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Palfrey - Artworker - Milton Keynes, England, UK

Laila Palfrey

Milton Keynes, England, UK



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have years of graphic design, artwork and print experience. I work well within a team and also on my own as I am self-motivated, also very trust worthy.

Work History


Self Employed

From July 2001

I freelance for agencies in-house, and I also have my own clients. I prepare digital artwork for ads, brochures, corporate identities, direct mail, exhibition stands and posters.
Clients: Autobox, Avecsystems Ltd, University of Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire
Council, Garden KnowHow, Hurlingham Clinic & Spa, Tracie Giles International,
Chelsea Birth Clinic, TTMA (Newey & Eyre), Team Prevent, GSM College,
WOW Baby, The Veterinary Centre Ltd, Woodland School
Freelance: GM Motors, Centre Parcs, Whitbread, Challney School, Park Resorts,
Thomsons (Tui), Wella, BM Trada, Parker Store and GT News
Software: QuarkXPress, CS5 - InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.

Apple Mac

December 1990 - June 2001

With the advent of Apple Mac page make-up, the studio and typesetting functions were
merged. My role now combines both my typesetting and paste-up experience. Involved in the production of work from computer-generated visuals to finished digital artwork.
During holidays and periods of sickness I stand in for our studio manager. This includes
organising the daily flow of work including client liason and basic supervision of six employees.
Clients: NatWest, Video Arts, Melrose, Mercedes-Benz, Hertz, Budget, Vauxhall,
Mack Brooks, Sanyo, Office Smart, Radcliffes, Reed/OAG, Betterware Catalogue,
Keltec and Xerox.
Software: QuarkXPress 4.04, Adobe Illustrator 6.0, Photoshop 5.5 and Powerpoint.

Typesetting Manager

SPS Typesetting

July 1988 - December 1990

Responsible for the day-to-day running of the typesetting department, organising the daily flow of work including client liason and basic supervision of four employees.
Working on an APL computer connected to a Linotron 202 system. Moved onto an
Apple Mac and Scantext 2030 DP combination
Software: QuarkXPress, Adobe Illustrator and MacWrite II.

Finished Artist

Systematic Publicity Services

May 1987 - July 1988

Job included the production of advertisements, brochures, leaflets data sheets and corporate stationery.


SPS Typesetting

July 1985 - May 1987

Worked on an APL computer connected to a Linotron 202 system.


Graham Jeffery Creative Services

March 1985 - July 1985

Worked on a CRTronic 300 system.

Freelance typesetter and paste-up artist

Frank Watkins & Associates

March 1984 - March 1985

Job included the production of catalogue layouts, artwork and PMTs. Worked on an Itek 1200 system.


Graham Burn Advertising & Publishing

August 1982 - March 1984

Worked on an Itek 1200 system.

Paste-up artist

Planned Publicity Limited

June 1981 - December 1981

Employed on a six months Government Training Scheme.

Vandyke Upper School

September 1981 - May 1982


RSA Stage 1 Pitmans Typing

Manchester and Liverpool

Work experience at:
Owen Owen window dresser
John Gordon assisting with photographic displays
Berry Magicoal interior showroom displays

Dunstable College

September 1978 - June 1980

- Graphic Design
3 O'Levels Design Printing Photography
City & Guilds Visual Communications Graphic Design

Gilbert Inglefield School

September 1973 - May 1978

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