About & CV

ABOUT

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Hi, I am a full time graphic designer and illustrator and have worked in this industry for over 15 years now. I mostly specialize in graphic design and illustration, but my work will usually also consist of photography, CMS (WordPress) management, social media and email marketing & video production and editing.

My preferred programmes to work with are the Adobe CC packages – Photoshop Extended, Illustrator & Indesign. I work on Windows based PCs and prefer Android / Samsung phones. My favourite browser is Google Chrome.

This website is fully designed and created by me and is powered by WordPress. If you have any design or illustration work you would like me to quote for, please contact me HERE.

I also have an online shop selling products with my illustrations on. Please feel free to take a look HERE.

CV Basics:

  • Full name: Sara Tyler Reese
  • DOB: 28.09.1979
  • Lives: Northampton, UK
  • Employment: full time graphic designer & illustrator for Eterna Lighting in¬†Wellingborough + freelance design & illustration work for SDPS in Corby
  • Qualifications: GCSE, GNVQ, BTEC, HND, B.A (hons)
  • Experience:¬†full time design employment since 2003 & freelance design since 1998
  • UK driving licence

Education – 1993-2002:

  • B.A (Hons) degree in graphic design, illustration & new media (Oxfordshire College of Art & Design)
  • H.N.D in graphic design, illustration and multimedia¬†(Oxfordshire College of Art & Design)
  • B.T.E.C in Graphic Design (Northampton College)
  • G.N.V.Q in Art and Design (Northampton College)
  • G.C.S.E – various subjects (Weston Favell Upper School, Northampton)

Programme knowledge:

  • Adobe CC suite: Photoshop Extended, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat DC, Bridge
  • Microsoft 2010 suite: Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Web design: WordPress, Storefront & WooCommerce, CSS, PHP, JQuery, HTML5, Coffeecup FTP
  • Email marketing: Mailchimp
  • Windows 10 operating system

Employment:

  • August 2010 – present day – Eterna Lighting Ltd – full time graphic designer, illustrator, photographer, website page, posts and product creation via WordPress CMS, plus video editing. See the Eterna website HERE for design examples.
  • December 2003 – August 2010 – Image Magazine & Days Out UK – full time graphic designer and magazine production controller (based in the Chronicle & Echo building)
  • January 2003 – December 2003 – Carlton Cards, Oxford – full time graphic designer & illustrator
  • September 2002 – December 2002 – Vodafone, Banbury – business customer services advisor
  • July 2001 – September 2001 – Supersnaps, Banbury – college summer holiday job – part time photo processor

Freelance:

Over the years I have freelanced for many companies, but for many years now I mainly freelance for one print company in Corby called SDPS as a graphic designer, website designer and illustrator. Please see the SDPS website I created HERE for design examples.