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Suffolk, United Kingdom

Hello,

I'm Adam Blythe

I'm an agency experienced web designer based in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, with a background in graphic design, animation and photography. I have a fundamental understanding of HTML and CSS, on-page SEO techniques and accessibility best practices for designing attractive and functional websites.
Web designer Adam Lee Blythe

A little about me

I've always had a great appreciation for the visual arts. I studied graphics and photography at high school through to college before branching into interactive media at university. This helped me launch my career and introduce me to a variety of design programs and web applications.

Having now worked at two agencies, I know how to work briskly and am well-versed in applying creative and technical abilities to diverse print and digital projects. Over the last 10 years, I have worked with a catalogue of independent and national clients.

I love a bit of healthy competition and thrive in an environment where I am challenged by my peers to be better every day. I approach each project with the intention of making it better than the last. I am quick to try new approaches and styles, even if that means learning something brand new to get it done.

I am looking to learn more about UX design processes that allow me to make better decisions and elevate my designs into something truly functional, useful and enjoyable. I believe that by better understanding the people I design for, the better, more powerful my designs will become.

Signature

Software

Three programs that have stayed with me since leaving university are Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. I picked up After Effects at my first agency role where there was a need for video editing and motion graphics.

Since the start of 2021, 90% of my day-to-day is spent using Figma. Figma is an amazing tool for designing websites, collaborating with peers, managing project files, and effective at bringing ideas to life with its nifty prototyping features. I still prefer the pathfinder options in Illustrator over Figma for manipulating and combining vector shapes, and Photoshop is still my go to tool for image editing and compositing.

I am also very familiar with WordPress site management and various theme builder plugins for developing websites. Recently, I have been using Webflow, which I find very easy to use with my understanding of HTML and CSS. This site is built on Webflow!

Figma

Photoshop

Illustrator

InDesign

After Effects

WordPress

Webflow

topol.io

HTML

CSS

Experience

Throughout my design career, I've had the pleasure of working on my own and in several different design teams - all in varying sizes, working styles, and team dynamics. These teams have included in-house and agency design teams.

A young lady using a smart phone in a cafe
Web Designer
January 2021 – Current

Unity Online

A digital marketing agency in Suffolk where I work as a website designer. 90% of my role involves designing brochure and e-commerce websites for local and national companies. The other 10% includes ad-hoc design tasks to support the marketing team and the occasional logo for a client. This role has a structured web design process that not only improves collaboration in my team, but helps me understand and manage multiple projects at once.

A modern office stairwell
Graphic Designer
April 2015 – December 2020

Cubiq Design

For nearly six years, I worked as a graphic designer for a full service agency in Newmarket, Suffolk. Dealing with globally renowned clients, this fast-paced role taught me to work under pressure, exposed me to lots of different project types working alongside a team that has all levels of industry knowledge and expertise.

A data centre with lots of servers
Media Developer
April 2011 – October 2014

Cable Net Training

A local company that specialises in data centre training. My role was to redesign and manage their UK and international websites, often liaising with external sources to improve their bespoke CRM and events management system. I was the in-house designer thus being responsible for all print and digital collateral.

A clean modern office
Media Developer
March 2010 – March 2011

Silverline

A manufacturer of lockers and storage solutions for offices, offering traditional and contemporary designs. As part of my role I created the graphics to be used in their catalogues and on their website.

Embroidery branding
Artworker
January 2009 – February 2010

Schoolwear For Less

For my first job in the industry, I designed emblems ready for printing or embroidery on to workwear and school uniforms.

Bucks New University College
BA (Hons) Digital Animation & Interactive Design
September 2005 – June 2008

Bucks New University

During my first year I was introduced to many areas of digital media including web and graphic design, 3D modelling and photography to name a few. For the next two years I explored Adobe Flash, creating a number of interactive websites and presentations using motion and shape tweens, frame-by-frame animation and ActionScript.