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Amy Vien

Graphic Designer

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About me

Hi, my name is Amy Vien and I am a recent graduate of BA (hons) Graphic design from the University of Brighton. I am passionate about design, politics, and food. I am an enthusiastic and hardworking person who works well independently and in a team. My recent work explores and curate stories from everyday people with bizarre yet wonderfully ordinary lives. My strengths lie in publication design, communication, and being adaptable to any given situation. I am currently based in Gloucester, but I am willing to relocate in the UK or abroad. A portfolio is available on request, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Skills

  • Book Printing
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Communiation
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Creative Research

Work history

2017

Design Intern

City Edition Studio

Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I worked to provide idea generation and development for an artist’s exhibition publication. I aimed to visually communicate the artist’s work and its themes by analysing the essays written for the publication, and using this as a foundation to explore and refine experimental treatments and visual elements. The work is confidential and ongoing, however the designer I worked with is happy to provide a reference if required.

2017

Student Helper

University of Brighton Reprographics

Oct 2016 - Apr 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have learnt about the printing process, preparing documents for print, become proficient in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC and printer maintenance for a Canon iPF6400S and Canon imagePRESS C700.

2016

Designer

'Ian Potts: Watercolours' exhibition

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
  • Freelance
  • As part of a team, we designed the branding for an exhibition celebrating the life of watercolour painter, Ian Potts, held at the University of Brighton gallery. We created the branding which was applied to the exhibition, posters, invitations, flyers and typographic vinyl stickers. We designed and produced the catalogue for the exhibition, paying attention to layout and typographic detail.

Education

2017

BA (hons) Graphic Design

University of Brighton

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • Graduated with a 2:1, Second Class degree (Upper division) . During my time in Brighton, I volunteered for several creative events outside of the university. In my third year at university, I maintained a job with University of Brighton reprographics alongside my studies. At the end of my final year of studies, my course-mates and I built and curated an exhibition to celebrate our works and graduation in University of Brighton Grand Parade campus, as well as a self-funded exhibition at OXO Tower. My contribution to this show was sourcing and securing refreshments for the show, as well as helping to build and curate the show as a team.

2014

Art and Design Foundation Diploma

SGS Stroud College

Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • Earned a distinction

2013

A Level

Katharine Lady Berkeley's School Sixth Form

Sep 2011 - Aug 2013
  • Wotton-under-Edge GL12, UK
  • Earned A-levels (Grade A): Graphic Art, Sociology, Film Studies Cambridge Pre-U: Mandarin Chinese (B-equivalent)

2011

GCSE

Katharine Lady Berkeley School

Sep 2006 - Aug 2011
  • Wotton-under-Edge GL12, UK
  • Earned 10 A*-C Grade GCSEs