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Larry Aspden

Freelance Illustrator & CAD Freelancer

3622
Location:Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Phone: 01229 813405
Website: http://www.freelanced.com/larryaspden
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/larryaspden
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Kudos
3.5
2 Skills
$12
Rate/Hr
Email: larryaspden662@hotmail.com 15 Pine Road
Mobile: 07518052172 Ormsgill
Tel: 01229 813405 Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria
LA14 5EL

Personal Statement:

My first period of college training was from 1974-78 after which I worked part of my career full time on staff or contract drawing 2D-3D illustrations including modifications to others updating technical manuals for shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace industries including systems, electrical circuit and schematic diagrams including draughtsman’s drawings. Sometimes I produced illustrations from sketches or proportions off components when draughtsman’s drawings weren’t available. My aerospace work for military and civil aviation was to AVP70 and ATA100 specifications. I also produced graphic layout artwork and logos for leaflets and brochures. Periods between employment on site I worked freelance at home on my Desktop Computer using MS Office Suite 2003 including Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint and Adobe Photoshop CS2, AutoCAD 2006 LT 2D-3D with scanner, Wacom graphics tablet and printer
Work Experience-Employment:
Jan 2019-Present: Registered as unemployed looking for work
Aug 2008-Dec 2018: Working as freelance illustrator at home on my desktop computer using MS Office Suite including Word Processing, Desktop Publishing and PowerPoint, I also use Adobe Photoshop, AutoCAD 2006 LT 2D-3D and 35mm SLR camera and 28mm wide angle lens digital camera for graphic images inserted into layouts with my scanner, printer and wacom graphics tablet all used producing artwork for manuals, leaflets and brochures and other types of illustrative material
Sept 2005-July 2008: Blackpool & the Fylde College, Palatine Road, Lancashire, FY1 4DW
Studying Information Illustration. B/A Hons degree course (See higher education dated Sept 05-July 08)
July 1997-Sept 2005: Working at home as freelance illustrator (See Aug 2008-Dec 2018)
Feb 1997-June 1997: Bond Helicopters, Design Office, Aberdeen Airport East, Dyce, Scotland, ABT 17DU
Working as technical illustrator with technical authors on contract drawing 2D-3D Illustrations, systems and circuit diagrams including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text for printing A3-A4 updating manuals for externally mounted life rafts (Heliraft) safety equipment attached externally as pods to the fuselage of Sea King and Puma helicopters
June 1995-Jan 1997: Working at home as freelance illustrator (See Aug 2008-Dec 2018)
Jan 1995-May 1995: Pro Drive Engineering Ltd, Design Office, Wildmere Estate, Acorn Way, Banbury, Oxfordshire,
OX16 7XS. I worked as technical illustrator on contract with technical authors. Pro drive is an automotive company producing Subaru rally cars I drew 2D-3D illustrations, schematic and systems diagrams including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text updating maintenance manuals including Austin Rover, Jaguar and Ferrari high performance road cars. Many illustrations I drew taking proportions off components when draughtsman’s drawings weren’t available
Jan 1994-Dec 1994: Working at home as freelance illustrator (See Aug 2008-Dec 2018)
Oct 1993-Dec 1993: Marshall Aerospace Ltd, Newmarket Road, the Airport, Cambridge, CB5 8RX
I worked on contract as technical illustrator with technical authors drawing 2D-3D illustrations, circuit and systems diagrams including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text for printing A3-A4 updating manuals for the installation of interior aircraft furniture fittings for Pelita aircraft servicing manuals for Indonesian VIP airline RJ146 and manual updates for flight refuelling probe details for Hercules C-130 for RAF. I produced my illustrations on 35° Isometric grids
Oct 1990-Aug 1993: BAE Systems Ltd, Technical publications, Chester Road, Woodford, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 1QR
(Now Closed) I worked as a technical illustrator full time on staff for 3 months at their Greengate, Manchester, M24 1SA, Technical Publications, Customer Information then transferred to Woodford later working as senior technical illustrator with technical authors. I drew 2D-3D illustrations, systems and schematic diagrams including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text updating manuals to ATA100 specifications for the maintenance of ATP, 748 and RJ146 civil aircraft. I worked in Engineering Design, Customer Support and Customer Information Core Section providing updates for manuals IPC, CMM and AMM. I also produced customer training manuals and slide presentations later being made redundant
July 1989-June 1990: Howard Design Services Ltd, 194-6 Fylde Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2NJ (Now Closed)
I worked as a technical illustrator/draughtsman on contract with technical authors drawing 2D-3D illustrations, circuit and systems diagrams including draughtsman’s drawings sometimes involving modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text for printing A3-A4 updating technical manuals to AVP70 specifications for Tornado and EFA strike aircraft manufactured at BAE Systems at Warton
Jan 1989-June 1989: Rolls Royce Plc, Technical Publications, Eastgate House, Old Nottingham Road, Derby, DE2 8BJ
I worked as technical illustrator on contract with technical authors drawing 2D-3D illustrations including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text for printing A3-A4 updating manuals for RB211G aero engines manufactured here many standard parts I illustrated using letterset I also reformatted many illustrations into new page layouts for manual updates
April 1988-July 1988: Eston Ltd, Coniston House, New market Street, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7LQ (Now Closed)
I worked as a technical illustrator on contract with technical authors drawing 2D-3D illustrations, circuit and systems diagrams inserted into page layouts with text including modifications to others for printing A3-A4 for manual updates to AVP 70 specifications for the Hawk T1 aircraft produced at BAE Systems Ltd including illustrative material for BNFL, BAE Systems (Marine) Ltd and various other commercial engineering company projects at different companies
Aug 1978-Feb 1988: BAE Systems (Marine) Ltd, Michaelson Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 1AF
Worked as technical illustrator with technical authors full time on staff in ship side and engineering technical publications drawing 2D-3D illustrations including modifications to others inserted into page layouts with text for printing A3-A4 on armament manual updates for MOD these were 4.5 MK 8 naval guns, FH70 155mm field howitzer, GBT 155mm and AS90 155mm self propelled howitzers, Sea Wolf and Sea Dart missile systems and schematic diagrams for nuclear submarines for Royal Navy. I also produced graphic artwork on page layouts for leaflets and brochures. Some illustrations I produced with design draughtsman turning their technical drawing ideas into 3D for slide presentations for MOD for armament sales. From Dec 1978 to April 1979 I was sent on loan to Vickers Offshore (now closed) at Craven House in Barrow drawing 2D-3D illustrations of North Sea oil rigs showing their layout on the sea bed
Secondary Education: (Now Closed)
Darwen Moorland High School, Holden Fold, Lancashire, BB3 3AU. September 1969-June 1974
Gained: GCE O level Art (June 1973 Grade 6 Pass)
GCE O level History (June 1974 Grade 6 pass)
Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze award (Pass)
Higher Education:
Blackpool & the Fylde College, Palatine Road, Lancashire, FY1 4DW. September 1974-June 1978
Gained: GCE O Level Economics (Nov 1974 Grade 6 pass)
GCE A Level Art (June 1976 Grade D Pass)
JMB O Level Technical Engineering Drawing (June, 1976 Grade B Pass)
College Diploma in Technical Illustration (Engineering) (June 1976 Pass)
Advanced Diploma in Technical Communication (Visual) HND equivalent (June 1978 Pass)
I trained drawing 2D-3D illustrations using ellipse guides and proportional dividers taking scaled proportions off technical drawings producing their finished line work on Permatrace film and CS10 lineboard using Rotring pens for printing A3-A4. My work included drawing scientific illustrations using Acrylic water colour paint and 2B-3B-4B pencils on cartridge paper and the stipple technique using Rotring pens on CS10 lineboard. I trained using Airbrush inserting rendering onto my illustrations giving them textures and shadows with direction of light. Training included photography using 35mm SLR cameras for producing pictures for my graphic layouts. I worked on 3 months on industrial training at BAE Systems (Marine) Ltd,
Barrow-in-Furness technical publications (Engineering) drawing illustrations of MOD armaments for manual updates working with technical authors. I also produced graphic artwork for leaflets and brochures for their sales advertising
Ashford Associates.
Kendal College of Further Education, Milnthorp Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 5EY. January 2000-July 2000
Gained: City & Guilds-AutoCAD 4351-07 2D-June 2000 (Pass)
City & Guilds-AutoCAD 4351-01 2D Intermediate-June 2000 (Pass)
City & Guilds-AutoCAD 4351-09 3D Solid Modelling-July 2000 (Pass)
Furness College, Channel Side, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 2PJ. January 2000-July 2002
Gained: OCR-RSA Computer Literacy and Information Technology, Stage 1 April 2000, Credit (4 Months)
Edited inserted images using Desktop Publishing, page layout and converted 2D images into Isometric
OCR-RSA Computer Literacy and Information Technology, Stage 1 August 2000, Credit (4 Months)
I used Word Processing, Databases with Spreadsheets to produce layouts and graphically displayed graphs
OCNW Photoshop Computer Graphics Technology, Level 2 February 2001, Credits 3.0 (4 months)
OCNW Desktop Publishing A2 Level 2 February 2001, Credits 3.0 (4 Months)
OCNW Internet A1 (AN INTRODUCTION TO THE) Level 2 July 2001, Credits 3.0 (4 months)
OCNW Internet Web Page Design Level 2 February 2002, Credits 3.0 (4 Months)
OCR-RSA IBT 2 Integrated Business Technology Stage 2 March 2002, Credit (4 Months)
ECDL-European Computer Driving Licence June 2002, Pass (10 Months)
Blackpool & the Fylde College, Palatine Road, Lancashire, FY1 4DW. September 2005-July 2008
Gained: B/A Hons degree-Information Illustration, a 3 year full time course using Adobe Illustrator-Photoshop CS3 and MS Office Suite including Word Processing, Desktop Publishing and PowerPoint. I used Illustrator and Photoshop with a wacom graphics tablet to render my illustrations giving them textures and shadows with direction of light for their layout in graphical artwork I produced for their final presentation I also used digital cameras for images inserted into them. I trained in my 1st and 2nd years using PowerPoint producing presentations I produced some illustrative material myself and collected other information off the Internet to insert into my layouts I designed doing research and planning on the chosen subject for presentation to an audience. I applied research skills in writing essays and discussions at seminars. In my 2nd year did 3 months industrial training at Clayton Engineering in Blackpool drawing and updating illustrations for manual updates for ventilation systems including new line work using Adobe Illustrator CS3. During my final year I wrote a dissertation called, The Historical Development of Illustrative Art which described the development of art in different cultures, religions and political environments from the start of humane development
Professional Skills:
• Wide range of IT and MS Office Suite skills and qualifications including Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, PowerPoint, IBT2, Internet, Web Page Design, Excel and Access. I also have a City and Guilds using AutoCAD 2D-3D and qualifications using Adobe Illustrator-Photoshop using both vector and bitmap formats to create images
• Willingness to learn acquiring new skills through previous employment and creative projects
• Problem solving involved in complex artwork assignments for shipbuilding, automotive and aerospace industries working with technical authors. The Illustrative material I produced for aerospace industry updating technical manuals were to AMM-Aircraft maintenance Manual, IPC-Illustrated Parts Catalogue, CMM-Component Maintenance manual specifications
• Attention to detail when involved in complex construction on large scale engineering projects
Hobbies-Special Interests:
• Creative activities –aircraft model making, drawing and painting
• Strategic games playing snooker, pool and chess
• Keen interest in photography using a 35m SLR camera and 28mm wide angle digital camera
• Computing

Personal Details:
• Nationality-British
• Status-Single
• Hold current British passport

I could relocate to any position in the UK with suitable notice
References available on request:
Skills (2) Rating
Illustration
CAD