Simon Gladstone,

Freelance Senior Designer

About

Specialising in branding and identity, I work with a client-base that spans multiple categories

I have been employed as a designer, in both freelance and permanent roles for more than 10 years, primarily in London and Brighton, having graduated from the University of Brighton in 2006 with BA (Hons) Graphic Design.

In 2004 I was selected as one of two students from the University to study for a semester at MCAD in Minneapolis, USA. Prior to this, I worked as a web designer, and also have an honours degree in History from the University of Chichester.

I am creative, culturally-aware, diligent and have a strong work ethic, backed with a skillset reflective of my considerable design experience. I’m also quite good with words (as well as pictures!) and have written two papers on modernism.

Experience & Skills

More than 10 years experience at studios and agencies in London and Brighton

Freelance Senior Designer; November 2016—present

I currently work on a freelance basis for brands and agencies in Brighton, West Sussex and London.

Senior designer, Pegasus; May 2013—October 2016

As Senior designer, I managed projects and creative output across all SBUs, leading the design and art direction process, with a particular focus on the pharmaceutical sector. I worked on both print and digital projects, from conception to completion, including wireframing, and UX considerations working with developers. I presented to both account teams and clients at every stage of the design process.

Reporting directly to the Head of Design, I had line management responsibilities for the junior members in the team, as well as overseeing the work of a growing freelance resource base. I also completed a ‘Leadership for Account Managers’ course in 2015.

Freelance designer; July 2006—April 2013

Working for in-house studios and external agencies across a number of domestic and international corporate brands and campaigns, such as Kraft, Procter and Gamble, The Body Shop and Dorothy Perkins. Clients included Leo Burnett, The Body Shop, Arcadia, Matt Wingfield Studio, and CompoundEye.

Internships; July 2006—April 2007

I completed internships at several top London design and branding agencies, including Why Not Associates, Airside, The Partners, Stylorouge and Brand Environments.

Qualifications
BA (Hons) Graphic Design 2:1

University of Brighton; 2003—06

Leadership for Managers

FortyTwo; 2015

Advanced Photoshop

Silicon Beach; 2014

Skillset
Adobe CC

Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator

Digital

Wireframing, WordPress

MS Office

Powerpoint, Word, Excel

Contact

The work section of the site is currently under construction. However, please feel free to email for work samples.

© Simon Gladstone 2017