Ann Forrest

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

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About me

 

I have over 10 years experience working as a graphic designer. Through my freelance and permanent employment to date, I have benefited from working for a range of different design companies for a variety of global, national and local clients including Tesco, Australia Post, Wembley Stadium, Royal Ascot Racecourse, Chelsea Football Club, Nokia, Vodafone, Goodyear Dunlop, HiQ, Vancouver Art Gallery, The University of British Columbia, B&Q and Mecca Bingo. Through my last 6 years freelancing, I have proven myself to be adaptable, hard working and creative when faced with new challenges. I am frequently asked back. I have also been lucky enough to work abroad – I worked a year in Vancouver (2007/08) and a year in Melbourne (2011/12). Both were enlightening and enjoyable work / life experiences. Now back, in London, I’m keen to bring my knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to new and exciting opportunities, either freelance or otherwise.

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Environmental Design
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Typography
  • Wayfinding Design
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illistration

Work history

Currently

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Currently Between Jobs

Dec 2014

2014

Freelance Senior Designer

20.20

Apr 2013 - Nov 2014
  • I have returned to 20.20 a number of times this year and last year, to work on various hospitality, retail and sports environment branding projects. Key projects include: brand identiy, printed collatoral and environmental graphics for ‘On 5’ (fine dining restaurant at Royal Ascot Racecourse); environmental graphics for Ditsch (German pretzel vendors); retail design for Dutch department store V&D and discount retailers The Original Factory Shop; and environmental graphics for Wembley Stadium and Chelsea Football Club.

2013

Freelance Senior Designer

FutureBrand

Mar 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Retail design concepts for a confidential client.

2013

Freelance Senior Designer

The Partners

Dec 2012 - Jun 2013
  • I worked on and off at The Partners on various brand identity projects throughout the year. Clients included Investec, Air Asia and Argos, as well as environmental design for Rolex and Waitrose.

2013

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

The Brand Union

Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
  • I was brought in originally to work on a retail design development project for NatWest, but went on to also work on the design concept stage for the visual identity and cards projects.

2012

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Interbrand Melbourne

Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Worked mainly on the Australia Post re-branding project from early audit stages, through design development to generating extensive identity guidelines. I also created an illustration style for the brand and a bank of illustrations.

2011

Freelance Senior Graphic Designer

Identica

Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
  • Worked on creating the new retail design concept for Tesco supermarket. From initial store audits, design development, design implementation across various store formats to guideline principles for future implementation.

2010

Freelance Mid-level Designer

20.20

May 2010 - Sep 2010
  • Was involved in a range of projects at various levels of design development. Roles included logo design, packaging and label design, environmental graphics, brand development and guidelining for clients including Harry Ramsdens, Ann Summers and Prenatal (Italian retailer for parents and babies).

2010

Freelance Mid-level Designer

Household

Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • Worked on various projects for clients including Supervalu (Irish supermarket) and Waitrose. Designed POS and signage for retail clients, put together presentations for pitches, design development and strategy.

2009

Freelance Mid-level Designer

20.20

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009
  • Contributed to the B&Q project by developing a system for in-store POS items across a number of departments. Worked on new identity for B&Q sub-brand ‘One Planet Home’, to be used on eco friendly product ranges.

2009

Freelance Mid-level Designer

FutureBrand

Jul 2009 - Aug 2009
  • Created a detailed graphics package, based on concept visuals and working design files, for the interior walls and signage elements for Liz Gallery, an Italian shopping mall.

2009

Freelance Mid-level Designer

Fitch

Jan 2009 - Jun 2009
  • As part of Nokia’s ‘Salesperson is King’ project, created a number of printed booklets and branded items to be given to Nokia sales staff to inspire and inform them about specific Nokia services.

2008

Freelance Mid-level Designer

20.20

Mar 2008 - Aug 2008
  • Further developed the new Mecca Bingo brand language and applied it to various promotional materials. Created several ‘brands within the brand’ for specific initiatives. Compiled a comprehensive brand standards manual.

2008

Permanent Mid-level to Senior Designer

Kaldor

Mar 2007 - Feb 2008
  • Worked as part of the design studio on brand communications and corporate identity projects for clients including Vancouver Art Gallery, University of British Columbia and Coast Capitol Savings. Brought projects from concept stages, to design and layout through to print and completion.

2007

Permanent Junior to Mid-level Designer

Fitch

Mar 2004 - Mar 2007
  • Worked as part of the studio alongside other designers (both Graphics and Interior Design teams) for clients including Vodafone, Nokia, Dr Martens, HSBC, Kazkom Bank, Goodyear Dunlop and HiQ tyres (won Design Week award for Best Retail Interior 2007 as well as in-book recognition for the D&AD Annual 2008).

Education

2002

Graphic Arts BA

Liverpool John Moores University

Aug 1999 - Jun 2002
  • Graphic Design and Illustration