Carla Houston

Art Director & Creative Designer

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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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.

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  • 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

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Middlesex University

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      KANPAi! Magazine

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        Carla Houston

        Work history


        Art Director

        KANPAi! Magazine

        Jan 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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.


        Visiting Lecturer

        Middlesex University

        Oct 2016
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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.


        Freelance Creative

        Carla Houston

        Dec 2011
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Specialising in art direction. Plus: branding, packaging design, editorial design, illustration, Clients include: Merchants Heart, Suntory, Earn studios, Time Out magazine, L’Oreal Working across a broad range of projects, art direction of ad campaigns, packaging design, branding/re-branding, editorial design, concept creation and image making



        MA Graphic Design

        London College of Communication

        Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
        • London, United Kingdom


        FdA Design for Graphic Communication

        London College of Communication, UAL

        Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
        • London, United Kingdom