Professional Profile

I’m a designer with 12 years of experience in the design industry, and 7 years of those have been spent creating (that’s designing and building) websites. I’ve developed an excellent understanding of design principles making me one of those rare designers who are able to apply my skills to both print and digital media.

I have a strong sense of visual aesthetic that encompasses my passion for good typography, honesty, and clarity. I care about the work I produce and my thoughtful approach to each project I work on, I make sure that my designs solve the problem they really need too.

Latest Project

A redesigned website for an interior design studio

How do you help a high-end interior designer make more from their website and demonstrate the beauty of their creations?

Professional Experience

Freelance Designer

Phil Bowell Design

August 2012 – Current Position

I design for a mixture of print and web, moving more and more towards the web as time passes. I work with clients from both the non-profit and business sectors, designing corporate identities and new websites as well as other printed material including publicity, exhibition banners and HTML email templates.

Responsibilities

  • Liaising with clients on a day to day basis
  • Keeping projects running from brief through to final delivery

 

Key skills

  • Excellent knowledge of design tools (Sketch, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Excellent knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Good knowledge of source control (Git)
  • Experience with CSS pre-processors (Sass)

UI Designer

Freelance subcontractor

July 2018 – May 2019

I joined the team at Cheltenham based design consultancy Factory Pattern as a consultant to work as a UI designer creating website visuals and completing front end development work on a range of projects.

Web Designer

Freelance subcontractor

March 2017 – Current Position

After completing the design and build of a new website for CMJ UK in 2016, I was asked to join the team the following year as a remote subcontractor to help maintain the site. During that time I’ve continued to keep the website up to date with new content, and provided continuous development of the site including launching a new shop in early 2019.

Started work as a Freelance Designer

Phil Bowell Design

August 2012 – Current Position

Graphic Designer

Herald Chase Group

October 2010 – August 2012

I worked as part of the print design team for a range of local and national companies including Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Pack & Send and Twofold mailing services. I was also responsible for managing the companies brand, applying it across print material and ensuring a consistent application.

Graphic Designer and Studio Manager

Trafalgar Media Advertising

February 2010 – October 2010

Working as the lead designer in the studio I also managed the flow of work through the studio and worked closely with the print department organising and scheduling the press.

Graphic Designer

Trafalgar Media Advertising

November 2007 – February 2010

One of the main Graphic Designers in a team that specialised in work for the housing industry. I had the opportunity to work as the lead designer on key projects for the company as well as smaller projects for clients like Barratt Homes, Antler Homes and TA Fisher.

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