Amanda Barks

Creative Director

Level
Mid Level
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Side Hustles

About me

I'm an observant, energetic, enthusiastic and creative Graphic Designer. A good eye for detail, with the addition skills of Illustration. I’m also not afraid to be fun and playful with my work if the brief permits it. I have a 2:1 ba hons in graphic design along with 2 industry awards istd pass and a d&ad award, yep that’s right I have a yellow stubby pencil that takes pride of place on my mantel piece. My industry experience is well versed in different areas of design including packaging, apparel, branding and most recently editorial to mention a few. I have an illustrative style, with a love for patterens and typography and a lover of white space where white space is needed. I hope you enjoy my showcase of some of the projects that really highlight my style and versatility.

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Illustration
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Illustration
  • Print Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Bloom

    Bloom

    • Marketing & PR
  • Lazy Oaf

    Lazy Oaf

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • D

    Design Bridge

    • B

      Blue Marlin Design

      Work history

      Currently

      Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Non for profit members organisation // Art Director for the Ski Club along with Ski+board members magazine // Being the only creative this role involves a lot of producing all design aspects along with a lot of project management and generating the direction of both the magazine and of the club.

      2016

      Graphic Designer

      Moyou London

      Mar 2016 - Nov 2016
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • nail art manufacturing brand // in house Graphic Designer // Mar 2016 to Nov 2016 // I really enjoyed working at Moyou. A little start up . I was able to take on a lot of responsibilities and project manager their social media, and banners designing all elements myself

      2015

      Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • On and off throughout the winter season of 2015// Supporting the Art Director with task across the whole company from the in house magazine Ski+board advertorials to helping out with projects for the Ski Club.

      2010

      Graphic Designer

      Lazy Oaf

      Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Pop Graphic Brand // the internship was to help out across all of the company. It was awesome to work for a company that I had been an admirer of. I learnt a lot for Emma (owner)

      2009

      Graphic Designer

      Bloom

      Nov 2009 - Dec 2009
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Packaging Design agency // I was at bloom for a month and was really brought into the family and was made to feel very welcome and a part of the team.

      2009

      Junior Graphic Designer

      Add to Taste

      Aug 2009 - Nov 2009
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Design agency // I was brought into a small team and was working on briefs that ranged from packaging, brochures and direct mail. I learnt a lot from this studio Unfortunately I decided that I wasn’t the right fit for the company and moved on.

      2009

      Graphic Designer

      Blue Marlin Design

      Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Packaging Design Agency // Once again I felt very much a part of the team working on projects for awesome companies such as to name one Isklar.

      2008

      Grphic Designer

      Design Bridge

      Aug 2008 - Sep 2008
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • Design Agency // This was my first every internship and experience into the design world and what a way to enter it. I admire this company so much and made a nervous ginger feel very welcome and got me to work sharpish. I hold the time I spent at design bridge very close to my heart, meet amazing people they even celebrated my birthday!

      Education

      2008

      (BA Hons) Interactive Screen Based Graphic Design

      The University of Lincoln

      Sep 2007 - Jun 2008
      • Lincoln, United Kingdom
      • When I topped my HND up to a BA this course was running for the first year by my previous tutors on the HND. Even tho this course was called screen based, we also did a lot of print.

      2007

      HND Graphic Design

      The University of Lincoln

      Sep 2005 - Jun 2007
      • Lincoln, United Kingdom

      2005

      ND Graphic Design

      Leicester college

      Sep 2003 - Jun 2005
      • Leicester, United Kingdom