Ian Oliver Web Design & Print Design

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Venture Banners Stationery

Venture Banners Stationery

Description
A fresh letterhead a business card design were designed for customer communication in 2011.
With a strong emphasis on the brand mark, an additional visual treat was included on the back of the business card when positioned alongside the front.
My role
Print Design, Release to Print
Dovercourt Ford January Sale Mailer

Dovercourt Ford January Sale

Description
Differing from past January Sale events, Dovercourt Ford wished to portray a more classy image for 2008. Communicating the wide variety of Ford models on offer, this 6-page mailer was sent to over 26,000 customers.
Matching newspaper adverts for the event were also created and published in over 25 individual newspaper chains throughout Essex and Suffolk.
My role
Branding Conception, Print Design, Release to Print
Dovercourt Ford Stationery

Dovercourt Ford Stationery

Description
With brand awareness in the area already at a maximum, the Dovercourt Ford logo was freshened up to match existing Ford branding to ease to the transition into the rebranding as Lookers Ford.
Used for nearly all Dovercourt Ford branch-to-customer communication, this stationery has been used in excess of 100,000 times to relay a wide variety of messages.
A map was added to the rear of the new compliment slip for additional functionality and usefulness to customers.
My role
Logo Creation, Print Design, Release to Print
Nicholas Homes Villa & Site Plans

Nicholas Homes Villa & Site Plans

Description
As part of an 18 month project, over 100 detailed villa and villa site plan vector illustrations were drawn whilst sub-contracting for David Oliver.
The plans were made to precise scale, using the site and building blueprints. A set of standard objects, colours and techniques were created to ensure consistency from beginning to end of the project.
My role
Illustration
Dovercourt Jaguar & Volvo Service Wallets

Dovercourt Jaguar & Volvo Service Wallets

Description
Dovercourt required branded Jaguar and Volvo wallets created to encourage customer feedback after having their vehicle serviced.
These wallets were designed with exisiting manufacturer styles in mind to ensure that the brand experience remained seamless.
My role
Print Design, Release to Print
Dutton Forshaw Group Letterheads

Dutton Forshaw Group Service Letterheads

Description
With vehicle servicing a vital part of the motor industry, fresh letterheads, complete with focused upselling oppurtunities were created for most franchises within the Dutton Forshaw group.
My role
Print Design, Release to Print

About Me

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I’m a freelance web and graphic designer living in Chelmsford, Essex, England.

I have previously worked for over four years at Dovercourt Ford and the Dutton Forshaw Motor Company Ltd. (now Lookers plc) as a graphic designer, where I gained much experience working in company-wide marketing team with a group of both graphic and web designers. I have produced work for Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Jaguar, Volvo, Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Audi, Citroën, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, smart and Volkswagen.

Although I’d long considered myself a print-based designer, I’ve always been keen on design and technology, so when the opportunity came along to enjoy the two together, there was no turning back. Web design has since become my primary focus, and I’ve continuously made it my aim to learn as much as I can about emerging standards, technologies and techniques in this ever-changing industry.

I’m experienced with HTML and CSS, always adhering to industry recognised W3C web standards. I have over ten years’ experience with Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, and am also comfortable using both Photoshop and Fireworks.

I’m a proud tech and web geek, and a big fan of open-source software, including Firefox, Chromium, Ubuntu, and Android. I keep up-to-date with the web design industry, and, well, most things using my trusty old friend, Google Reader.

I love loads of music from a wide spectrum of genres, including: electronic, rock, indie, ambient, trance and everything in-between. Some solid favourites include M83, Sasha, DJ Shadow, Pendulum, Coldplay, Turin Brakes, Burial, Kasabian, Boards of Canada, The Crystal Method, Amon Tobin, Bonobo, Feeder, Hybrid, Lostprophets, and the Chemical Brothers.

Other hobbies and interests include F1, watching films, and the odd bit of PC gaming.

Also, I am the Stig.

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