About Me

I’m a creative, multi-skilled Web/Graphic Designer with a passion for delivering original design solutions. I have experience in working on both PC and Mac operating systems and have an excellent knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite products, HTML, CSS and CMS systems. I am a driven individual with the commitment to continuously develop my skills. Over 10 years experience working for blue chip companies, world leading sporting brands and SMEs has enabled me to develop a wide knowledge and understanding of different industries.

Contact Details

James McGregor
07810 754 400
james@jmcgregor.co.uk

Education

Indesign Level 2

New Horizons, Manchester Jan 2008

Indesign Level 1

New Horizons, Manchester Sep 2007

Basic SLR Photography

South Trafford College, Timperley Jan 2007 - Mar 2007

City & Guilds Level 2, Creative Computing for Web Design

South Trafford College, Timperley 2005 - May 2006

BTEC GNVQ Intermediate, Leisure and Tourism

South Trafford College, Timperley1996 - 1997

GCSE's (B-D)

Lostock High School, Stretford 1991 - 1996

Media Studies, Drama, Maths, English Language, English Literature, Geography, Science and French.

Work

Turning Point

Web/Graphic Designer July 2016 - December 2016

  • Created UX designs to support Turning Point’s employee facing digital strategy
  • Designed posters, leaflets and other print material for various internal communication campaigns
  • Designed user manual templates
  • Designed digital marketing collateral such as web banners
  • Digitally enhanced and edited images and illustrations to maximise the impact of their use using Photoshop
  • Managed, developed and updated the intranet to improve the user experience
  • Utilised analytics data and research to pro-actively enhance the user experience of the intranet through enhanced content and design
  • Pro-actively researched new and innovative web products and technological developments for Employee Communication
  • Ensured web development procedures and best practices are adhered to

Bupa UK

Digital Content Editor September 2014 - July 2016

  • Created, updated and developed web pages on www.bupa.co.uk for both BAU and projects
  • Proactive in driving and delivering changes to the site, to improve the user experience
  • Used Active Standards to monitor page errors and made relevant changes
  • Reported any site issues and worked with relevant parties to identify solutions
  • Worked closely with the wider digital team to review BAU and project work
  • Responsible for setting up new CMS users and defining roles and permissions
  • Pro-actively reviewed content and identified areas of improvement
  • Played a key role in the definition of naming conventions, labels, filing and structure of media items and pages within the CMS
  • Delivered CMS training sessions to the wider business
  • Played a key role in the delivery of projects
  • Digitally enhanced and edited images and illustrations to maximise the impact of their use using Photoshop

Bupa UK

Web/Graphic Designer April 2011 - August 2014

  • Designed posters, desk drops, exhibition stands and other print material to support internal communications
  • Designed and built internal email templates as a standard for cross functional communications
  • Photography e.g. event, publication and exec profiles
  • Organisation of internal events working with a team to achieve cross departmental objectives
  • Developed concept and implementation of employee engagement events
  • Stakeholder management at all levels, internally and externally
  • Responsible for the development, structure and design of a new UK Market Unit intranet
  • Management, maintenance and development of the UK Market Unit intranet
  • Responsible for the internal social collaboration tool Bupa Live (Bupa’s “Facebook”) which involved design, build and development of spaces, groups and other content

Co-operative Travel & Co-operative Travel Sports and Events

Web/Graphic Designer May 2007 - March 2011

  • Designed, built, maintained and developed of a variety of websites using HTML, CSS, and CMS systems
  • Created visual concepts/wireframes to aid in the re-design of websites
  • Ran, analysed and reported web statistics from Google analytics monitoring user experiences and effectiveness of marketing strategies
  • Designed and built web based marketing material such as banners/skyscrapers and emails to aid in effective communication of offers and key selling messages
  • Digitally enhanced and edited images and illustrations to maximise the impact of their use using Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Designed match day programme adverts for Manchester United and Sunderland Football Club
  • Designed magazine adverts for Manchester United and Sunderland Football Club
  • Designed posters, business cards, postcards and other print based marketing material

Co-operative Travel

Helpdesk Co-ordinator June 2006 - May 2007

Co-operative Travel

Sales Co-ordinator June 2004 - May 2006

Cartel Marketing

Sales Support Administrator2003 - March 2004

Cresta Holidays

Administrator & Agency Sales Support1997 - 2003

Skills

  • Web Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Document Creation
  • File conversion
  • CMS systems (EPIServer and Sitecore
  • SEO
  • HTML and CSS
  • Image manipulation
  • Other software (Jive platform)
  • Social media management

  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • CSS
  • HTML5

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Photography

I have a real passion for photography which allows me to capture imagery appropriate to the design projects I am working on, whether it be profile shots, product photography or generic shots that compliment the content of the project.

Client Testimonials

  • James has a special gift, he is intuitive, helpful and creative. He listens carefully to the brief, offers creative input and delivers a solution that stands out from the crowd. James is a pleasure to work with and pulls out all the stops every time.

    Tina Egan, Kisace
  • James built us a new website that was more in tune with our style allowing us to showcase our music and what we can offer in a more professional manner. The new website has allowed us to attract more bookings which we are extremely happy about, we couldn't have asked for a better website.

    Gary Looker, The Blame

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