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Sutherland - Graphic Designer - Colchester, Boxted, England, UK

Gary Sutherland

Colchester, Boxted, England, UK


Able to manage all aspects of the design process and with a broad range of commercial experience to draw upon, Orwell Design provides clients with a reliable service to facilitate their creative design and production requirements.

Services include:
• Magazine design & development
• Image manipulation & retouching
• Print design & production
• Visualisation
• Web design
• Creative & production artwork


Graphic Designer

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

Work History

Freelance designer

Creative Plus Publishing

January 2008 - January 2009

Creative Plus are a recognised and well respected part-work packaging company based in Essex in the UK.
I was fortunate enough to be introduced to them by a business colleague and since then have worked with their team on a number of development projects including projects for De Agostini, Hachette and GE Fabbri.

Freelance Graphics Professional

Orwell Design

October 2006 - October 2006

With over 15 years of varied commercial experience, I now continue to carry out work for publishers and par-twork packagers/developers while also offering local and national businesses a reliable source for a range of graphic design services for print and the internet.

Freelance designer


March 2006 - September 2006

Working as a freelance designer and creative artworker, AQUENT placed me at a number of marketing, advertising and creative organisations where I would carry out various creative tasks in support of existing design teams.

Some of the agencies I have worked at include:
• Turnbull Ripley
• Burrows
• The Partners
• Flag
• AGA Group
• Dynamo Marketing
• Mostra
• Duplex Communications
• Brent Council
• CODE London
• Miles Calcraft Briginshaw Duffy
• Whitewater
• Baber Smith
• Saatchi Healthcare
• Wax Communications

Art Editor / Designer

John Brown Citrus Publishing

September 2005 - February 2006

Initialy working on a short term contract, I continue to carry out freelance work for John Brown Media on a project by project basis.

Over the years, I have worked on a variety of projects at John Brown including:
• Shreks Quests
• Dora the Explorer
• Felicity Wishes
• Pirates of the Carribean
• SKILLZ (Irreverant gaming magazine)
• Sponge Bob Squarepants - Krusty Kards

Freelance designer


August 2004 - October 2005

Freelance designer and creative artworker

Studio Manager

Kingavon Ltd

January 2003 - August 2004

For two years I ran the design and production studio at Kingavon, an import and export business based in Ipswich, Suffolk.

While here I was responsible for the day to day management of the design studio providing creative support to a nationwide sales team as well as overseeing and producing a wide range of packaging and marketing material at speed and to insanely tight deadlines.

All packaging designs were then handed off to factories based primarily in China where the goods would be produced and packed into our own packaging before being shipped in large numbers to the UK for distribution.

Art Editor / Designer

Act Two

May 2002 - January 2003

Worked under a short term contract on a number of childrens partwork publishing projects including Rugrats Round the World, Dora the Explorer and Angelina Ballerina.

Magazine Production Designer

The Good Book Guide

January 1997 - January 2002

As lead production designer it was my primary responsibility to maintain the design and day to day production of the magazine on an ongoing monthly basis. This would typically have involved directing photo shoots, retouching images as necessary and laying out spreads prior to collecting files ready to be sent to press.

Studio Manager/ Designer

Central Photographic Studios

September 1995 - February 1997

Working alongside the photographers based within the studio, it was my responsibility to run our own in house studio where we provided a range of graphic design services including photographic retouching and production of large format exhibition displays.

Qualifications & Certifications

Ba (Hons)

Colchester Institute


Camberwell School of Art & Design

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