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Member since August, 2009
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Paul Smith

With almost 15 years in the Print & Design industry, I have gained experience in many fields, ranging from design for print and web design through to publishing and pre-press. With each new project I under-take I aim to provide customers with a well thought out approach to their requirements. I am highly motivated with a passion for design and take a keen interest in latest design trends, which is reflected in my finished products and a solid and wide-ranging portfolio. Please see my website for more info:

$50 USD/hr
5 Reviews
3.0
  • 56%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • N/ARepeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of dired62 Design Ads for Magazine 2 $120.00 AUD

    “High calibre graphic designer. Quick and easy to work with. Great technical background and understands the Adobe Creative Suite well. Fully conversant with printers requirements and provides high quality files. Would highly recommend.”

    dired62 Flag of Australia 4 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
  • image of alicelouise10 Business Card Design including logo refreshment $70.00 USD

    “Did an excellent job. Great communication. Definitely recommend!!”

    alicelouise10 Flag of Australia 4 years ago.
    • Website Design
    • Logo Design
    • Typography
    • Stationery Design
    • Business Cards
  • image of aussiewebguru Design required for Order Form - 2 pages $90.00 USD

    “Easy to work with, communicable, and super efficient! He is an oustanding freelancer and I can recommend his services to anyone! Will definitely be doing more business in future.”

    aussiewebguru Flag of Australia 4 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustrator
    • Illustration
    • Brochure Design
  • image of Tbreem Business Card to oval shape $30.00 USD

    “WOW WHAT A GREAT FREELANCE!!!! Great communication, very fast turnaround, understood what I wanted. Excellent final use again. Would Recommend to all! Will not disappoint you.”

    Tbreem Flag of United States 4 years ago.
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • Business Cards
    • Photoshop Design
  • image of intrillion Marketing Flyer A5 Size for Car Air Purifier SPI $50.00 USD

    “Paul is someone you must hire if you want quick response and great communication. Speak great english and have great experiences in his skills. He does his job well and also most importantly his support was great even after the project. Hire him to get your project completed without delay and frustration again. Good luck, Paul will hire you again.”

    intrillion Flag of Singapore 4 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Marketing
    • Advertising
    • Illustration
    • Brochure Design

Experience

Graphic Designer

Jun 2009

I now work on a freelance basis for clients all over the world.

Web Services Manager

Mar 2007 - Jun 2009 (2 years)

I was responsible for over-seeing the work of two other graphic designers and a web developer. My role involved project managing a vast amount of print and web design projects (over 200 customers), liaising with clients and organising quotations and design proposals. The role required me to cross-sell products such as printing, websites, vehicle graphics and embroidery. I worked on corporate branding projects for the company, presenting ideas for logos, business stationery and websites to clients. I continu

Manager

Jun 2006 - Mar 2007 (9 months)

As manager of the print shop, my time was split between graphic designing and day-to-day tasks such as ordering paper stocks, maintaining a Xerox digital press and I supervising two members of staff. The shop was also the first point of contact for anyone looking to publish a book so I was often involved in designing book covers and page layouts. I gained valuable book publishing experience here and went on to publish my very own sports book which sold over one thousand copies in 2007.

Graphic Designer

Mar 2004 - Jul 2006 (2 years)

A slight change in career direction with a switch to the printing industry where I worked with an experienced graphic designer who helped me make the switch, with new skills such as working with InDesign, Illustrator as well as improving my work in Photoshop. On a day-to-day basis I dealt with clients, large and small, usually with very specific design briefs. The work had great variation; logo design, business stationery, advertising, brochures and magazine design.

Web Designer

Jan 1999 - Apr 2004 (5 years)

After leaving college I worked at an Edinburgh-based web design and development firm. In my role of junior web designer I learned basic coding skills, although the main basis of my work was graphic design using Photoshop/Freehand. Most projects I worked on were for small to medium sized businesses, however I did all the design work for the firm's flagship project, FriendSeeker, which was one of the first online dating agencies in Europe.

Education

Graphic Design

1997 - 1999 (2 years)

Certifications

Business Catalyst Partner (2011)

Publications

Mission Impossible

I conceptualised, designed and laid out this 128 page sports book. Print run 2000

Acreage Review

I laid out all editorial, feature and advert spreads. Also cover design.

Badges

  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Investor

    Post a featured project.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Deal-Closer

    Get awarded 95% of projects (for over 5 projects)
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • Pro-Profile

    Complete your Profile 100%.
  • Quick Pick

    Award your project within 24 hours of posting
  • The Investor

    Post a featured project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Giver

    Award your project to a Freelancer.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Prospector

    Post your first project.

Exams

  • General Orientation
    85%

My Top Skills

  • Graphic Design 3
  • Illustrator 2
  • Business Cards 2
  • Brochure Design 2
  • Website Design 1
  • Logo Design 1
  • Photoshop 1
  • Stationery Design 1
  • Banner Design 0
  • SEO 0
  • Branding 0
  • Publishing 0
  • Print 0
  • PDF 0
  • Adobe InDesign 0
  • Photo Editing 0
  • Concept Design 0
  • Corporate Identity 0
  • Covers & Packaging 0
  • Newsletters 0

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