Jamie Watson

Freelance Digital Creative

Ampolla, Spain
Freelance digital creative with solid experience in both pure–digital and integrated agencies having worked on high profile campaigns for clients such as GM Vauxhall, Grolsch, 3 Mobile and Canon Europe.

These experiences took in brand-enhancing microsites, online advertising, identity design, corporate website design, illustration and animation.

Educated as a traditional graphic designer with proper grounding in essentials like typography I have genuine passion for many areas of visual communication and a willingness to transfer skills across media and disciplines.
Work Experience
Spain
Mar 2006
Freelance Digital Creative
Taking advantage of modern working opportunities I work primarily with UK businesses and agencies from my base in Catalonia. However I also enjoy the energy of working in teams and do travel to take the occasional agency-based assignment.

Clients include Grolsch, L'Oréal Paris, Endemol, Carr's, livemapp, Kids Company, Lexus, RBS, British Gas, Carphone Warehouse, Drench, NatWest, River Café, Mercure Hotels, Unilever, 3, Kellog's, Powwownow, Chartered Institute of Marketing, The Times (News International), London Business School, RedCard, Harvey Nash, Narinder Dhami, Your Surface.
Thailand
Oct 2005Mar 2006
Tsunami Volunteer Centre
Volunteer
Volunteered to help with the recovery mission in Thailand following the tsunami of 2004. Spent 6 months on reconstruction of Tap Tawaan, a coastal fishing village. As a long-term volunteer I was assistant to the construction site project manager.
London, United Kingdom
Mar 2002Sep 2005
Digital Creative
Was part of the digital team assembled to project what was then TBWA\GGT into the digital agency space. Over 3 years we went from small scale online advertising campaigns to creating fully integrated award-winning cross-media advertising campaigns reporting directly to the C.D. Nick Moore.

Clients included GM Vauxhall, Canon Europe, 3, Abbey (Now Santander), The Sun (News International) and Chevrolet.
London, United Kingdom
Nov 2001Dec 2001
Digital Creative
Intense 2 month freelance placement in the digital dept. helping to design and produce, amongst other things, a large-scale online advertising campaign for Intel.
London, United Kingdom
Aug 1999Oct 2001
Brilliant
Digital Designer
Earned promotion from junior digital designer to senior creative position within first year at this friendly, dynamic and authentic pure-play digital agency. Clients included Nissan, Gillette, Microdec and Silicon Executive.
London, United Kingdom
Jul 1997Aug 1997
Junior Designer
My first taste of a digital agency was this 2 month work placement at what must have been one of the pioneering original digital agencies. Gained experience in understanding construction of websites and helped with asset making.
Bishops Waltham, United Kingdom
Aug 1990Jul 1995
Junior Designer
My first professional position was in this full-service design, artwork and print studio. Learned the full process of design jobs and was able to see the effects of each step on the final product. Was delighted to experience the discipline of hand-created artwork, including drum-scanned illustration and Letraset typesetting but was creating faster workflows with Apple Mac software towards the end of my time there.

Clients included Southern Tourist Board, Diametrics, Chartered Institute of Accountants and B&Q.
Education
Banbury, United Kingdom
Sep 1997Jun 1999
BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Sep 1995Jun 1997
HND Graphic Communication
Fareham, United Kingdom
Sep 1990Jun 1991
National Diploma in Design
Skills
 
Adobe Creative Suite, Illustration, Animation, Typography, Brand design, Logo Design, Web Design, User Interface, iPhone
Awards
2005
Best Automotive campaign
2004
Best Automotive site Commendation
Projects