About

A bit about me. Qualifications and achievements

Hello :-)|I am Neil Readhead|Graphic Designer|Web Designer|Frontend Developer|Photographer|Art Director|DESIGN CONSULTANT

DETAILS:

Name:

Neil Readhead

Title:

Founder

Phone:

+44 7976 375 925

Email:

[email protected]

Site:

neilreadhead.com

Location:

Wilmslow, Cheshire

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INTRODUCTION:

Hello :-)
I am Neil Readhead.

I am a Graphic Designer, Web Designer, Frontend Developer, Photographer, Art Director and Design Consultant. With over 25 years of professional experience.

I am an experienced Senior and Lead Designer, designing logotypes, logomarks, brand identity guidelines (including print and web), social media, product and packaging, signage and livery. I am also an experienced Web Designer, hardcoding websites with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and using site builders like WordPress, Unbounce and Shopify. I have experience in studio process development. Developing internal systems, project processes and brief sheets. I have the technical knowledge to translate those requirements to the Technical Department for delivery. I speak “Tech” and translate it into English.

I am passionate about advertising, art, design, branding, web design, graphic design, product design, typography, illustration, photography, cinematography and architecture. I am a creative forward thinker, enthusiastic, innovative, proactive, highly motivated and self-improving. I provide a balance between innovation, original concepts and practical, deliverable solutions. I have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.

Here I showcase my skills and abilities, my academic background and my achievements.  "My life's work".

Educat!on

My academic background

Pro Web Design:

Course:

Pro Web Design

Name:

Adobe Cert. / Internet + ColdFusion

Location:

Manchester

Core Units:

  • Advanced HTML Authoring
  • Advanced CSS Authoring
  • Advanced Dreamweaver
  • Advanced Flash (Action Script & Animation)
  • Advanced Photoshop
  • Professional Web Design/CIW Site Designer
  • Higher National Diploma:

    Course:

    Higher National Diploma

    Name:

    Graphic Design

    Location:

    Manchester College

    Description:

    My HND course was mainly practical and project-based, with an emphasis placed on sketchbook development and typography. I developed core skills, communication and problem-solving. This also included Contextual Studies, Research, Conceptual Thinking and Digital Media. Other specialist subjects are listed below.

    Core Units:

    Year 1 subjects studied included:

  • Digital Imaging
  • Graphic Design
  • Art & Design Projects & Context
  • Typography
  • Page Layout & Desktop Publishing
  • Introduction to Visual Communication
  • Commercial Printing
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Sustainable Design
  • Year 2 subjects studied included:

  • Design Production
  • Multiple Design Briefs
  • Graphic Design Projects
  • Web Design Projects
  • Typography Projects
  • Motion Graphics
  • Video Editing
  • Preparing a professional portfolio and CV
  • Client Initiated Design Project
  • National Diploma:

    Course:

    National Diploma

    Name:

    Art and Design

    Location:

    Stockport College

    Description:

    In my ND course, I worked through the design process. I was involved in numerous projects, design competitions and 'live briefs' (set by outside companies). I concentrated on generating ideas in response to creative briefs. Developing my software and practical skills, I created visuals that culminate in a Final Major Project and exhibition.

    Core Unites:

    Core Units:

  • Visual Recording in Art and Design
  • Materials, Techniques and Processes in Art and Design
  • Ideas and Concepts in Art and Design
  • Communication through Art and Design
  • Contextual Influences in Art and Design
  • Study areas include:

  • Image Manipulation
  • Computer Applications
  • Typefaces and Letter Forms
  • Typographic and Layout Design
  • Information Graphics
  • Website Design
  • 1st National Diploma:

    Course:

    1st National Diploma

    Name:

    General Art and Design

    Location:

    Macclesfield College

    Description:

    On my 1st National Diploma course, I developed the fundamental elements of art and design practice. Namely, drawing skills (including life drawing), creating digital imagery and generic creative skills (writing, research methodologies etc.)

    Core Units:

  • Fundamental creative skills (drawing, painting, making, demonstrations)
  • Technical skills (practical workshops and digital imaging)
  • Key generic skills (analytical and critical skills, research skills, confidence and motivation, presentation and communication skills)
  • Contextual studies introducing historical and contemporary debates and practice
  • Foundation skills in the various art and design specialisms
  • Elective choice (including philosophy)
  • An optional cultural study visit (major Scottish cities and London) enhances the learning experience
  • Other Ach!evements

    Awards / Hobbies / Sports / Travel

    Other Achievements:

    GCSE's:

    8 GCSE's Wilmslow County High School

    Awards:

    Junior Artist of the Year Red House School Norton

    Awards:

    Basketball & Tennis Coching Awards

    Certificates:

    Three week Outward Bound Course (Aberdovey)

    Commissions:

    Wall Murals, Illustrations, Portraits & Photography

    Hobbies:

    Back Packing, Hiking, Moutain Bikng, Road Cycling, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Photography, Drones

    Sports / Teams:

  • Muay Thai - 3 years Shanti Academy
  • Aikido - 4 years 4th Kyu Green Belt
  • Tennis - David Lloyds Tennis Team
  • Tennis - Pownall Park Tennis Club (Under 21/Seniors)
  • Tennis - Under 21 County Level
  • Hockey - Wilmslow Hockey Club (1st/2nd/3rd team)
  • Hockey - Disley Hockey Club (1st/2nd team)
  • Basketball - Wilmslow High School Team
  • Basketball - Stockport Atlas Team (Blue Johns Pool)
  • Basketball - Blue Johns Team (Manchester Giants Pool)
  • Football - Wilmslow High School Team
  • Athletics - Wilmslow (100m/100m Hurdles/High Jump)
  • Gymnastics - Eston Team (Trained with TGB)
  • Gymnastics - Longlands Team
  • Slalom Gold Medalist (Williamson High Montgenevre)
  • Travel:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bali
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Christmas Island
  • Cyprus
  • Dubai
  • Fiji
  • France
  • Greece
  • Hawaii
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Laos
  • New Zealand
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Tenerife
  • Thailand
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Sk!lls

    The skills that pay the bills

    WORK SKiLLS:

    • Graphics Design
      %
    • Web Design
      %
    • Photography
      %
    • Cinematography
      %
    • Print
      %
    • 3D Graphics
      %

    Application SKiLLS:

    • Adobe Photoshop
      %
    • Adobe Illustrator
      %
    • Adobe InDesign
      %
    • Adobe After Effects
      %
    • Adobe Premiere Pro
      %
    • Maxon Cinema 4D
      %

    Languages:

    HTML 5
    CSS 3
    JAVA
    PHP
    Wordpress
    Squarespace

    CL!ENTS

    Some of my happy customers