Emma LD

Emma LD

Designer & Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Emma LD

Emma LD

Designer & Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Creative based in London. My style is flexible and jumps between Illustration and Graphic Design but always brings in an element of humour and a handmade quality. I’ve created work for food brands, theatre and comedy and exhibition spaces. Having worked with large design companies in studio management and technical management prior to switching to freelance design, I’ve been lucky enough to develop a great knowledge of design processes, project management and technical processes to apply to my own work and am therefore confident handling the full lifecycle of a design project I also contribute as both designer and producer to Persona Collective, a small site specific immersive company run by myself and friends specialised in the areas of theatre direction, urban architecture, photography and lighting. www.personacollective.co.uk
  • Persona Collective - The Candidate
    Persona Collective - The Candidate‘Persona’ is a new approach to immersive art/performance where community members and local professional artists will be involved in a collaborative creative process resulting in collective experience and public expression. Through the production of common shared stories and representations. ‘Persona’ aims to directly involve the community in the art-making process and live events. Each project will involve several local business places that will become sites in which stories unfold. These ‘hos
  • #stillherestilllife
    #stillherestilllifeI was a little late to the game but recently decided to get involved with the #stillherestilllife challenge on instagram. A still life photo by a different photographer is shared each week for creatives to respond to. Here are mine
  • Persona Collective UX Design
    Persona Collective UX DesignAn ongoing project to design a website that accurately communicates the key message of Persona Collective (site specific, devised theatre). The website has to be accessible to different age groups and ethnicities and have a sense of community. I worked alongside our 2 web developers, our founder and our artistic director to create the design for this site.
  • The Guide to Public Farting
    The Guide to Public FartingThe Guide to Public Farting is a self initiated project with the goal of bringing awareness for those with bowel and bladder conditions. The project aims to create a book that addresses the daily struggles that often cause shame and embarrassment to people with these conditions. Using humour and light-hearted illustrations I hope to start chipping away at the stigma of having one of these ‘hidden disaibilities’
  • UX Design Course -  Maynooth Furniture
    UX Design Course - Maynooth FurnitureWebsite and app design for imaginary furniture store; Maynooth
  • LELE’s
    LELE’sFor several years I have worked with Lele’s on many aspects of their design and branding. Starting 2 years ago with an updated logo alongside discussions and guidance about what the brand wanted to represent, I have continued to create assets such as flyers and advertising, loyalty cards, menus and most recently packaging design for their first packaged product to be launched in a UK Supermarket. LELE’S Vegan Cake Mixes are available to purchase now from Planet organic
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Projects credited in
  • The Candidate - The Langham Working Men's Club
    The Candidate - The Langham Working Men's ClubThe Candidate was a site-specific, immersive theatre piece that was devised and staged by Persona Collective in 2019 at The Langham Club; a traditional working mens club on Green Lanes, near where we all live in Haringey, north London. The club has existed for over 100 years but its numbers are really declining.  The show examined and subverted the concept of ‘the family’. This was derived from the place itself, which for many years has functioned as a communal, intergenerational living room, w
  • The Halfway House - The old Central Saint Martins.
    The Halfway House - The old Central Saint Martins.The Halfway House was a site-specific, immersive theatre piece that was devised and staged by Persona Collective in the Old Central Saint Martins campus on Southampton Row, Holborn. The Koppel Project kindly invited Persona Collective – to develop and stage a theatre show at their Koppel Project Campus, which was conceived as an experimental, cross-disciplinary education and arts facility in the former Saint Martins. It has been vacant for many years and is eventually due to be redeveloped as a
Work history
    Pernod Ricard UK logo
    Pernod Ricard UK logo
    Middleweight Graphic DesignerPernod Ricard UK
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Persona Collective logo
    Persona Collective logo
    Co-Director, Designer & ProducerPersona Collective
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Production Artist
  • Screen Print
  • Illustration Drawing Illustrator Printmaking Printmaking
  • Drawing and Design
  • Creative Technical
  • Hand Printmaking
  • Workflow Management
  • Traffic Management
  • Project Management
  • Client Accounts
  • Briefing Creatives
  • Filemaker Pro
  • Budget Management
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Production
  • Indesign
  • Packaging Design
  • Print Communications
  • Print Management
  • Print Production
  • Adobe XD
  • Wireframing
  • Layout Design
  • UX Design
  • Web Design
  • After Efects
  • Studio Co-ordination
  • Studio Management
  • Shopify
    Udemy logo
    Udemy logo
    User Experience Design Essentials - Adobe XD UI UXUdemy
    London, United Kingdom
    Comprehensive course in UI/UX design using Adobe XD. Covers an introduction to UI/UX design, workplace skills (briefing, creating Personas), Wireframing, Prototyping, User Testing, High Fidelity Design, App Creation and more.
    Professional Practice for Creative IndustriesCapacity London
     - Seville, Spain
    A short course combined with an internship examining the business side of the creative industries with a focus on areas such as briefing, budgeting and project management. To support my qualification I interned at a small Ceramics business in Seville, Spain where I was responsible for the production of work, managing orders and deliveries and designing the catalogue, social media and instruction leaflets.
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    Best of KingstonKingston College
    My work was voted for to be displayed in the Penny School Gallery, Kingston as part of they Best of Kingston show alongside Henry Moore's exhibition