Profile

Passionate Senior Art Director & Visual Design Lead with a strategic design background. Highly skilled at setting the vision & visual language across all platforms unifying the creative direction. Proven portfolio of delivering user-centred products that are both visually appealing and compelling to use. Strong ability to quickly distil a brief, get to the crux of the problem and deliver groundbreaking, accessible solutions in innovative ways. Exceptional design all-rounder - branding, print, digital, typographic, composition, retouching & crafting skills. Positive in attitude, confident, calm, reliable and collaborative in nature with the drive & experience to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Ever since I saw a designer using a Mac & Photoshop 3 to design an album cover for a band I was touring with I have been hooked on the path of graphic design. I sold my motorbike & bought a Mac. I taught myself Freehand and Photoshop 3. After a year or so of doing flyer's & album covers with no real clue I decided to become 'official' and applied for a BA degree in Graphic Design. After graduating I headed to London & worked with the Fashion Director of FHM Magazine. After 4 awesome years working on branding, fashion campaigns & photo shoots I had honed my skills in branding, retouching, art direction & the printing process. Attention to detail was hammered home along with the knowledge of quickly understanding the right mood & tone of a brief. A year off to bicycle around South East Asia followed then back to London where I joined Collective London to work predominantly in digital design. Later, I'd progressed to become Art Director, managed a team of designers and along the way picked up numerous awards.

Then when an opportunity arose in Asia I jumped at the chance & relocated to Bangkok to become Creative Director of UDOX (London) Asia studio. I then founded TWD & 9Zebra as the Design Director working on digital, brand & print projects for clients across the globe.

My time is now split between Bangkok and London working on freelance contracts.


For freelance opportunities please contact me at andy@9zebra.com My resume can be downloaded from this link LinkedIn Profile https://www.twine.fm/AndyThomas