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Nick Pointon

Graphic Designer

Can work in or around Bristol

  • 51.449749
  • -2.584173
  • Suggested rate € 250 / day
  • Experience 2-7 years
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This freelancer is available part-time (3 days per week) but hasn't confirmed their availability in over 7 days.

Part-time, 3 days per week

Propose a project The project will begin once you accept Nick's quote.

Location and workplace preferences

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around Bristol and 30km


Project length
  • ≤ 1 week
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 1-3 months
  • Between 3-6 months
  • ≥ 6 months
Business sector
  • Culture
  • Entertainment & Leisure
  • Hospitality
  • Press & Media
  • Restaurants & Food Service
+22 other
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people
+2 other


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Verified email


  • English

    Native or bilingual


Skills (13)

Nick in a few words

I'm an adaptable and proactive Graphic Designer. I also have Illustration skills plus website and Ui design knowledge.
I'm skilled at image enhancement and manipulation in Photoshop plus a wiz with Illustrator. My design practice is focussed on Branding and Marketing assets for print and digital use. I have mostly worked with clients from the music industry and have had a varied career from large corporate companies to small startups.




Graphic Design and Web/Ui Designer  - As a freelancer

Bristol, UK

October 2021 - Today (1 year and 5 months)


Digital & IT

Freelance Graphic Designer  - As a freelancer

London, UK

August 2022 - February 2023 (6 months)

Design and build of the website plus design of marketing materials for both print and digital.


Graphic Designer

Bristol, UK

May 2015 - October 2021 (6 years and 5 months)

Creator of brand and business identity designs for print. Designer of applied branding such as internal and external signage, unique vinyl wraps for vehicles, venue furniture and promotional items.


Mix curator and coordinator

Bristol, UK

March 2015 - July 2015 (4 months)

Mix curator and coordinator for 7 of the 32 territories that the MixRadio app was available in. I was responsible for the coordination of mixes for UK, China, Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. This required regular communication with the various Entertainment Managers in each country to understand requirements plus keeping them in the loop of new actions and initiatives from the Bristol head office. Responsibilities included maintaining each countries services with up to date and relevant playlists, making sure they were locally relevant, engaging and fun. Utilising report data to allow a deep understanding of trends, mix popularity and action points to keep active user return rates and listening time at a maximum. A deep understanding of various music genres, trends and news was a requisite. My area's of particular knowledge being Hip Hop, many of the Dance sub genres, Reggae and Pop plus Rock and Indie. I also have a deep understanding of these genres histories, key artists and releases. Our team worked using the Agile methodology. Working in 2 week sprints to complete projects, attending daily scrums to discuss progress and utilising Agile project management software to track projects. Liaising with dev teams and other stake holders to discuss improvement requirements. Other responsibilities included image management of curated mixes, advising various departments on the images used and making sure they are of high quality, relevant and positioned appropriately. I would regularly liaise with other teams to communicate issues and improvement requirements. I also maintained an active interest in other area's of the business such as UX design, events, branding and marketing.

Microsoft - Microsoft

Mix curator and coordinator

April 2014 - April 2015 (1 year)

Mix curator and coordinator for 5 of the 32 territories that the MixRadio app is available in. I was responsible for the coordination of mixes for UK, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Turkey. This was the same role as my role at MixRadio prior to the Microsoft redundancies. Competitor analysis was also a key part during this time, studying user click journeys and testing the usability of competitor websites and apps. We used this information to feedback to our developers and also tailored our playlists accordingly making them more readily discoverable and minimising unnecessary choice decisions for the end user. Our team worked using the Agile methodology. Working in 2 week sprints to complete projects, attending daily scrums to discuss progress and utilising Agile project management software to track projects. Liaising with dev teams and other stake holders to discuss improvement requirements.

Nokia - Nokia


Bristol, TN, USA

April 2008 - March 2014 (5 years and 11 months)

The musicology department of Nokia's music service 'Nokia Music' was responsible for the quality, requirements handling and management of its music related metadata. This involved knowledge and constant research of artists, catalogues and labels, data cleansing on large scales, liaising with labels and rights holders for clarity and updates, database maintenance, project management, an understanding of the internal systems and processes, an understanding of XML files, SQL database queries, Excel functions and Taxonomy management. Account management of 3rd party service provider responsible for supplying a vital recommendations service utilising the data we provided. Accomplishments: Research, creation and management of the music genre Taxonomy. This included the relational data of over 3000 genres and sub genres from around the world. This information was relied upon heavily by the MixRadio service later down the line. Creation of a logic set that helped systems accurately recognise the difference between a digital single, EP and album to allow each release to be presented online in its correct classification. This allowed users to find releases quickly and intuitively.

OD2 / LoudEye

Music service account handler

Bristol, TN, USA

June 2006 - April 2008 (1 year and 10 months)

Online account handler for LoudEye set up by Peter Gabriel, which was a digital music retail web design and hosting company. Managing the online music stores of Coca Cola, Microsoft and MSN amongst others in multiple countries around the world. Responsibilities included management of several worldwide online music retail services. Keeping them up to date with digital music releases following chart movements, label requests and release priorities. This required an understanding of internal ingestion systems, XML and Metadata files, internal Metadata management tools, personal organisation. Also liaising with record labels, distributors and aggregators, maintaining professional relationships to achieve mutual goals.


Freelance Designer/Artworker and Illustrator  - As a freelancer

January 2002 - January 2006 (4 years)

After the opportunity of working with the fantastic creative team at TMP Worldwide in April 2002 I took a chance to go freelance. I had repeated bookings at various companies in that time. My regular clients included: Bristol and surrounding area: High Noon Recordings: AE Productions: Mason Zimbler, Specialist I.T. Marketing, Clifton Heights, Triangle West, Bristol Barneys Strategic Communications, 42 Baldwin Street, Bristol Avon Fire and Rescue Service HQ, Creative Dept, Temple Back, Bristol Impact Design and Marketing, Marco Polo House, Cook Way, Taunton, Somerset Artworks Solutions LTD, 22-24, Winterstoke Rd, Ashton, Bristol Proteus Creative Marketing, 3-8, Redcliffe Parade West, Bristol Barkers Advertising, 37 Queens Square, Bristol TCS Advertising, 3rd floor Centre Gate, Colston Avenue, Bristol Riley Advertising, Hanover House, Queen Charlotte Street, Bristol Williams Lea, Grey Friars, Colston Avenue, Bristol Work varied from creating artwork from template designs to artworking creative designs and making them ready for print. Also creating new artwork from client briefs, liaising with clients and Art Directors throughout the design process. I have experience of designing large scale exhibition stands, corporate brochures, CD sleeves, P.O.S flyers and postcards, recruitment advertising and ongoing design campaigns. Australia: Kentucky Blue Marketing, 15 Grosvenor Street, Neutral Bay, Sydney Responsible for producing artwork for KBM's main client, one of Australia's major property agents. Working on a weekly brochure for exclusive properties in the Sydney area plus artwork of property sales to be printed in various publications and uploaded onto their website. Also the design of point of sale leaflets and adverts.

TMP Worldwide UK

Mac Operator / Artworker

Bristol, TN, USA

January 1999 - January 2002 (3 years)

Mac Operator and Artworker within the busy and award winning studio. Duties would include fast and accurate setting of template designs to client and publication requirements. Managing creative overflow, designing original concepts from briefs for new and existing clients. Artworking creative designs to client requirements.

Western Daily Press


January 1997 - January 2002 (5 years)

Artworker, scanning, improving and manipulating images and logos for use in the various publications. Advert design and page make-up to tight deadlines.