Christian Johnstone

Creative / Graphic Designer / Art Director

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsBrand Strategist - Graphic Designer

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About me

Graphic Designer, Ex-tattoo artist, Musician & obsessive collector b. Dumfries, Scotland – Lives in Oxford, England Focused on creating smart, conceptual and approachable design through collaboration. My latest position was as Communications Manager for the Aidan Meller Gallery in Oxford. This initially began as a rebrand and developed into a job role. I have recently left to pursue a career that allows me to work with lots of different brands. In support of this goal, I was accepted onto the D&AD Shift programme which helps to open doors within the creative industry.

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Skills

  • Design Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Illustration

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  • Frieze

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    • Publishing
  • D&AD

    D&AD

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    Student Hubs

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      Aidan Meller

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      Work history

      2017

      VIP Assistant

      Frieze

      Oct 2017 - Nov 2017
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2018

      Communications Manager

      Aidan Meller

      Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Since beginning my role, I have rebranded the identity and helped re-position the gallery as one of the foremost galleries outside of London. Providing strategic planning alongside the Director and external consultants to help achieve this goal. — Delivered successful campaigns across multiple platforms — Planned, developed, delivered and evaluated multiple projects simultaneously — Built relationships with VIPS, clients, team members and the director — Created and managed brand identity through communication activities, in line with business strategy — Built diverse content that is adaptable around specific target audiences — Managed and delivered design and print collateral within deadlines — Produced and outsourced engaging content for distribution over social media and website platforms — Created systems to help improve brand consistency and ease of use of internal documents for all staff

      2015

      Junior Designer

      BrandView

      May 2015 - Sep 2015
      • Reading, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • My position at Brand View was to support the Marketing Manager in creating interesting and engaging content across print and digital platforms. This role also extended to aiding the sales staff and the company Directors in a large translation project as the business opened up new offices in France, China and North America. — Supported Marketing Manager in the creation of content for social media and blogs — Created systems to help improve brand consistency and ease of use of internal documents for all staff — Worked in a fast paced environment to deadlines — Built relationships with external businesses and providers — Created sales material to support the Sales Team in obtaining new clients — Tested and measured website performance — Worked with overseas offices in translations of sales material

      2016

      May 2015 - Feb 2016
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Young Women's Music Project is a charity that delivers high-quality events, opportunities and workshops with a feminist punch. An energetic approach alongside creative problem-solving was necessary to push the charity even further. — Supported the Director and board of Trustees to plan, develop and deliver print and digital campaigns — Established a local network of support to help run and execute events/ workshops — Supported the Director in organising 15-year anniversary performance at Modern Art Oxford — Collaborated with artists, such as a performance with Richard Wentworth's Black Maria project at Central Saint Martins — Taught a branding masterclass as part of a joint venture between Fusion Arts, BG Records and Readypop — Produced reports and contributed to fundraising and funding applications — Worked within tight budgets with a d.i.y sensibility to get more for less

      2014

      Design Assistant

      Student Hubs

      Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
      • Oxford, United Kingdom
      • Internship
      • My passion for the work that Student Hubs are doing made my role very fulfilling. I helped the charity engage with over 26,000 students through a huge update of their digital presence and brand image. — Led the national website re-design alongside a team of programmers and copywriters — Designed a template system to help maintain brand identity across 9 different locations — Updated and refreshed the Charities voice, using the website to kickstart a new digital presence — Produced exciting and informative copy and designs for leaflets and flyers — Worked closely with printers in several locations as part of the template system — Supported the Communications Manager in strategic planning — Attending workshops on fundraising to help inspire future campaigns

      Education

      Currently

      New Blood Shift

      D&AD

      Sep 2018
      • London, United Kingdom