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 rock 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 for 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 in digital design. Four Years later, I'd become an Art Director, learnt how to manage a team of designers and along the way picked up numerous awards. But Asia was calling & I ended up moving to Bangkok where I became Creative Director of UDOX Thailand. After 18 months I decided it was time to put everything into practice and opened my own design studio. In addition to continuing to learn about design, UX/UI trends, responsive, mobile & app design, the studio gave me great experience in managing design teams both in the studio and remotely to ensure work delivered was of the highest quality for our clients.

Now I am ready for my next challenge…


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