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Ben Mottershead

Independent Brand Designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

Projects credited in

About me

With over six years of experience working in London-based creative agencies, I have worked with clients ranging from; Nike, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, and the BBC. Now working as a freelancer, I sit at the intersection between Design, Strategy and Copywriting for an array of clientele. I like to work with the ambitious and the fun. People and brands who look at the world differently and try to break the status-quo. I want to take your unique outlook, develop it and put your personality front and centre and show it off for everybody to see. Weird is wonderful so let's stand out together.

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Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Design
  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Video Editing
  • Digital Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Identity Design
  • Strategy Consulting

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Microsoft

    Microsoft

    • Publishing
  • F

    Freelance

    • onedotzero

      onedotzero

      • Social Enterprise
    • Glug

      Glug

      • Events

    Work history

    Currently

    Strategist & Copywriter

    Glug Events

    May 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Since going Freelance I was headhunted by Glug Events to join the team on a part-time basis to help grow their social following and work with the team to develop their strategy. While working at Glug I primarily oversee their content and social media strategies, while further developing long and short-form copywriting.

    Currently

    Freelance Designer & Strategist specialising in Branding, Video and Social Media.

    Freelance

    Apr 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • With over six years of experience working in London-based creative agencies, I have worked with clients ranging from; Nike, Coca-Cola, Jack Daniels, and the BBC. Now working as a freelancer, I sit at the intersection between Design, Strategy and Copywriting for an array of clientele. I like to work with the ambitious and the driven. People and brands who look at the world differently and try to break the status-quo. I want to take your unique outlook on the world, develop it and put your personality front and centre and show it off for everybody to see. Let’s leave ego at the door and work together to create something game-changing which doesn’t just break the rules. It rewrites them.

    Currently

    Graphic & Motion Designer

    Swhype Media

    Jan 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • While at Swhype I have had a multitude and variety of responsibilities. From creating and overseeing animation and motion graphics projects, along with all the additional production material such as storyboards and illustration collateral. I've assisted with organising events (www.h264.co), designing digital and printed promo and marketing collateral, creating website designs and designs for web, along with maintaining Swhype's own website utilising Wordpress, and also attended production video shoots for an array of clients. I have also had the opportunity to assist in the idea development for, designed and delivered pitches, along side my creative directors, while also being responsible for over seeing any work experience, interns and junior staff members that come through the studio.

    2018

    Designer

    Angel London

    Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • - The creation and design of activation material and POS for brands such as Coke, LRS and Jack Daniels. - Conceptualised and directed animation and motion graphics projects. - Attended on-site shoots and been responsible for video editing, sound mixing and colour grading. - Assisted in the design of custom websites meeting client needs, while also working with the in-house developers to assists on front end development.

    2016

    Junior Graphic & Digital Designer

    Allen Creative

    Jan 2015 - Jan 2016
    • Hitchin, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • During my time at Allen Creative I assisted with the design and creation of branding, in-store POS, packaging, menus and advertisement. Utilising both digital and print based outcomes across the retail, hospitality sector. I was responsible for originating, readying and amending artwork for print, and managing the workload for multiple projects simultaneously.

    2014

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    Limelight Sports

    Nov 2014 - Nov 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • During my short time at Limelight sports as a freelancer I was involved in the creation of work for a number of international sporting events which included digital and print based advertisement along with web design. I also assisted with the design of a user interface for an in-house production management system.

    2014

    Freelance Junior Designer

    onedotzero

    Jul 2014 - Oct 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • While working as a member of the creative team I have been involved in the delivery of a number of great projects. My main focus while on the placement was my involvement in the Nike World Basketball Festival. The project itself gave me understanding and experience of the creative process, time management as part of the delivery team, working to a live customer brief, artworking, and creating 3D compositions, using sketchup, to architectural specifications ready for art working, which I also assisted in.

    Education

    2014

    (BA hons) Graphic Design

    University of the West of England

    Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
    • Bristol, United Kingdom

    2011

    Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    Stafford College: School of Arts

    Sep 2010 - Jul 2011
    • United Kingdom

    Awards

    2019

    Carbon F19 Award - Branding x2 & Graphic Design x1

    F19

    • Entries are scored on five criteria; originality, freshness, inspiration, context and craft by a panel of 100 independent judges from various creative sectors. I was given a Carbon award within the branding category of the competition for my branding work for the 'h264' and 'Kid Cupid' work, along with an award within Graphic design for my 'VansxPeanuts' project. https://bendesigns.co/portfolio/h264-2 https://bendesigns.co/portfolio/kid-cupid-band