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Alex Thurman

Creative & Senior DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Alex Thurman

Creative & Senior DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I'm Alex – a multidisciplinary designer living and working in London. With over four years experience under my belt, I've been able to work with some of the world's largest and most inspiring clients as well foster new partnerships with small independent brands. From Wales, I unorthodoxly began my career by doing a degree in Architecture which introduced me to composition, conceptual thinking and, in particular, it taught me to consider the user experience with every decision. Shortly after, I studied Graphic Designer at Shillington College, Manchester where I was included in the Computer Arts Graduate Showcase. Since, I have spent the majority of my career within two agencies. Primarily at Prophet (London) where I worked within a global team repositioning and rebranding major clients including; Electrolux, AEG, Lowe's, Salt (Swiss branch of EE) and UBS. Prophet gave me a solid grounding into the world of branding and always pushed the brand outside of their logo. As then creative director Hector Pottie would say "Brands live in the real world," and we sure never forgot it. Afterwards I joined Toaster (London) which is a vendor company for Google and originated from within Google Creative Lab. As such, I gained a vast experience working as a digital designer across all of Google's major products including; YouTube, Google Play, Android, Google VR and Google Expeditions, many of which involved working and gaining from creatives within Google Creative Lab. Toaster continued to develop my conceptual thinking as well as hone my digital design, UX and prototyping skillset. Outside of my agency work, I collaborate with smaller clients, universities and other creatives to realise projects and pursue weird and wonderful ideas all in the name of challenging my skillset and broadening my horizons.
Projects
Projects credited in
  • Be Internet Citizens (2017-2018)With the web sprawling with fake news and trolls, the need for more positive action online has become an issue of greater importance. A partnership between Google, YouTube Creators for Change, ISD, Livity and Toaster, the Be Internet Citizens programme is designed to teach 13 to 15-year-olds about media literacy, critical thinking and digital citizenship, encouraging young people to be positive voices online while increasing their resilience to hate and extremism. Since 2017 the workshops are b
  • Google Expeditions (2017)Google Expeditions is an app that helps teachers bring lessons to life through Google Cardboard VR experiences. In 2017 the app is used in 450 schools across the UK, and over 1 million pupils went on a virtual reality 'Expedition' in the past year. Toaster designed stunning and engaging and offline collateral to decorate the walls of each school, created easy-to-follow postcard handouts for teachers, and inspiring booklets for students.
Work history
    Senior Product Designer & CreativeSennep
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Creative & Senior DesignerToaster
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Graphic Designer working as a vendor to Google Creative Lab.
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Skills
  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Print Design
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Aftereffects Animation
  • Invision
  • Sketch
  • Adobe
  • Digital/ Print
  • Advertising Concepts
  • UX
  • Football
  • Creative
  • Art and Creative Direction
Education
    Graphic DesignShillington
     - Manchester, United Kingdom
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    BA ArchitectureNewcastle University
     - Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Computer Arts Graduate ShowcaseComputer Arts
    Included in the CA Graduate Showcase as a "graduate to watch"