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Hello there!

I've been a Creative Artworker since 1996, mostly in around London. Typically I work to ensure consistency and clarity on artwork layouts in line with a designer's initial brief, but I am also capable of photo retouching and hand illustrations.

On these pages you'll see examples of the work I've done for a variety of clients, both in a freelance role and full-time. Whilst the majority of these digital images are those I've managed to collect between 2012 and 2016 at Xerox, there are also examples of work done at Lick Creative and MBNA.

I also enjoy drawing and painting, but have a passion for writing too. I’ve spent some time supporting charitable organisations – I volunteered at the Sutton Centre of Independent Living and Learning between 2010 and 2011, which supports disabled people who want to live in the community, and I have also previously worked with the charity Poet In the City, who aim to bring poetry to a larger audience. I have laid out and provided illustration for a privately printed book, and created an advert for another more commercially available one.

Enjoy looking around this site!

 

Simon Brake

@psibreaker

 

 2012 – 2016, Xerox, Welwyn Garden City

The majority of my work has been for clients such as Lloyds (including Halifax and Bank of Scotland) and TSB, creating literature and layouts for their marketing campaigns. 

2010 – 2012 Creative Artworker, Freelance, London

Clients included Lloyds TSB, Barclays, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, AXA Wealth, Coca Cola, Morrisons, Reebok, Sky, Tesco and Wickes, working on marketing campaigns and costumer-facing literature. 

2009 – 2010 Creative Artworker, PA Consulting, London

Artwork and overlooking multi-page documents, such as in-house magazines, reports and brochures, for this global consultancy. This included image research, sourcing and retouching. 

2008 – 2009 Artworker, Freelance, London

A notable client during this time was Carnegie Orr, for whom I prepared annual reports for final print, and oversaw final work to double-page spreads and cover photographs prior to completion. 

2008 Artworker/Typesetter, Radley Yeldar, London

Here I worked on annual and interim corporate reports, as well as documents concerned with corporate responsibility, for many of Radley Yeldar’s high-profile clients. Great attention to detail and branding was essential. 

2004 – 2008 Creative Artworker, MBNA/Bank of America, Chester (the studio later became part of Williams Lea) 

Working in-house alongside the creative team and account executives, I was responsible for taking work to finished artwork stage, including graphics generation and image manipulation. 

2001 – 2004 Creative Artworker, Mellon Global Investments, London

Originally freelance, as part of the investment firm’s in-house team, I worked on layouts for brochures, quarterly reports and adverts. 

1999 – 2001 Freelance Artworker, London

Agency freelance artworker for several small design studios across London. Typical work included catalogue, brochure and press ad artworking. 

1997 – 1999 Creative Artworker, Kysen/Design FX, London

Brochures, leaflets and corporate reports for a variety of corporate clients.