Amanda Galal

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Amanda Galal is a Graphic Designer, who is currently studying Branding & Identity in The London College of Communication. Prior to which she completed a BA in Graphic Design at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and worked for two and a half years in a couple of Advertising companies based in Greece. Her degree in T.E.I entailed a comprehensive mix of theoretical and practical subjects such as graphic novel art, photography corporate identity and development of promotional campaigns, typography, illustration, web design and a short introduction to branding and identity, which triggered her interest in design. During her studies, she learnt that the core of a design lies within the combination of art, technology, perspective and psychology, all of which are strongly entwined. She is particularly enthusiastic in specializing in multiple design branches within advertising such as design strategy, branding & corporate design and online design, as she believes a powerful brand image is the way your customer perceives you. It is also significant to build a bridge between the brand and the consumer and create an emotional attachment to the product. She strongly believes that the communications process is the prime means by which each identity emerges.

Skills

 

  • Advertising
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Photography
  • Digital Print Advertising

Work history

2015

Junior Art Director

Solid Communications

Apr 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Solid communications S.A. Athens Greece Junior Art Director  • Profiles and Covers of our clients - Social Media • Creation of micro-site’s and social media applications for seasonal contests • Product Photo-shoots beneficial for the web • Lead all aspects of the client’s graphics and branding activities including their websites and social media • Working with clients and Account Managers to develop brand images and new brand designs • Online quality content for the design community (Clients: Kinder, Evga, Factory Outlet, Ben & Jerry’s, Altis, Knorr, Anytime, Vitam, Flora, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Skip, Giotis)

2014

Intern

Solid Communications

Nov 2013 - May 2014
  • Solid communications S.A. Athens Greece Junior Art Director (Intern) • Specialized in the Digital Department • Acquired knowledge on Branding & Identity, Web Design and Promotional Campaign strategy • Introduction to UI/UX design • Worked on a range of different design projects across web, brand and marketing. • Exploration of design development and meaning of web content • Creation of photo realistic mock-ups of regular campaigns • Brainstorming and sharing initial ideas with the team

2013

Intern

Sprint Integrated Communications

Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
  • • Creation of several Corporate identities: integrated communication • Forming final designs for technology catalogs, food recipe catalogues, and packaging design for stationary products • Implemented strategically simple design and layouts  • A brief intro to resources covering web design and development, graphic design, advertising, and mobile development • Practice on understanding a clients brief and managing the information involved • Grasped CSS techniques to web type, from mentorship to more collaborative approaches

Education

2017

MA Graphic Branding Identity

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2015 - Jan 2017
  • University of the Arts London: London College of Communication 2015-2017 MA Graphic Branding & Identity · Collaboration, group brief takings and reviews with Keren House · Group collaboration with Wolff Olins · Group Participation in Forecasting Futures (13th-21st May 2016) Exhibit at LCC · Selected for the LCC Mentoring Scheme Programme - and was in monthly contact with the Digital Art director of British GQ

2014

BA Graphic Design

Technical and Educational Institute of Athens

Aug 2009 - Mar 2014
  • Technological and Educational Institute of Athens (TEI Athens) 2009-2014 · Bachelor of Graphic Design 4 Year Scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs · Grade: 7.55/10 · Relevant Coursework: Development of Promotional Campaigns, Web Design, Corporate Identity study and brand development Significant courses: Illustration, Web Design, Branding & Identity, Photography, Typography, Visual Communication, Promotional Campaign

Awards

2015

Ermis Awards Bronze

Ermis

  • DIGITAL / BRANDED GAMES, TOOLS & TECH / Pin & Win Game by Anytime Online

2013

Social Media Awards Gold

  • Integration & Innovation- 7.2 Best Use of Social Media in Real Life - Ben & Jerry's - SCOOP TOUR 2013