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Hey!

Thanks for dropping by, you look well! Honestly – you’re glowing!

Appreciate your visit to my little corner of the internet.

You can watch my showreel by scrolling down a touch or you can download/view my portfolio by clicking that tempting button below:

My SHOWREEL (I’ve dimmed the lights, sit back and relax)
My Experience

Ah me, my favourite subject.
I could talk about me endlessly, but here is a snippet.

As well as Graphic Design, my other huge passion is music. I’m a singer-songwriter under the incredibly creative name ‘Richard Readey’,

I play piano and guitar and I attempt to play bass. I also make my own music videos and I’m constantly keeping up to date experimenting with new techniques I’ve learnt from other filmmakers online.

Soup Creative

2022 – Present

senior Creative

I joined Soup Creative early 2022 and I’ve had a blast, from motion graphics and video editing to composing and singing writing jingles… that’s just the beginning. 

Red Diamond IT

2020 – 2021

HEAD OF CREATIVE

As the creative lead at Red Diamond, I am responsible for our creative output, working alongside my team to create, plan and deliver a strategic vision for clients.

Red Insure Ltd.

2019 – 2020

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Beginning my journey as the Graphic Designer at Red Insure I found my role continually develop to encompass Web Design, Web Development, Brand Identity Design, Print and Digital work and the opportunity to provide mentorship as I began to hire a team.

Dogtooth Galleries

2019 – Present

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Possibly the most fun I’ve ever had – with Dogtooth I created the brand identity of an entire art gallery, designing everything from the floor plan, the exterior and interior design – to picking the artists and creating the online website and shop, this was one of the most creatively fulfilling tasks I’ve ever been given.

SET Design London

2017 – 2018

LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I was the Lead Graphic Designer for a Design Agency in London called SET Design. This satiated my desire for daily diversity, also the perks of working remotely – aka. working in my jimjams 24/ 7 was a particular highlight.

Jack of all trades – master of them all.
(I’m also painfully modest too.)

 

my Skills

Here are my full nerd top trumps. 

  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • MARKETING

Graphic DEsign

  • Experience working with print, designing leaflets, banners, business cards, pens and much more.
  • Experience designing for screen, creation of websites, web based app, social media content.
  • Building multiple brand
    identities from inception.
  • Extensive knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, After Effects, InDesign, Muse and Microsoft Office.

Motion Design

  • Experience with storyboarding and the designing of assets to be animated.
  • Strong passion for animation and creation of videos for social media.
  • Experience of sound design, creation of bespoke music for projects and liaising with voiceover artists, videographers
    and designers.
  • A skill I work on in my spare time out
    of enjoyment.

Marketing

  • Heavy experience with Mailchimp and designing, producing and scheduling email campaigns.
  • Experience with Sponsored Advertising through Facebook and Instagram using Facebook Pixel and Retargetting.
  • Post creation and scheduling for multiple social media platforms. 
  • Budget management and report led content strategy.

I’ve Worked With

Education

University of Chester

2.1 BA in graphic design

Modules included; Typography and Visual Communication, Motion Design, Creative Design Practice, Profesional Practice and Work Based Learning.

2012 – 2015

Mold Alun Sixth Form

DISTINCTION* IN BTEC GRAPHIC ART AND DESIGN

Distinction in Music Technology, B in Psychology and we don’t talk about what I got in Media Studies.

2010 – 2012

Argoed High School

12 GCSES A* – C

In English, Maths, Science and Art & Design

2005 – 2010

Primary School

Pupil of the week

Learned how to do joined up handwriting.

1999 – 2005