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Amy McCarthy

Designer and Illustrator

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDigital Illustrator - Graduate Illustrator - Digital Designer


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About me

I am a designer and illustrator living and working in London, My portfolio consists of work created from a variety mediums and themes, with an emphasis on digital design. I believe that it is important to practice both traditional and digital methods of creating, and so I answer a brief with the most appropriate tools for the task

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  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe Premier Pro
  • Adobe Muse
  • Wacom Tablet
  • Microsoft Office
  • Cinema 4D
  • Screen Printing
  • Risograph Printing

Work history


HR Team Assistant

Thomas Sabo

May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Temporary fixed term contract working as the team assistant in the HR department at Thomas Sabo, overseeing new starters, leavers, contract changes, CV screening, and other duties administrative duties required to assist the department.


Freelance Creative


Jan 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have been working as a freelance creative since I began attending Camberwell College of the Arts (UAL) in 2009. Clients have included Pitfield London, Captured By and Penguin.


Freelance Creative

That Lot

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • This was a fixed term position creating illustrations, storyboards and infographics for clients including: Channel 4, John Lewis, Oktoberfest and The Jockey Club.


Weekend Sales Assistant

Captured By

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Columbia Rd, London E2 7RN, UK
  • Full Time
  • Assisting with the opening and closing of the shop, advising and serving customers and taking payments for sales, overseeing the presentation of the shop and products throughout the day. I also had the opportunity to create a window display for the shop, influenced by their products and the architecture of Le Corbusier.


Front of House Administrator

John Jones London

Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Switchboard handling and distribution of incoming emails and post for both John Jones sites. Providing departmental administrative support including email, filing, art handling, overall department organisation, control of office supplies. Ensuring the Front of House was well presented for visiting clients and providing them with exceptional customer service. Providing support to Client Services and the Sales team as required. Responsible for multiple email inboxes, responding to enquiries and arranging consultations and tasks in the Design Consultants diaries using Microsoft Outlook.


Information and Ticketing Assistant

The British Museum

Jul 2012 - Dec 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assisting visitors with general enquiries about the museum, exhibitions and the artefacts on display in various locations around the museum. Working as part of a team to ensure consistent delivery of excellent customer care to all visitors in person, via telephone, and with email and written enquiries. Booking lectures, events and exhibitions for members of the public in person and via telephone, and dealing with membership enquiries and applications. Working within a team to maintain and promote special exhibitions.


Shop/Gallery Assistant

Pitfield London

Nov 2011 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for maintaining the appearance and up-keep of the shop and gallery, and assisting with visual merchandising. Undertaking administrative duties, uploading products to the shop system and maintaining stock using Microsoft Excel. Liaising with the contributing designers and suppliers. Contributing illustrations to the shop website and products. Responsible for opening/closing the shop and cashing up at the end of the day.



Beach London

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisting with social media, marketing and helping to maintain the store website by uploading products and descriptions. Generally assisting and working alongside the owner. Handling artwork and liaising with artists and designers. Preparation of the gallery in the build up to the official opening.


Bar Staff

The Bishops Finger

Nov 2010 - Nov 2011
  • W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DY, UK
  • Full Time
  • Serving customers and assisting with the opening and closing of the pub. Preparing drinks and serving food. Setting up and managing private functions.


Lost and Found Telephone Operator

Lloyds TSB

Oct 2007 - Oct 2008
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Assisting customers with inbound enquiries about lost or stolen bank cards. Handling account queries and completing authorisations. Liaising with banks and branches over the telephone. Meeting weekly sales targets.



BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media

The London College of Communication (UAL)

Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Recently completed degree, awaiting final grades.


FdA Illustration for Sequence and Interaction

Camberwell College of the Arts (UAL)

Sep 2009 - Jul 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Pass


Art and Design Foundation Diploma

The South Essex College

Sep 2007 - Jul 2008
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Merit


BTEC National Diploma Art and Design

The South Essex College

Sep 2005 - Sep 2007
  • Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
  • Triple Grade Distinction


10 & 1/2 GCSE's, grades: A-B

The Eastwood School

Sep 2000 - Jul 2005
  • Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea SS9 5SJ, UK
  • Media Studies - B, Physical Education - B, Geography - B, GNVQ Art and Design - B, Mathematics - B, Double Science - B, English - A, English Literature - A, Dance - B, Half Course Religious Education - B.