About.

Factotum /fakˈtəʊtəm/ n. 1. man of all work. 2. jack of all trades.

HELLO, MY NAME IS...

ADE MILLS.

I am a graphic designer, illustrator and podcaster from the south east of the United Kingdom.

My skill set is broad and I welcome any challenge that is thrown at me. With a particular view that I will never stop learning my current focus is on developing my skill base to cover any project. I have a keen interest in creating for print as well as digital mediums and have worked on projects ranging from animation to publications to websites and everything in between.

Any spare time I have to work on side projects to further my skills so that I can apply these to real projects. One such project see’s me hosting The Design Jones, a podcast where I interview creatives from the UK in order to showcase their stories and hopefully make the industry that bit better.

Currently my day job is as a full-time designer at Playne Design in Hastings in the UK. Here I get to work on a huge variety of work across physical and digital mediums for a varied client base that includes charities, arts organisations, councils and more.

EXPERIENCE

Although young in the industry I am privileged to say that I have had some great working experience.

  • Playne Design 2014 — present
  • Freelance 2012 — present
  • De La Warr Pavilion 2012 — 2015
  • University of Brighton — BA Hons Digital Media Design Graduated 2012

SPEAKING

Through my work I have been able to get up in front of people to tell my story and lessons i’ve learnt. This is something I would love to continue and do more of in the near future.

  • ReasonsTo September 2016
  • University of Brighton March 2016
  • ReasonsTo September 2015

Features

  • Grafik September 2017
  • oops.re July 2017
  • creative-portfolios.com July 2017
  • Awwward Honorable Mention May 2017
  • CSS Design Awards Special Kudos May 2017
  • CSS Nectar May 2017
  • Computer Arts Design Matters July 2016 Issue