rob_greyRob is an experienced, award-nominated designer that provides a professional and personalised service. He has over 20 years experience in print design. Rob started his career as designer for top brands at Emap, predominantly at bi-monthly teen title Big! – directing photo shoots for the likes of Ant and Dec, Denise Van Outen, Donna Air, Martine McCutcheon and Peter Andre. He then moved across to become a regular valued freelance at Select, Sky, Mixmag and Q – mixing with the top Indie bands from the 90s. It was then that he landed his first full time role as Assistant Art Editor on fast paced music weekly, Melody Maker. Following this, a stint as launch Art Director on Ministry magazine. After consulting on the leading weekly magazine at the time – Take A Break, Rob was employed as senior designer at Sunday magazine, working his way over 7 years to become Art Director of the title – overseeing a team of up to 9 designers. The News of the world was awarded newspaper of the year shortly after the launch of the new look mag – designed to appeal to an audience of over 4 million readers a week. He helped launch a stand alone tv mag in the process. Whilst here Rob worked with special teams and among others developed spin off titles aimed at men. Briefly Rob art edited several newsstand diet specials for woman magazine. Next up art director on a fashion and beauty events project at Hearst, working on branding, and designing a glossy brochure distributed inside all their upmarket titles. Rob was then chosen to head up the art team at House beautiful, where the title achieved it’s biggest sales increase in 5 years. As well as working with a wonderful team, Rob enjoyed directing many interior cover shoots.
In 2011, Rob set up Red Onion Design where he has since built up a solid list of regular, satisfied clients, including Marks and Spencer, Circle Housing, Fresh Young Media, Sunday Publishing and Atlantis Healthcare. He makes it his mission to embrace new technology, such as Adobe Muse, Keynote for OSX and Indesign CC animation, and is now proficient at building parallex-style and wordpress websites.

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