Dave McLean’s Story

Dave McLean is a digital designer with a passion for graphic design, web design, video, animation and exciting interactive experiences. His current role is a Graphic and Web Designer for Annah Stretton, working on various graphic design and web design projects for the company. His previous employers include KT Design, Pumpt Advertising, Pont Media and Luvly Ltd.

Dave McLean graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Design majoring in Digital Media at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.

Work Experience

Graphic & Website Designer / Developer | Annah Stretton | June 2017 – Present
Soon after moving to Hamilton Dave started work at Stretton Clothing Ltd as a gGraphic & Website / Developer. He managed and improved websites such as Annah Stretton, and developed new websites such as AS Fabric, The Good Collective and Doggy Daily.

Graphic, Web & Animation Designer | KT Design | March 2017 – May 2017
In the small period of time that he worked at KT Design, he worked with various clients such as the University of Waikato and WEL Networks.

Graphic, Web & Animation Designer | Pumpt Advertising | June 2014 – March 2017
At Pumpt Advertising Dave McLean’s role included designing and developing websites, graphic design for various printed media (posters, business cards, flyers and booklets), creating HTML5 web banners and producing animated video content for web and displays. Other tasks he has been responsible for are preflighting customer designs before they get printed and EDM design / management. Clients Dave McLean designed for include Subway, Palmers, Toyota, Big Barrel and MusicWorks.

Web Designer & Developer | Pont Media | March 2014 – June 2014
Dave McLean moved to Auckland in February of 2014 to take up a short-term role as a Web Designer & Developer for Pont Media. He worked on WordPress websites, an image slider for LouvreTec and a responsive job board for a recruitment company. He also worked on websites for clients such as v.RPO and Angel Association New Zealand. The image slider he developed can be found on the homepage of the LouvreTec New Zealand website.

Web Developer & Animator | Luvly Ltd | May 2012 – January 2014
Dave McLean worked as a Web Developer & Animator for Luvly Ltd on te Kapiti Coast. He worked on numerous website projects, as well as a few video and animation projects. Regulary using HTML5, CSS3, PHP and jQuery, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite, was a big part of his role. He also worked on the occasional radio advertisment project, doing some audio editing work

Research Assistant | Victoria University of Wellington | May 2011 – May 2012
After gradating from Victoria University of Wellington Dave McLean worked part time on a virtual field trip project with the Tourism Faculty of Victoria University. This project involved creating a digital version of a real Fijian island that students could use to make more informed decisions about how tourism would affect the island. The software he used to create the virtual field trip was and open source version of ‘Second Life’.

Skills

  • Website Design & Development
  • Digital & Print Graphic Design
  • Web & Video Animation
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Animated Web Banners
  • Mailchimp & Email Campaigns
  • WordPress
  • eCommerce
  • WooCommerce & Shopify
  • SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
  • Google Analytics & Web Masters Tools
  • Google Adsense & Adwords
  • HTML / CSS3 / jQuery
  • Prepress & Preflighting

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