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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earned a distinction
Earned A-levels (Grade A): Graphic Art, Sociology, Film Studies Cambridge Pre-U: Mandarin Chinese (B-equivalent)
Earned 10 A*-C Grade GCSEs