Artist/ Ben Twomey

Port Talbot, United Kingdom

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Ben-begreat

Ben Twomey

Graphic Design / Illustration / Photography & huge Sport fan

introduction

More of a brand and print enthusiast than anything else. That is creative, driven and passionate about what he does. He aims to reach his goal of breaking into the graphics industry.

He is a creative, driven and passionate graphic designer that exhibited at New Designers (part 2) in 2013. But loves to Swim, practice Karate, Kayak and play Football in his spare time. He grew up in Cwmafan in the Afan valley before later moving to the South Wales coast. In college he studied Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Ceramics and 3D Design under the umbrella course of National Diploma in Art and Design. Before later progressing onto a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design in Swansea, Wales. It was here that he discovered his passion for Branding and Print Design. He now aims to break into the Graphics industry to reach his goal and get his dream job.

What's Happening

Employment

08/18/2014 - 11/07/2014

Waters Creative

Location:

Swansea

I worked with / for Waters Creative and several members of the team on new cities that are were added to the Elevate me project in South East England. My main responsiblity was artworking on the project and helping them to reach the deadline. Whilst there I also worked on other projects when I was provided the oportunity to.   

Employment

07/28/2014 - 12/05/2014

Anza

Location:

Various, UK

4 month voluntary work.

Anza is a Charity organisation that is involved with helping people in Africa through education. They have branches in the UK, Tanzania and Canada. The charity are currently rebranding themselves to Anza from T.e.a.c.h and launched their new brand back in September 2014. I helped the U.K and Canadian branch of the Charity                during this time, as well as worked to strict brand guidenlines. 

 

Skill

Best way to contact me

Hi if you would like to get in touch please free to email: be-great-design@hotmail.com or contact me via social media such as facebook & twitter by searching for begreatdesign. Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for your time. 

Noise Achievement

09/09/2014 - 11/07/2014

Noise Festival Curators Choice 2014 - Zine Category

I have been picked out of thousands of entries to exhibit in the Zine category of the Noise festival 2014 by Tricia Jones (co founder and editor of I-D magazine). I am 1 of the 5 winners picked to exhibit by Tricia. My work is currently on display in the festival in Sumner street until October and on the Bankside plinths after that until Nov 2014.  

Skill

I'm Bilingual

- English / Fluent  

- Welsh (Cymraeg) / Basic 

Aspergers Magazine  Events
Aspergers  Social Cues
Aspergers  Communication page
Sweatshop Labour Flyer
Frisbee Poster
Close up of one of the tshirts

Skill

Photography and Digital Manipulation Skills

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Graphic Design

Print - Magazines, Brochures, Leaflets, Flyers, Business cards. Booklets, Books (inc covers), Posters, Tickets, etc. Website mockups (non-coded). As well as graphics for other outcomes.

Skill

I always put the client first

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Flexible and Adaptable

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2008 - 07/01/2010

Neath Port Talbot College - Afan Campus

Qualification:

National Diploma in Art and Design

Location:

Port Talbot

This included Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Ceramics and 3d Design. 

Skill

Excellent at working under pressure to tight deadlines

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Ability to juggle mutliple projects at once

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Creative mind

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Hardworking

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Excellent comunicator

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Basic HTML

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Basic CSS

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Very Good at Adobe Dreamweaver

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Fluent in Adobe In-Design

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Fluent in Adobe Illustrator

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Fluent in Adobe Photoshop

Education / Qualifications

09/01/1998 - 08/01/2003

Sandfields Comprehensive School

Qualification:

G.C.S.E's

Location:

Port Talbot

Art, Geography, Expressive Arts - B / Resistant Materials, I.T, English Literature, Science - C / Maths & English (Resat in 2007 in Afan College, C obtained). 

Education / Qualifications

09/01/2010 - 07/31/2013

Swansea Metropolitan University

Qualification:

BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Location:

Swansea

Employment

08/31/2013 - 05/31/2013

Various

Location:

Various, UK

10 months

I produced Work for various clients during this period, these included: 

Tinopolis / Deem, Mode Real Estate (obtained via Twofold Creative based in Brisbane, Australia), Aviva (D&AD Student Awards), Swansea Metropolitan University (U.W.T.S.D), InfoNation.

 

Employment

04/08/2013 - 04/12/2013

Waters Creative

Location:

Swansea

1 week placement

Employment

12/10/2012 - 12/14/2012

Waters Creative

Location:

Swansea

1 week placement

Employment

08/01/2013 - 10/31/2013

Wonder Company

Location:

Newport

3 month placement

KeyFact

I'm a huge Roal Dahl Fan and have read all his books and watched all the movies based on these books.

KeyFact

I once entered an e-sting on E4. These are short 10 second brand ident's.

KeyFact

I once entered a British Airways competition to brand a Jumbo Jet for The London 2012 Olympics.

Dream Job

I'm quite flexible at the moment as to what Area of Graphics I want to work in

Dream Job

but the dream is to work in the graphics industry.

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Part-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience