Emily Sear

Design Lead

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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.

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Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Art Direction
  • Branding
  • Print Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Production Management
  • Organisation
  • Print Production
  • Book Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Fashion Revolution

    Fashion Revolution

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Wool and the Gang

    Wool and the Gang

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    Thames & Hudson Ltd.

    • Publishing
  • gestalten

    gestalten

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

gestalten

Jul 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

Currently

Head of Design

Fashion Revolution

Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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

Currently

Designer & Art Director

Thames & Hudson Ltd.

Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

2018

Book Designer

Nobrow Ltd

Apr 2014 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Full-time role turned freelance role for Nobrow & Flying Eye Books • Design and artworking of comics and graphic novels • Design and artworking of children's fiction and 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. • Working directly with printers on special print production including spot colour separation, special finishes and unique formats.

2018

Apr 2013 - Jul 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Starting as a freelancer, working on graphic design, knitwear production and pattern writing for this DIY knitwear brand. My role quickly grew to become a full-time position, covering production and product development as well as graphic design and art direction. • Cross-department web, product, print and packaging design and production • Design and management of visual marketing and social media content

Education

Currently

BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Illustration

The University of Hertfordshire

Sep 2009
  • United Kingdom
  • Joint degree, specialising in Illustration in 3rd year. Focus on printmaking, story telling and animation.

2019

Project Management (Short Course)

The Open University

Nov 2019 - Dec 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Increased formal learning of project management skills and applications.