A LONG CAREER IN DESIGN
I have been creative for as long as I can remember. My passion for drawing as a nine year old led me to study Graphic Design and Photography after I left school.
During my long and successful career as a professional designer (over 30 years), I have been fortunate to have produced creative work for many household names such as; Silver Cross, Yorkshire Television, KP Snacks, McLaren, ASDA, Royal Sun Alliance, Yorkshire Water and many more, as well as creating and developing branding and design work for smaller companies, start-ups and individuals.
I produced my first commercial video project back in 2004. An existing client needed a video (they actually needed it done overnight!) to be shown on a large screen at an exhibition. As I like a challenge, felt I was up to the task, already had a good level of skill in editing on personal projects, I took the project on and the rest as they say is history.
One of the most frequent phrases couples and new clients say to me is how my knowledge and passion shine through when we meet.
CARE AND ATTENTION TO DETAIL
My natural ability to understand colour, composition and what makes good design sense have been instrumental in my career, but, listening, understanding and interpreting the clients brief (or Bride and Grooms requirements) are critical assets too.
As a Graphic Designer, time is money, deadlines for magazines do not wait. You have to learn to work quickly and accurately. This means, even today, I deliver Wedding Videos, Commercial Video or whatever I am working on - FAST! (and without compromise).
We film up to 15 wedding productions a year. This ensures each and every couple receives my utmost care and attention in the production of their Wedding Video package. Working on a wedding video whilst it's still fresh in my mind and delivering before the memories of your special day fade are part of how Red Lime work.
Commercial video projects also takes up the remaining portion of what Red Lime produces. Interview videos, company promotional or product videos as well as music videos. The diversity of commercial work and the challenges to meet the clients brief are something that has been part of my whole working career as a designer and creative person.
When not behind the camera...
I love GOOD coffee.
I practice and teach Kung Fu (for almost 20 years).
Love peanut butter and jam sandwiches in fresh bread.
Gadgets and Tech (and spend far too much on the stuff).
Love to draw when I have the time www.syres.co.uk
Big fan of Formula 1 and British Touring cars.
Red Wine all the way - especially Merlot :)
One other member of the team is Linda. My wife, friend and rock. We have been together since we were teenagers.
Whilst she does not have a day-to-day role in the business, she joins me at Weddings, where she can be found behind the second camera providing lots of great additional footage.
Linda loves to do Pole Fitness.
Also appreciates a good coffee.
Is a good cook (she studied to be a chef after she left school, before a career change).
Enjoys a bag of crisps, or chocolate when watching television.
Mad keen Dr Who fan.
Also loves F1 and British Touring Car racing.
Enjoys building Lego. Favourite build to date - The Bugatti Veyron.
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