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Christian Tailor – Motion Graphic Designer

 

For the past 7 years I’ve worked as a Motion Graphic Designer specializing in info graphics.

I’ve worked mostly on TV and promotional material, beginning with initial ideas, storyboarding and final production.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me on the numbers given below.

 

SKILLS

AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier, C4D

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CONTACT

 

Address:    22 Hillside Road, Bromley, BR2 0ST

Email:        christian_tailor@hotmail.com

Tel:             079291528607

 

 

EDUCATION

 

BA Hons Motion Graphic Design – Sept 2005 – June 2008

Ravensbourne Art College of Design and Communication

 

Arts Foundation Degree – Sept 2004 – June – 2005

Ravensbourne Art College of Design and Communication

 

A Levels – Ravenswood School – Sept 2002 – June 2004

Art & Design  /   Design Technology  /   Media Studies

 

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Smoke & Mirrors: August 2013 – Present

 

I’m currently working as a Motion Graphics Designer at Smoke & Mirrors. They’re a production house dealing mainly in TVCs,

Digital / online advertising and Pitch work / concept design.

I work with a group of 8 other designers/animator/compositors in The Studio, which has been created to handle more creative

and technical projects.

Clients such as MBNA. Master Card, Cannon, Aviva, Sony, Nike, TalkTalk and MTV are a few of projects I’ve had the opportunity to work on.

 

Reference: Dan Andrews / Studio Manager           email: dandrews@smokeandmirrors.com

 

ITV / Al Jazeera: Sept 2011 – June 2013

 

I worked as Motion Designer producing all the information graphics for

ITV and Al Jazeera. I work on most of the graphical content for the shows i.e. Maps, Match idents, promos, stats, background content, monitor content.

I spend most of my time working on content for Al Jazeera, as it’s very high turn around with shows on 5-6 times a week.

Working on multiple leagues (Serie A, La Liga, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup) means I have to continuously come up with new ideas to keep the shows content looking bespoke to its relevant subject matter. This was especially important during

Euro 2012 and the 2012 Olympics, as I had make content to suit and comply with their brand guidelines whilst incorporating into the Al Jazeera package.

 

Reference: David Moss / Floor Manager           email: davidmoss@itv.com

Alex Dinnin / Designer                                          email: alexdinnin@itv.com

 

 

Duke and Earl Graphic Designer: Feb 2009 – June 2011

 

I was hired as a full time Designer at Duke&Earl in early 2009 after working freelance for two months. There I learnt to manage multiple projects and improve my software skills.

While working at Duke&Earl I had the opportunity to art direct and manage major projects such as the ESPN FA Cup idents.

I worked on a lot of sponsorship commercials and promotional videos for such clients as AKQA, Nike, CBS, Fiat, Bing, Sky, and Intel. This also led design for web including Web banners, leaderboards and promo videos.

Working in large teams has meant I have learnt to stretch my skills into the design

and overall production. This has led to me to work along side Shake and Nuke compositors and 3D designers.

Working at Duke&Earl taught me how to work under pressure and cope with tight deadlines.

 

Reference: Joe Rider / Director                         email: joe@dukeandearl.com

John Moulton / Head Designer                       email: john@dukeanderl.com

 

 

Freelance: June 2008 – Feb 2009

 

I worked freelance for 8 months working at various companies such as Addiction, Intro, Fallon, Stanleys Post and Duke&Earl. Projects included Sponsorship and Competition Commercials, Rotoscoping, print/poster design, logo design and web design.

 

 

About me

 

Besides my design interests I’m a keen guitar player. I’ve played at various Festivals such as V Festival and other bar/clubs such as Roundhouse, Jazz Café and some small local pubs.

I don’t play as much, but I’ve now tied together my music and design interests with a small project call the ‘Garden Gnome Sessions’. This consists of filming new unsigned talent with the hopes of promoting their name using today’s social media.

Please visit: www.youtube.com/user/GGnomesessions for more information.

 

I also am involved with a small charity called ‘Football Gambia’.

I design the promotional material for their big trips around West Africa and some of their online content.

Please visit: www.footballgambia.org for more information.

 

 

 

 

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