Stephen Rider

Freelance Graphic Designer & Cartoonist

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Location:Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/stephenrider
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STEVE RIDER

Creative Designer with over 25 years experience working with corporate and educational clients, including graphic design, illustration, art direction, animation, and directing photo/video shoots for both print and television. Proven ability to solve client’s design problems with creativity and humor.

CAREER HISTORY

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Clients include Pearson Education and Aptara Publishing
2010–present

ART DEVELOPER (Art Direction)
Pearson Education, Boston
2007–2010
• Collaborated with Editors on Interactive Science: National for Middle Grades to
develop and design new visuals with interactive content, and to re-purpose existing
art to include interactive elements
• Managed in-house and freelance illustrators to produce art to deadline and budget
• Devised and created illustrations, cartoons, charts and diagrams

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Pearson Education, Boston
2007
• Contributed effectively with Editors to design revised chapters for the new edition
of Conceptual Physics

GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Photobox, London
2004–2006
• Directed graphic elements for, and supervised production of, personalized photo items
such as mugs, mouse mats and T-shirts

PRACTICE ADMINISTRATION
The Good Practice, London
1999–2003
• Designed brochure to introduce new patients to the practice
• Reorganized and improved patient filing system
• Directed to integrate new computer system, maximizing practice efficiency
• Established practice library

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER
1989–2004
Clients include:
BBC Conference Center, London
• Designed logo for Head to Head Generation Game, training exercises
• Created spot cartoons for BBC Personal Development Series workbooks
• Devised and illustrated series of cartoon posters to raise awareness of new
training initiatives

Comet Miniatures, London
• Created new company logo and monthly magazine ads
• Compiled and designed illustrated trade and retail catalogues, increasing sales by 20%

Battersea Studios, London
• Designed company logo for use in print and video
• Created print and video graphics for all Battersea clients
• Produced promotional brochures and illustrated front covers
• Devised and illustrated series of trade magazine ads that successfully introduced
the company to the video industry

TECHNICIAN
BBC Training Center, London
1995
• Liaised with presenters to achieve professional production of BBC staff induction
• Supervised PowerPoint presentations, video and audio tape cues and presenters

DTP CONSULTANT
Signa Publishing, Aldershot,
1989
• Demonstrated DTP software at trade shows around the UK
• Implemented and managed DTP software phone support line
• Advised on design of magazine ads and support materials

SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER
ILEA TV Center, London
1986–1988
• Managed and organized the TV graphic design department, including mentoring
staff, and efficient collaboration with directors to determine program requirements
• Consistently met program requirements with creative solutions, including illustrations,
cartoons, diagrams, electronic captions and film animations, within established time
and budgetary constraints
• Introduced computer graphics system into department
• Established and maintained strong relationships with all staff to support studio efficiency
• Ensured that all graphic output reflected the Authority’s Equal Opportunities policies

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
ILEA TV Center, London
1983–1985
• Created illustrations, cartoons, electronic captions and film animation sequences
• Developed communication skills working to briefs set by Senior Graphic Designer

GRAPHIC DESIGN ASSISTANT
BBC Television, London
1983
• Performed as part of the team that delivered graphics for daily current affairs
program to the strict deadlines of live broadcast television

COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft Office
Apple Keyniote

EDUCATION
BA, GRAPHIC DESIGN
Harrow College of Higher Education
1982
Skills (2) Rating
Graphic Design
Cartooning