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Gary Flooks – Consultant, International Digital Design & Communications with 15 years experience in digital and traditional media industries
(Europe & North America).

Communications Consultant, Senior Designer and Creative Problem Solver with international agencies; international clients and global brands in Toronto (9 years); and as a Marketing Analyst / Marketing Assistant in e-learning, television broadcast and marketing in the UK (6 years).

I have excellent digital design, verbal and written communications skills; refined business acumen and a focus on international clients and environmental sciences. I started my career in Conservation Management, working as a Black Bear Field Research Biologist, before switching to media.

International Considerations: UK Citizenship | Canadian Citizenship (Final Stages).

Branding

Branding Strategy
Logo & iD Design

Consulting

Budget Management
Client Facing Experience
Competitor R&A
Creative Consulting
Digital Marketing
Digital Strategy
Environmental Sciences
Google Analytics
Mail Chimp
Social Media
Statistical Analysis
Tech Trending
Work Across Company Hierarchy

Editorial

Copy Editing
Editorial
Report Writing

Photography

Art Direction
Image Retouching
Photography
Small Scale Studio Shoots

UI Design

ADOBE CS6
Agency Experience
Art Direction
Clientside Experience
Creative Consulting
Graphic Design
Print Design
UI Design
UX Design
WordPress Design, Setup & Customisation

BRAND EXPERIENCE (INC)

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Macmillan
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Testimonials

“Gary is an experienced designer who brings clean creative solutions to each project. His well-considered approach allows his work to amplify both the brand and the user experience.”

Peter Sayn-Wittgenstein
Peter Sayn-WittgensteinCreative Director - Digitaria. San Diego, USADigitaria

“I had the pleasure of working with Gary over two years at Sapient, and as a freelancer with Momentum. He has one of the the best attitudes of anyone I’ve ever met. He has a passion for his design work, and it shows in his cooperation with all members of the interactive team to produce the best possible designs. His flare for design is complemented by his knowledge of technical design limitations, as well as his knowledge of information architecture. He is an asset to any team. I will miss his smile and positive demeanour in our office – he is truly a gem of a person.”

Amy Shea
Amy SheaAssociate Creative Director - NurunNurun

“Client absolutely LOVED the creative and were thrilled with the simplicity of the designs!, GREAT JOB!”

S. Farolan
S. FarolanProject Manager, Brightworks Interactive. Toronto, CanadaBrightworks Interactive

“Gary is a stand-up guy, great designer and brilliant photographer. His positive attitude, creative thinking and the ability to execute make him an asset to any team. I would recommend working with Gary to anyone in a heartbeat.”

Nelson Pereira
Nelson PereiraGroup Account Director - SapientNitroSapient Nitro

“You are a good writer. I only had to edit for the word count.  With my hands full this week - I guess you are the one that did me the favour by gift wrapping me a column this week so I can focus on my family. Thanks.”

Thien Huynh
Thien HuynhSenior Editor, 24hrs.ca. Toronto, Canada24hrs.ca

“I wanted Gary to look at our website and newsletter, to check that ‘our message’ online and in-print is clear to our Supporters and Stakeholders. In a very short space of time Gary provided me with a completely rebuilt template for our newsletter, with a list of design tips for our in-house team to use when producing future issues.  He also reviewed our web site, and made a series of very creative and innovative suggestions, that will definitely be incorporated in the next update.

In short Gary completely exceeded our expectations, and we will be delighted to work with him in the future”.

Neal Williams
Neal WilliamsTrust Secretary, Macmillan Caring Locally (Cancer Care). Christchurch, UKMacmillan Caring Locally

“Gary has extremely high standards for himself and his work; he will seek perfection in his work. He went to great lengths to understand and research qualities and characteristics of what I needed to get across through my website. He was very thorough and reliable to work with.

I was very impressed to see he communicated with the developer in detail and frequently. He dealt with this developer completely in French; obvious the skills and lengths he will go to for his clients. Also dealing with the Japanese translation was of no trouble. Gary is very rational, knowledgeable, and very personable. I am overjoyed with the outcome.”

Marie Tomeoki
Marie TomeokiDirector, Marietomeoki.com. Tokyo | Los Angeles | TorontoMarietomeoki.com

“Gary has transformed our business through a clean, modern – responsive web site, that has enabled us to focus on attracting ‘target clients’.  Although we were offering our clients a high quality service, until we started working with Gary we had no direction in terms of on-line marketing and branding.  He has given our business an amazing boost, with excellent social-media market strategies and creative business development ideas, that have resulted in a 50% rise in new bookings.

Gary is a pleasure to work with, as well as providing a very high quality product, he empowers his clients with valuable knowledge to give them an all important edge over the competition.  We now have a solid identity and a clear vision of business direction for the future.”

Nick Carnall
Nick CarnallDirector, Firstclasstransfers.co.uk. Bournemouth, UKFirst Class Transfers