Ben Hooper

Ben Hooper
Digital Artworker
I’ve been involved in the creative advertising industry for over 15 years, working for large agencies in Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield in addition to building up a long-standing number of clients on a freelance basis.
Senior Creative Artworker
2007 - present
Jaywing, Sheffield
Currently employed as senior creative artworker at this large, full service agency. Daily duties include taking artwork from concept through to print ready artwork for a range of blue chip clients including HSBC, The Open University and Castrol. The range of work includes branding, print and POS jobs, in addition to working extensively with new media with web design. I've recently published several websites on a freelance basis - including Wordpress and e-commerce - independently from work after self-teaching web design and basic programming.
Senior Creative Artworker
2006 - 2007
Mamas & Papas, Huddersfield
Creating and signing off final artwork in the multi-national retailer’s large in-house creative studio. Creating packaging artwork for a full range of products, producing the 300 page catalogue, supplying files ready for printing in Poland and approving all hi-res copies prior to print. Creating graphics for all the 31 stores throughout the UK and the International franchise stores in the Middle East and US. Also producing several other publications such as the fashion-led Maternity and Babywear brochures and many nationwide direct mail and advertising campaigns.
Senior Artworker
2001 - 2006
Scott Dawson Advertising, Lancashire
Responsible for final artwork for a range of work including exhibitions, POS, catalogues, brochures and packaging. Extensive high quality retouching on all photography from in-house studio, checking and signing off all files supplied. Taking projects from the designer’s visual through to artwork, bringing in retouched photography and then working with repro to ensure correct printing. Large format POS and digital print also produced in-house. Clients include Scottish & Newcastle, MFI and Wickes.
2000 - 2001
The Stuart Lawrence Group, Manchester
Producing artwork for corporate brochures, POS, advertising and catalogues. Retouching work and responsibility for all finished files to repro. Clients include Samsung, Marshalls and VIA Networks.
Freelance Artworker
Worked freelance for 12 months for various agencies, including The Chase (Manchester), The Workshop (Sheffield) and MBNA International Bank (Chester). Projects at The Chase included work for the National Football Museum in Preston, planning and producing artwork for the display boards produced in a wide variety of formats, sizes and materials on very tight deadlines.
Artworker / Repro Technician
1994 - 1999
The Image Works, Lancashire
Producing artwork alongside working with the repro department. Tasks included scanning and imposition - I was also responsible for production of film, plates and planning for several full colour presses.
My skills
Adobe Photoshop
Many years experience in web design, retouching and image manipulation. Producing well organised files for to any specification.
Adobe InDesign
Used daily for a vast range of projects from press ads, exhibitions through to large catalogue production.
Adobe Illustrator
In-depth knowledge for packaging, logos, illustrations
A thorough understanding of the printing and pre-print process for litho and packaging work. Happy to supply files for any print process.
Digital artwork
A good understanding of all requirements for online assets, producing web pages, banners, emails and more.