A dynamic, creative professional, graduate of a B.A honours Degree in Graphics Art and Illustration, with the ability to put my art and Graphics skills to use as demonstrated whilst commissioned to produce company logos and screen-prints within a working environment. Versatile and resourceful perfectionist who possesses ability in grasping the clients needs and considers a practical solutions
Proficient in using Photoshop and Illustrator as well as a variety of software applications
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure both as a team member and also alone using own initiative
Ability to carry out instructions quickly and accurately
Experience in prioritising own workload for tasks and reacts positively to changing priorities.
Excellent observation skills
Feb 2011 – Present, workshop Facilitator, Focus E15
Delivery of motivational and Therapeutic workshops. The Aim of the art therapeutic workshop is to release stress, negative mental and emotional baggage through the process of motivational art.
The mission is to encourage and secure future employment to the community in uplifting their emotional and mental state of mind in addition giving confidence and skills. The objectives are to facilitate Participants in creating paintings through the power of positive thinking with images that they desire, using the law of attraction to attain their goals in life.
May 2010- present, Artistic director, Blue Train, collaboration with the V&A Diaghilev / Ballet Russe Exhibition and East Potential
Overall responsible for the selection, interpretation of the performance and coordinating overall element ensuring it’s consistent with the concept. Directing all elements of the blue train production such as Costume, Set design, Dance choreography, Curation, Music, web design/web journalism and film documentary. Co created the concept, storyboarding, story, mood boards, brand identity, Designs and Character illustrations. Responsible for directing the overall selection and interpretation of the circle of power performance. Supervising the visual aesthetics of the organization.
May 2010 Illustrator
East Thames Out Of Control commissioned me to create illustrations that raise awareness of the knife and gun crime in Newham. East Thames organisation provides shelter for homeless people.
September 2009 – Present, Chair Man, Panel member, Youth Bank UK
Organisation sponsored by Barclays, the local authority and £1million from the 2002 big lottery found. We have giving young people over 13million to help fund their good ideas, business and project. I am part of the main grant makers, in a twelve member team coordinated by East Thames our division called youth for youth.
August 2009, Graphics Artist, Tower Project
Tower Project is a charity organisation sponsored by the local authority and other private sponsors, supporting young people with special needs. I was commissioned to create an illustrative image that represented the company. I created an A0 size screen print in which I demonstrated a visual image of the Project, the services and activities it provides.
August 2009, Graphics Designer, East Living
I was commissioned to create a logo for a group of clients (football team) in East Thames Under the mental health service users. I created the logo using Photoshop.
June 2008 – Present, Self – employed Graphics Designer, RKB Designs, London
Developed and created the RKB Designs concept. RKB Designs is a dynamic, creative professional service in one of the most stylish areas in Europe
Responsible for the full operational budgets, marketing, buying, pricing and quality control
Project manager, transformed my home into a operational exhibition
RKB Designs has become a fast and leading service in art industries. This includes one of the Capitals most innovative designers Clients include East Thames.
September 2007 – Present, Illustrator and Graphics Artist freelancer
Produce illustrative books, screen prints and commission jobs. Marketed business, fully operational responsibility for budgets, marketing, buying, pricing and quality control, Clients include Tower Project.
June 2010, ARTIST, Final Major Degree Show, University of east London
Spirituality illustrations and screen prints
March 2010, Artist, Unveiling Talent Showcase, East Thames
Event showcases work from up and coming artists in a show formatting successfully talent and contributors
June 2009, Artist, End of year Showcase, University of east London
Myself x ray project
June 2008, Artist, End of year Showcase, University of east London
Screen prints; father & son
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2007-2010, B.A. Degree, University of East London
B.A. (Hons) Graphic Arts and Illustration: second class upper
August 2007, SIA Course, National Open College Network
Security Industry Authority (Level Two Award in Door Supervision)
Nov 2006-Dec 2006, Housing Officer, Soltech Housing
Recruitment consultant limited (trained housing officer and in housing management)
2005- 2006, National Diploma, East Ham College
In Art and design
2004-2005, BTEC National, Hammersmith College
2003-2004, As Level, Barking College
As level in Art:
As level in History
As level in ICT
2001-2003, Royal Docks Community School London
1998 -2001, White Fields School London
GNVQ Intermediate in ICT: Merit
GCSE GRADES: - Five A* - C
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
Include going to the gym, weight lifting, jogging, reading philosophies, religious and historic books. I enjoy music, traveling, meeting people of different cultures, visiting theatre and museums on regular bases.