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David Ladkin

Creative Designer

A bit about me

Hi there! Here’s a little bit about me and my experience, what I’ve done over the years and what I do now.

After completing an Art Foundation and a Graphic Design degree, I first cut my teeth working at the Leicester Mercury learning the whole printing process, how to output to press and how to use a Mac and quick keys!
Since then I have worked agency and client side, and as the design business has changed I have added multimedia design to my skill set.

I’ve been fortunate enough to work on projects for some of the biggest clients in the world. From branding businesses, to producing logos, brochures and websites, to spending weeks at a time in pit garages at Rockingham Speedway for BP events.
As well as working for Design Agencies I’ve also worked as a freelancer, which as well creating design work included set-building for the European MTV awards, creating a magazine that featured on HIGNY and working in Hong Kong for a week!


What I do

As well as drawing and sketching, here are a few of the things I do as a Creative Designer.



How I do it

As well as knowing how to use a pencil and my favourite Rotring pen for sketching ideas for designs and logos, I’m also pretty good at using the programmes below. Whether it’s laying out a magazine for print and them sending it off to print, cutting out a photo portrait and colour balancing it, creating a vector illustration, building an interactive PDF or Powerpoint document, designing a 3D exhibition stand or coding a HTML email or website.

adobe-indesign

INDESIGN.

adobe-photoshop

PHOTOSHOP.

adobe-illustrator

ILLUSTRATOR.

adobe-dreamweaver

DREAMWEAVER.

adobe-muse

MUSE.

adobe-acrobat

ACROBAT.

word

WORD.

powerpoint

POWERPOINT.

excel

EXCEL.

html5

HTML5.

css3

CSS.

sketchup

SKETCHUP.



Who I've worked for

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work for some of the biggest companies in the world. I’ve also been lucky enough to work for some of the greatest little companies as well! Here is a list of some of them.


How to find me

Call me on
07725 408 248
Location
Guildford, Surrey. UK
EMAIL
dave@meaninfulldesign.co.uk

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What People Say?

“ Dave is one of the best designers we’ve had and would employ him again without hesitation. He’s highly creative, astute and works quickly. He’s got that rare talent to be able to extract the key messages of a campaign and turn them into something that not only looks good, but is balanced, eye catching and thought provoking.”

VANESSA NEWMAN, PHARMEDICARE