Abi Wakeling

Abi Wakeling

Graphic Designer/Art DirectorUnited Kingdom
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Abi Wakeling

Abi Wakeling

Graphic Designer/Art DirectorUnited Kingdom
About me
I'm a recent Creative Advertising graduate. I would describe myself as a bold, honest and straight forward person, and this always translates into my work. I love creating things that have a purpose and are for the greater good, my top advertising aspiration would be to make it into a 'Goodvertising' book. I feel like I'm one of those people that always does a little bit more than they're asked for. I would regard myself as an all round creative person. So when I'm not looking for insights or creating campaigns, I'm usually working on a side hustle. If you want to work with someone who will always go above and beyond with their work, check out my portfolio: https://abiwakeling99.wixsite.com/itsjustads
    #DEPOP4CLIMATELiving sustainably is living better, not living with less. Resale can feed the Instagram Generation’s desire for wearing something new and trendy without adding to the fashion industry’s negative impacts. By teaming up with Depop, Connect4Climate will highlight how fast fashion is destroying the planet and how buying secondhand is a sustainable option.
  • HP Sprocket
    HP SprocketThe HP Sprocket is a portable printer that prints polaroid sized images and connects to your phone via bluetooth. We found the insight that it takes people multiple shots to capture the perfect image (the one they end up printing) and because the HP sprocket connects to your phone you don't end up using up all the paper. Like you would with a polaroid camera.
Projects credited in
  • University of Gloucestershire, BA Advertising
    University of Gloucestershire, BA AdvertisingFrom big conceptual ideas across digital, social, tv, and print, to creative strategies, art direction, copywriting and brand storytelling, the BA Advertising degree at the University of Gloucestershire will give you the practical, hands-on skills to make it as a successful advertising creative, because it's taught by industry creatives. https://www.glos.ac.uk/advertising https://www.methodinthemadnessuog.com
Work history
    Stuff Bristol PlacementStuff Advertising
     - Bristol, United KingdomPart Time
    During my second year at university me and my creative partner embarked on a 2 week placement at Stuff in Bristol. Stuff is a mid weight Advertising agency right in the heart of Bristol. They have between 10&20 staff members and work with a fair amount of big name brands. Me and my creative partner worked alongside Creative Director Richard on a few of their Live Briefs that April. It was an eye opening experience to how the Agency works on a day to day basis, and really confirmed my love and want to join this industry after I graduated.
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abode Premiere
  • Microsoft Office
  • Art Direction
  • Digital Artwork
  • Graphic Design
    BA(Hons) Creative AdvertisingUniversity of Gloucestershire
    Cheltenham, United Kingdom
    One of my best life decisions was embarking on the Creative Advertising course at the University of Gloucestershire. Where I learnt to walk before I ran, it's safe to say I'm pretty confident on my feet now. I am now fluent in Ad language and feel that I have a good eye for finding true human insights. I also picked up the skills of creating independent campaigns, digital drawing and even writing poetry. I worked with a creative partner across the 3 years that I was at University but unfortunately we're having to divorce because of location :( I am pumped and ready to enter the creative world and hope that some day soon I can find a job that's the right fit for me.