Andrew Parson is a graphic designer based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England. Born on the Wirral, Merseyside. He started his career in 1999 at Redmond Keene & Tang Reprographics in Manchester as a concept designer, artworker and repro operator. He developed a very good understanding of how to set artwork correctly along with a good understanding of pre-press operations. Part of his role was to come up with the initial design concepts for the artwork production team, plus image retouching. He was also involved in artwork production for client concepts, reprographic film and bromide output.
In 2000 he moved to Chepping Media Limited in Buckinghamshire, a marketing, media and design agency. His initial role was as a graphic designer, focusing on branding and print production. His main responsibilities were producing flyers, brochures, newsletters and adverts for a variety of industries. He was later allocated his own clients and was responsible for their complete marketing and advertising. He eventually became the senior designer within the agency and took on other responsibilities in website design and development, and was largely responsible for the majority of design and production within the agency. Acting as part of a small design team, he would deal with clients directly, take briefs, fulfil their requirements from concept to finish, produce final artwork, delegate and oversee jobs for other members of the design team.
In 2009 he had an opportunity to help to set up a small marketing and design studio where he currently work as the creative director. As the only creative production member on a small team of copywriters and marketing professionals, he is solely responsible for the creative output of all projects and client briefs. Dealing with all clients directly on a daily basis, managing their requirements in design, artwork production, suppliers and liaising with printers. As part of all his roles, he regularly uses the Adobe creative suite for design, artwork, magazine publications, production for print, website development and video editing.