I joined Hyphen in July 2014 as a graphic designer and work with the rest of the studio on a variety of branding and design requirements for clients ranging from initial logo design and development to leaflet or catalogue design to wire framing for websites. The role also allows for personal client management, requires a basic working knowledge of print processes for production and an ability to multi-task on a day-to-day basis.
I was taken on for a short, summer internship where my projects consisted of research and design development that resulted in a proposal for a local restaurant, signage for a mobile-food van, and preparing graphics for print and production.
Initially contracted as a team-member but was later promoted to manage my own team of people that helped raise the status of particular brands through promotional events and interaction with consumers in various locations around the city, whilst up-selling and working towards sales targets.
Various duties including running of the customer service desk, dealing with customer complaints and queries, customer refunds and ordering, stock replenishment and working on the checkouts.
Graphic Design & Illustration
Foundation Degree in Art & Design: Graphic Design
A competition brief to re-brand the 'West End' area of Leicester which involved creating a bridge mural to welcome people to the area and any accompanying promotional items. My concept placed 2nd out of many entries! http://www.emilymerchant.co.uk/#!bridge-mural/c9u7
A yearly competition held by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Young Brits at Art) wherein I entered a piece entitled "Safety In Silence" and was chosen as one of the top 10 finalists out of over 1,600 entries. I was awarded with a wooden art case in the prestigious Southbank Centre. Coverage of it was reported locally: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/students-inspired-turn-tragedy-art-2089282 As well as nationally: http://www.theguardian.com/education/gallery/2009/jun/10/schools-creativity-in-the-classroom