Dillon Grove

Graphic Design

Level
Junior
Location
Sidcup DA15, UK
Availability
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About me

I am a designer based in London, creative and collaborative in my process, with a keen eye for detail and a passion for learning and development. I thrive on simple design solutions to complex problems, solving impossible questions beautifully.

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Skills

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Problem Solving
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Idea Generation
  • Digital Design
  • Photography
  • Organisation
  • Strategic Branding
  • Identity Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • GANT UK

    GANT UK

    • Fashion and Textiles
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    Townley Grammar School

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      Mojo Kojo

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        Tower Sport LTD

        Work history

        Currently

        Graphic designer

        The Human Collective

        Oct 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Creative brand generating music and merchandise. Working on Branding, Strategy and Art Direction. Conducting visual research and pitching ideas. Concepting and designing assets in Illustrator. Quick mock ups visualising final products. Developing motion graphics in After Effects. Communication was key to success, creating a smooth transition between ideas and execution.

        Currently

        Printer and Embroidery

        Tower Sport LTD

        Sep 2019
        • Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Company focused on customising clothing through printing and embroidery. Laying out assets in Illustrator to be vinyl cut, printing artwork onto garments using heat press. Preparing garments to be embroidered. Liaising with customers. Starting and running social media, connecting with local businesses and clients. Gained experience in running a small business, working with suppliers, couriers and customers. Streamlining processes; introducing systems for documenting instructions to clarify directions, minimising errors.

        2019

        Graphic Designer

        Townley Grammar School

        Feb 2019 - Aug 2019
        • Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
        • Part Time
        • Collaborated with Senior Designer on revitalising school image. Researching pain points in current wayfinding for overhaul in Illustrator. Editing imagery and layouts for wellbeing centred posters. Branding and identity for wellbeing space. Production of small and large scale printing. Copy writing in house literature. Gained experience in a fast environment.

        2019

        Sales Assistant

        GANT UK

        Jan 2019 - Jul 2019
        • Bluewater Pkwy, Dartford, Greenhithe DA9 9ST, UK
        • Part Time
        • Throughout education, worked for established brands to support myself while gaining experience. Working as a sales assistant, promoting products, serving customers, verifying invoices, stock taking and acted as key holder. Working in retail and the service industry is a humbling process, I learnt to communicate in difficult situations with colleagues and customers in a professional manner.

        2019

        Digital designer, Strategist

        S0meb0dy.co

        Oct 2018 - Feb 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Brand based around collaboration with artists. Turning drawn assets into vectors. Attending meetings to discuss work in progress and develop strategy, providing guidance and design solutions. Liaising with collaborators. Advanced knowledge of running a business. Improved pitching and communication skills.

        2019

        Graphic designer

        Mojo Kojo

        Jul 2018 - Sep 2019
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Established start up selling African inspired garments. Project to promote pop up shop. Collaborated online. Took inspiration from imagery, visualised directions. Developed clear style bespoke to clients’ needs. Editing and finalising designs. Preparing solutions for various formats. Networked into an opportunity and delivered to a high standard. Positive engagement online translating too attendees at the event.

        2018

        UX Designer

        Nettl

        Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
        • Bromley, United Kingdom
        • Part Time
        • Collaborative design team delivering; concepts, graphics and websites for local businesses. Attending meetings, presenting ideas and providing feedback. Brainstorming concepts and solutions. Wire-framing in Sketch and WordPress. Implementation of new brand guidelines for promotional material for Nettl. Work flow and organisation were challenged, handling multiple projects, prioritising key needs.

        2018

        Designer/ Photographer

        Louder than words

        Apr 2018 - Jul 2018
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Third year final exhibition. Focus on strategy, branding and UX. Collaborating to concept and implement brand assets. Curation of exhibition. Testing layouts for print and web; typesetting, contents, layout and production. Large format printing. Painting and Preparing event space. Photographing the exhibition and retouching imagery; capturing interactions between user and space. Ability to evolve and implement brand guidelines into a thematic show. Discovering how effective an idea can be applied throughout the process, which honed my eye for detail.

        2017

        Graphic Designer/ Curator

        Planet 909

        Sep 2017 - Jun 2017
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Team of ten final year designers raising money for final year show. Worked collaboratively, developing ideas and concepts into a bi-monthly event. Communicating over Slack. Researching users, trends and competition. Brain storming concepts. Brand naming. Development of identity and visual language. Copy writing and developing tone of voice. Curating event space. Planning strategy for targeted advertising. Creating social media graphics. Promoting social engagement throughout the year. Holding 5 events with over 1500 attendants, raising £6000.

        Education

        2019

        Short Course in Strategic Branding, Identity and Experiene

        Central Saint Martins (UAL)

        Mar 2019 - Jun 2019
        • London, United Kingdom

        2018

        (BA hons) Graphic Design

        Arts University Bournemouth

        Sep 2015 - Sep 2018
        • Bournemouth, United Kingdom

        2015

        Sep 2008 - Jun 2015
        • Bexley, United Kingdom
        • B- Art, B- Graphic Products, B- Photography