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My name is Tobi Forsdyke and I am currently working as a freelance Graphic Designer. My main clients are WAC Performing Arts & Media College and InterChange Trust where I provide a design service to the colleges many departments and supporting staff and students in the use of design and media software used in their media classes. A small PDF version of my design portfolio can be downloaded here.

Primarily responsible for the organisations websites www.wac.co.uk and www.interchange.org.uk I was also responsible for marketing the colleges high profile 25th anniversary celebrations 'The Full WAC' to local media and newspapers via press packs and promotional merchandise.

Current / recent projects include the WAC Media Player (a database driven mini-site for students video, audio, animation, written and website work) and the user interface for iCritique (a web-based movie database system reviewed in The Guardian). I also worked on the DVD for CHICAM (Children in Communication about Migration) and a redesign of their website.

As well as my work for WAC Performing Arts & Media College and InterChange Trust I also managed a design department called Copyart which provided a public design service to members of the local community. Recent clients include Katina Kangaris Flash site and EP design www.katinakangaris.com.

I provide one-to-one training in Photoshop (and related Adobe packages), Final Cut Pro and Dreamweaver to anyone wanting to learn.

HERE'S A LIST OF SOME OF THE STUFF I KNOW:

  • Adobe: After Effects / Photoshop / Illustrator / Acrobat / InDesign / Dreamweaver / Fireworks / Flash
  • Apple: Final Cut Pro / DVD Studio Pro / Logic Pro / Aperture
  • Microsoft: Word / Excel / Powerpoint / Outlook / Access
  • Quark XPress (versions 3/4/5/6)
  • iView MediaPro
  • Extensis Portfolio
  • HTML / XHTML / XML / CSS / PHP / MySQL / Javascript / Actionscript (hand-coding)
  • Drupal / Wordpress

I am currently studying part-time for a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature, at the Open University, and am looking for a new career challenge. If this sounds of interest to you I can be contacted on 07956 4 777 64 (mobile) or by using the contact form.