Darren Hassett

Freelance Graphic Designer & Digital Artist

Location:Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 Skills
I am a Graphic Artist living in Auckland with a back ground in fine art painting.
I enjoy digital paintning as well as traditional, a small selection of my work can be seen at:


Employment history
Lead Graphic Artist
Hansen and Berry, Mangere Auckand
March 2010 - present
Key Responsibilities
Creating new Art work to appear in a range of Souvenir Products.
Creating art work for pin badge design
Creating art work for Name Badge design
Managing files into production
Designing concept art work to propose to clients.
Distributing work within the art department and overseeing other artist.
Photographing Merchandise for catalogues
QA Technician
Codemasters, Southam, Warwickshire UK
February 2007-August 2008
Key Responsibilities
Developing titles such as’ Colin McRae: Dirt’, Overlord and Turning Point through the various stages of submission.
Supporting the various server patches to Codemasters MMO games including Lord of the Rings online and
Copy Coordinator
APN Media New Zealand, The New Zealand Herald
Auckland New Zealand
November 2005- May 2006
Key responsibilities
Communicating between clients and creative agencies directly to ensure that correct material is processed
within publishing deadlines.
Direct involvement with sales to ensure that clients’ schedules were achieved and amended accurately.
Advertising design and processing of ‘camera ready’ material played a major role in my position.
Desktop Deployment Analyst
NFU Mutual
Tiddington Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon UK, June 2006 –December 2006
Configuring Desktop and laptop PCs
Installation of PCs and other IT equipment in Head Office and branches across the United Kingdom.
Third line Support
NFU Mutual,Tiddington Rd, Stratford-upon-Avon UK
April 2002- November 2005
September 2004- October 2005
Desktop Deployment Analyst
April 2003 - September 2004
Service Desk Analyst
Frontline Support for Agents and branches across the UK
Professional Qualifications
Diploma in Computer Graphic Design
Natcoll Design Technology- February 2009- December 2009
4 Unit Standards in Pre- Press
Short listed for Excellence Award for Children’s Book
Student Rep.
April 2005
Quark, Photoshop & Illustrator for Professionals
Introduction to Illustrator, Quark and Photoshop
Warwickshire College
May 2005
ITIL Foundation Course
3 Days - Pass
November 2003
European Computer Drivers Licence: Complete
Stratford-upon-Avon College
Academic Qualifications
University of Gloucestershire- October 1999- June 2002
Visual Arts / Combined Arts- Fine Art Painting
Certificate in Higher Education
North East Worcester College of Higher Education September 1996 June 1997
Nation Diploma Foundation Art & Design
Stratford-upon-Avon College of Further Education/ Stratford-upon-Avon High School
A levels in English literature, Art & Crafts and Communication Studies,
GCSEs in Maths, English, I. T., Media Studies and Art & Design
Hobbies and other interests
I enjoy running, and have completed a number of marathons including New York, London and Auckland two
years running,
I also enjoy painting, both traditionally and in photoshop.
Some examples of my work can be seen at:
Thank you for taking the time to look though my CV, I hope to hear from you soon
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Digital Art