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Julian Richards – C.V.

Julian Richards Curriculum Vitae

Personal Statement:

I am an enthusiastic, organised, conscientious person. I am looking to utilise dedication, creativity and communication skills that I’ve developed during my role as Design Studio & Production Manager at Central Community Press. Since 2000 I’ve successfully combined practicalities with creativity showing that I am capable of problem-solving and working to achieve goals within deadlines. I enjoy working using my own initiative or as part of a team. In short, I am dependable, honest, hardworking and always eager to discover, improve and achieve.

A few notable achievements: please see my testimonials

  • Designed, managed, and delivered many sponsored promotional bookmark campaigns for libraries, schools, and advertisers throughout the UK. See testimonials.
  • Created, developed, and maintained all content at the Bookmark People blog; and associated social-media presence.
  • Developed great relationship with many public library figures throughout the UK. I’m passionate about working with clients to develop effective material; to supply what’s needed to achieve goals.
  • Personally taken a variety of photographs and tailored various imagery that has been featured on bookmarks and marketing material.


2000 – 2016: Central Community Press Ltd. ‘Bookmark People
Graphic Artist, Design Studio & Production Manager. I was part of a small team who developed an advertising platform within UK public libraries and schools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • develop, design and manage the creation, production and distribution of sponsored promotional bookmark campaigns for libraries, schools and advertisers throughout the UK.

    • discussing the requirements of sponsored bookmark campaigns with clients and distributors.

    • quoting and providing costs and distribution data for campaigns.

    • creating and supplying initial creative drafts and visuals of campaigns.

    • designing and artworking campaign artwork for print – working to budgets and deadlines.

    • conduct marketing and publicity initiatives for the service, as well as the personal
      creative support for sales agents, with a view to promoting the product’s value and appeal.

    • liaise daily with distributors, agents and advertising sponsors.

    • develop and maintain systems to manage office and production work-flow.

Previous Employment:

1996 – 2000: Community Media: Graphic Artist / Designer and Production Coordinator.
1995 – 1996: Prontaprint, Crewe. Graphic Artist / Designer and Production Assistant.
1988 – 1992: Spectrum Design & Print Ltd. St.Ives. Graphic Artist / Designer.
1987 – 1988: H.Tempest, Educational Photographers, St.Ives. Laboratory Assistant.

Educational Qualifications:

Manchester Metropolitan University. Crewe & Alsager Faculty 1992-95
DipHE and BA(hons) ‘Creative Arts’ 2/1 – Integrated Art, Visual Arts, Performance.

Camborne Comprehensive School & Sixth form 1980-87
A’ level:  Technical Graphics C,  Computer Studies B
O’ level:  Geography, Maths, Computer Studies, English, Technical Drawing, Graphics, Physics.

Vocational skills:


  • Valuable telephone skills, email, e-marketing & social media communications.
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook etc.
  • Apple OSX, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign: working knowledge.
  • CorelDraw Graphics Suite X3: intensive daily use creating artwork for print and web.
  • Adobe Photoshop: regular photo retouch and manipulation for print and web.
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver 2004: website development and upkeep.
  • Various utility software for task management and communication.

2.1 BA hons Degree in Creative Arts: 1992 – 1995

In the 1990s I gained a Bachelor of Arts (hons) Degree in Creative Arts (2.1) at Manchester Metropolitan University. I studied both Live-Integrated Performance Art and Visual Art – The theory and practice behind ‘Art’ in its many facets. This focused on the psychology of perception and experience, and the philosophical issues surrounding the ‘art object’.

Creative Arts Degree – Personal areas of interest;

  • Communication; reader & writer, authorship, reading and interpretation.
  • Text, subject, culture; the individual in an environment, text in texture in textile.
  • Psychology of perception; experience, individuality, learning, mental activities/processes.
  • Ideological construction; language, culture, being, self.
  • Representation; language & semiotics, objectivity, subjectivity and experience
  • Audience-performer-space relationships; elemental breakdown and analysis.
  • Theatrical performance – devised performance and direction.
  • Image, Assumption, Motive – I.A.M.; A personal study of perceptual activities.
  • Graphics; colour, symbols and graphic mark-making

Julian Perkins Richards  

I am married with two children. I am a Cornishman. I hold a current Driving Licence.
I believe that it’s only in working together effectively, that we truly achieve results.
As an apprentice, I learnt to ‘never assume’ and to ‘measure twice, cut once’.
I believe listening and hearing can achieve more than speaking…
“The interaction between things is what makes them fecund”  Wallace Stevens (Realism – Damian Grant)
“Where your treasure is, there is your heart also”  Gospel of Matthew – The Bible

I am dependable, honest, hardworking and always eager to discover, improve and achieve.

References and last employer – available on request

Testimonials – read some comments about Jules’ work here.

You can download a copy of this CV here:

And download some portfolio material here: