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  • 1.Matthew Balaam 07730 953486mattybalaam@gmail.comLow resolution versionplease click here for high resolution

2. Matthew Balaam 07730 953486 mattybalaam@gmail.com13 years print and web industry experience and a strong interest in typography and layout combined with sound technical print knowledge.Ability to create stunning artwork in a variety of formats from an existing creative, or from an open brief.Used to working to sensitive deadlines and to manage a variety of projects at once. Flexibility to either work as part of a team, or individually.EmploymentSkillsFreelance Designer/ArtworkerExcellent InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, November 2009 onwards QuarkXPress and Freehand skills. Experienced up to CS4. Considerable experience with Flash, some web CMSs, Working freelance for print and web agencies. Dreamweaver, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Sound technical knowledge of print techniques and how Graphic Designerto maximise designs to suit various media. The Studio (now closed), Newsquest Media Group, Experience at hand-coding HTML, CSS and SVG graphics. Brighton Feb 2004 Nov 2009Adept at working as part of a design team and individually, with effective verbal and written communication. Working as a designer and artworker from wide ranging Ability to work from an open-brief, and to bring out the written and verbal briefs. Often from conception throughbest in an existing creative. to final artworking, but sometimes taking on one role.Accurate with an eye for detail. Designing and preparing print-ready artwork for a variety Excellent image manipulation and retouching skills. of media and finishes; from newsprint and glossy finishes,Can work quickly from provided styles and templates, and to web animations and bespoke one-off projects. produce clear templates and styles for other people. Range of project sizes: entire supplements, promotional Good organiser: able to manage deadlines and keep files in campaigns, adverts, web banners, branding, covers, page a clean, easy-to-follow state. layouts, posters and design templates.Extensive knowledge of Mac and Windows systems. Liaising directly with internal departments (editorial, Quick learner of new software and technologies. promotions, advertising, photographic etc.) as well as external clients and print companies.Employee of the Month award winner four times, and runner-up three further times.Prepress Artworker Newsquest Media Group, Brighton July 2001 Feb 2004Adverts and layouts, producing final artwork for print, Education pre-flighting, liaising with printers, database management.Prepress and ReprographicsBA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies Archant Media, Ipswich Nov 1997 July 2001 Southampton Institute 1993 1996In Reprographics department prepared files for newsprintA mixed practical and theoretical degree. and glossy publications. Learnt extensively about colourPractical modules of the course covered production of correcting, colour profiles, image retouching, pen-tool video and audio, desktop publishing, the internet, photog- cut-outs. Created photo-montages for covers and features. raphy and writing for media. Produced GIF and Flash web banners.A wide ranging selection of theoretical disciplines wereMoved into Prepress using Quark Xpress and Illustrator studied, and an emphasis was placed on how to use these to produce adverts and layouts. to assist the creative process.Sales 3 A-Levels, 10 GCSEs Eastern Audio, Ipswich Sept 1996 Nov 1997 Westbourne, Ipswich 1986 1993 3. Matthew Balaam07730 953486 mattybalaam@gmail.com Layout Creative Templates Artworking Creative Artworking Monthly tabloid business supplement B2B brochure for prospective restaurants 08 ISussexBusinessNews NOVEMBER2007 DECEMBER2007 Listings NOVEMBER2007SussexBusinessNewsEvents&TrainingMembership Events November 2007 *Premier Events are exclusive to Sussex Enterprise Premier Members only. m mDate Event Host Event TitleLocation Event Type Event Topic 06th Nov Wendy Bell Profit Not Pain - ForecastingOld Ship,BrightonMember NetworkingFinance 05to achieve long-term successBreakfast08th Nov Georgina CarleyGoodwood Annual Dinner Goodwood House Premier Sold Out Networking13th Nov Wendy Bell How to motivate your staff Ravenswood, East Grinstead Member NetworkingLeadership & People15th Nov Hastings Lets Do Business event Beauport Park Hotel, HastingsPartner EventNetworking20th Nov Wendy Bell Carrot not sticksChatsworth Hotel-WorthingNon MembersLeadership & PeopleNetworking21th Nov Seaford Town Chamber Networking lunch Seaford (Blatchington Golf Club) Partner EventNetworking oror23rd Nov Chichester Chamber Networking Breakfast Chanterelle Restaurant Partner EventNetworking23rd Nov Georgina CarleyMP Lunch Landsdowne Hotel. Eastbourne Premier *Networking27th Nov Brighton CityBusiness Breakfast City Business Club,PartnerNetworkingNew College Chamber'Recruitment'Brighton & Hove City CollegeGrowing28th Nov Gatwick & CrawleyNetworking Breakfast Goffs Park Hotel, CrawleyPartnerNetworkingapprentices29th Nov Hastings30th Nov WorthingNetworking BreakfastNetworking Breakfast White Rock Hotel,Hastings Durrington High School, WorthingPartnerPartner Networking Networkingmake the grade 03rd Nov Gatwick & Crawley04th Nov Wendy BellChristmas Networking LunchHow to maximise your sales Copthorne Hotel, Copthorne White Rock Hotel ,HastingsPartnerMember Networking SalesPains06th Nov Wendy Bell How to manage the costsFontwell racecourse, ChichesterMember Financein your business Sussex Enterprise Training Courses November 2007Date Event Trainer Event Title Location Event Topic Level 06More housing, 01st Nov Nigel MorganMicrosoft PowerPoint For Business Purple Oak Training Centre, Worthing Information TechnologyBeginners better future?06th Nov Nick BrionRisk Assessment Barnsgate Manor, UckfieldHealth & Safety Mandatory Cert08th Nov Janet PinkCommunication & Assertiveness SkillsColumbia House, Worthing Personal DevelopmentBeginners13th Nov Nigel MorganMicrosoft Excel For BusinessPurple Oak Training Centre, Worthing Information TechnologyBeginners14th Nov Bob BrodieWinning Telesales TechniquesBuxted Park Hotel, UckfieldSales & Marketing Beginners15th Nov Conrad PottsCoaching For PerformanceSussex Enterprise, Burgess HillPersonal DevelopmentBeginners20th Nov Mike ClaytonIntermediate Management SkillsSussex Enterprise, Burgess HillPersonal DevelopmentIntermediate21st Nov Lon Ruward Sage Payroll For Business Purple Oak Training Centre, Worthing Information TechnologyBeginners22nd Nov Mike ClaytonAdvanced Management SkillsSussex Enterprise, Burgess HillPersonal DevelopmentAdvanced22nd Nov Peter ThompsonBecoming An AuthorisedSussex Enterprise, Burgess HillImporting & Exporting Beginners Economic OperatorSouthdown27th Nov Ros Soulsby28th Nov Peter Thompson Customer Relationship Management Appointment & Management of Sussex Enterprise, Burgess Hill Sussex Enterprise, Burgess HillPersonal DevelopmentImporting & ExportingBeginnersBeginnersHousing International Agents & Distributors29th Nov Tina Smithers & Finance For Non Financial ManagersColumbia House, Worthing Personal DevelopmentBeginners Gina HawthorneCompetitor Analysis At Sussex Enterprise our main aim is to provide high quality training at unbeatable prices. 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This is just a sample of the savings that you can make: can save up to 50% based on our competitors rates.Members save moreMany of information or to book eventsFor more supernannyor training courses please visit the organisationsCall 0845 67 888 67 Visit www.sussexenterprise.co.uk Our Member Plus package provides you with a further 20% discount on all training courses.www.sussexenterprise.co.ukthat purport to Join today for as little as 22p per day by calling 01444 259 207 and give your business a boost.support tourism in 259 230or call 01444the South East,comes todont have the funding toimplementreal change Brighton contending with a number of additional factors A FORMER nanny who worked in New York has opened a that puts a strain on its ability to remain profitable.new childcare business in Brighton and is pioneering a One of the main pressures it feels is in transport.speed nannying event. Matt Jackson at Sussex Enterprise said: Currently it Lucy Davis, 32, has opened Brightons first branch of Tinies, the feels like the rail network only really runs 6 days aUKs biggest childcare agency. Lucy finds nannies and maternity week due to Network Rails constant weekend nurses for parents, staff for nurseries and also provides mobile creches maintenance, that seriously impacts on travel into and babysitters. Sussex for tourists and for staff. The A27 is a Lucy, from Preston Park, covers Brighton, Hove and much of disaster for tourist and staff. Improvements need to Sussex with her new branch. And to launch the business she is be made to facilitate movement from east tolooking to hold a speed nannying morning, which is based on the west. Is the South East in danger of becoming not popular speed dating events that take pla