Aliyah Allen

Designer at EMPIRE Magazine

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

Side Hustles

About me

Lover of design and film.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Adobe Premiere/photoshop/indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Layout Design
  • Journalism
  • Photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Hand Drawing

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Bauer Media

    Bauer Media

    • Advertising
  • Notion

    Notion

    • Publishing
  • Immediate Media

    Immediate Media

    • Publishing
  • R

    Royal Televison Society

    Work history

    Currently

    Designer - EMPIRE MAGAZINE

    Bauer Media

    May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Primarily working across the print magazine and digital edition of Empire, as well as Pilot TV Magazine. In charge of designing and building the digital edition, as well as animating covers.

    2019

    Mar 2019 - May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Designing print and digital commercial content across all brands in Immediate's portfolio, from Radio Times to BBC Top Gear Magazine. I have worked with clients such as Hyundai, Sky, Fox and Flight Centre.

    2019

    Junior Designer

    Immediate Media

    Feb 2018 - Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Designing print and digital commercial content across all brands in Immediate's portfolio, from Radio Times to BBC Top Gear Magazine. I have worked with clients such as Hyundai, Sky, Fox and Flight Centre.

    2017

    Digital Content Producer

    Royal Televison Society

    Nov 2016 - Nov 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • - Writing daily content for the RTS website, using high standards of SEO. - In charge of the RTS Instagram feed, designing self-made graphics relevant to our audience to develop our brand image, whilst keeping in line with brand guidelines. - Designing various RTS event artwork, as well as careers brochures using InDesign and Photoshop. - Designing the front and back cover of the 2016/17 RTS Annual Report. - Creating multimedia content for our social channels; videos, gifs and shareable graphics. - Credited as Art Editor in the latest RTS Television Careers magazine which has been distributed across the country. - Live-tweeting and confident use of various RTS twitter accounts at events, especially during award ceremonies. - Managing our Tweetdeck account, scheduling tweets and articles when necessary. - Constantly hitting deadlines to get things ready for print; this required a constant team effort. - Creating graphics and icons for the ‘RTS Cambridge’ IOS app.

    2016

    App Designer

    Notion

    Aug 2016 - Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Responsibilities included: - Designing the NOTION Magazine app interface for IOS & Android devices; selected to attend a design course to forward my skills with solely designing NOTION’s magazine app. - Typography & layout skills. - Responsible for the launch of issues 69-74. - Working to strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment. - Submitting new builds to the Apple app store & Google Play. - HTML and CSS knowledge. - Working knowledge of Google Analytics.

    2016

    Editorial Assistant

    Notion

    Jul 2015 - Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Responsibilities included: - Knowing when to prioritise & organise workload in order to have content ready for print. - Reporting on live launch events using social media platforms such as Twitter & Instagram. - Writing & subbing content in line with Notion’s house style. - Transcribing interviews & entrusted to conduct celebrity interviews. - Ability to learn large amounts of information quickly to perform tasks. - Scheduling & writing social media posts for Notion’s Instagram, Facebook & Twitter platforms. - Liaising with outside PR companies. - HTML & CMS experience; making sure high SEO standards were always met. - Assisting on magazine shoots.

    Education

    2016

    BA(Hons) Multimedia Journalism

    Bournemouth University

    Sep 2013 - Nov 2016
    • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    • NCTJ, BTJC & PTC Accredited Key Skills: - News gathering in all areas; TV, Radio, Online & Print. - News & feature writing for various audiences. - Training in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, Audition & After Effects. - Modules included: Media Law, Shorthand, Ethics & Public Affairs.

    Awards

    2018

    PPA 30 Under 30

    PPA Awards

    • Nominated for the PPA 30 under 30's award, having only been a professional designer for under a year

    2016

    NCTJ 60WPM Shorthand, Court Reporting, Production

    Bournemouth University

    • Achieved NCTJ standard certification in 60 Words Per Minute Shorthand, Law Court Reporting and Production

    2015

    Best Documentary of 2015

    Bournemouth University

    • Along with two other on my team, we won the Best Doc of 2015, which was judged by university staff and students