Gemma Purkiss

Gemma Purkiss

Brand Designer/CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
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Gemma Purkiss

Gemma Purkiss

Brand Designer/CreativeLondon, United Kingdom
About me
As a multi-disciplinary designer, I blend lateral thinking and creativity to craft captivating brand identities, engaging digital assets, and stunning print materials. With experience in fintech, FMCG, and SaaS sectors I thrive when collaborating with disruptive companies that embrace playfulness and innovation. I excel at tackling complex technical briefs, transforming them into easy-to-grasp, on-brand assets.
  • Idle Guide
    Idle GuideThis mammoth passion project stemmed from a six day walk from London to Canterbury following The Pilgrims’ Way. From it Idle Guide was formed, a practice to embrace slowness and curiosity, foster a closer relationship to the areas where we live. This is more than just a journal of my own journey, this guide aims to empower readers with the tools they require to go on their own adventure. Clear chapters break down how to decide if and how you want to take part in a long distance walk, when you’
  • Hubgen Brand Package
    Hubgen Brand PackageInsource approached me to create a full brand design for their new company Hubgen which specialises in developing in-house lead generation teams and allowing business owners to take full control over their business growth. The brief included a logo design, branding toolkit, website design and a variety of on brand templates such as Google Slides, lead magnets, letter heads and branding elements for their LinkedIn business page.
  • Walkers Lunch Recipe Book
    Walkers Lunch Recipe BookAhead of Sandwich Week 2021 PepsiCo tasked me with creating a recipe book for Walkers’ #CrispIn or #CrispOut Campaign. Combining recipes written by Max Halley with photos and Walkers signature crisps a 48-page recipe book was printed to run alongside the campaign.
  • Instagram Stickers
    Instagram StickersWhen I found out you could upload your own gifs and use them in instagram stories I wanted in immediately. I uploaded the minimum amount of character gifs and after a few months of waiting - and forgetting - about an application to Giphy to be a creator I received my confirmation email! To celebrate I created a series of instagram stickers to celebrate independent makers and businesses. These started out as sketches on paper then sketches in Procreate, swiftly moving into Affinity Designer whe
  • Youth & Innovation
    Youth & InnovationThe Youth & Innovation project run by the University of Waterloo approached me to create a series of illustrations for their infographics. Loosely following their colour guidelines a series of minimal, hand drawn whimsical characters were created to help illustrate their research.
  • Curated Success - Coaching Branding
    Curated Success - Coaching BrandingFor Francesca at Curated Success, she was looking for a dynamic logo mark to represent her business. We began with an equal sign, signifying balance as that is what she hopes to give her clients, a sense of balance between work and life commitments. We rotated it, leaning forward to give the element of movement, as that is what coaching is all about, getting from one point to another with assistance.
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Work history
    Asset and production managerDogwoof
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Dogwoof is the leading documentary film distributor in the UK. My role was to work with filmmskefs, producers and distributors to collect and coordinate the creation of asset for theatrical and digital released documentaries.
  • Film
  • Theatre
  • Film Editing
  • Photoshop
  • Distribution
  • Producing and Directing Film and Digital Content
  • Crowd Funding
  • Animation
  • Illustration
  • Screen Printing
    Shillington logo
    Shillington logo
    Graphic DesignShillington
     - London, United Kingdom
    I studied part time for 9 months at Shillington, enhancing my copywriting, branding, identity and layout design. We were taught how to enhance our skills through Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. While finalising my portfolio I taught myself how to use AfterEffects to bring my logos and illustrations to life.
    Print Future AwardThe Printing Charity
    I was awarded the Print Future Awards in July to help push my career to the next level. With the award I hope to undertake training with D&AD masterclasses and become a member of Print Club London to create a series of screen prints on both paper and fabric.