I put my creative skills to the test with a variety of art and design related jobs. I enjoy freelancing and also working with a mixture of people; working at my best within a small or middle-sized team. I have excellent artistic skills and a very good handling of the Adobe Creative Suite.
- Contemporary Art Training
- Adobe Illustrator
- Painting & Drawing
- Quark Xpress
- Web Design
- Adobe Photoshop
- 3D Modelling
- HTML5 & CSS3
- Graphic Design
- Adobe Dreamweaver
- Adobe InDesign
- Microfoft Office
Advanced Web DesignSeptember 2012 - April 2013
Level 3 Advanced Web Design (PXXC3WBDS/12BA1). Trained at Mid-Warwickshire College. The course was extreamly helpful at getting me up to speed with many aspects of contemporary web design.Read more September 2012 - April 2013
Website DesignerMarch 2004 – November 2012
Council of Disabled People
Leamington Spa & Coventry
Creating and maintaining the CDP website, in addition, creating and maintaining additional CDP related sites. Daily updating and archiving content. Using Dreamweaver and related software. These sites required a high level of accessibility.Read more March 2004 – November 2012
Artist in ResidenceFebruary 2006 – December 2006
Warwickshire County Council
The residency included workshops with the clients of day-centres who are predominately learning disabled adults and my responses creatively to the environment and culture of the groups. ArtsPEP (Arts Participation in Employability Project) - Freeway Centre & Active8, Nuneaton.February 2006 – December 2006
Community Arts WorkerJuly 2003 - October 2008
CAW (Community Arts Workshop)
Website Design, Arts Worker/Enabler, Community Arts Magazine Layout Design, Workshop Facilitator.
During this time I worked with a variety of different groups of people including: Children & Youth at risk of exclusion; BME Elders; People with Mental Health Difficulties; Disabled People; Young People & Adults with Learning Difficulties.Read more July 2003 - October 2008
Public Art CommissionMay - July 2002
Warwick County Council
I was awarded the Public Art Commission for ‘Warwickshire Artsweek 2002’ Commissioned by Warwickshire County Council; digital artwork based on Warwickshire town maps and placed in public sites in Leamington, Nuneaton, Rugby, Stratford & Atherstone.Read more May - July 2002
ArtistMay 1993 – October 2001
Various sites in the United Kingdom
I spent a number of years undertaking both paid and voluntary art projects around the UK. These also included solo and group exhibitions, performances and murals.Read more May 1993 – October 2001
Art Therapy Training CourseSeptember 2000 - April 2001
London University College
This Art Therapy Training Course dealt especially with issues around multi-culturalism and equality.September 2000 - April 2001
Mental Health Support WorkerMarch - August 1999
Supporting dual diagnosis clients (mental health and learning disability) with living skills. Liasing with health, educational and training professionals, Producing regular reports, Handling client finances, Organising recreational activities.March - August 1999
Production Advertisment DesignerAugust 1996 - January 1998
Producing graphics for magazine advertisements Desktop publishing, arranging text and graphics Proof reading advertisement text.August 1996 - January 1998
BA (hons), Art & Social Context, 2:21995 - 1997
University of the West of England
BA (hons) Art & Social Context was a course that ran to become Fine Art in Context and was about breaking down barriers - sharing experiences and enjoying engaging on the ground around creating art. Understanding the work you create. Analysing art and presenting work. Artists working in the community and evolving with different groups; guiding people through artistic processes.1995 - 1997
NVQ1 Computers & IT. Desktop Publishing1994 - 1995
Avon & Bristol Training Associates
Bristol1994 - 1995
'A' Level Art. Grade A1986 - 1988
North Warwickshire College of Technology & Art
Nuneaton1986 - 1988
8 'O' Levels. inc. English & Maths1982 - 1986
Higham Lane Secondary School
Activities and Societies: School Council Representative; Independent Art Projects; Debating Society Member; Performer in School Plays.1982 - 1986
Born21st October 1970
Nuneaton21st October 1970
References & Endorsements
Disability information Zone
A thoroughly talented and knowledgeable web/graphic designer. He is personable and understanding of all our needs and has gone way above and beyond to help us get the recognition we needed. We will continue to work with Richard for as long as possible.
Lecturer at Warwickshire College
Rich has an excellent understanding of the latest trends in web design and web functionality because he places user experience at the heart of his practice. He has a real sense of how to develop appropriate and stylish graphic design for a range of different sectors. He also maintains an excellent blog on his website iopan.co.uk which contains some very insightful design tips and strategies. In addition, Rich produces small-scale paintings, featuring some idiosyncratic subject matter. They are powerful pieces that speak directly about issues of mental health and contemporary culture.
Published Writer and Student.
Richard has exceptional skills as a Web Designer . He is also a talented Artist, I have two canvases of his on my wall that attest to that. I would recommend him for any professional web-design work and encourage you to look at his artistic portfolio.
Excellent Web designer, great attention to detail.
I have known Richard for over 10 years and he brings dedication and creativity to every role in which he is engaged.
Richard oversaw the full development and creation of a new and rebranded website for the Council of Disabled People Warwickshire and Coventry, of which I was the Service Manager at the time, taking a very static site into a new era, developing a strong brand identity for the organisation and a far more intuitive and interactive website for its users
I would have no hesitation in recommending Richard for your web based or media project.