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Kate Lee

Mob: 07709 267995 • Email: katelee@chipstead.demon.co.uk
Portfolio: http://www.kathrynmarylee.com

PERSONAL PROFILE





  • Experienced newspaper + magazine designer

  • Print publishing Production Editor

  • Freelance designer

  • 17 years’ experience with the medical division of a blue-chip company.

  • Happy to work on own initiative or as part of a team, producing innovative ideas for strong page layouts, supplements and marketing materials

  • Accustomed to tight deadlines while meeting sales targets and design briefs.

  • Continuing professional development in design, illustration and production

  • A confident and innovative communicator who thrives on challenge


EDITORIAL SKILLS
Design Software
• Design and layout for print • Adobe InDesign CS4

• Creating illustrations for features • Adobe Photoshop CS4

• Graphic and logo design • Adobe ImageReady CS2

• Preparing files for pre-press pdfs • Adobe Illustrator CS4

• Commissioning artists and photographers • QuarkXPress

• Microsoft Word


Production PowerPoint

• Liaising with reprographers and printers

• Flatplanning Additional skills

• Setting production schedules • Web: preparing web-ready artwork

• Image formatting • Writing heads, sells and captions

• Maintaining house styles • Project management


PROFESSIONAL TRAINING (Advanced workshops & RBI professional courses)
• Print and production • Cover design
• Use of colour • Advanced design

• Freelance management • News/feature subbing



CAREER PROFILE



2008 – to date

FREELANCE DESIGNER

Clients include: Reed Business Information, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, two Medical Education agencies, Blur Creative Agency, Salon Business, a medical book publishing company
2008

PRODUCTION CONTROLLER with leading publishing group – a global information provider for security and intelligence. Flatplans, purchase orders, proofreading marketing material for 2009, prepress production and liaising with suppliers. Designed corporate prepress information PDF for advertisers.

2005 – Mar 2008

DEPUTY GROUP ART EDITOR

Reed Business Information and Elsevier Healthcare

Doctor and Hospital Doctor newspapers

• Attracted mainstream media interest from national newspapers, local radio stations, BBC news online and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme with design, layout and graphics for cover story

• Helped to forge distinctive visual style of publications – for example, using 1950s comic strip style to illustrate biotherapy feature on use of maggots, leeches, bee venom and hookworms

• Played a proactive role in major newspaper relaunch and website launch

• Attracted sponsorship from market-leading pharmaceutical companies through design of numerous supplements and projects

Responsible for two weekly, full-colour newspapers for GPs and hospital doctors, and monthly magazines for GPs, consultants and practice nurses.


1993-2005

PRODUCTION EDITOR/DESIGNER

Practice Nurse, Update, supplements
• Achieved success with the redesign of a major monthly educational title resulting in it becoming market leader within six months of redesign launch.

• Played an active role in a sales/editorial team successfully pitching for the business of a major pharmaceutical company and securing a £100k sponsorship deal. Designed and produced a successful series of sponsored personal and professional development plans for medical professionals.

• Designed and co-ordinated annual Conference daily newsletter on site around UK including commissioning photographers.

• Founder member of RBI Design Forum, which led to increased design awareness and improved best practice in design.



1992-1993

LAYOUT SUB-EDITOR

Hospital Update, Practice Manager

• Enjoyed working in a small team with tight budgets, a high page turnover and tight deadlines.



1991-1992

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT



Reed Healthcare






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