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Emily Sear

Design LeadLondon, United Kingdom
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Emily Sear

Design LeadLondon, United Kingdom
About me
An organised and creative problem-solver with a background in print production, art direction and graphic design. A lover of, and expert at, managing many moving parts.
Projects
  • East London Comic Art Fair 2019Working with lead illustrator Jon McNaught and production team to create and design event branding, including pre-event marketing, printed programmes, merchandise, signage and way finding assets.
  • 365 days of Fashion RevolutionBrief: Fashion Revolution needed a marketable product that would support their aim of achieving a cultural shift in consumer attitudes towards fashion. It had to make enough money to sustain itself and the team involved in producing it, and be great to look at. Delivered: Concept, design and production management of an interactive A2 fold-out wall planner and a suite of accompanying digital assets. Printed in the UK in 3 spot colours by Seacourt. Design support and photos by Maria Maleh.
  • Ra-Ra-RaffiaBranding and design of digital assets for Wool and the Gang's Ra-Ra-Raffia product launch.
  • Meet the Maker seriesBranding and design of digital assets for Wool and the Gang's 'Meet the Maker' series.
  • Fashion Revolution Week 2019Design of Fashion Revolution's print and digital campaign for Fashion Revolution Week 2019. Working with and updating existing branding with new colour ways, fonts and layouts, and with photography by Lulu Ash (shoot creative director Orsola de Castro), a new set of assets were generated to support the 2019 online and physical Fashion Revolution Campaign. These assets were for use across social media channels, website, press and print.
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Work history
    Graphic Designergestalten
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Ongoing, part-time, freelance role. • Design and art direction of children's non-fiction titles. • Page layouts, type design and type setting on inside pages and covers • Adhering to strict print production timelines and ensuring projects are delivered to a high standard, on time. • Briefing, directing and managing illustrators to ensure briefs are clear and achievable. • Providing solutions and alternative options if and when unforeseen issues arise. • Working with editors and other in-house teams to ensure artwork is accurate, timelines are in-sync and work is on-track.
    Head of DesignFashion Revolution
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Head of the creative team, providing leadership and management to a busy department and ensuring the organisational effectiveness of the team. • Managing time and workloads of full and part time creative staff and freelancers • Liaising with other teams within the organisation and with external partners to understand current and upcoming projects and their impact on the creative team • Developing and delivering briefs and ensuring in-depth understanding of work involved with all parties • Managing project timelines and ensuring deadlines are both achievable and met • Developing and maintaining project budgets • Managing production, budget, content, commissions, art direction, design, printing, sales, marketing and fulfilment of a bi-annual print magazine
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Production Management
  • Organisation
  • Print Production
  • Book Design
Education
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    BA (Hons) Graphic Design and IllustrationThe University of Hertfordshire
    United Kingdom
    Joint degree, specialising in Illustration in 3rd year. Focus on printmaking, story telling and animation.
    Project Management (Short Course)The Open University
     - London, United Kingdom
    Increased formal learning of project management skills and applications.