Ellie Matthissen

Freelance Integrated Designer / Director

  • LevelSenior
  • LocationRickmansworth, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsDesign Director - Head of Design - Graphic Designer

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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. Most recently, I supported 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. I'm currently freelancing at agencies across London. 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

People I’ve worked with

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    OLIVER

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    • Advertising
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    Various

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      TMW Unlimited

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        HeyHuman

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        Work history

        Currently

        Jul 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • 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.

        2018

        Head OF Design

        OLIVER

        Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
        • 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.

        2017

        Design Director

        OLIVER

        Feb 2016 - Sep 2017
        • 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