Skills

Adobe Creative Suite, Annual / Corporate Reports, Editorial, Illustrator, InDesign, Information Design, Layout, Magazine Design, Newspaper design, Photoshop, Picture Editing, Publication Design, Publishing, Typography, Visual Communication

Employers

  • FAIRFAX MEDIA
    Editorial Designer
    2013 - Present

    Freelance Editorial Designer

  • AVAILABLE FOR WORK
    DESIGN - Editorial, Publishing, Digital
    2013 - Present

  • TELEGRAPH MEDIA GROUP (UK)
    Editorial Designer / Art Editor
    2010 - 2013

    July 2010 – Jan 2013

    The Daily Telegraph, Telegraph Media Group Ltd

    Editorial Designer / Art Editor, London, UK

    - Part of a twenty-plus design department overseeing output (print and digital) for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph.

    - Responsible for Saturday ‘Travel’ section overseeing its visual integrity – designing pages and covers – during a highly successful period which included the section being named ‘Travel Supplement of the Year’ at the British Press Awards in 2011.

    - Used imagination and flair to ensure highest standards of design were developed and maintained across other newspaper sections including Motoring, Review, Gardening, Weekend, Property, Business, Technology and Features.

    - Role included attending sectional editorial conferences, liaising with editorial staff across departments, contributing ideas for visual solutions, developing and maintaining a close working relationship with the Picture and Production desks, negotiating with and commissioning illustrators, taking design briefs and producing pages of high quality whilst working to highly pressured deadlines.

  • GUARDIAN MEDIA GROUP (UK)
    EDITORIAL DESIGNER / ART EDITOR
    2003 - 2010

    May 2005 – Mar 2010

    The Observer, Guardian Media Group PLC

    Editorial Designer / Art Editor, London, UK

    - Part of a seven-strong team designing pages, providing visual solutions for covers and features and commissioning illustrations for The Observer newspaper.

    - Art Editor of Escape (travel), Cash (personal finance) and Business sections as well as regularly contributing design input to the Sport, News and Review sections and also providing design support to the newspapers four monthly magazines – Sport, Food, Woman and Music.

    - Role involved working to tight deadlines under minimal supervision, liaising with editorial staff (e.g. attending sectional editorial conferences) and working closely with the picture and production desks.

    - This period encompassed the newspapers change from broadsheet to Berliner format and its subsequent success in being awarded Newspaper of the Year at the British Press Awards twice in four years.

    May 2003 – May 2005

    Guardian CREATIVE, Guardian Media Group PLC

    Editorial Designer, London, UK

    - Designed specialist editorial publications (G3 supplements, City Guides and one-off sponsored magazines) as well as promotional and marketing material in The Guardian’s award-winning in-house creative department as part of a team of four designers.

  • FREELANCE (UK)
    EDITORIAL DESIGNER
    2001 - 2003

    Nov 2001 – May 2003

    Various Magazines / Newspapers

    Freelance Designer, London, UK

    - Freelanced at companies including News International, Guardian Media Group, Condé Nast, Future Publishing, Haymarket and Cedar Communications.

Education

  • Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
    BA (Hons) 2:1 Media & Communications
    1997 - 2013
  • SHILLINGTON COLLEGE (London, UK)
    Cert IV GRAPHIC DESIGN
    2013 - 2013
  • Rowley Regis College (UK)
    2 A LEVEL'S - Communication Studies (A), Sociology (A)
    1992 - 1993
  • HALESOWEN COLLEGE OF FE (UK)
    1 A'LEVEL - ENGLISH LITERATURE (C)
    1990 - 1992
  • PERRYFIELDS HIGH SCHOOL (UK)
    8 GCSE's - 3 Grade B's, 5 Grade C's (including English Language, English Literature and Mathematics)
    1985 - 1990

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Philip Passey
Education Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
SHILLINGTON COLLEGE (London, UK)
Rowley Regis College (UK)
HALESOWEN COLLEGE OF FE (UK)
PERRYFIELDS HIGH SCHOOL (UK)
Employer FAIRFAX MEDIA
Location Melbourne Australia

 

About Philip

With over a decade of experience working as an Editorial Designer in London at publishing organizations such as the Guardian Media Group and the Telegraph Media Group, I have recently arrived in Melbourne looking to pursue fresh design challenges after emigrating with my Australian born wife.

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