Chris Hillier-Forshaw

Graphic & Motion Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

I’m a graphic designer and I have been designing for the web & print for last 6 years and also work with motion and video. Having recently gained a first class with honours in Graphic Design i’m currently working within broadcast, creating multi-platform graphics. I have a work history that has allowed me to understand business and the importance of time, costs & deadlines. I ensure that design work consistently answers the brief in terms of look and feel, accuracy, functionality and brand identity . I also obtain good communication skills to ensure editorial expectations are understood and realistic as too, the importance of designing for a given target audience. I am able to demonstrate innovative creative solutions in the area of motion design, branding and informational/editorial graphics to produce coherent and beautiful design, considering typography, iconography, layout and brand identity. I work on a variety of products & activities, such as websites, advertising, books, magazines, posters, product packaging, exhibitions & displays, corporate communications & identity as well as motion graphics and video. Obtaining an interest in User Experience, I understand the importance of sharing, developing and collaborating designs and ideas with colleagues from design, product, editorial, marketing and tech teams, to get to the heart of what users need, creating sketches, concepts and prototypes. With advanced knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects) and also Affinity, Sketch and Cinema 4D, I have a good eye for typography, colour and layout, and I am able to follow brand guidelines for print and both mobile and desktop design, while demonstrating a strong creative vision. I have experience and knowledge of HTML/CSS & Javascript and understand the fundamentals of website, mobile UI/UX and interaction design and obtain the ability to continue to develop and implement a compelling visual identity across all print and digital channels. In terms of future development I am concentrating on 3D modelling and front end development but there is no limitation as I look for every possible opportunity to learn and develop many new skills.

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Skills

  • Adobe After Effects
  • Experience Design
  • Visual Communiation
  • Digital Web
  • Film/video Editing
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Motion Design
  • 360 Video

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Alchemy

    Alchemy

    • Film

Work history

Currently

Motion Graphics Designer

Alchemy

Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Creative Graphic Designer

Supremo

Sep 2016
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Hillier-Forshaw

Feb 2013
  • Freelance

Education

2017

First Class Honours, BA (Hons) Graphic Design with International Enhancement

The university of Bolton

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Bolton, United Kingdom
  • Awarded Bachelor of Arts 1st Class Honours in Graphic Design

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