Christian Johnstone

Creative / Graphic Designer / Art Director

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsBrand Strategist - Graphic Designer
  • Francis Lane
  • Andrei Croitor
  • Volha Klimenkova
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About me

Graphic Designer, Musician & obsessive collector b. Dumfries, Scotland Last year I was awarded a place on the D&AD New Blood Shift programme, and it was announced on Jan 17th that my team had won 1st place on both of the briefs set by AKQA and IRIS. Focused on creating smart, conceptual and approachable design through collaboration. I am looking to gain experience in design, branding and strategy.

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Skills

  • Design Direction
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Photography
  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding Design
  • Typography

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  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design & Creative
  • Frieze

    Frieze

    • Publishing
  • D&AD

    D&AD

    • Design & Creative
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    Student Hubs

    Work history

    Currently

    Creative

    AKQA

    Feb 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship

    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