A hardworking, organised creative with a strong sense of responsibility, who enjoys designing creative solutions to problems. Portfolio can be found at: www.emilybirdsey.com I am a graphic designer with a BA in Graphic and Communication Design with Industrial Year from the University of Leeds. I am enthusiastic and flexible, and work confidently both independently and as a member of a team. I am very interested in technology and interaction, good communication, creating positive user journeys, storytelling, strong narratives, and innovation. Please feel free to get in contact, whether it's to ask a question or just to say hello! Email address: email@example.comLocked Pro Plan feature
Working as a designer within the Disney Media Sales and Partnerships creative team to generate ideas and produce creative content to support EMEA campaigns digitally across social media. This involves brainstorming innovative ways to support various campaigns, both across various lines of business within The Walt Disney Company and working with external brands partnering with Disney. As a digital designer my role is predominantly to create engaging content for digital platforms, mostly across Facebook and Instagram, to reach Disney audiences across social media. My role also includes creating mock-ups and visualisations to include when pitching to external brands who are considering a partnership with Disney, to demonstrate how a campaign would be applied across various platforms.
Working at Epcot in Walt Disney World, my responsibilities included operating the three attractions I worked across, interacting with guests face to face to assist them with questions and directions, and delivering introductory and safety talks with a microphone. I also needed to monitor guests’ safety at all times such as knowing which situations would call for a potential emergency stop of the attraction and how to evacuate guests safely if it was necessary. As I was taking part in the Cultural Exchange Program, I was able to meet, live and work with people from all around the world.
Designing promotions for and assisting with production of the Disney.co.uk website, working as part of the Disney Interactive UK digital team to support the content producers across all Disney franchises. Design tasks included creating promotions to appear live across the Disney UK website (disney.co.uk), ensuring their compatibility on desktop and mobile. This included various high profile campaigns including the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0, multiple cinema releases including Inside Out, The Jungle Book and Alice Through the Looking Glass, the reveal of the merchandise for Star Wars: The Force Awakens for Force Friday, and a full rebrand of Holidays.Disney.co.uk which I proposed, designed and built while liaising with the Disney Holidays team. Promotion tasks included updating content via the bespoke Disney CMS and Drupal, including a weekly refresh of the Disney Channel UK homepage (disneychannel.disney.co.uk). I also managed the delivery of and uploaded new video content each week, and assisted with content production for the launch of Disney Life and Aladdin the Musical including liaising with the external design agency who were producing the assets. During this time I also worked as a greeter at the ‘Disney Junior: The Next Chapter’ event at Westfield London, which many employees both from Europe and the United States attended. My role included greeting attendees, providing directions and signing people into the event.
In house graphic designer working part time during University term time with full time work during the holidays at a healthcare software development agency. I was responsible for designing materials promoting the X-Lab healthcare software. This included brochures, leaflets, and a website which I designed and coded with no prior HTML or CSS experience.
Graphic Designer for the production of ‘Carmen’, for which I designed a full promotional campaign, including poster advertisements, clothing designs, and social media promotion. I was also Secretary of the society alongside my second year University studies. My responsibilities included booking rehearsal spaces, maintaining good communication between the cast and crew both at rehearsals and via email, taking notes at and organising committee meetings, and being responsible for ticket sales both handling money in person in the student union and managing digital sales via email.
Let’s Go! Guide is a free family magazine, distributed across many schools in the North of England. I was responsible for designing the full magazine, including the visual look and layout. As I worked remotely I needed to ensure good communication via email and phone with my manager and organise myself to keep to deadlines. I was also asked to rebrand the magazine, providing a set of new brand guidelines.
Classification: 2:1 Four year course with the third year being an Industrial Year, in which I worked for the Walt Disney Company as the Design and Production Intern UK.
A Level Graphic Design: A A Level English Literature: A A Level Music: D AS Level Theatre Studies: B
16 A* - C Grades including English and Maths.