Experienced graphic designer with a broad creative skillset ranging from digital to print and a first class honours degree from Loughborough University, looking for a middle-weight role within an agency which can offer opportunities to further passion for high-quality design and professional growth. My knowledge and key transferrable skills developed as a practicing designer and university lecturer have given me a comprehensive insight into design today.Locked Pro Plan feature
At Knight Frank, I worked within their print and digital departments, ensuring that the brand identity is implemented throughout marketing collateral. Working collaboratively with the Residential, Commercial & Event Marketing teams, I conceptualised & executed designs for luxury brochures, branded stationery, advertisements, event collateral, sub-brands, digital assets and direct mail activity. Worked on projects from concept stage to completion, continuously communicating with clients & stakeholders, managing expectations, implementing feedback and providing innovative solutions.
At the luxury media portal, I was responsible for all design for the company including web and print, working with a team of front-end and full-stack developers to create a new direction for the website. My responsibilities included planning, designing, project managing, talent acquiring, team leading and making sure that we incorporated the directors’ unique vision throughout major areas of the website.
As a lecturer at Loughborough University, I worked with first and second year students, guiding them through projects, providing formative feedback and grading. As a practicing designer, I offered students insight into design in the real world, mentoring through research, ideation, conceptualisation through to the development of visual outcomes. I did this by transferring knowledge, simplifying complexities and promoting understanding of good design practices.
Co-founder of Humble Design, a successful design agency, working collaboratively with other designers on a number of projects for 3 years. My main role as Creative Director was to set the design direction for each project by analysing trends, bringing fresh approaches and fostering innovative ideas, whilst making sure that the work produced is contemporary and of the highest standard within the timeframe. Some of our clients included Nottingham Trent University, Coventry University, Loughborough University, NHS Leicester, British Council, NESTA, Hyde Park Suites and Jungle Magazine.
At the web development and marketing studio Larym Design in Las Vegas, I worked collaboratively with a small team brainstorming, conceptualising, project managing, client liaising and seeing that through from design to finished web solutions.
At the online creative platform RedBubble, I was involved in supporting community moderators, as well as providing leadership through active participation and communication. Other responsibilities included establishing good community etiquette, identifying and recruiting volunteers to help guide the community, managing creative user groups and facilitating customer service enquiries.
As a determined young designer, I gained experience working with over 150 clients from a variety of locations, taking web projects from start to finish. Industries included fashion, interiors, retail, entertainment and hospitality.
Achieved First Class Honours at one of the top universities in the UK, studying traditional and modern Graphic Design.
Nominated for Loughborough University’s Best Department Committee Chair.
Winner of Loughborough University’s Student Representative of the Year for School of the Arts.
Exhibited design work including the branding for Loughborough University’s show stand, in collaboration with other designers & illustrators.
Granted a place in Loughborough University’s graduate commercialisation hub. One of ten businesses selected from over eighty applications. Support included mentoring, training, funding and office space.