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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Typographer - Brand Specialist

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About me

Hello. I'm Elizabeth Ellis, a graphic designer, typographer and letterpress printer. Based in London, I've had the pleasure of working with a wide range of clients, businesses, and projects; from big brands to small start-ups, global players to local individuals, innovative thinkers to the more traditional establishment. All with diverse briefs that have included brand creation (or revitalisation in some cases), identity design, print, guidelines, environments, exhibitions, signage, liveries, internal campaigns, employee communications... When I’m not working in an agency, I run my own design studio – The Counter Press – which specialises in typography, using contemporary and traditional methods (think wood and metal type and letterpress printing).

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Skills

  • Typography
  • Branding
  • Brand Identity
  • Book Printing
  • Print
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Design Guidelines
  • Logo Design
  • Communication Design
  • Editorial Design

Work history

Currently

Designer and Founder

The Counter Press

Oct 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Begun as a creative outlet, The Counter Press has developed beyond a letterpress workshop into a design studio, working with an interesting mix of clients, such as Fontsmith, Design Bridge, Bibendum, Rattis Books and Raw Wine, across a variety of touchpoints, including identity design, editorial and art direction, publishing and packaging.

2017

Freelance Graphic Designer

FutureBrand

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Design and identity work.

2016

Freelance Graphic Designer

Calling Brands

Jan 2014 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • At Calling Brands I was heavily involved in an ongoing internal engagement campaign across Nokia. I also worked on launching new brands such as Ada, the new National College for Digital Skills, and helping established brands such as BBC Worldwide.

2013

Freelance Graphic Designer

Silver Leopard

Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • As part of a team of three, I was the lead designer on the rebrand of Middlesex University. We developed a unifying system that integrated the university’s seven individual schools, for roll out over the next year. I was also involved in developing the Post Graduate Prospectus for 2014.

2013

Freelance Graphic Designer

Interbrand

Apr 2011 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I helped evolve a wide range of international brands. This included breathing fresh life into the C&A brand, creating a value led store identity for Shufersal, Israel’s largest supermarket chain, and launching and guidelining British Airways’ new internal brand. I also had the opportunity of working with Sony Ericsson, Musgrave, Samsung, and Christie’s auction house.

2011

Freelance Graphic Designer

The Brand Union

Oct 2010 - Mar 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I was involved in developing the JTI brand and creating a new brand identity for a competitor to PayPal, as well as writing and designing guideline documents for both HSBC Private Bank and ABLV, Latvia’s premier private bank.

2010

Freelance Graphic Designer

WHAM

Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I worked on branding and communications for one of India’s largest telecoms providers and a redesign for Superdrug stores.

2010

Graphic Designer

Brand Environment

Jun 2007 - Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Whilst at Brand Environment, I was part of a small team that developed strategies and positioning, created identities, wrote copy and implemented full brand experiences for Shurgard, CrossCountry, AIB, Blink and Southeastern Railway to name a few.

Education

2006

2:1 BA (Hons) Communication Design (Graphic Design)

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2002 - Jul 2006
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom