Annie Houston

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

A graphic designer with over 10 years experience. I create market-led design solutions, working on brands, product ranges and marketing campaigns from concept to completion. My creative background and range of experience inspire innovative and engaging designs.

Skills

 

  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Digital
  • Typography
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Freelance

Jan 2008
  • SELECTED FREELANCE WORK Shine Communications Worked on retail concepts for the UK launch of cosmetic brand Stila, including for their partnership with Boots. John Doe PR agency Worked with one other designer on a pitch winning presentation to Vauxhall Motors. A2Dominion Branding and marketing communications for the Social housing company’s nutrition and healthy living community project. Elisa DBI Designed various web elements, including banners, icons and product visuals for Elisa DBI's UK website and their clients’. St Mungo's Broadway Branding, including logo design for the charity's Move On Training programme and Peer Advice Link services. Sima UK Identity: logo design, brand elements, style guide and marketing collateral. Consulted on overall brand image for management consultancy’s re-brand. Schematic Worked with the agency’s creative team to produce a style guide for the UI for Orange TV France.

2015

Graphic Designer

Turning Point

Apr 2011 - Mar 2015
  • Lead graphic designer and manager of four junior creatives within the Marketing department. Working with multiple clients, partners and audiences. I oversaw the organisation’s creative output, standards and brand compliance. In an environment of diminishing resources, I built a proven track record of consistently delivering on time and within budget. I developed marketing campaigns to support the organisation’s growth plans in line with its strategic objectives. I designed and commissioned a wide range of digital and printed collateral. I sourced, briefed and managed external creatives and suppliers, from video production agencies to web- to-print solutions and printers. During this time I developed an in depth knowledge of a wide range of technical processes. Key achievements Award winning design. Recognised by the National Recovery Awards for the design of Recovery Stories, a compilation of personal accounts and artwork. Shortlisted in the Recovery Street Film Festival for Vicky’s Story, part of a series of three films I oversaw from concept to completion including research, contributor selection, filming and editing. Business winning design. Designed illustrative models that articulated complex operational processes in an innovative and visual way to win new business. Web design. Review and revision of corporate and internal websites in 2012 and again in 2014. Worked closely with a team of developers to update creative and functional aspects of the sites. Identity. Created all aspects of the visual brand for the NHS Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre, working closely with the centre’s architects, interior designers and medical staff. Ensured the brand reflected the building itself and the vision for a new integrated health care provider. Delivered marketing campaigns for the centre.

2011

Graphic Designer

Universal Music Group

Aug 2007 - Jan 2011
  • Graphic Designer within the design studio. Design ranged from garment and packaging design to promotional materials to corporate presentations. Managed the design and production of complete merchandise ranges for brands including: Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, Motown, The Beatles, Take That, Family Guy and South Park.

2007

Co-founder, Studio and Gallery Manager

Wolstenholme Studios, Liverpool

Aug 2005 - Sep 2007
  • Founding member of the artist studio and gallery based in Liverpool. Within a small team promoted exhibitions, secured funding, hosted fellowships and managed the studios.

2007

Graphic Designer & Photo Editor

Imag-n-ation

Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
  • Graphic designer and photo editor for photographic agency specialising in the performing arts.

Education

2005

Fine Art

Liverpool John Moores University

Aug 2002 - May 2005
  • 2:1 BA Honours degree

2001

Foundation Course

Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London

Aug 2000 - May 2001
  • Foundation diploma

Awards

2014

Recovery Street Film Festival: Shortlisted

  • Shortlisted in the Recovery Street Film Festival for Vicky

2011

National Recovery Award

  • Recognised by the National Recovery Awards for the design of Recovery Stories, a compilation of personal accounts and artwork.