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Paul Mallinson

Paul Mallinson

Owner/Manager at CTN Photography (Manchester, North West)

General/Other: Creative/Design


Experienced designer with 17 years under my belt working self-employed on a wide variety of creative projects - from website designs to DVD sleeves, and everything in-between. Before that I was a editor/writer/designer in magazines, working staff for a number of different companies.


CTN Photography
November 2016 - Present (10 months) Manchester, North West
Photographic agency providing a wide range of visual output.
Skills: Photography
Managing Editor
November 2016 - Present (10 months) Manchester, North West
Writing and co-managing a weblog about a particular kind of gaming.
Skills: Writing
Graphic Designer
May 1999 - Present (18 years 4 months) Doncaster, Yorkshire
July 2014 - March 2015 (8 months) Doncaster, Yorkshire
UK-based magazine. Digital and print-based designs, marketing materials, video content creation and editing, and social media management -
Freelance Motion Graphics Designer
January 2015 - February 2015 (1 months) Doncaster, Yorkshire
UK-based telecoms company. Animated 3D logos for GiffGaff's League of Legends tournament.
Freelance Web Designer
Simon Clay Photography Ltd.
March 2003 - January 2015 (11 years 10 months) London, London
Website design for one of the UK's leading photographers -
Kurosawa Movies
November 2007 - December 2013 (6 years 1 months) London, London
Website design and content creation -
Freelance Designer
Kudos Productions Ltd.
August 2013 - October 2013 (2 months) Manchester, North West
Manchester-based TV production company, historic Adobe Illustrator line art poster designs for BBC TV drama "From There To Here".
Freelance Web Designer
Oakland Residential Ltd.
August 2013 - September 2013 (1 months) Territory:Cheshire, North West
Cheshire-based property management company. Website design -
Website Designer/Photographer/Videographer
G.K. Productions
March 1999 - June 2012 (13 years 3 months) London, London
London-based website/content company. Website design and maintenance, book design, photography, production/shooting planning and coordination, video scripting/shooting/editing/production, sound design and editing, motion graphics production, music production, photo scanning/retouching, marketing materials design, blogging and Wordpress installation and maintenance, CMS commissioning/installation and management, affiliate program management. Coordinating all creative projects.
Web Designer/Blogger/Photographer
Pure Machine Code
June 2010 - May 2012 (1 years 11 months) Manchester, North West
Manchester-based retro gaming event. Website design, event setup and coordination, event photography, blog writing and management.
Freelance Web Designer
Frank Chin Photography
January 2012 - April 2012 (3 months) Milton Keynes, Home Counties
Milton Keynes-based wedding photographer. Website design, setup, image processing and logos -
Freelancer Designer
Peppermint P Ltd.
December 2004 - March 2012 (7 years 3 months) London, London
Covent Garden-based PR company. Logo design, business cards and stationery, poster designs, websites, location maps.
Freelance Designer
Henry James Doors/KAT UK Ltd.
July 2008 - September 2008 (2 months) Stockport, North West
Stockport-based aluminium and wooden door and window supplier. Designed a series of printed marketing postcards for them.
Freelance Director/Producer
Player X Ltd.
May 2006 - May 2007 (1 years ) London, London
UK-based mobile content producer and distributor. Producer and director of mobile video content including supervision of online edit and sound mix.
Freelance Web Designer
Henry Lloyd Korecki Ltd.
October 2005 - January 2006 (3 months) London, London
London-based property company. Photography and website designs.
Freelance Designer
Opal Records
August 2000 - December 2005 (5 years 4 months) London, London
London-based record label. Various audio CD designs, websites and marketing materials.
Freelance Designer
Toy Lobster Ltd.
August 2003 - August 2004 (1 years ) Epsom, Home Counties
Epsom-based toy company. Logo design, business cards, stationery, marketing materials and websites.
Freelance Designer
Search Extreme
March 2003 - June 2004 (1 years 3 months) Los Angeles, California
LA-based media company. Trade booth design, DVD artwork, website redesign, business cards, various printed marketing materials.
Freelance Designer
Wanted List Inc.
January 2003 - June 2004 (1 years 5 months) Los Angeles, California
LA-based media company. Working as an in-house designer for their marketing department, mostly on web-based designs, but also some photography, writing and advertising design.
Freelance Designer/Photographer
Kidz Biz Ltd./Jakks Pacific
August 2001 - August 2003 (2 years ) Epsom, Home Counties
Woking/Epsom-based toy company. Working in-house. Including published Argos catalogue designs, product photography (some used in a famous Argos Christmas TV advert), and a large variety of printed marketing/photographic materials and website designs.
Freelance Designer
Flaunt Wear
August 2000 - August 2003 (3 years ) London, London
UK-based clothing company. Website/online retail/promotional print designs, also shot all of Flaunt Wear's product photography.
Freelance Web Designer
Freddy & Eddy
September 2002 - December 2002 (3 months) Los Angeles, California
LA-based website company. In return for a place to stay I completely redesigned their main website, which was a big success for them.
Freelance Photographer
Escape From Samara
January 2000 - May 2002 (2 years 4 months) London, London
Brixton club night. Website design, hosting and photography.
Freelance Designer
Deranged Magazine
January 2002 - March 2002 (2 months) London, London
UK-based magazine. I designed their second issue and set up the Quark templates for subsequent issues.
Freelance Writer/Designer
World Productions Ltd.
November 2000 - November 2001 (1 years ) London, London
London-based TV production company. Worked in-house at their office on The Strand. Was editor/designer/photographer on BBC TV drama "Attachments" and associated website
Freelance Web Designer
January 2001 - May 2001 (4 months) London, London
Acclaimed Norwegian, all-female band. Website design and content creation.
Freelance Evaluator
THQ Ltd.
May 1999 - December 2000 (1 years 7 months) Woking, Home Counties
Independent evaluations of the following videogames: X: Beyond The Frontier, Sinistar and The Evil Dead.
Editor, Maxim Magazine official website
Dennis Interactive Ltd.
June 2000 - August 2000 (2 months) London, London
Website Editor (sabattical cover), including setup and coordination of the first ever video webcast of the Maxim Women of the Year Awards.
Freelance Web Designer
Fetish For Dance
October 1998 - November 1999 (1 years 1 months) London, London
London-based dance agency. Logo and website designs, photography and poster designs.
Dennis Publishing Ltd.
August 1996 - May 1999 (2 years 9 months) London, London
News/Online Editor of PC Zone magazine, later rising to Reviews Editor. Regular contributor to PC Pro, Computer Shopper, Escape and Official Dreamcast Magazine.
Paragon Publishing Ltd.
August 1994 - August 1996 (2 years ) Bournemouth, South West
Editor of PC Power, PC Kids and CD-ROM User. Before that was Production Editor of both PC Power and CD-ROM User. Regular contributor to other Paragon in-house magazines.
Deputy Editor
Maverick Magazines Ltd.
March 1993 - August 1994 (1 years 5 months) Oxford, Home Counties
Deputy Editor of PC Player magazine. Before that was Staff Writer of Super Control magazine.
Freelance Designer
Deaf Records
January 1990 - March 1990 (2 months) Leicester, Midlands
Co-designer of the first Pitch Shifter album "Industrial", on Deaf Records. Also shot and produced a promotional video for the band that helped them secure a record deal.


DeMontfort University
Bachelor's Degree
1989 - 1992


  • Graphic Design - Print and Electronic
  • Photographer
  • PhotoShop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Writing and Editing
  • Web Design
  • Copywriting
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Brand Marketing
  • Video Editing
  • Audio-/Video (Formate
  • Image Retouching
  • Google SketchUP
  • Web writing / blogging
  • Sound Recording & Mixing
  • Camerawork
  • Drawing
  • Storyboarding
  • Doping (timeline analysis)
  • Microsoft Office Excel
  • Microsoft Office Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Video Encoding/File Formats
  • Network Security
  • Web Server Administration
  • Content Management Systems
  • Wordpress
  • Scriptwriting
  • Photography
  • Writing