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Member since July, 2011
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Steven Lillywhite

I now run my own design business after working mainly in London studios for the past 20 years. I have extensive experience and knowledge in most aspects of design and am very pro-efficient in most Mac software. I am a highly focused and self motivated individual who is highly organised and confident in my own ability. I thoroughly enjoy working in this creative, challenging environment and am determined, enthusiastic and excited going into the future. > Mac literate across software including Quarkxpress, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Also good knowledge of Powerpoint, Word and Exc el. > Excellent design, layout and creative skills. > Flexible design style that adapts to different briefs and client needs. > Excellent management skills and time management. > Well organised and good at multi-tasking across a number of disciplines. > Experienced in re-designing publications, pitch work and taking briefs from clients and presenting back solutions. > In-depth understanding of print process and online proofing systems including using FTP sites. I enjoy travelling and getting to know other countries and cultures, which brings me on to my love of cooking. Aside from that I relax by playing golf, watching film, listening to music and spending time with my family and dog.

$35 USD/hr
7 Reviews
4.1
  • 100%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 20%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of kainobi Magazine layout and typesetting $350.00 USD

    “Steve has done a fantastic job in designing and laying out our business magazine. He's extremely creative and has a problem solver attitude that has helped us produce our magazine on time despite a challenging timeframe. Highly recommend A++”

    kainobi Flag of United States 2 years ago.
    • Photoshop
    • Adobe InDesign
  • image of WAOffspring2012 Spring edition $40.00 USD

    “Steve was great to work with - top quality work, easy to communicate with and very helpful and efficient. I can highly recommend him. [07 September, 2012] Steve was fantastic! Great quality work, easy to communicate with, accommodated my needs & provided creative & tasteful designs, to a very good standard. Was easy to relate to and great to work with. Would highly recommend Steve for graphic design!”

    WAOffspring2012 Flag of Australia 2 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Photoshop
  • image of webmasterradi Convert PDF into editable Indesign File £150.00 GBP

    “Excellent job, work done to a very high standard. Would recommend.”

    webmasterradi Flag of United Kingdom 2 years ago.
    • PDF
    • Adobe InDesign
    • OCR
  • image of henrysample Complex formatting of document in Spanish $132.00 USD

    “Wow. Steve did an amazing job. This was a complex job delivered flawlessly on time with friendly service. The quality of the work was as good as any professional design studio (which reflects Steve's professional background). Very easy to work with. Great value, great service. Will certainly use Steve for our next graphic design jobs.”

    henrysample Flag of Australia 3 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
  • image of henrysample Document Formatting $300.00 USD

    “Steve was absolutely fantasic. He is a professional through and through - and based in London which is nice. You will not find a better quality provider in the graphic design space and at competitive rates. Why have someone do the work in India, when you can find someone in London that has worked for 20 years in a top firm. No language issues, no problems at all. Absolutely flawless. Everything about the service was great. We made numerous changes and revisions but this was never any trouble at all. We plan on using Steve again in the near future and recommend him very, very highly. Our best experience yet on Freelancer.”

    henrysample Flag of Australia 3 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
  • image of quamchatka Quark File Modifications - Quick Project $45.00 USD

    “Good Vendor”

    quamchatka Flag of United States 3 years ago.
    • Graphic Design
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • QuarkXPress

Experience

Creative Director

Sep 2011

Although I was offered other positions in London, I took the opportunity to start my own design business. CRE8 Design Studios Ltd was born and my services were snapped up by clients to work on the magazines that were sold off and even now I work for Centaur on other publications on a freelance basis. I'm always on the look out for new clients and projects that will challenge me, help to broaden my skills even further and get a great reputation for being a professional designer.

Graphic designer

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999 (2 years)

I was employed as part of the in-house studio to work on a number of magazines. My job involved the design and layout of the magazines and to correspond with the Editors. This required organisation skills, keeping to tight deadlines, time management and the knowledge of dtp mac software.

Art Editor/Director

My role began with me in charge of designing and laying out two publications that Centaur acquired from Miller Freeman. After firmly establishing myself, I was then promoted and given the role of becoming Art Editor of more renowned publications, one being one of the worlds oldest professional magazines alongside two other well established titles. This role entailed art directing, keeping to tight deadlines, corresponding with all editorial teams, image research, online proofing and liaising with printers.

Education

National Diploma Design for Print

1990 - 1992 (2 years)

GSCE's

1986 - 1990 (4 years)

Certifications

National Diploma (1992)

Following on straight from senior school after receiving the required grades, I was chosen to do a 2 year full time course for Design for Print. I graduated and received the National Diploma in 1992.

Publications

The Engineer

Logistics Manager

Process Engineer

Metalworking Production

Design Engineer

Whats New in Design

Supply Chain Standard

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