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Ellie Matthissen

Head of Design

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationRickmansworth, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDesign Director - Head OF Design

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About me

I have nearly 15 years experience in the advertising and marketing industry having previously studied Graphic Design at university. The last few years have been spent juggling 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 around 14 creative leads across 11 accounts as well as fulfilling a more holistic leadership role across the rest of the OLIVER UK business. Collaboration, empathy and inspiration are the three main ingredients to my creative approach, regardless of client, discipline or medium. I also find that approach works pretty well outside work too! When I’m not doing or overseeing creative work for clients, I try and indulge in personal projects. They usually involve type or lettering and preferably something that takes me away from the Mac. I’m a keen cyclist and badminton player, a recent yogi and can occasionally be found working out on a dancefloor. If you'd like to know more, please get in touch.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Design Direction
  • Hand Lettering
  • Digital Desgin
  • Presenting Ideas
  • Management
  • Branding

Work history

Currently

Head OF Design

OLIVER

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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.

Currently

Design Director

OLIVER

Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Championed the 2D / brand communications skill area and provided overall design leadership to create differentiated customer experiences for our Google EMEA client. I worked as part of a multi-disciplined team to develop solutions that integrated 2D, 3D and digital design.

2016

Freelance Senior Designer & Design Director

Various

May 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Crafting and directing beautiful, selfless design

2015

Design Director

HeyHuman

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2014

Senior Designer

Billington Cartmell

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2013

Junior, Mid and Senior Designer

TMW Unlimited

Aug 2008 - Sep 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2008

Aug 2005 - Aug 2008
  • Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Education

2005

BA(Hons) Graphic Design

Teesside University

Aug 2002 - Jul 2005
  • United Kingdom, Middlesbrough

2002

Aug 2001 - Jun 2002
  • Hatfield, United Kingdom