Ella Simmonds

Graduate

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

First Class Graphic Design BA (hons) graduate now looking to start my career and put into practice all that I have learnt these last few years. I am hard working, enthusiastic with great time management and organisation skills. I have skills in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and Premiere Pro. I also have hand based skills in screen print, bookbinding, letter press, lino and illustration.

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Skills

  • Art Direction
  • Graphic Design
  • Photoshop
  • Editorial Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Indesign
  • Layout Design
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Simmonds ltd

    Simmonds ltd

    • Design
  • Foxall Studio

    Foxall Studio

    • Design
  • Motley London

    Motley London

    • Design
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    THE CROWN AND ANCHOR INN

    Work history

    2019

    Junior Designer

    G.A Group

    Feb 2019 - Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Working closely with the senior designers at G.A Branding in creating a high-end lifestyle publication. This required a keen eye in sourcing and placing imagery and copy into a digital layout that closely followed brand guidelines.

    2018

    Junior Art Director

    Simmonds ltd

    Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I have recently completed one months work with Christopher Simmonds, where I was working as Junior Art Director in a fast paced and demanding studio environment, working on briefs for luxury fashion brands such as Gucci. During this period I engaged in research tasks, coming up with campaign concepts, location searching, marking up images for retouchers and shoot preparation.

    2018

    Design and Art direction

    Puss Puss Magazine

    Nov 2018 - Nov 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Editorial design for issue 8 of Puss Puss magazine. Working closely with the founder, Maria Joudina in creating engaging layouts. This job required thorough research into fashion and culture magazines for inspiration as well as a good understanding of the personal style of Puss Puss.

    2018

    Design Assistant

    Lottie Markworth

    Oct 2018 - Oct 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • My role as a Design Assistant with Lottie Markworth required in depth research into brands and their competitors in order to build the foundations for project proposals. I was required to create mood boards and artist references for inspiration and potential collaborations.

    2019

    Graphic Design

    Motley London

    Sep 2018 - Mar 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • I have been working freelance with the jewellery brand Motley London since September to present in creating art attacks edits of product shots for online platforms in the shape of both image and animation. One of my designs was featured online at Vogue.co.uk, and others can be seen on the Motley website and Instagram.

    2017

    Graphic Design

    Foxall Studio

    Aug 2018 - Dec 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Freelance work at Foxall Studio. This job required working on various live briefs with in a studio environment. I under took research tasks into brands and created initial designs for clientele and studio projects.

    2018

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    SARAH LE BROCQ

    Aug 2018 - Aug 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Editorial design for a photography book on behalf of a Brighton MA Photography student Sarah Le Brocq. This brief requires the organising and laying out of photographs and accompanying text into a project book using Adobe InDesign.

    2018

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    THE MAKE SHED

    Jul 2018 - Jul 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Product shoot for online clothing brand The Make Shed. Production management and art direction for a shoot containing a small team of myself, a photographer and model. Following instructions set out by the client we produced a range of shots of the garments provided in a location scouted by myself.

    2018

    Freelance Creative

    Foxall Studio

    Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
    • Rochelle School, London E2 7ES, UK
    • Freelance
    • Freelance work at Foxall Studio, London. This job required working on various live briefs in a studio enviroment. I under took research tasks and first designs for brands and studio projects.

    2018

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    BRIGHTON FASHION TEXTILES

    Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • The creation of a fashion look book for Graduate Fashion Week on behalf of Brighton Fashion Textiles and Business Studies. This job had an extremely tight twenty-four-hour turn around, which was a challenge but one I really enjoyed. It required the use of Adobe InDesign, organisation and time management skills.

    2018

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    MADELEINE PAINE

    May 2018 - May 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Art direction and post production for a Fashion Textiles student Madeleine Paine. This job entailed assisting the client during a photo shoot; sourcing and styling props, directing models and the photographer to capture the desired shots, as well as some post production editing in Adobe Photoshop.

    2018

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    GAVIN AMBROSE

    Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Photography and Art Direction for Gavin Ambrose’s Format for Graphic Designers published by Bloomsbury. This brief required the photographing of hand based processes such as Bookbinding, Screen Printing and Letter Press to be featured in a publication by Gavin Ambrose.

    2017

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    BULLET PR/ LONDON ROYAL DOCKS

    Nov 2017 - Nov 2017
    • Bristol, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Map illustration and info-graphics for London Royal Docks. This job required the use of Adobe Illustrator to create a fun illustrated map of the London Royal Docks and surrounding area for the public to use as navigation around the areas amusements. The map was featured on the website as well as printed on promotional material.

    2017

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    FIZZY SNOOD

    Jun 2017 - Jun 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • This brief required the designing of a logo for Fizzy Snood, a cancer charity organisation. Working closely with the client to create a design that was relevant and personal to the brand identity using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

    2017

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    BRIGHTON YOUTH CENTRE

    May 2017 - May 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Promotional material for an arts and culture festival around Brighton. This job included the organising of workshops in the youth centre to create illustrations to be included in the promotional material by the youths. Using the Adobe Creative Suite I created a twelve page programme for the festival as well as; posters, stage banners and wrist band designs. This Job took a huge amount of organisation and time management skills as well as a knowledge of Adobe design software and printing processes.

    2017

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    THE CROWN AND ANCHOR INN

    Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Wall Mural for The Crown and Anchor Inn, Brighton. This was a really fun project, unlike any I have done before. The brief was to design and make a wall mural for the pub garden. Using stencils and spray paint in a team of three we created a large mural of tropical foliage, creating a fun summery feel to the beer garden. The required organisation and time management skills as well as learning new techniques in stencilling and spray painting.

    2012

    Freelance Graphic Designer

    ST. ANDREWS PRESS

    May 2012 - May 2012
    • Wells, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Assistant at St. Andrews Press working with Adobe Design suites to help out with clientele work; this was often preparing and editing jobs to be printed; dealing with industrial printers and working on personal project whilst carrying out general duties inside the office.

    Education

    2018

    Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • First Class Graphic Design BA (hons)

    2015

    Art and Design Foundation

    Bridgwater College

    Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
    • Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    • Distinction Level 4 Foundation diploma in Art and Design

    2014

    Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
    • Bridgwater, United Kingdom
    • A* Grade A Level in Graphic Design A Grade A Level in Fine Art C Grade A Level in English D Grade A Level in Psychology