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Résumé

Updated Feb 2020

Overview

James Barnardo

·  Graphic Designer with over three years experience  ·  Specialise in brand communication, also have experience in UI / UX and 3D modelling  ·  Graduated from Central Saint Martins with (BA) First Class Honours

 

Key Skills

·  Branding  ·  Iconography  ·  Motion Graphics  ·  3D Modelling  ·  Typography  ·  UX / UI  ·  Problem Solving  ·  Data Visualisation  ·  Logo Design  ·  Rendering  ·  Photography / Editing  ·  Spacial Design

 

Software

·  Adobe CC Suite, inc. Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Indesign, Muse  ·  Blender (3D Modelling, complex UV mapping, Rendering)  ·  TypeTool 3  ·   Glyphs (Typeface Creation)  ·  Unity (Physics Engine)  ·  Office 365  ·  Sketch InVision  ·  Adobe XD (UI / Wireframing)

 

Profile

I’m a multi-disciplinary designer and creative problem-solver, using my passion for visual communication to create and deliver deeply satisfying user experiences and optimal, elegant solutions. I specialise in brand communication, user-experience and ideation, and use 3D modelling software to bring my designs to life across a myriad of platforms. I’m pragmatic and self-motivated, and work well in a diverse, agile team to build and launch creative work that improves the lives of its users. I have a keen interest in behavioural psychology which informs my rationale for impactful user-led design choices, and helps me to de-construct the needs of a user.

Professional Career

Graphic Designer (Brand, UI/UX)

Glassworks VFX (2019 - Present)

 

I became enthralled by a specific project of theirs; I reached-out and expressed a desire to work in their team, convinced the project manager of the value I could bring, and subsequently demonstrated my skillset throughout the project, including UX/UI, branding, and iconography; the nature of the project is under NDA until ~March 2020. I’m currently involved in a number of projects on a freelance basis, including branding for a new ophthalmology software, Orbitology.

Brand Designer

New Era Fuels & Fuelbox Ltd. (2017 - '19)

 

Having completed my degree, I re-joined the company to work within the newly-formed, multi-disciplinary teams to: re-brand their main product, express the New Era Fuels identity in the 3D space of their new HQ, and help design a New Era Fuels app. My key contributions were: entire office interior design concept and artwork, thorough and robust brand guidelines and a new advertising campaign for Fuelbox (preceding the sharpest quarterly revenue increase in the company’s history), and detailed UI design of the incipient app.

Graphic / Brand Designer (Part-time)

New Era Fuels (2015 - '16)

 

Beginning as a freelancer, I successfully pitched a new company logo to the directors and then worked within a small team to implement it company-wide; from their print and digital material to their vehicle fleet.

Freelance Practice

(2013 - Present)

 

As a self-taught designer, I began my freelance in 2013, and have designed brand identities for over fifteen start-ups and SMEs. I’ve also published 9 typefaces that’ve collectively accumulated over a 1.2 downloads (dafont.com) and have been used all over the world, including: in a televised advert during the Australian Open (on Channel 7); a London-based street-wear brand (‘ILLVZN’); and a trailer for a Canadian sci-fi TV series (‘Killjoys’).

Personal Development

Solo Design Exhibition

In Flatland Exhibition Space (2019)

 

In April, I exhibited a personal project in a space in Hastings; where I explored the conceptual and material implications of using a base-12 numbering system. I used graphic design, electronics and acrylic painting to demonstrate the beauty of the unconventional mathematical structure.

Vision & Perception Lecture Series

Cambridge University, Darwin College (2019)

 

This fascinating series explained how we process, distinguish between, and prioritise varying visual information, which provided neurological and evolutionary context to the ‘rules’ of design and user experience that I’d learnt previously.

Israel/Palestine Conflict Monthly Lecture Series

SOAS University (2018 - Present)

 

As a creative problem-solver, I am fascinated by the unresolved 50-year old conflict between Israel and Palestine, and attend monthly lectures delivered by members of the U.N., international human rights lawyers, and even Skype lectures from academics in Tel Aviv and Gaza, in an effort to de-construct and understand one of the world’s most intractable political problems.

Education

BA (First Class Honours) Graphic Communication Design

Central Saint Martins (2015 - '17)

 

Aside from the invaluable opportunities, thought-provoking briefs and engaging lectures, what I appreciated most about my university experience was the freedom to express my inventive and curious nature. Specialising in ‘Design Interaction’, I often combined technology and design with psychology to tackle complex conceptual problems, culminating in my thesis, a psychoanalytic approach to decision-making in design. I became absorbed in my studies, worked concurrently as a part-time in-house designer, and was awarded full marks for my final degree grade.

Art & Foundation Course (Distinction)

Oxford Brookes University (2014 - '15)

 

A Levels in Psychology, Maths Statistics and English Literature

Bishop’s Stortford High School Sixthform (2010 - ‘12)

 

barnardojames@gmail.com

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Résumé

Updated Feb 2020

James Barnardo

·  Graphic Designer with over three years experience  ·  Specialise in brand communication, also have experience in UI / UX and 3D modelling  ·  Graduated from Central Saint Martins with (BA) First Class Honours

 

Key Skills

·  Branding  ·  Iconography  ·  Motion Graphics  ·  3D Modelling  ·  Typography  ·  UX / UI  ·  Problem Solving  ·  Data Visualisation  ·  Logo Design  ·  Rendering  ·  Photography / Editing  ·  Spacial Design

 

Software

·  Adobe CC Suite, inc. Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Indesign, Muse  ·  Blender (3D Modelling, complex UV mapping, Rendering)  ·  TypeTool 3  ·   Glyphs (Typeface Creation)  ·  Unity (Physics Engine)  ·  Office 365  ·  Sketch InVision  ·  Adobe XD (UI / Wireframing)

 

 

I’m a multi-disciplinary designer and creative problem-solver, using my passion for visual communication to create and deliver deeply satisfying user experiences and optimal, elegant solutions. I specialise in brand communication, user-experience and ideation, and use 3D modelling software to bring my designs to life across a myriad of platforms. I’m pragmatic and self-motivated, and work well in a diverse, agile team to build and launch creative work that improves the lives of its users. I have a keen interest in behavioural psychology which informs my rationale for impactful user-led design choices, and helps me to de-construct the needs of a user.

Graphic Designer (Brand, UI/UX)

Glassworks VFX (2019 - Present)

 

I became enthralled by a specific project of theirs; I reached-out and expressed a desire to work in their team, convinced the project manager of the value I could bring, and subsequently demonstrated my skillset throughout the project, including UX/UI, branding, and iconography; the nature of the project is under NDA until ~March 2020. I’m currently involved in a number of projects on a freelance basis, including branding for a new ophthalmology software, Orbitology.

Brand Designer

New Era Fuels & Fuelbox Ltd. (2017 - '19)

 

Having completed my degree, I re-joined the company to work within the newly-formed, multi-disciplinary teams to: re-brand their main product, express the New Era Fuels identity in the 3D space of their new HQ, and help design a New Era Fuels app. My key contributions were: entire office interior design concept and artwork, thorough and robust brand guidelines and a new advertising campaign for Fuelbox (preceding the sharpest quarterly revenue increase in the company’s history), and detailed UI design of the incipient app.

Graphic / Brand Designer (Part-time)

New Era Fuels (2015 - '16)

 

Beginning as a freelancer, I successfully pitched a new company logo to the directors and then worked within a small team to implement it company-wide; from their print and digital material to their vehicle fleet.

Freelance Practice

(2013 - Present)

 

As a self-taught designer, I began my freelance in 2013, and have designed brand identities for over fifteen start-ups and SMEs. I’ve also published 9 typefaces that’ve collectively accumulated over a 1.2 downloads (dafont.com) and have been used all over the world, including: in a televised advert during the Australian Open (on Channel 7); a London-based street-wear brand (‘ILLVZN’); and a trailer for a Canadian sci-fi TV series (‘Killjoys’).

Solo Design Exhibition

In Flatland Exhibition Space (2019)

 

In April, I exhibited a personal project in a space in Hastings; where I explored the conceptual and material implications of using a base-12 numbering system. I used graphic design, electronics and acrylic painting to demonstrate the beauty of the unconventional mathematical structure.

Vision & Perception Lecture Series

Cambridge University, Darwin College (2019)

 

This fascinating series explained how we process, distinguish between, and prioritise varying visual information, which provided neurological and evolutionary context to the ‘rules’ of design and user experience that I’d learnt previously.

Israel/Palestine Conflict Monthly Lecture Series

SOAS University (2018 - Present)

 

As a creative problem-solver, I am fascinated by the unresolved 50-year old conflict between Israel and Palestine, and attend monthly lectures delivered by members of the U.N., international human rights lawyers, and even Skype lectures from academics in Tel Aviv and Gaza, in an effort to de-construct and understand one of the world’s most intractable political problems.

BA (First Class Honours) Graphic Communication Design

Central Saint Martins (2015 - '17)

 

Aside from the invaluable opportunities, thought-provoking briefs and engaging lectures, what I appreciated most about my university experience was the freedom to express my inventive and curious nature. Specialising in ‘Design Interaction’, I often combined technology and design with psychology to tackle complex conceptual problems, culminating in my thesis, a psychoanalytic approach to decision-making in design. I became absorbed in my studies, worked concurrently as a part-time in-house designer, and was awarded full marks for my final degree grade.

Art & Foundation Course (Distinction)

Oxford Brookes University (2014 - '15)

 

A Levels in Psychology, Maths Statistics and English Literature

Bishop’s Stortford High School Sixthform (2010 - ‘12)

 

barnardojames@gmail.com

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