Updated: April 2021

Ed Bartholomew

Multimedia Designer, Videographer & Photographer

(Filming, editing, photography, branding, design, UX/UI), Adobe Certified Associate

Professional Profile

Multi-skilled videographer and graphic designer with filming, editing, photography, branding, design and UX/UI experience. Confident in using Adobe Creative Cloud, achieving Adobe Certified Associate status. Hard-working and detail-orientated, graduating with a First Class Honours in Broadcast Television and Media Production from the University of Winchester, progressing to study an MA in Digital Media Practice in Advertising, Marketing and Branding Design. Worked with various clientele including Marriott International and Café Rouge, creating innovative ideas for their Christmas and New Year’s social media campaigns, reaching over 44,000 people and collecting more than 130 bookings.

Key Skills

  • Organisation
  • Collaboration
  • Time Management
  • Filming
  • Storytelling
  • Motion Graphics
  • Graphic Design
  • Google G Suite
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • UX/UI
  • HTML & CSS
  • Basic jQuery & JS

Experience

Multimedia Producer & Brand Manager

Challenge Social | Godalming

Jul 2020 - Present  •  1 yr 6 mos

Jul 2020 - Present  •  1 yr 6 mos

Recognising the company’s target market and brand identity to set the visual and aesthetic standards for the brand; creating all digital and print media. Working collaboratively with key stakeholders and the development team to design the features of a new app in a brand-centric, user-friendly way. Effectively introducing the brand to the market and the target audience by creating engaging multimedia content for cross-platform marketing, communications and community building activities.

  • Successfully generated interest from venture capital firms by creating a cohesive, effective company pitch deck which highlighted the product, market position and team’s achievements.
  • Liaised with the marketing team to create App Store and Play Store branding for the app, which achieved 56th and 48th place in the charts respectively during the launch week.
  • Central in generating innovative UI designs and prototypes for new app features using Figma, whilst updating older screens to improve the UX. Major redesigns included the ‘Create Challenge’ flow, ‘Newsfeed’ and ‘Responses’ screens.
  • Designed the Challenge Social web app and platform management portal from the ground up, taking a complex set of requirements and producing an innovative, user-friendly and consistent experience across devices.

Videographer & Graphic Designer

Challenge Social | Marlborough

Nov 2019 - Jul 2020  •  9 mos

Nov 2019 - Jul 2020  •  9 mos

Joining early in the startup stage, shaping and developing the look of the brand’s visual identity. Responsible for creating a wide rage of inventive video and visual content from UI designs and UX improvements to posters, presentations, short-form videos and social media posts. Working with key stakeholders to ensure a unique, unified and cohesive brand presence.

  • Worked with brand ambassadors to create engaging challenges and explainer-style videos; planned as part of the brand’s social media strategy. Responsible for filming, editing and creating graphics for the videos using Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Built upon the initial UI for the MVP app, redesigns include the ‘Profile’ and ‘Challenge Details’ screens. Moved designs from Adobe Illustrator to Figma for a more collaborative workflow and created the app’s style guide to assist development.
  • Corporate identity and graphical solutions; developed and improved the visual and strategic aspects of the brand identity, designing the company’s website and making key decisions on fonts, colours, style and other marketing decisions.

Freelance Videographer, Photographer & Graphic Designer

Queen Mary University Music Society | London

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019  •  1 yr

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019  •  1 yr

Produced branding and promotional material for use on print, digital and social media. Generated designs with high visual impact and video content creatively communicating the brand's message. Edited video using Adobe Premiere Pro and retouched images using Adobe Photoshop.

  • Created an original promotional video to attract new members for the upcoming academic year.
  • Designed the 2018 ‘Welcome Meetup’ event flyer, seeing a 230% increase in numbers from 2017.
  • Digital versions of the flyer were promoted across social media reaching over 4300 people with 200 people paying £10 to join the society within the first two months.

Freelance Videographer

Café Rouge | London

Dec 2017 - Jan 2019  •  1 yr 2 mos

Dec 2017 - Jan 2019  •  1 yr 2 mos

Created key promotional videos for festive events to boost bookings. Responsible for lighting, filming, motion graphics, colour grading and editing based on client feedback whilst ensuring brand consistency.

  • Produced promotional videos for Café Rouge’s Christmas and New Year's social media campaigns which garnered a large amount of online interactions, reached over 44,000 people and collected more than 130 bookings each.

Freelance Videographer

Ignite Hospitality | London

May 2018 - Oct 2018  •  6 mos

May 2018 - Oct 2018  •  6 mos

Created a variety of videos for high-end clients including Marriott International and Ei Group. Responsible for casting actors, and filming interviews, pieces to camera with autocues, timelapses and cutaways whilst using camera stabilisers such as DJI Ronin. Confident in editing using Adobe Premiere Pro, colour grading footage and creating motion graphics in Adobe After Effects.

  • Created a series of engaging educational training videos covering marketing in the hospitality sector to be used by Marriott's restaurants and bars internationally to increase footfall and generate more sales.
  • Produced a series of in-depth social media training videos for Ei Group to educate their pub owners in how to best utilise social media and increase their online presence to build their client base and boost sales.

Freelance Videographer

St John's Winchester | Winchester

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018  •  4 mos

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018  •  4 mos

Generated ideas and liaised with the client to assist pre-production then produced a thought-provoking promotional video. Worked to a brief to film cutaways and interview the charities staff and residents. Worked to design assets, sound design, editing and colour grading using Adobe Premiere Pro and Lumetri Colour.

  • Created a promotional video to be used on their website and at fundraising events, showcasing what the charity has to offer and its importance in the community. The video considerably increased St John's website and social media traffic.

Freelance Videographer

Emsworth Museum | Emsworth

Feb 2018 - Mar 2018  •  2 mos

Feb 2018 - Mar 2018  •  2 mos

Worked with key stakeholders to produce an engaging, educational, promotional video to both showcase the story of the town's history and to be used as promotional material. Responsible for generating ideas and concepts to meet the client’s needs as well as liaising with museum staff to locate the optimal archive photos to convey the story, digitising, restoring and animating photos using Adobe Photoshop and After Effects. Designed a rich audio landscape to accompany the visuals, mixed and levelled using Adobe Audition.

  • Created a 2.5D promotional video utilising photo restoration, animation and sound design. Used on their website which generated numerous enquiries for Emsworth Museum.

Education

MA, Digital Media Practice in Advertising, Marketing & Branding Design

University of Winchester, Merit

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019

Sep 2018 - Sep 2019

BA (Hons), Broadcast Television and Media Production

University of Winchester, First Class Honours

Sep 2015 - Mar 2018

Sep 2015 - Mar 2018

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma, Creative Media Production

Chichester College, Triple Distinction

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015

Sep 2013 - Jul 2015

GCSEs include Photography, Art, Design & Technology, English, Maths and Science

More House School, Grades A-C

Jan 2007 - Jul 2013

Jan 2007 - Jul 2013

Certifications

  • The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google Digital Garage
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro

Interests

Photography, travelling, television, films, socialising, hiking and cycling.

References

Available on request.