Emily Merchant

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationLeicester, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Print Design
  • Corporate Design
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Web Design
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Wireframing
  • Branding/rebranding
  • Layout Design
  • Branding Identity Design
  • Typography Lettering
  • Hand Drawn Lettering
  • Hand Drawn Typography

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Hyphen Marketing

Jul 2014
  • 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.

2014

Cellar Trends Brand Activation Supervisor & Saleswoman

Cellar Trends

Sep 2012 - Jan 2014
  • 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.

2013

Graphic Design Intern

London Graphics

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • 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.

2011

Customer Service Assistant

Homebase Ltd

Aug 2009 - Aug 2011
  • 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.

Education

2014

Graphic Design Illustration

De Montfort University

Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
  • Graphic Design & Illustration

2011

Foundation Degree in Art Design

The University of Glamorgan

Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Foundation Degree in Art & Design: Graphic Design

2010

A-level: Art Design, English Literature, Performance Studies

Ynysawdre Comprehensive School

Aug 2003 - Jun 2010
  • A-levels, GCSE's

Awards

2014

1st Runner Up

  • 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

2009

Brits At Art: Top 10 Finalist Nationwide

  • 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