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Hello, I'm Philip Harper

Digital graphic designer with 6 years experience in digital, print and identity design. Started in London, England now based in Auckland, New Zealand.

I design digital and print marketing for independent businesses and larger organisations. I make your marketing messages grab attention, generate interest, create desire and inspire action.

I've designed for a broad range of sectors such as education, non-profit organisations, arts and entertainment to e-commerce, retail, off/online advertising. So, I have well rounded and balanced understanding of blending creativity with commerce and delivering work that is on brief and within budget.

I’m formally trained at degree level in Graphic Communication at Norwich University College of the Arts, Norwich and furthered my visual studies at Central Saint Martins, London.

PROFILE

  • Ideas and user focused senior digital graphic designer, passionate about user-centered and effective communication design.

    A dynamic, proactive self-starter with a proven track record of designing brands, websites and print based marketing collateral. A flexible digital creative with abilities to communicate at all levels—from client to creative director and from printer to developer.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite CS3—CC
  • (Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, After Effects, Premier Pro, Audition)
  • Sketch
  • InVision
  • MS Office
  • Mac OS

COMPUTER LANGUAGES

  • HTML 5 (handcode + intermediate)
  • CSS 3 (handcode + intermediate)
  • PHP (basic)
  • MySQL (basic)
  • Foundation
  • Skeleton

EDUCATION

  • Central Saint Martins, London Typography Short Course 04 – 06.2012

  • St. Bride Foundation, Fleet St, London Letterpress Introduction 03 – 04.2012

  • Norwich University College of Arts 2·1 BA HONS Graphic Communication 2008 – 2011
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TESTIMONIALS

"...Philip has been an incredible addition to the design team here at Powwownow. He is an incredibly driven and motivated individual that has supported me throughout two website redesigns in a short space of time and has dealt well with the pressure of both projects."
Kristopher Hamiliton Reccommends Philip Harper Designer

Kristopher Hamiliton

Head of UX & Design — Powwownow

"Working with Phil during his time at Powwownow [Conference Genie] was an absolute pleasure. He has such a creative mind it sparked enthusiasm and creativity in all those around him. Working alongside Phil to deliver the rebrand of Conference Genie was easy due to Phil's openness and great communication skills. I would highly recommend working with Phil"
Jacqui Beel Reccommends Philip Harper Designer

Jaqcui Beel

Head of Content — Powwownow

"Philip's been a pleasure to work with on the development of Kinisi Dance Company's brand identity and communications. He combines creative wildness with practicality and has given Kinisi a unique style and some excellent tools that we can use on a day-to-day basis."
Alexena Collins recommends Philip Harper freelance digital designer

Alexena Collins

Brand and Research Strategist, Dance Scientist

"Phil is that rare thing: a designer who's ferociously creative, a tour de force, yet has the ability to strip out the superfluous and get right to the heart of a brief instantly. No nonsense, no ego: just good, functional design. And he makes a stonking cup of coffee."
Melissa Coulton recommends Philip Harper freelance digital designer

Melissa Coulton

Head of Content Production — Wowcher [dmg media]


Need a freelance digital graphic designer?

Although I am based on Waiheke island, I am available to work on your projects remotely. We don't have to live locally to work successfully, contact me now and let's discuss your new design project—wherever in the world you are.

Need a freelance designer to work on-site?

I am currently available for freelance digital graphic design work on-site within the Auckland city area. I work with design agencies, in-house marketing teams and independent businesses in all different sectors, in all different sizes. Get in-touch now and let's talk about your project needs.