Tobias Blackwood

Design Heretic, Consultant

Design & Creative

Education (University of South Australia)(TAFE SA)
Employer Andrews&Co.
Location Adelaide Australia

Whilst finalizing his design studies at UniSA in 2014, Tobias also freelances through his design practice, Porta, which encompasses a wide variety of work from branding to advertising, with a splash of motion graphics for a little extra excitement.

Member of:
Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Australian Graphic Design Association (AGDA)

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Skills

  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Dreamweaver
  • Environmental Design
  • Illustrator
  • Logo Design
  • Packaging
  • Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
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Portfolio

Employers

  • Andrews&Co.
    Designer
    2012 - Present

    • To date projects based in Identity Design and application, adopting client visual identities for impactful PowerPoint client presentations

  • by Tobias/Porta
    Designer (freelance)
    2011 - Present

    • Identity design, visual identity refresh and application; menu design, business cards, typography for print and film, photography direction, design of concept art, client liaison, volunteer/non-profit design
    • Web-design; web-content management, client liaison

  • Trafficreative
    Graphic Designer
    2012 - 2012

    • Identity design, research and analysis, conceptual thinking. Development of brand marks and event naming
    Idea generation and design for print collateral, including the art direction, grid/layout development, typesetting.
    • Design and implementation of graphics for web
    • Generated exciting concepts through discussions with Senior Designer

  • Hughsli
    Designer
    2013 - 2012

    • Design of labeling systems and physical application to packaging
    • Brand activation with online presence, handmade signage, informative flyers for customers and passerbyers at both Mt. Barker and Wayville Farmers Markets

  • Brandbase
    Designer
    2013 - 2010

    • Creation of conceptual artwork for POS, environmental graphics, implementing the creative direction of the Art Director
    • Web-design, design and creation of flash and gif animations
    • Idea generation and general design and typesetting for Press Ads, Newsletters

  • Pop-corn
    Junior Designer
    2008 - 2009

    • Event branding and design; print advertisements, POS, exterior graphics, including the creation of flash animations for digital media
    • Spearheading the business’ small print department; collating in-house client based projects, preparing files for print, printing and guillotining posters, business cards, flyers
    • Web-design and content management

  • Loud Whisper
    Designer
    2007 - 2008

    Freelance on-and-off, largely conceptual/development on my part, with a few opportunities for Branding Identity projects and design for print (posters, fliers, album art).

Education

  • University of South Australia
    Visual Communication
    2013 - 2013
  • TAFE SA
    Advertising and Graphic Design
    2006 - 2011

Awards and Achievements

  • AGDA Best Portfolio in Show

    Recipient of AGDA's Best Portfolio in Show award, graduate exhibition, 2011


    28/11/2011

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