SKILLS
SOFTWARE
EDUCATION
EXBITIONS, PRIZES
& COMMISSIONS

WORK & CLIENTS
INTERESTS
SKILLS
• Drawing, oil, watercolour, acrylic painting and colour theory.
• Creative, concept design, art direction, typography, photography, illustration, character design
• Web design Dreamweaver, Flash CSS, XHTML
• Interaction design, creating wireframes, good understanding of web development issues, researching navigational devices, analysing, usability issues
• Traditional and digital media visualisation skills, scamps and storyboards
• Studio Management, maintaining quality, training and mentoring junior staff, staff recruitment budgeting, time and projects management, writing briefs
• Customer/client liaison, research and development, brand management
• Advanced Adobe CS Suite, photoshop & vector illustration and photo-retouching
• Hands-on application of high quality artwork and flash animation
• Experience of emerging technologies and networking
• Experience of 3D and in world game building

SOFTWARE
• Adobe CS5 Photoshop Advanced
• Adobe CS5 Illustrator Advanced
• Adobe Dreamweaver Proficient
• CSS XHTML Proficient
• Adobe CS5 InDesign Advanced Adobe Flash Proficient
• Quark Xpress Advanced
• Adobe Bridge Proficient
• 3D Alias Maya, Blender Basic
• Garageband Advanced
• Microsoft Office Proficient
• Microsoft Excel Proficient
• Microsoft PowerPoint Proficient

EDUCATION
BA Honours First Class, Art, Design and Media [Communications Design]
University of Portsmouth
Diploma 3D Design in Jewellery Portsmouth College of Art, Design & FE.
Treasurer: Student Union.


PRESS COVERAGE:
Radio Interviews:
Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Solent regarding the John Westwood Painting shown in the Southampton Art Gallery.

Front page Portsmouth News.
27:11:09
The Portsmouth Grammar School have kindly given me studio space for an artist in residence project run by the art department.

01:10:09
John Westwood portrait hung in Southampton Art Gallery

15.05.09
Click here for an article on BBC Hampshire article

09:05:09
The Portsmouth News has run an article on John picture in the Saturday 9th May edition and, I'm delighted to say, made the the front page. If you were lucky enough to miss me splattered over page 3 hit the link the for the Portsmouth News.


EXHIBITIONS, PUBLICATIONS, PRIZES & COMMISSIONS
National Portrait Gallery, London. Exhibitor at the BP Award 2009. The exhibited picture is published in a book by the National Portrait Gallery in 500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award. Publisher: National Portrait Gallery Publications. ISBN-10: 1855144484 / ISBN-13: 978-1855144484

Illustrations. “Be the best" book by The Army published by Century
2008 ISBN
978-1846055553

October 2012
Solo Exhibition, "Perceptions", Life the Gallery, Farnham Surrey.

August 2011
Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society
First Prize Peoples Choice

October 2010
Finalist National Open Art Competition,
Minerva Theatre, Chichester

August 2010              
The New Gallery, Portscatho

August 2010              
Portsmouth and Hampshire Art Society - Third Prize
First Prize Peoples Choice

June 2009-2010       
BP Awards National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition Exhibitor

July 2010                            
The Kennels, Goodwood
July 2010                            
Portsmouth Grammar School

Sept 2008                 
Portsmouth Open Art Competition, First Prize
Portsmouth City Museum

WORK & CLIENTS
July 05 – Present
Artist and Freelance Creative Designer
Portsmouth Grammar School
In-house artist

Procter and Gamble

Creative design for in-house promotions and marketing.
SYNC Europe, AVG
Datasnatchers creative design and illustration for print and digital campaigns across marketing and sales departments for worldwide campaign.
20/20, Camden, London
Mecca Bingo rebrand. Visual audits and brand consultancy for Mecca rebrand.
SpinVox, Marlow
Concept work, character design and illustrations for in internal and external marcomms.
BLAC, Covent Garden, London
Illustration for animation, web design, video editing, design and concept work for i3 recruitment, San Diego and Pontins holidays.
Haymarket Publishing
100 illustrations for ‘Be The Best …at just about everything’ book published by Century.
Planet Cruise
Planet Cruise is a Sunday Times fast track 100 company specialising in high quality cruise hoidays. Magazine and advertising design for for sales promotions and marcomms

Liquid, Guildford

Photoshop re-touching for ESPA beauty products, display graphics for JAC Travel group.
TMB Marketing
Websites and intranet for Mazda, Kia Motors, display graphics for Antix
Adare, Basingstoke
Conceptual, illustration and creative web and print design for IBM, Danone (Evian and Volvic), Hobbs Fashion Chain, Silverspoon, Yahoo, Laura Ashley and Yell.
FST Marketing, Marlow
Concept design and creative design for Avis and Budget car rental
Maritz, Marlow
In-house print design.
Colefax and Fowler, London
In-house advertising design for Home Interiors Magazine. Breathe Brand Design, Dubai Corporate report design for NAS Airlines and ABRAJJ capital
Ruffs Jewellers
Website design and build. Marketing solutions and brand maintenance.
MRB Creative, Bishops Waltham
Packaging design for Glenfiddich and Grants Whiskey.
Hemisphere, London
Cabin schematics illustrations for 2005 - 2008 brochures for Cunard.

Jan 02 - July 05 Senior Designer for Web and Print
HHC Lewis Advertising, 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 1GE,
Art direction, graphic design, website design/building and illustration, for above and below the line advertising and print literature, covering areas such as leisure and tourism, b2b, b2c, engineering, retail and broadcast media. Successfully implemented POS display, advertising, design solutions and for Southern Co-operatives retail chain. International advertising and exhibition display (including Russia and the Middle East) for Emerson Process Management - a multi-national b2b engineering company that provide plant, liquid and gas monitoring equipment and software to Coca-Cola, BP and Shell amongst others. Entertainment sector advertising for Wave FM and Exbury Gardens.
Jun 00 - Jan 02 Senior Web Designer

Sequel Internet, full service web agency.

St. Andrew’s Court, St. Michael’s Road Portsmouth Hampshire PO1 2JH
Art direction, front-end interface design and project management for e-commerce, blue chip, b2b, b2c, websites, working closely with development teams. Clients included Thameslink (www.thameslink.co.uk) and Tallships Youth Trust (www.tallships.org).

Jul 98 - Jun 00 Studio/Production Manager
The Creative, 5 Quayside Commerce Centre, Fareham Hants PO16 OXR
Studio Manager for design and media planning consultancy for run of paper, display & classified advertising in national, local press and radio for mainly automotive and finance advertising. Responsible for the staff, workflow of the studio and output to print agencies and publications. (The Sun, Mirror, Daily Mail, The Times, Exchange & Mart, Autotrader, Thompson Local).

Oct 95 - Jul 98 University of Portsmouth

Jul 91 - Oct 95 Freelance Graphic Designer
Editorial design and illustration for Newscom and Mirror Group.
Musician/Sound Engineer, The Rip Club, Portsmouth.

Mar 88 - Feb 91 Graphic Designer
Potts & Horsey Printers Ltd. Fitzherbert Road Portsmouth
Typesetting, Paste-up, artwork photography, illustration for clients such as Chewton Glen Hotel, News International and the Mirror Group.

Mar 87 - Mar 88 Illustrator
Hampshire County Council. SEED (Schools Environmental Education Team) in conjunction with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Illustrations and art direction for publications and slideshows as part of local government projects for injecting wildlife environments into school playgrounds. This also involved classroom talks, the supervision of children on field trips and advising teachers on the maintenance of urban wildlife environments.

INTERESTS
I am a musician, plays guitar, mandolin, sings and writes music, currently singing and playing guitar in a classic rock band. Classic tastes, southern, country rock Lynyrd Skynryd, Little Feat, ZZ Top, AC/DC. 40/50's jazz, blues, jump jive Louie Jordan, Johnney Guitar Watson, Brian Setzer Orchestra.

Photography, Travelling and walking.

Oct 83 - July 85 Portsmouth College of Art and Design
Portsmouth College of Art and Design University of Portsmouth
Student Union Treasurer

Also co-directed Shakespeares, THE TEMPEST and THE CAUSIAN CHALK CIRCLE by BERTOLD BRECHT.

References Available on request.