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Gillian Hilbourne - Welsh Artist
  Gillian Hilbourne
Local talented Welsh artist - also happens to be my mum!
About me

I started Gadzoox in January 2009 and have stopped now in to take a break, I have an unwavering commitment to design and enjoy the process of building and designing websites and eflyers.

Background and Career History

I was born in Cardiff South Wales in 1970; before retirement my parents were both art teachers, my mother is an accomplished painter and my father a potter. After leaving school I enrolled at Bourneville College of Art in Birmingham to study Photography, I graduated with merit and worked for a short time as an assistant in a photographer's studio in my home city of Cardiff . I then enrolled at Cardiff University to study Graphic Design which became my passion and my career. I graduated in 1992 and started work at Llandough Hospital and Community NHS Trust as a graphic designer in the Medical Illustration department where I learnt my trade. After work at two more local Designers and Printers I settled at SET Office Supplies.

Me drinking coffee

Initially I worked as a Graphic Designer in their Print department but after showing interest in Web Design and completing a number of courses I was promoted to a new position within the company as their web designer.
I redesigned, rebuilt and managed all of SET Group's websites over the years keeping them fresh and exciting and implemented a successful e-flyer marketing campaign which took over from their outdated fax flyer system. I designed visually striking web and email compliant eflyers and ran the weekly email campaigns, liaising with the Marketing Manager and Suppliers to conceptualize the promotions. I also ensured SET had a strong social media presence designing adverts and writing engaging content each week.

Career related courses and Qualifications

1994 to Present:
Social Media Marketing - Marketing Tom Digital Marketing Training Company
Advanced Web Publishing - Cardiff Centre of Lifelong Learning
Web Publishing using HTML - Cardiff Centre of Lifelong Learning
Creative Web Design using Dreamweaver / Photoshop / Flash - Cardiff Centre of Lifelong Learning - City and Guilds Awarded
European Art from 1850 to 1950 - Howardian Adult Education Centre
The Italian Renaissance - Howardian Adult Education Centre
Digital Imaging with Photoshop - Cardiff Permanent Waves
Business Courses at Cardiff & Vale Enterprises

Higher National Diploma (Design) Specialising in Graphic Design
Howard Gardens , Cardiff University Faculty of Art & Design

National Diploma (Design) Specialising in Photography
Bourneville College of Art, Birmingham

8 GCE 'O' Levels
Llanishen High School , Cardiff

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