Connell Makepeace

Connell Makepeace

Senior Digital DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Connell Makepeace

Connell Makepeace

Senior Digital DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a senior digital designer specialising in branding, motion graphics and web based UI projects. From learning under a Saatchi & Saatchi creative director I’ve honed my skill set by expanding my knowledge across all areas in the industry either directly or leading tailored specialised teams. I take pride being a part of local businesses and start ups to help them grow whilst also working with large name brands such as Sony, ITV and Channel 4.
  • Rheumocam | VMA Award Winner
    Rheumocam | VMA Award WinnerManufactured by Chanelle Pharma, Rheumocam achieves effective relief from pain and inflammation in a wide range of clinical scenarios and animal species. It is a veterinary product available on prescription only. While at FireBelly we were tasked with creating a campaign visual that was striking and impactful. Our concept "FREEDOM TO MOVE" shows animals dancing, prancing and leaping without pain or stress. Notable Achievements: FIrebelly won the 2021 VMA award winners for 'Marketing Campaig
  • Luxury Brand Identity | CC Construction
    Luxury Brand Identity | CC ConstructionCC Construction is a leading construction and refurbishment company working in London and Southern Counties. They partner with exceptional architects and interior designers and boast some of the country’s finest addresses ​ FireBelly was tasked with updating the company’s logo and developing smart and stylish proposal documents to help win high-value projects. Following this we provided logo & colour guidelines to keep the brand on track within their internal studio. However, the premium project
  • Making London
    Making LondonWorking with Studios to create the brand identity for the first event for the Making London Conference for 02/05/2018. The event itself was a series of conversations with groundbreaking inventors, designers, creators and doers. Come, engage and be inspired to start Making. In the spirit of the theme, we’ll be donating 100% of the ticket sales to We Are Stripes, the organisation that helps support Black Asian and Minority Ethnic students into the creative industries. Here’s to more diverse creato
Work history
    Senior Digital DesignerFreelance
    Leeds, United KingdomFreelance
    – Working closely with clients and local agencies to build brand identities and guidelines to grow their businesses from concept to delivery. – Building on an ever growing skill set for tailored projects in branding, visual identities, motion graphics, videography and UX/UI whilst currently learning 3D software – Hands on knowledge with brand strategy & development, UX / UI design, videography, motion graphics and all things digital. Both with my own skill set along with leading tailored design teams in these fields. – Building UX/UI design systems within Figma to either develop in-house with Wix Studio or manage developers to ensure the project is delivered successfully – Take pride in working within as many design and business sectors to help further the appreciation for the creative industry. – Expert level competency in the use of the Adobe Suite, Sketch, Figma, Wix Studio, WordPress, Shopify and in the Microsoft Office Suite.
    Senior Digital Designer / Project LeadTwistedesign
     - Pontefract, United KingdomFull Time
    – Providing creative direction and collaboration with cross-functional teams to ensure the alignment of their design objectives and business goals are met. – Create and maintain brand identities, adhering to brand guidelines and actively contribute to brand development across multiple sectors. – Working closely with large education trusts such as Northern Education Trust to provide motion graphics, Web based designs and generic social content to help them grow. – Strong experience in providing creative direction on projects for clients and accounts to build pitch decks that showcase and sell our concepts while leading on meetings. – Teaching the agency motion graphics and UX/UI programs and principles prior to leaving to ensure they could continue providing for clients to ensure they could continue offering these services after leaving. – Worked with Labour to produce campaign videos by offering videography and motion graphics for 3 candidates for 2024’s mayor race which all 3 won after they gained over 2 million views combined.
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  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blender
  • Pixel Art
  • Artworker
  • Wordpress
  • Digital Design
    Leeds Arts University logo
    Leeds Arts University logo
    (BA hons) Graphic DesignLeeds Arts University
     - Leeds, United Kingdom
    BNY Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race Poster CompetitionBank of New York
    A big moment for me and one that made me want to be a part of the creative industry would be the first design competition I took part in and ended up winning was a 2014 National boat race poster competition. Taking part in this and winning was a huge confidence boost in myself as both an individual and as a designer due to the design being plaster all over the famous Oxford vs Cambridge boat race merchandise.