I’m a short, happy person with two girls, two boys and two dogs! I read loads, paint infrequently (when the mood takes me) and love new experiences.
8 GCSEs – Grade B
A level Art – Grade B
OND Fashion and Textiles
HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Hi, I’m Helen…
Unlikely as it might seem I’ve been a Graphic Designer for 25 years. I love what I do and have rarely had a day I haven’t enjoyed.
What do I like about it? Well, every day I learn something new, I’m inspired by others work and try to recreate or better it – it’s the best way to improve skills.
What can I do?
BFCHQ, Episkopi Garrison, Cyprus
(2006 – 2009)
Tasked with establishing a community magazine from scratch to cover four British Forces Bases. Produced a monthly, 90-100 page magazine, contributing to reviews and articles as well as designing pages and making ready print file.
Head of Graphics
DYNAMIC CASSETTE INTERNATIONAL
(2000 – 2006)
DCI manufacture inkjet cartridges and are the second largest employer in Boston. I was employed to take all graphics ‘in-house’, eventually recruiting three further graphic designers. I was responsible for all packaging design and print sourcing.
Originally all artwork was on carton cutters, progressing onto blister pack inserts for their home brand ‘Jet Tec’. Any supplied artwork, such as BASF, PC World etc., had to be adapted to fit our cutter shapes.
During my time there, I was lucky enough to cover trade shows in San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.