Curriculum Vitae: Iain Torrance MA (hons) MSc
Tel: +447980 655 960
- Confident working on both PC & Mac formats
- Excellent Written & Visual Communication Skills
- Strong Organisational & Team-Working Skills
- Excellent Interpersonal Skills & Customer Service skills
- Strong understanding of Designing for Web
- Strong hand-coding HTML & CSS
- Writing Search Engine Optimised Copy for Websites
- Excellent knowledge of a wide range of software packages including:
- Adobe CS3 (Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver & Illustrator)
- Form Z 6.5
- Electric Image Universe 7.0
- Director MX
- Microsoft Office XP & Open Office
- Working knowledge of ACT and Sage
- Excellent 3D and 2D design skills
- Account management
- Full UK Driver’s Licence and own car
September 2010 – present | Web Designer | Yell Adworks, Reading, United Kingdom
I am working as a Web Designer/Consultant with the new media arm of Yell. This involves writing SEO copy following consultations, designing and building sites using Adobe Photoshop and the Websplanet content management system. The work has allowed me to hone my CSS skills, using CSS to manipulate site templates. Since August, I have been part of the Resolution team, dealing personally with high priority clients.
Key duties include being main point of contact for escalation clients, writing Search Engine Optimised copy for sites and redesigning sites where the client is about to cancel the contract. I am adept at turning cancellation clients around, solving their problems quickly and efficiently, and producing strong sites.
PRIMARY SOFTWARE USED: Adobe Photoshop CS3, Websplanet & EDGE CMS systems
PRIMARY SKILLS DEVELOPED: HTML & CSS, Problem Solving, Customer Relations, Team Leading, SEO Copywriting
June 2010 – present | Freelance Multimedia Designer | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Worked with an accounting company in the US to create an internet portal and supplementary marketing materials. Worked with an Edinburgh-based Record Label & Nightclub to produce their new website.
PRIMARY SOFTWARE USED: Adobe Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Photoshop & Flash CS3
July 2009 – May 2010 | Designer | Blachere Illumination, Ladybank, Fife, United Kingdom
DUTIES: Designing bespoke lights, marketing images & animated simulations for schemes across the UK & Europe. Heavily involved in re-branding the company, designed proposals for the new company website and supplementary marketing materials
PRIMARY SOFTWARE USED: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & Flash CS3
January – July 2009 | Freelance Multimedia Designer | Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Provided re-branding solutions for a computer systems supplier in Fife and websites for a hypnotherapist in Nottingham and a company supplying custom wheel & seat covers for 4x4s.
PRIMARY SOFTWARE USED: Adobe Dreamweaver & Photoshop CS3
January 2005 – December 2008 | Multimedia Designer | CGI Media Ltd, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
DUTIES: Providing high quality visualisations for architects and developers, involved 3D modelling and texturing, Image Compositing & Animations. Designed, maintained and updated the company website.
PRIMARY SOFTWARE USED: Adobe Photoshop & Flash CS3, FormZ, Electric Image
University of Edinburgh
September 2005 | MSc Design & Digital Media
June 2002 | MA (Hons) Architectural Design | 2:1 | RIBA Part 1 exemption
Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh
1998 | CSYS | Mathematics Paper I & V | BD | Higher | Physics, Art | AB
1997 | Higher | English, French, History, Mathematics, Physics | ABBBC
I moved to Reading in September 2010 for a change of scene. I am always looking to improve my design skills, both digital and otherwise.
My other interests include Graphic Design, Body Art, Illustration, Travel, Music, Rugby, Photography and Painting.