What gives me an edge
My first year was working alongside an unqualified, but practicing designer slash gifted salesman and fellow muso. Under his guidance I quickly got up to speed on the real world version of commercial design. The following 20 of so years have allowed me to hone my technical computer skills and my online experience to a new level each year. During that journey I’ve had roles as an art director for a print broken, a studio manager, TV slide guy, ‘New Ideas’ magazine guy and part of a larger advertising agency. I was a brand manager for 8 years in the Australian Agency of the Decade and in turn was part of that advertising team that won 100s of awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes. During my time at BMF Advertising I also did a night course ‘Award School’ which taught me skills in advertising strategy and Art Direction. At the end of the Award School course I wrote a book called ‘Extreme nouns’ to help future students . The book has since sold hundreds of copies worldwide.
What I do
What I don't do
- Quicky jobs – Any job done properly requires consultation, planning, execution and administration
- Large Ecommerce sites – Shopify platform is worth considering for multiple products
- Clients who pay late – I’m a small business and can’t afford the overheads of chasing money
Education and training
Subjects have included:
- Typography – 2 years
- Illustration – 6 years
- Print making – 3 years
- Graphic design – 6 years
- Photography – 2 years
- Art History – 2 years
- Drawing – 6 years
- Advance Photoshop – 2 days
- Business Studies – 6 months
- Accounting – 6 months
- Office Administration – 1 year
- Idea strategy – 6 months
- Print production – 1 year
I continue to spend many hours a week doing online research into new technologies and design trends.
Clients I've worked with
Only top quality graphic design here!
Advert ideas is all about quality graphic design and personalised service. Unlike other professions, the design industry is not regulated, so it’s hard to know what quality you’re going to get for your money. With 20 years experience and a BA in design, it’s hard to find someone that will be more capable of making your business stand out and become more profitable through branding and digital design. As a sole trader with a broad knowledge of all things design and advertising, I collaborate closely with you to deliver the best strategy and execution for your advertising needs. Unlike other agencies I don’t outsource work to juniors or overseas agencies, so whether you choose to work side by side or remotely, I’m hands on with your print, technical, imagery, branding and online requirements.
The new office – come and meet me for a coffee to discuss your needs.