Hi, I’m Jack Smethurst,
I'm a BA Honours, First Class graduate in Graphic Design, with multiple software certifications from both Adobe & Google. I also have multiple years experience in both Web & Print Industries.
I live by the mantra "You can always learn more", and take this in a very literal sense. Pushing myself to learn new tools to add to the toolbelt. Like, for example, how I am self taught in Web Design.
Google's Digital Garage
Fundamentals of digital marketing
Understanding the basics of code
Understanding the basics of Machine Learning
Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honours,
Coventry City College
BTEC Extended Diploma
King Henry VIII School
ICT -> A*
Design Technology -> A
Art -> A
Maths -> A
English -> B
Fly Full Circle 2018 -> 2022
Web / Graphic Designer
Working alongside some incredibly talented & award-winning Developers / Designers within a professional design agency has taught me to refine my craft whilst working to deadlines.
Freelance 2011 -> 2022
Having created many designs for clients in the past ranging from web designs to complete re-brands. This has allowed me to work in professional environments from a young age, enabling me to work seamlessly with any client or brief given to me.
Retail 2012 -> 2018
Working in retail alongside customers for many years has allowed me to grow my people and problem-solving skills. This has allowed me confidence when speaking to clients about work or possible amendments to projects and briefs.
HTML5 5 / 5
CSS 5 / 5
WordPress 5 / 5
Figma 5 / 5
Adobe Creative Suite 5 / 5
PHP 5 / 5
Bootstrap 5 / 5
GITHub 4 / 5
MySQL 4 / 5
jQuery 4 / 5
SASS 5 / 5
PUG 4 / 5
Node.js 2 / 5
React 2 / 5
As you can probably tell from my website, I love incorporating beautiful type work across my designs. Nothing sparks my creativity quite like a good font 👌
Games / Games Design
I’ve always had a passion for UX and just the intricacies that go on under the hood to make a fluid user experience and nowhere is this more prevalent than in Games / Environment designs.
I’m an avid fan of music and the way it helps focus my mindset. I don’t really have a certain genre I prefer, it really depends on the task at hand as I could be listening to Post Malone one second only to swap to some lighter Chillstep to help me focus.
Or in lame(nts) terms a Journal
My top 5 web development tools of 2020
My personal list of web tools that I found fundamental to my growth last year
Don’t just learn to code, learn to create
A fantastic talk by Justin Richards about why you should choose to love what you do because we live in a magical age fueled by technology