Jez commenced his career path in 1989 when he took on an apprenticeship as a scanner operator for Cambridge Litho, which was a subsidiary of the Foister and Jagg Group. His main scanning equipment was the Crosfield Magnascan 550. As the company grew, they acquired a second scanner, the Crosfield 6250, to meet the increasing demand.
After five years, Jez was offered the opportunity to lead the scanning department at Cambridge Repro, despite the fact that they ran a Hell Chromagraph s3900, which was substantially different from the Crosfield. The emergence of Apple Macs around this time also posed a new challenge, but Jez was unfazed and used his extensive knowledge of scanning to overcome it.
Two years later, he transitioned to Digital Artwork Repro (DAR), where he encountered another switch of scanners. Nonetheless, DAR was advanced in the reprographics field, and Photoshop was a key component. Jez invested considerable effort into learning Photoshop, and his efforts paid off. He became the go-to expert for numerous agencies and designers throughout the United Kingdom.
In 2005, Jez’s professional journey culminated in his appointment as Creative Director of Bulldog Publishing, where he worked to modernize and improve existing publications, such as Quest and the Service Parents Guild to Boarding Schools, as well as launching Courses 4 Forces and the BSA Guide to UK Boarding Schools, and their associated magazines, websites, and social media platforms.
Subsequently, in 2010, Jez established CB Creative Ltd and continued to grow his clientele. The rest is history. Today, Off Grid Design is poised to revolutionize your marketing, print, and social media needs.