Ellie Matthissen
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Ellie Matthissen

Freelance Integrated Designer / DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Ellie Matthissen
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Ellie Matthissen

Freelance Integrated Designer / DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a hands-on, Integrated Design Director with over 15 years of experience in marketing and advertising. After several years spent managing design teams within London agencies, I made the move to consultancy and freelance design direction. My passion is branding and creative strategy but I also have a great deal of experience in direct marketing and brand activation. I'm currently based in London and happy to work remotely if required. http://elliematthissen-design.co.uk/ https://www.behance.net/elliematthissen
Projects
  • The Barn Brand Identity
    The Barn Brand IdentityLike many others, Arla are now enjoying the cost-saving benefits of bringing their content creation in-house. In 2018, along with the help of experienced partner, Studio Roo, they began the job of setting up a creative content studio in their Danish HQ. The venture has already enjoyed proven success with the Media team driving 60% more video views for 45% of the budget for Lurpak, and achieving a 33% cost saving for three times as much engagement for Unika. The initiative is now being rolled out
  • BT - Various
    BT - VariousFor many designers, working on just one brand for an extended period of time leads to creative boredom. My experience at Wunderman + Thompson, however, could not have been further from this. As a principal designer on their BT account, I had the opportunity to tackle a wide variety of creative challenges, ranging from producing guidelines to re-thinking their approach to direct mail. Below is a small selection of this work.
  • J2 Agency Re-brand
    J2 Agency Re-brandAs a property branding agency existing in a space saturated with competition, J2 needed to position themselves as specialists in space, not just property. A point of difference was key and they wanted to build a brand that was recognised for creative ideas and stunning design execution, yet had simplicity and style at its ideological core. After working with the team for two months, I re-wrote their brand statement and brand narrative before developing an identity which felt at home alongside t
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Work history
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    DirectorEllie Matthissen Ltd.
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I am currently offering my creative expertise to marketing and design agencies across London. Please get in touch if you would like to know more.
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    Head OF DesignOLIVER
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    Balancing design and leadership across several high profile clients; Google, The AA, Mozilla and Pernod Ricard to name a few. I currently support the development of 14 creative leads across 11 accounts as well as fulfilling a holistic leadership role across the OLIVER UK business.
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Design Direction
  • Hand Lettering
  • Digital Desgin
  • Presenting Ideas
  • Management
  • Branding
Education
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    BA(Hons) Graphic DesignTeesside University
     - United Kingdom, Middlesbrough
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    Art FoundationUniversity of Hertfordshire
     - Hatfield, United Kingdom