|24th June 1998
Proven designer and Computer Artist in senior London based international communications agency. Highly motivated and intelligent with proven skills in all aspects of design, CAD, graphic design, management and communication, both visual and verbal. Capable of meeting and exceeding deadlines in a highly specialised field. Ability to work either as an individual or as an integral member of a design team, with a flair for problem solving in any design area.
EVENT COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED 1996-present
DESIGNER/COMPUTER ARTIST/SYSTEMS MANAGER
MAIN COMPUTER ARTIST SINCE SUMMER 1997
Eventís main computer artist, supplying images for initial pitches concept and detailed design realisation in a wide variety of formats from 3D modelling and animation through to collage and graphic artwork. Responsible for the entire design computer system.
WILLIAM YOUNGER/DYNAMIC EARTH VISITOR CENTRE COMPUTER VISUALS
OBJECTIVES MUSEUM AND EXHIBITION DESIGN 1995-1996
Commissioned by the client to provide a series of ten computer visuals to depict the final design scheme for the public and press in Edinburgh and the UK. Challenging due to the fact that the depicted designs depicted natural environments such as Jungles and Volcanoes. Images have since been published as a centre spread in The Edinburgh Evening News 27/7/97.
WALTHAM ABBEY ROYAL GUNPOWDER MILLS STAGE ONE PROPOSAL
Responsible for most of the design process in this physically huge project, abridging the M25. Had to deal with the dilemma of communicating a complicated scientific process, ie. Gunpowder manufacture while negotiating a 2km site. Responsible for all computer imaging from concept, through detail design to final submission.
Creation of Computer art for the following projects:
TANG DYNASTY SINGAPORE, THE FIREMEN MUSEUM BIRMINGHAM, TOPSHOP REGENTS STREET, WOOLWICH ARSENAL WOOLWICH, IEPER TIC BELGIUM, WATERFORD VISITOR CENTRE IRELAND
Given responsibility of the design and project management for a number projects with major museums, such as MOMI, and The Henley River and Rowing Museum. The Highlight was creating and installing two consecutive Science Box Projects for The Science Museum
- Concept & Final Design, either in 3d Models , Cad, or Graphic Representation
- Graphic Designer/artworker in Print & Panels through to Multimedia & Beyond
- Excellent Verbal Communication & Teaching Skills up to undergraduate level
- Highly literate on PC, Apple Mac and Internet Protocol, with intuitive learning capability on computer design packages.
EXPERT IN PHOTOSHOP 4, EXCEPTIONALLY SKILLED IN MINICAD 7, STUDIO PRO 1.75/2.1.1 OTHER PACKAGES INCLUDE PAGEMILL 2, WORD, EXCEL QUARK 3.32, PAGEMAKER 6, WORD,
WINNING FINALIST FOR NVA SOUNDWORKS COMPETITION 1994
SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR VISUAL PRESENTATION
The aim of this competition was to design a musical instrument that was both visually and aurally stunning. The Design was placed in a special exhibition at �The Archesí in Glasgow, during September 1994.
FOUNDATION IN ART AND DESIGN Cumbria College of Art and Design, 1992
BA (HONS) IN 3-D DESIGN WITH CHIEF STUDY IN INTERIOR DESIGN CLASS 2:1 WITH COMMENDATION Manchester Metropolitan University, 1995
SELECTED FOR EXCHANGE PROGRAMME WITH LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY DISSERTATION RECEIVED COMMENDATION
To gain a balanced view of this issue, I contacted groups on both sides of the Zoo issue. From this I was able to produce a well-received document, which has since been made a research text in the library of Chester Zoo.
CUMULATIVE DESIGN PROJECT:
Originated project from scratch with full cooperation of Edinburgh Zoo. I aimed to revitalise the way that zoos are seen in this country. I developed a full design-scheme for an area of 44,000 sq. m
My main interest is in studying conceptual design across a wide field, with graphic and film computer technology being my main interests. Reading consists of a broad spectrum from the latest in design magazines such as Creative Review and Cinefex. Books range from work by Umberto Eco, Thom Wolfe, Ian Banks, but of particular enjoyment is Larsonís The Far side. Outdoor pursuits consist mainly of spending social time with friends, and exploring as much as I can afford of the world which recently culminated in a trip to Northern Arizona.
FULL NAME Michael John Griggs
PHONE/E-MAIL / MARITAL STATUS Single
DRIVING LICENSE Full UK