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Amanda Hemmings

Freelance Graphic Designer & Artwork

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationWelling, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Creative Designer - Senior Artworker

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About me

As an innovative and experienced Graphic Designer and Artworker, I have 15+ years’ success developing original, high-quality multimedia design solutions. I have spearheaded a diverse range of marketing, promotional, and informational materials for major, high-profile clientele, creating end-products that include instore/cinema POS, magazine/brochure layout, packaging, pop-up visuals, and window/wall/floor graphics. Applying sharp attention to detail and strong brand positioning expertise, I drive successful product life cycles and an exceptional customer experience. With well-developed collaborative and interpersonal skills, I am able to build productive relationships with clients, excel within deadlines, and create attention-grabbing artwork for your specific business and marketing needs.

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Skills

  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Film
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • POS
  • Branding

Work history

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer & Artowrker

Ahem Creative Ltd

Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Successfully delivering original graphic concepts and end-products, I provide artwork design for cinema and retail promotions from concept through to quality completion. This involves collaborating closely with clients to create vision, and conceive novel designs and visually-exciting products. I have executed digital, print and social media artwork, as well as ongoing production support, for finance and insurance, food packaging, and beauty packaging clients. These include Barclays, Kent Reliance, LIDL and Boots. Additionally, I have developed and positioned a clear, cohesive corporate identity for a range of start-ups companies.

2016

Senior Creative

Cardboard

Jul 2012 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Senior Creative. Design and implementation of POS materials, creating and producing styleguides, in-cinema cardboard standees, posters and FSDUs. Spearheading key designs and artwork for brand, film, and home entertainment clients, I created eye-catching displays for retail stores, cinemas, style guides, posters, and FSDUs. Liaising with marketing teams, I deployed design pitches and developed several large, in-cinema format standees for film projects. High-quality artwork has been produced for major clients including Warner Bros., Disney, Universal Pictures, Nickelodeon, Playstation, Fender, and Red Bull, among others. I designed the ‘Les Miserables’ retail Home Ent. POS suite, and spearheaded the design and installation of an exhibition at Harrods.

2012

Senior Graphic Designer

The Creative Partnership

Oct 2008 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • At the Creative Partnership, I developed innovative and strategic marketing campaigns for several new release films. This included home entertainment and theatrical POS, press adverts, cinema tickets, premier invites, and HE packaging. I created the artwork for the outer DVD sleeve of ‘Mama Mia and generated design concepts for quad and 1-sheet film posters, consistent and in line with marketing campaigns. Additionally, HE POS style guides were updated for wide, international usage.

2008

Senior Graphic Designer

The Picture Production Company

Feb 2005 - Oct 2008
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Creating new and appealing designs for film and brand-focused marketing campaigns, I designed display graphics for high-profile events such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Amsterdam Cine Expo. I steered cohesive graphics presentations for a wide variety of branded promotional items, cinema standees, banners, posters, window stickers, interactive CD-Roms, press kits, and activity sheets. Just some of my clients included Paramount, Universal, Tartan, Warner Bros, Pathe, Buena Vista International, and Proctor & Gamble. During this time, I achieved a BAFTA shortlisting for my work on an interactive, educational CDRom. (standees and In cinema promotional graphics; banners, posters, window stickers, mobiles, activity sheets and vendor POS, as layered artwork files for territory translations. Display graphics, Interactive CDRoms, Press kits, press adverts, branded promotional items).

2005

Creative Production Designer

Various

Apr 2004 - Feb 2005
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • On various freelance appointments I have worked on graphic design projects for Dreamworks, Hasbro, Disney and Universal Studios for AGI Media (TM Ltd) and Coutts.

2004

Middleweight Graphic Designer & Artworker

St Ives, Displaycraft

Jan 2002 - Apr 2004
  • Dartford, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Overseeing jobs from initial design brief to final delivery, I conceptualised, developed, and deployed novel, user-friendly Point-of-Sale artwork and designs for use within retail establishments. Clients included TOMY, SPAR, The Ryman Group, Coca Cola, BT, and RBS. Holiday campaigns for annual seasonal sales, Christmas and Valentine’s Day were also created and delivered. Through a successfully-designed and commended POS for La Senza Valentines, I significantly boosted sales and instore foot traffic. I have created designs for retail promotions and subsequently artworked hoarding posters, window posters, window decals, banners, in store posters, stickers, ticketing, hanging mobiles and 3D displays.

2001

Designer

Sheldon-Mann

Jan 1998 - Dec 2001
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Graphic Designer. Followed existing magazine layouts, created new layouts for new magazines and changed existing layouts for reprints, incorporating the corporate guidelines of the clients client for their external marketing campaigns. I have designed book covers and the subsequent adverts, fliers and brochures, corporate letterheads, brochures, leaflets and ‘house’ adverts. Experience liaising with production departments to check all incoming adverts for suitability (colour & set-up, sub-editing, converting, and resetting). Dealing directly with all the clients (Directors, Marketing Executives, Sales, Ad and Production Managers) from inception to final completion, proofing direct and sending via ISDN or CD to printers. I have been responsible for preparing artwork for print, liaising with printers and repro houses, commissioning illustrators/photographers and dealing with quotes for digital printing and two/four/spot colour print runs.

1998

Reprographic Artworker

Alpha Channel

Aug 1996 - Jan 1998
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • At this London based Design & Reprographics bureau I gained MAC and PC knowledge in running-out documents to film and bromide for the short run printers’ press and the newspaper industry. Set stationery & used inposition software on many magazines (Docklands & City Guide, Power Int’l, Positive Nation) and prepared many advertisements for insertion into magazines and newspapers.

Education

1996

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 3D Design

Kent Institute of Art and Design

Oct 1993 - Aug 1996
  • Rochester, United Kingdom

1993

Foundation Diploma in Decorative Art

UAL Camberwell College of Arts

Apr 1991 - Apr 1993
  • London, United Kingdom
  • College Diploma in Decorative Arts; Pass with Merit.

1991

3xA-Levels & 9xGCSEs

Bexley Grammar School

Apr 1984 - Apr 1991
  • Bexley, United Kingdom
  • A Levels: Art (A), Design & Technology (C), French (E) GCSEs: Art (A), Mathematics (B), French (C), English Language (B), English Literature (C), Biology (C), Physics (C), Religious Studies (D), Design & Communication (B).