Alex Thurman

Creative & Senior Designer

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - UX Designer

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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.

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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

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  • Toaster

    Toaster

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  • Sennep

    Sennep

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    • Online Media
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    Richard Murphy Architects

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      3 Fish in a Tree

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      Work history

      Currently

      Senior Product Designer & Creative

      Sennep

      Jun 2018
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      Currently

      Creative & Senior Designer

      Toaster

      Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Graphic Designer working as a vendor to Google Creative Lab.

      2014

      Freelance Graphic Designer

      Prophet

      Aug 2013 - Aug 2014
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Work as part of a global team on large branding and repositioning projects gaining great insights into Advertising and Branding.

      2013

      Graphic Designer

      3 Fish in a Tree

      Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Working within a small design team at the Oxo Tower — I became design lead on a range of projects across many different mediums.

      2013

      Pt1 Architectural Assitant

      Richard Murphy Architects

      Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
      • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Worked alongside renowned architect, Richard Murphy, on numerous large and small scale projects.

      Education

      2013

      Graphic Design

      Shillington

      Jan 2013 - Apr 2013
      • Manchester, United Kingdom

      2010

      BA Architecture

      Newcastle University

      Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
      • Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom

      Awards

      2013

      Computer Arts Graduate Showcase

      Computer Arts

      • Included in the CA Graduate Showcase as a "graduate to watch"