Carmen Herbert

Freelance Illustrator & Brochure Designer

Location:Hertford, Hertford, United Kingdom
2 Skills
Work Experience

Nov 08 – Present
Working for my partner’s building restoration company in a secretarial and administrative capacity. Responsibilities include: design of promotional material, website design and maintenance, diary and project management, liaison with clients, and suppliers. I also work on a freelance basis for a small promotions company as a designer and illustrator.

Jan 03 – Nov 08
Emap, CMP, VNU, Centaur,Wilmington Publishing, Perspective Publishing, Phaidon Press and H Bauer Roles: Mac operator, editorial layout, design, ad production, flightchecking, production and supply of print ready pdfs. Freelance responsibilities were many and varied, on numerous magazines from receipt of copy through to editorial layout and design, using Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign.

April 01 – Dec 01
Maternity leave cover at: The Shell Group
Roles: As artworker/Mac operator I designed departmental leaflets, flyers, posters, exhibition stands,reports and menus, Scanning for all departments; original photography and illustrations for reproduction. Liaison with reprographics print room and external print suppliers.

Dec 91 – 2000
Miller Freeman Entertainment
Roles: i. Ad Production Controller, ii. Ad Production Manager, iii. Senior Production Executive
and Designer.

Dec 91 – Sept 93
Responsibility for advertising production on three titles including: Copy chasing, proofing, liaison with repro houses, basic typesetting and design for house ads and promotional literature, using QuarkXpress.

Sept 93 – Oct 95
Managed ad production department, of four permanant staff (and freelancers) on twelve titles.
Roles: Liaison between all in house departments, advertisers, printers and repro houses. Production of all house ads, some client advertising and most in-house promotional literature, from receipt of copy through to print. Design for house ads, using QuarkXpress, Illustrator and Photoshop. Responsibilities included print buying, liaison with editorial and advertising staff, weekly meetings with publishers. Design of client advertorials. Management of in-house promotional literature projects; from design through to print, editorial illustration, ad production and layout.


Sept 80 – July 85
Secondary School: Nicholas Breakspear School,

Qualifications: O’levels
Art– B, English – B,
English Lit– B, Maths – C, History – C,
C.S.E.s Technical Drawing – 1, Biology – 2, Computer Science – B

Sept 85 – Present
Further Education: Chelsea School of Art
Qualifications: BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design Further Education: Mary Ward Centre, Westminster College, L.C.P., Birkbeck College,The City Lit., Kingsway and University of Hertfordshire. Various art and design related subjects. Advanced Indesign and Photoshop workshops.
Skills (2) Rating
Brochure Design