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Newcombe - Graphic Designer - Derby, England, UK

Nick Newcombe

Derby, England, UK


Graphic Designer


Available for all graphic design work on an hourly basis. Brochures, business cards, corporate ID, flyers, posters, large format printing and signs. Anything you can think of that needs graphics. Working in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Quark and many other industry standard packages. I am also happy to undertake artworking (ie the graphic construction and image manipulation (Photoshopping)) for those who do not have the time and/or expertise.

Work History

Freelance Graphic Designer and Print Sourcer

From March 2013

Designing posters, brochures, leaflets, flyers, websites and their elements, packaging and anything else requiring digital design. Also artworking of signs and other large format media for companies who struggle for the time to do so themselves. Sourcing the best fit-for-purpose print solutions for required printed media.

Senior Designer

The Sign & Print Centre Ltd

March 2007 - February 2013

Dealing with clients from first contact through completion of jobs, including materials advice, site surveys, pricing, design, printing, oversight of manufacture, occasionally oversight of installation.

Graphic design of signs, hoardings, stationery, marketing materials for clients and own company. Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, QuarkXpress, InDesign, Acrobat Pro, Flash, Dreamweaver, FileZilla.

Web site design and implementation.

Invoicing, banking, legal communication, paying salaries on occasion.

Stock takes and ordering, account negotiation, choosing relevant stock from suppliers.

Engineering & IT including networks, internet, large format printer engineering.

Team organization.

Managing Director

Pure Fire Ltd

August 2003 - September 2007

Owner and Managing Director of small graphic design agency.

Customer liaison. Briefing, costing and proposals.

Implementation of design for brochures, flyers, corporate identity, websites, flyers, posters etc.

Software used included Photoshop, Illustrator, CorelDRAW, QuarkXpress, Flash, Dreamweaver.

Organization and oversight of commercial printing of end product.

Invoicing and financial management.

Freelance Graphic Designer

Pure Fire

October 1997 - August 2003

Details as above, prior to company incorporation.

Graphic Designer / Sign Maker

City Signs Ltd

October 1993 - October 1997

Graphic Design.

Sign manufacture including operation, engineering and calibration of machinery, use of manufacturing power tools, printing, print finishing.

Installation of signs.

IT support.

Qualifications & Certifications


University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics

Littleover School

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