands.

PRINT INTERN

Platinum Print

May 2008 (2 weeks)

I did a two week placement for a print company and was able to learn a large amount about how design work is handled once it has been sent to a major printer and the process it goes through to reach completion.

BA (Hons) Graphic Communication

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

Sept 2010 - June 2013

2.1 (Upper second Class)

UAL Level 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Leeds College of Art

Aug 2009 - Jun 2010

Completed with Merit