Emilia Buggins

Freelance Designer & Art Director


About me


Talented multidisciplinary designer and art director who has worked with both global and local scale clients. With a love for branding and clever ideas, she has skills in design, art direction, illustration and photography. She studied Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and has been in her field since 2010, working with the likes of Musicroom, Ogilvy & Mather, Unilever, Thames & Hudson, The V&A, Dove, Hellmann’s, Comfort, The Culture Trip, M&C Saatchi, SABINA and Yellow Bird Project alongside focusing on her own personal projects. She has had the honour of designing for very diverse sectors that have allowed her to grow quickly as a creative and build versatile skills to a high level. She can easily jump from developing design ideas for a brand identity, to art directing and photographing a shoot, designing a website or packaging for a product, illustrating a book or creating posts for social media. Her experience also means her work fits in comfortably in both highly creative and highly commercial environments. She grew up by the sea in the South East of England and spent her summers and winters surrounded by the awe inspiring nature in Finland. She has a slight obsession with California, music, terrible American TV shows and puppies.



  • Packaging
  • Advertising
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Typography
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • UX
  • Branding Identity
  • Music Design
  • Photography

Work history


Freelance Graphic Designer

Emilia Buggins

Aug 2010
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Clients include musicroom, Thames Hudson, The Culture Trip, Craved London, Lucy Rose, Yellow Bird Project, Hubbub Catering, Wattpad, First Story, SagittaMed Branding, art direction, web design, photography, illustration, signage and mural design, stationary, artworking, research, concept development, retouching, production, packaging, social media, presentation design and copy writing. Work sold in Selfridges, 2060 Pop up shop and featured in ‘International Superheroes of Drawing, Illustration and World Domination’ and on Art Wednesday, Fivethousand and Clash Music. www.emiliabuggins.com


Creative Designer

Ogilvy & Mather

Oct 2014 - Mar 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Multi disciplinary designer & art director working with the creative team for Unilever. I have worked primarily on Dove, Dove Men, Comfort, Hellmann's and brand Unilever on 360 campaigns. I also have experience working with the social media teams to create engaging content for Unilever's brand channels to promote their sustainability initiative.




Jul 2013 - Oct 2014
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Clients include Saudi Aramco Overseas, Sentrum Colo, Superdrug, Cadburys, Virgin Media. Identity, web design, mobile design, magazine layout, signage & mural, research, concept development and illustration. www.dhub.com


Junior Art Director

Walford Wilkie

Jul 2011 - Jul 2013
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • Clients include Boodles, Patek Philippe, X.B, Rebootizer, First Story, Recine Wine, Monreal, Ganjam and Imporient Tea. Branding, packaging, advertising, artworking, print layout, brochures, invites, signage, social media, web design, retouching, illustration, research and concept development. www.walfordwilkie.com


Design Intern

M&C Saatchi

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Placement within the Design + Typography Department and the Art Buying Department Logo development, pitch artworking, advertising layout, image research, typography. www.mcsaatchi.com


Junior Designer


May 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Full Time
  • Working with award winning design Sabine Fasching to develop identity designs and websites for a range of her clients from fashion to fine art and photography. Clients include Poppy Devilleneuve, Bolzoni & Walsh, Fiona Banner, Stephanie Simon and Tiger’s Eye. Concept development, branding, web design, retouching, illustration, advertising, research, copy writing, production, artworking, look books and typography. Work featured on It’s Nice That and in Grafik. www.sabina.co.uk



BA Graphic Design

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London

Oct 2008 - Jul 2011
  • London, UK