MY PORTFOLIO

ABOUT ME

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I have been working as a Creative Art-worker, Graphic Designer and now 3D Visualiser since 1989 in the Retail & Entertainment sector. Over the years I have been involved in the creation of marketing campaigns, POS material and Illustration work.

I have a complete understanding of the print production cycle including a good understanding of cardboard engineering and working with materials such as acrylic plastic and metal.

I’ve designed a wide range of brand identities and flyers including illustrations in my spare time.

In 1998 I started using Strata Studio Pro (Now called Strata 3D) to create simple visuals of in-store units and quickly realised 3D modelling was my true passion.

In 2000 I switched to using Cinema 4D R6. Since then I have been pushing my skills in both 3D modelling, lighting and animation. Mainly creating hi-end 3d visuals and animations of in-store POS and store fly-thru’s.

My ambition is to move into Motion Graphics and 3D Creative Illustration work. I spend most of my free time on 3D Blogs and tutorial sites to discover and learn new techniques.

I’m currently working at Tag Worldwide in Clerkenwell.

March 2014 - Present (Senior 3D Designer)

  • Creating 3D visuals of both permanent & cardboard in-store units
  • Producing store fly-thru's & technical animations

2009 - 2014 (3D Designer & Animator)

  • Designing POS Suites (including FSDU’s, standee’s & cubes) for the game, film and retail industry.
  • Working closely with the art director, artworkers and CAD team to complete projects within very tight deadlines and to very high standards.
  • Creating accurate and realistic 3D visuals for both permanent and semi-permanent displays.
  • Producing full store 3D walk-thru movies for clients.
  • Animating 3D titles and show-reels.
  • Training staff to use Cinema 4D and setting up company render farm.

2008 - 2009 (Freelance Designer)

  • Mercieca (Advertising Agency - Camden).
  • Dynamite Promotions (Hammersmith).
  • DKA (Advertising Agency – Oxford Street).
  • Augustus Martin (Retail & Brand Communication Company – Bow).
  • Creative Recruitment & Source.

2004 - 2008 (Senior Designer)

  • Design and visualising of point of sale and packaging for the retail sector.
  • Communicating point of sale concepts as 3D visuals for clients.
  • Designing FSDU’s, standee’s, dump-bins and working closely with cardboard engineers.
  • Product photography and re-touching.
  • In-house marketing material including: brochures, bags and web site.

2003 - 2004 (Senior Designer)

  • Designed various retail company brochures.
  • Team worked on 300 page catalogue for TM Retail.
  • Illustration design for packaging.
  • Creating company presentation boards.
  • In-house marketing material including: brochures, bags and web site.

1997 - 2003 (Senior Designer)

  • Creating a wide range of point of sale material for major record & film companies including: Warner Music, Warner Video, EMI, 20th Century Fox, Ministry Of Sound and the music retail sector.
  • Team worked on 300 page catalogue for TM Retail.
  • Visualising and designing window displays & in-store graphics.
  • Liaising with clients and negotiating costs on projects.
  • Established the company’s new corporate identity.

1989 - 1997 (Head Of Art Department)

  • In charge of visualisation of in-store promotional campaigns.
  • Designing magazine adverts.
  • Created and painted in-store displays and installed window graphics using a wide range of mediums such as water colours, acrylics, pastels, airbrush and spray paint.
  • Accountable for monthly budgets.

MY BLOG

Site progress…

Slowly working through my portfolio sections… Been a hell of a week at work… Off to Ibiza for a week… CAN’T WAIT! A bit of much needed downtime to relax (and take some shots with my new camera ;-) of corse!) I am planning to set up a separate portfolio for my photos… and not forgetting my animation show reel(s). Have a great weekend all! :-) John.

Web site update…

The portfolio section is now complete! Phew… The issue with the accordion panels have been fixed now so I can start writing all the blurb. Ordered a Canon 700D with a 18-135mm lens last night. Very exited to start taking some nice shots again :-) John

Site update Pt.4…

I have now added another 6 projects to my portfolio. Getting there! Still having issues with my dropdown accordion panels. Awaiting a update from the company. So please ignore some of the wrong project titles etc… Learning as I go along.

Site update pt3…

More portfolio sections are now complete. I am having a few issues with WordPress… Trying to sort it out with tech support. Not able to edit certain text place holders. Will keep you updated. JS

Site update pt2…

Right, the contact form is fully functional now. The individual portfolio sections do not have the right info, they are only placeholders for now… Have a good weekend!!!

Site progress…

A lot of the portfolio section is now complete. I still need to write some project info but it’s getting there :-) Hopefully by the end of the weekend it will be completed.

MUSIC & MIXES

June 2012 Mix Pt.1

June 2012 Mix Pt.2

Aptil 2012 Mix

Kevin Yost – Keep It Deep Radio Show Pt.2

Yamen & EDA Mix

Gorge Mix

CONTACT ME

You can contact me on the details below:

 

Mobile: +44 (0) 7812 58 36 37

Email: mail@johnnyswedish.co.uk

Web: www.johnnyswedish.co.uk

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