Who I am

I build and help brands; through clear strategy, beautiful design and dynamic digital experiences.

My name is Joe Blowen. I am a designer based in the South West and have over 15 years of hands-on design experience. I help brands create a distinctive, professional image that will position them for success. I act as a strategic partner and my role is to truly understand their business, to help them capitalise on opportunities and navigate around potential risks.

I work with the client in the following areas

Research & Brand Strategy

01  –  Research, insights and positioning

02  –  Industry consumer research

03  –  Trends & insights

04  –  Brand experience

05  –  Brand / marketing strategy

06  –  Planning workshops

Brand Identity & Communications

01  –  Naming & visual identity

02  –  Rebranding

03  –  Tone of voice & messaging

04  –  Standards and guidelines

05  –  Marketing communications

Website Design & Development

01  –  Digital strategy

02  –  Creative direction

03  –  UI/UX design

04  –  Interactive prototyping

05  –  Front-end development

06  –  E-commerce website development

07  –  Website hosting & management

08  –  SEO / PPC

Education

University Wales College Newport
2000-2003
BA (Hons) Graphics 2003

Filton College
1999-2000
BTEC Foundation Diploma In Art & Design

Portway Community School
1990 – 1999
Advanced G.N.V.Q Art & Design – Merit
9 G.C.S.E’s A-C grades
Design | Art & Design | English | Maths | Science

Skill summary

UX Design

Rapid Prototyping
Visual Design
User Research
Information Architect
Usability Testing

Software

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe Aftereffects
Sketch
Invision
Wordpress

Languages

HTML5 / CSS3