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  • 1. Ian Johnson Senior ArtworkerAs my CV shows, my freelance/full-time experience includes:Frost Design, Construct London, Conran Design, Pentagram,RKCR/Y&R, Landor, BBC Worldwide and Landor.My work:An eclectic body of work ranging from Mulberry, Nivea, Ford,Harvey Nichols, Virgin Media, Fairtrade, BBC, Carluccio’s, Waitrose,Boots, D&AD, Marks and Spencer, Magnum Photos, Hulton Getty,Rotovision, Claridge’s, The Berkeley, The Connaught andThe Dorchester.SpecialtiesBooks • Packaging • Press Ads • Brochures • New Business Worki.e. Pitches • Exhibitions and artwork for just about anything that isprinted in any format.Skills & Experience:I originally trained in print as a hand and machine letterpresscompositor from age 16 to 21 in the 80’s. Further to this I artworkedin studios as a paste-up artist which, in turn, led to artworking on Software:the Apple Mac. InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator.My main strength is the ability to work with a creative team or workdirectly with a design director/designer from a brief, using Adobe CS Referees:InDesign/Illustrator/Photoshop as the primary software applications. Vince Frost, Frost Design +61 2 9280 4233This combines page layout and type usage. I am also familiar with Segolene Hutter, Design Director, Construct +44 (0)207 253 8740the workings of a general production based studio. I have a more Richard Benjamin, Creative Partner, Baby Grand +44 (0)207 734 2340than reasonable understanding of the print process and can ensure Simon Atterbury, Creative Services Consultant +44 (0)7973 234 039artwork is print-ready.
  • 2. Mulberry 40th Anniversary BookDesign Construct London n this particular book I worked O alongside the creative director, typesetting and artworking each page to be print ready and I worked closely with the print-manager. “Quarter bound in linen with two silk book markers and a subtly embossed full colour front cover, the book displays an attention to detail synonymous with Mulberry’s core brand values.” Creative ReviewIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 3. Mulberry 40th Anniversary Book SpreadsIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 4. The Maybourne Papers Claridge’s, The Berkeley and The ConnaughtDesign Construct London The Maybourne Papers won both the Services Brochures category and Recycled Papers category in the Creative Review Awards 2011. Original and witty, editorial, restrained and subtle approach to the subject “ matter. Beautifully crafted typography, considered and brave production, predominantly one colour which the stock complemented.” – Creative ReviewIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 5. Maybourne GroupThe Maybourne PapersSpreads and Covers –Claridge’s, The Berkeleyand The ConnaughtIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 6. The Berkeley RebrandDesign Construct London ver 50 items of inventory including stationery, O carrier bags, umbrellas and even a beautiful scented candle were designed then artworked for production from visuals. I also re-drew the pattern from an original design concept and, in particular, made it work around the candle box as an embossed image. “Overall, the control of the Berkeley brand elements achieves a fine equilibrium between ‘luxury’ on one hand, and ‘welcoming’ on the other.”Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 7. Harvey Nichols PackagingDesign Construct London The design uses London-inspired iconography in bronze, silver and gold – the famous Gilbert Scott telephone box, the double-decker bus, black cab and (of course) Harvey Nichols. I artworked over 30 items from design visuals, working with the designer and client on each stage.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 8. Marionnaud Window signageDesign WHAM From an original vector-based design file, I resized and altered to fit the various hand drawn typographic messages, symbols and expressions that were used to make up the adhesives for each particular shop window in several European languages.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 9. Porto Montenegro Luxury Yacht Marina BrochureDesign Construct London Working from a design layout and visuals, I artworked the brochure and constructed a dust jacket with blue stripe that folds in from 16 sections. In turn the brochure slotted neatly into a white folder.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 10. Porto Montenegro bagsDesign Construct Working from a design visuals, I artworked the bags so the stripe ran evenly all the way around and was true to the angle of the original branding.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 11. Cornwall Terrace Bespoke LiteratureDesign Cooper Rose This project involved artworking and production of a range of bespoke literature associated with the sales promotion of the combined properties of Cornwall Terrace on Regent’s Park – a Grade I listed Regency terrace commissioned in 1811 and designed by architect John Nash.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 12. About Face BookDesign Frost Design particular book I worked On this alongside the designer and author, typesetting and artworking each page from various scamps and verbal briefs. Commended in the 2003 Design Week Awards. “About face is a delightful book to hold, with all the production values we expect from RotoVision and the design values we expect from Frost.” Graphics InternationalIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 13. About Face Book spreadIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 14. Artisan Biscuits PackagingDesign Irving Design I artworked these products from the design concept which was to demonstrate visually the type of beverage which is most suitable to accompany the individual cracker flavour.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 15. Waitrose PackagingDesign Irving Design I artworked the original layout and type aspects of this range as they were designed and illustrated.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 16. Packaging Dorset CerealsDesign Big Fish uring a stint at Big Fish I worked on D typesetting and artworking of one of the versions Dorset Cereal Range.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 17. DAD Newsletter SpreadsDesign Frost Design Spread from one of the newsletters I artworked featuring photographer Elliott Erwitt. from the same newsletter Spread which also featured an article on David Carson when he released his book, The End of PrintIan Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 18. Carluccio’s Financial ReportDesign Irving Design he artwork for the T annual report also involved some alteration work to the illustrations and briefing the printer.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 19. Computing MagazineDesign Pentagram s this magazine was designed I mocked A up various page layouts, with the designer, until a style was reached that the client was pleased with.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 20. DAD PosterAgency Saatchi Saatchi a series of posters promoting One of the 2008 DAD Type Awards, featuring all participating judges.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 21. DAD Review and summaryDesign Frost Design s the review was designed and A illustrated I scanned the various elements and checked them in photoshop to keep the pencil effect of the illustration intact.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 22. DAD President’s LecturesDesign Frost Design he pencils were photographed T trace paper. I then removed on the shadows and cleaned up the background. The invitation was designed to fold in on itself ‘french-fold’ style (left).Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email
  • 23. Film Campaign Quad posterDesign 1977 Design dapted from original image files A supplied by Paramount Pictures and created the type in yellow at bottom right as no font was available.Ian Johnson on 07870 325 172 or email