Carla Houston

Carla Houston

Art Director & Creative DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Carla Houston

Carla Houston

Art Director & Creative DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Art director, graphic designer and educator with strong background in photography & image making, well developed conceptual and ideation skills and an interest in humour and the absurd.
Projects
  • KANPAi! Magazine: Gaijin Issue
    KANPAi! Magazine: Gaijin IssueKANPAi! is a magazine aimed at and about the drinks industry.
  • KANPAi! Magazine: The international Issue
    KANPAi! Magazine: The international IssueKANPAi! is a magazine aimed at and about the drinks industry
  • KANPAi!: The evolution issue
    KANPAi!: The evolution issueKANPAi! is a magazine aimed at and about the drinks industry
Projects credited in
  • Kanpai! Magazine
    Kanpai! MagazineMerchant's Heart is a new mixer brand from the Suntory Group. The brand wanted to launch in the UK with a beautiful, specialist print magazine about drink-making that could sit alongside the likes of Noble Rot or Apartamento in a quality newsagent. Merchant's Heart, together with its agency Earn Studios, has a very modern approach to marketing - the brand didn't need to be the focus of the editorial, but just wanted to be associated with a credible title, made by and for the drink's industry's
Work history
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    Art DirectorKANPAi! Magazine
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    A magazine aimed at and about the drinks industry. Brought on as art director at the inception of the magazine, responsible for establishing the initial design/logo design and concept. Have now been art director on 6 issues of the magazine. Responsible for concept creation and commissioning of all photography and illustration plus design and layout of all of the magazine. Also responsible for social media for the magazine.
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    Visiting LecturerMiddlesex University
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Lecturer responsible for designing, delivering and managing Graphics and Art direction across two fashion programmes at Levels 5 & 6 over 5 modules. Teaching fashion students about the basics of graphic design, art direction and branding at level 5 and advanced portfolio development at level 6. Taught through a series of lectures, workshops and one to one tutorials. Involved in curriculum development and designing teaching materials and handbooks.
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Skills
  • Packaging
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Design
  • Online Campaigns
  • Print Campaigns
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Commissioning
  • Editorial Design
  • Lecturing
  • Teaching
  • Education
Education
    MA Graphic Design
     - London, United Kingdom
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    London College of Communication, UAL logo
    FdA Design for Graphic CommunicationLondon College of Communication, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom