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Curriculum Vitae


24 January 2009

James Anthony Mellers Essentials Born:
[D.O.B redacted]
Nottingham, UK

Current location:
Edinburgh, UK

Tel: Email to request

Skills UX User-centred design processes
User interviews
Process flows
Visual design
  Design Creative concepts
Art direction
  Web RIA design
XHTML / CSS coding
Flash animation and coding
SEO basics
Sound knowledge of accessibility issues
  Platforms PC and Mac

Full time
April '07 - Present

Adobe Professional Services Edinburgh

Senior UX Consultant / Visual Designer

Designing interfaces, defining user experience and helping to pioneer the use of Adobe technology as a platform for developing highly usable, visually stunning and innovative RIA's


  Feb '00 - April '07 MEDIAmaker Ltd. Nottingham

Multimedia Designer / Head of Design Dept.

Wide ranging graphic and multimedia design. Produced design work from concepts through to final products. Layout, graphics, typography, illustration, photography, branding. Static, animated and interactive. Extensive use of standards compliant XHTML / CSS. Also responsible for managing design workload and overall graphical output from the multimedia design department.


  Sept '99 - Feb '00 Evening Post Group Ltd. Nottingham

Scanner Operator

Liaising with editors and designers. Scanning, colour correcting, retouching, cropping and cut-outs of photographs to be included in publications produced by the Evening Post Group.

Work experience /
placement during studies
Mar '99 - Aug '99 Unit 5 Digital Ltd. Nottingham
2 Weeks placement
+ 1 day per week, March - August 1999

Mac Assistant

To assist in many areas of the studio.
Montage, retouch, and colour correction of photographs.
Creation of virtual room sets.
All making extensive use of Adobe Photoshop.

Further Education Sept '97 - June '99
South Notts College Nottingham
BTEC National Diploma
Photography & Imaging (2 years full time)


Core Modules:
Photography (Practical, Theory and History)
Digital Imaging
Design Studies
Communication Studies

Other Modules:
Video: Shooting / Editing
Book Binding

College Awards June '99 Best Digital Imaging
Awarded by South Notts College / Jigsaw Systems

Best Student
Awarded by South Notts College / Fuji
  June '98 Best Environmental (outdoor) Photography
Awarded by South Notts College / ProColour

 Early Education Pre '97 A-Level
A  :  Photography
C  :  Art and Design
E  :  Physics


A* :  Photography
A  :  Art and Design
A  :  Design and technology
A  :  English Language
A  :  English Literature
A  :  Geography
A  :  Mathematics
A  :  Science: Double Award I
A  :  Science: Double Award II
B  :  French

Press & Accolades Young Creative's Network Interview on YCNonline. Page archived here
TAXI design network Awarded website of the day: 06 Feb 2006 on TAXI design network
  Itchy City Guides Restaurant photography for Itchy Nottingham guide books
  Computer Arts Magazine Quoted in article on typography: Everyday inspiration
  Computer Arts Projects Magazine
"Perfect Portfolios"

Featured in article about online portfolios. Article image here
Other Qualifications Oct '96 British Driving License

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