«putting the emphasis on Design»

Kenny Dorman

Qualified with an OND in Design for Print in 1980 (before the 'DTP' phrase was invented and the digital revolution evolved) back when cut'n'paste was literally scalpels, glue & bromide film. Progressed into the music industry as a drummer with his band H2O [TOTP highest UK entry #17 :: "I Dream To Sleep"] then approximately ten years later returned to illustration as a mature student when qualifying with an HND in Scientific & Technical Graphics in 1990.

Worked freelance as an airbrish illustrator until being asked to join one of the few PC based bureaux (C:Graph Ltd.) in the UK at that time.

Joined Aldus Europe Ltd. (developers of PageMaker) in 1993, progressing from Prepress Technical Support to Quality Assurance Engineering. Survived the merger/acquisition of Aldus & Adobe Systems in 1995 and became one of a team of six European Product Support Engineers (3rd Level) for Prepress, Frame & Vector technologies - if you still have access to Adobe Illustrator 7.x / 8.x you'll see his name in the Developer credits. When Adobe Europe HQ was closed, due to the World HQ in San José down-sizing & centralising the company in 2000, he joined Picsel Technologies as their Technical Author & graphics specialist. Unfortunately further redundancies occurred in the technology industry because of the global economic situation, resulting in him returning to working as a freelance graphics specialist in 2002, which is when dormanDesign was born.

Juliana Dorman

Currently in the 2nd year of her degree course at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, studying 'Health Promotion'. Brings specific expertise in chalk, charcoal & pastel based illustration to the dormanDesign team, building a successful portfolio on commissions for Pastel Portraits of her customers pets — client confidentiality protect the surprise of a personalised & unique gift!

Coady Dorman
Currently attending High School, has fast become the 'Face Painting' expert at local events. With an ambition to become an SFX (Special Effects) artist, dormanDesign are delighted to bring Coady's skills to the multi-mediumed table. (-: