Alice Szymankiewicz

Freelance Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Hello. My name is Alice and I am a graphic designer looking for full-time work in London. I have an MA in Graphic Media Design from The University of the Arts: London College of Communication. In the past, I have also studied design, art history, and photography and am always willing to build on my skills and interests. I am from London but due to family ties, I have spent part of my time studying and working in Gdańsk, Poland. This has taught me to adapt quickly to new and different environments. Throughout my career, I have worked at large companies, small studios and independently. I have freelanced, worked full-time and part-time. I have experience in creating brand identities and guidelines (and using existing ones), in designing artwork, illustrations, and patterns for print, packaging, web and social media, as well as in editorial projects (typesetting and layout design). For the past 1.5 years, I have also been working in Adobe Xd, designing websites and interfaces. Privately, I love vegan sushi, cycling, hiking, and visiting galleries.

Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Pattern Design
  • Branding Identity Design
  • Graphic Communication
  • Adobe XD
  • Branding
  • UI Design
  • Typesetting
  • Typography
  • Artwork
  • Photography
  • Web Design
  • Illustration
  • Artworking
  • Poster Design
  • Event Design
  • Signage Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Concept Development
  • Client Liaising
  • Editoral Design
  • Collaboration
  • Packaging Design
  • Layout Design
  • Visual Communication
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Office

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University Of The Arts London

    University Of The Arts London

    • Design
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    Freelance

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      Home&You

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        Institute of Culture in Gdańsk

        Work history

        Currently

        Mar 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • I have done a wide range of graphic design commission for UAL working remotely and in a number of UAL's campuses (such as London College of Communication, London College of Fashion, Camberwell College of Arts). Most of these have been related to events taking place around the colleges (posters, poster campaigns, invitations, brochures, leaflets, infographics). On one occasion I helped prepare merchandise for print using supplied artwork. Recently I also worked on preparing an exhibition catalogue and on the exhibition design of the postgraduate shows at London College of Communication with their in-house graphic designer Weronika Rafa. poster design / print / editorial design / typesetting / signage / retouching / infographic design / design for events: posters, leaflets, social media graphics / artworking

        Currently

        Freelance Graphic Designer

        Freelance

        Sep 2012
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Graphic and Communication design for a wide range of companies and cultural institutes.

        2019

        Graphic and UI Designer

        art&chips studio

        Jul 2017 - Mar 2019
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Freelance
        • I worked in-house at art&chips studio for 3 months during the summer of 2017 and continued to work with them remotely on a freelance basis after returning to London. At art&chips studio I worked on infographic design, logo design, branding, icon design, web design, UI design, and packaging design. I was also responsible for creating concepts for new projects, as well as moving these projects from the page to the screen. I work with one other graphic designer, we shared tasks and brought projects to a finish individually and as a team. I am partially responsible for liaising with clients and printers. I also work with the UX and web developing team. brand development / concept design / social media / web design / UI design / icon design / presentation design / photography retouching / print / editorial design / typesetting / packaging design / infographic design

        2018

        Graphic Designer

        BratBrat Studio

        Jun 2015 - Aug 2018
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Freelance
        • editorial design / identity design / design for events: posters, leaflets, social media graphics

        2015

        Graphic Communication Designer

        Institute of Culture in Gdańsk

        Jun 2015 - Dec 2015
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Freelance
        • I freelanced for the Institute of Culture in Gdańsk (ikm.gda.pl/en) creating graphics for events and as needed. poster design / print / editorial design / typesetting / retouching / photograhy /

        2015

        Graphic & Pattern Designer

        Home&You

        Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
        • Poland
        • Full Time
        • I worked for the Home&you (home-you.com) and A Tab (a-tab.com.pl) Creative department at BBK S.A. (bbk.com.pl). This store has over 200 shops around Poland and sells home equipment and appliances. print / concept design / pattern design for textiles, ceramics and print / illustration / packaging design / social media / photography retouching / photography assistance / window display design / store artwork / editorial design / infographic design / web design / icon design / presentation design

        2013

        Design and Photography Intern

        Institute of Culture in Gdańsk

        Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Internship
        • My internship lasted 2 months during which I built a lasting relationship with the institution and still occasionally freelanced for the Institute. poster design / print / photography / photography retouching / typesetting / design for events: posters, leaflets, social media graphics

        2012

        Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Internship
        • At Grupa Smacznego (g-s.pl/en) I created illustrations and backgrounds for moving images. I also helped with basic animation. illustration / animation

        Education

        2017

        MA Graphic Media Design

        University Of The Arts London

        Sep 2015 - Dec 2017
        • London, United Kingdom

        2016

        BA Art History

        University of Gdańsk

        Oct 2012 - Nov 2016
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Art History and theory

        2011

        Graphic Design Diploma

        University Of The Arts London

        Sep 2010 - Oct 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Graphic Design

        2013

        Oct 2009 - Jun 2013
        • Gdańsk, Poland
        • Graphic Design

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