About Me

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.

Contact Details

Richard Proffitt
17 Kenilworth Street
Leamington Spa, CV32 4QS
United Kingdom

(44)1926-259-599
iopan@hotmail.com

Education

University of the West of England

BA (hons), Art & Social Context 1997

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.

Mid Warwickshire College

Advanced Web Design (Level 3) 2013

The course was extreamly helpful at getting me up to speed with many aspects of contemporary web design. Subjects covered in the course included:

  1. Basic XHTML and CSS code
  2. Advanced layout with CSS
  3. Menu bars with CSS
  4. Advanced Forms
  5. Dynamic forms and navigation using the Spry tool.
  6. Images and multimedia
  7. Setting and accessing cookies with JavaScript
  8. XML and RSS feeds.
  9. Accessibility and functional testing of site
  10. Search Engine Optimisation
  11. Using JQuery & Javascript

Work

Freelance Web/Graphic Designer

Leamington Spa Dec 2012 - Present

Currently self employed engaged in all aspects of modern Web Design and Graphic Design. I have been able to self-train in advanced web design and I also keep a regular blog at http://blog.iopan.co.uk.

Council of Disabled People, Coventry & Warwickshire

Website Designer March 2004 – November 2012

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.

Skills

The following skillset graphic shows my competances in the main areas of web and graphic design software & coding. I also have a good handling of the other skills listed beneath.

  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver
  • Wordpress
  • CSS
  • HTML5
  • Contemporary Art Training
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Quark Xpress
  • 3D Modelling
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Microfoft Office

 

References

 

  • 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.

    Mark Needle
    Managing Director
    Disability information Zone
  • 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.

    Paul Tolley
    CEO
    Warwickshire CAVA
  • 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.

    Nigel Pearce
    Published writer

Get In Touch.

Do feel free to get in touch if you have a creative project that needs some work. I specialise in Graphic and Web design, but I can also produce outstanding artistic work in many media.

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