Hello! I'm Adam, a Digital Designer based in Manchester

About

I'm a Manchester born designer specialising in digital design. I graduated from the University of Salford in 2014 with 1st Class Honours in Graphic Design. Since graduating I have worked in MediaCityUK, for a full service advertising agency and a healthcare technology company. Working on a range of briefs including Responsive Web Design, App Design & Integrated Advertising campaigns for clients including Dr Now, Saudi Airlines, Bloomberg, Blue Planet Aquarium, National Autistic Society, Garmin & Others.

Outside of design, I'm a season ticket holder at Manchester United going to all home games and as many away games as I can. I have an extensive vinyl record collection, and play competitive 7-a-side football every Thursday with friends from school.

I'm based in Manchester and currently looking for more opportunities to learn and develop my skills within the design industry. My portfolio is available on request, if you're up for working together on a project please get in touch. Email: adam_gorton@live.com or Call: +44 (0) 7851 639010

Experience

Now Healthcare Group – Digital Designer
April 2016 - Present

NHG is a healthcare technology company that connects patients to doctors using video call via a native application on their mobile device. I'm currently working within a small team to revamp the current application, websites & promotional material. Thinking of new ideas for features, creating prototypes and working on marketing campaigns to attract more users. Also working closely with stakeholders to create assets for use in pitches to potential investors.


Media Agency Group – Middleweight Digital Designer
December 2015 – April 2016

I was tasked with finding, interviewing and recruiting a new junior designer to the team, in which I was successful. Working on a number of pitches for high profile B2B clients. Continuing to lead digital design projects, working directly with clients, along with keeping the other members of the team on time and budget.


Media Agency Group – Junior Digital Designer
November 2014 – December 2015

After finishing my Internship I was offered a permanent role. It was during this time that both the Head of Design and Studio Manager left the company. After which I was given the opportunity to take the lead on a number of design projects including client websites, apps, advertising campaigns & digital marketing campaigns. Working closely with clients and other members of the digital team to create design solutions for them that aligned with their ideas & business strategies.


Media Agency Group – Junior Designer (Internship)
August 2014 – November 2014

3 Month internship straight out of university, working along side the Head of Design, the Studio Manager & two other designers, in the newly formed creative division in the agency. I was given most of the digital projects early on and found a niche for myself, whilst interning I was given the opportunity to speak directly to clients and learn how best to communicate.


Transmission Creative –  Placement
June 2014

Short two week placement working on multiple different briefs, including the first seasonal events booklet for Manchester Cathedral.

Education

University of Salford – BA (HONS) Graphic Design
September 2011 – July 2014

Specialising in Communication Design. The course included Branding, Illustration, Typography, Web Design & Web Development. During my time there I took on a range of different briefs, including competition briefs such as  D&AD, Roses, YCN, live briefs for clients & self lead projects.

My Final Major Project focused on Typography in Football, creating a number of my own typefaces that both accepted and challenged the notion of legibility in a past paced sport. I then created and branded my own type foundry 'Zero–99' and designed a responsive website to distribute them.

Skills

Technical Skills

I have great knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, XD, Photoshop & Indesign. Plenty of experience using prototyping tools such as Invision, Webflow & Proto. Good understanding of HTML & CSS through working closely with developers and SEO experts. I also have a fair understanding of the typeface development app Glyphs.


Communication / Time Management

Throughout my short career I've learned how to communicate effectively with a range of people including; clients, stakeholders, designers, developers & account managers. I've taken the lead design role on a number of projects including apps, websites & marketing campaigns, which involved leading a small team of designers & developers, trying to keep the projects on time and budget, and making sure the quality of work is the best it can be.

Recognition & Publications

Creative Review – Talent Spotters: University of Salford
June 2014

Manchester studio DR.ME just returned from Salford University's degree show and picked out five graduates whose work impressed them.

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Nous Magazine – The Misunderstanding Issue
October 2014

NOUS magazine is a Manchester based publication dedicated to conversations about mental illness. Whose aim is to promote open-mindedness in society especially for related issues and help remove the prejudice for people affected. The magazine requested my 'Elena' typeface for use in the magazine, website & marketing materials.

Portfolio

My portfolio is available on request, if you're up for working together on a project please get in touch.

Email: adam_gorton@live.com
Call: +44 (0) 7851 639010