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Andrea Montanari

Freelance Senior Designer

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Art Director

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About me

Italian designer with over 15 years of experience in branding, marketing and integrated communications. I developed visual identities, multi-channel campaigns, digital experiences, publications and events for a wide range of clients, from successful startups and charities to global leading brands. I’m a confident presenter and I can drive projects from concept to delivery, including art direction and management. In 2009, looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to live in a cosmopolitan environment, I left my hometown Bologna and moved to London. Here, I took an MA in Graphic Branding & Identity at the London College of Communication and progressed further in my career eventually becoming the Design Lead for an international multi-channel campaign for Hilton Hotels, directing a team of 3 designers and 1 copywriter working on the account. In 2016, I’ve decided to set up my own Ltd company and I’m now freelancing for London agencies and organisations.

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Skills

  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Interface Design
  • Logo Design
  • Web Page Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

2015

Senior Graphic Designer

Ever After

Feb 2015 - Nov 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Senior designer for an award-winning creative agency. Design lead for the flagship Hilton account, growing the brand’s presence in the EMEA leisure segment through a vast programme of monthly communications. Key responsibilities: presenting and discussing the creative strategy with Hilton executives, art direction of 3 designers working on the campaign, output and quality control (8 languages, 3 media types, 800+ assets).

2015

Senior Graphic Designer

GM Toucari

Feb 2013 - Jan 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Senior designer for an integrated branding agency. Worked extensively the Linklaters account, challenging briefs and giving new life to the brand communications through a new set of guidelines and high-profile thought leadership reports – distributed worldwide. Also designed the visual identity for Linklater’s sponsored exhibition at the British Library celebrating the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

2013

Freelance Graphic Designer

BFI

Jul 2012 - Feb 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer for a charity which promotes and preserves filmmaking in the UK through a wide range of initiatives, including acclaimed film festivals, global campaigns and partnerships. Notable projects: UK Film’s space at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont-Ferrand; BFI annual review 2012.

2012

Freelance Graphic Designer

MOO

Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer for an international print-on-demand company considered “one of the UK’s earlier startup successes” by TechCrunch magazine. Developed new PPT templates to improve the look and consistency across all marketing communications. Also held a one-day tutorial for the company’s staff.

2013

Freelance Graphic Designer

Great British Chefs

Apr 2011 - Feb 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer for Britain’s premier digital food publisher, working with Michelin-starred chefs such as Marcus Wareing and Nathan Outlaw. Highlights: redesign/expansion of the company's website (in 2012, monthly visits from 50k to 350k); social media design (Facebook likes from 26k to 88k); UI design and collateral for Summertime – award-winning app built in partnership with Ocado.

2012

Freelance Graphic Designer

Creamer & Lloyd

Mar 2010 - May 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer for an agency specialising in brand development, events, creative and leadership skills training. Notable projects: visual identity for Unilever global events in Bangalore, Montreux and San Francisco; rebrand for Past Times – 30 years old retailer with over 100 stores throughout the UK and Ireland.

2009

Design and Comms Manager

Corradi

Jan 2006 - Sep 2009
  • Italy
  • Full Time
  • Managing the creative side of the business for a leading Italian outdoor furniture design manufacturer. Key responsibilities: upgrading the corporate identity and all marketing communications, building awareness, driving revenue growth (+15m over four years), influencing and reporting at board level. Played a pivotal role in the company’s transition, from an inward-looking family business to a premium brand now serving over 50 countries worldwide. Highlights: created the strapline ‘outdoor living space’; developed, delivered and presented the new visual identity to an international audience of 500 agents and retailers; produced and directed over 40 photo shoots; designed and produced a new £40k-budget company’s website; laid the foundations for the development of the marketing communications team. Also worked on Corradi’s international events, such as the Milan Design Week and R+T in Stuttgart, and on the production of promotional videos, including the company’s 30th anniversary. In 2010, Corradi sponsored a popular Italian TV show and my logo was seen nationwide by almost 20m viewers.

Education

2011

MA, Graphic Branding & Identity

London College Communication

Jan 2011 - Nov 2011
  • London, UK

2001

BA, Graphic Design

Istituto Europeo di Design

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001
  • Italy

Awards

2001

Exenis Sidewall Competition

Pirelli Tyre

  • Winner of the Pirelli's Exenis sidewall design competition.