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Chris Pallaris

Senior Freelance Designer & Art Direction - London

1st Class Honours BSc Multimedia Technology & Design

Previous Employment

Freelance Virgin Media: April 2010 –

Contract Senior designer. Design lead for Virgin Media strategic redesign and restructure of Virgin Media.com.

Freelance Microsoft MSN: April 2008 – June 2009

Contract Senior user experience designer and art director. Involved developing engaging experiences through effective information architecture and design. The role involved working closely with multiple stakeholders at various levels of the company - reviewing and improving current experiences of MSN web products and also developing MSN’s next-generation web strategies.

Freelance Agencies: October 2005 –

  • Rockabox: Creative direction, art direction and production for web projects including Ann Summers, AOL, Salon Confidential
  • Psycle Interactive: Rich media advertising for Sony games
  • The GreenRoom digital/Momentum pictures: Lead flash designer for various rich-media movie advertising campaigns
  • The OtherMedia: Lead design and art direction for Nokia, Scalextrics, Lords Cricket, Ecover/Wateraid, Virgin Experience.
  • Tangozebra / Doubleclick : Lead design and art direction including graphic, flash and concept design for Channel 4, E4, Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Budweiser, Sony, Ford, GNTO, EA, Johnson & Johnson, Yahoo, Nintendo, Squaresoft.
  • RMG connect : Vodafone flash design
  • Crayon London : BT graphic and flash design
  • Sage associates : PMCPA pitch
  • Proximity London : Motorola flash design
  • LBI / FRAMFAB : Branding and web design for Orange

Direct Freelance Projects

Panache Lingerie, Jamie Huskisson.com, WeareJH, HMV, Google, Clarks shoes, TerraPlana, United Nude, Soul of Africa, Bluesq betting, Fasttrackfitness, FitFlop, Full English, Searchspace, Look at my crazy shoes, Body Language PT, Cosyfeet, Amazon.co.uk, Three Blind Mice, Jelly London, Channel 4.

Amazon Designer: August 2003 – October 2005

Amazon Designer – EU Design Team. Graphic production for online and offsite promotions for UK, French and German locales, including emails, banner graphics and print work. Developing successful website solutions for projects with continued emphasis on information architecture and usability.

Computing Skills

  • Photoshop (advanced)
  • Illustrator (intermediate)
  • Flash (intermediate)
  • 3D (intermediate)
  • Qualifications

Achievements

  • Featured in Brunel's Alumni promotional brochure
  • 'A dream of long ago' was a finalist in the Channel 4 Rolling Stock Film festival and was screened across the UK .
  • 'A dream of long ago' is on the BBC Big Screen and local television in Birmingham for the month of December and during Summer respectively.
  • 'A dream of long ago' is featured in Computer Arts Magazine: Best of British Design Graduate Showcase 2005 and is awarded 'Computer Arts Excellence Award'.
  • Featured in New Media Age. Lord of the Rings campaign graphic designed for Amazon.co.uk among the top ten most popular graphics on the net with over 36 million hits

Qualifications

  • First Class Honours Multimedia Technology & Design BSc - Brunel University, London.
  • Industry Induction Award for Audio & Visual Insustry NVQ level 2.

References

Available on request

Contact Information

Email chrispallaris@hotmail.com

Phone 07903 817 892

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