Gemma Wood

Graphic Designer

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  • LocationWitham, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Advertising
  • Events
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

Graphic Designer

Laura Ashley

Jun 2014
  • • Liaising with the marketing team to create numerous point of sale material • Developing weekly press advertorials and monthly brand advertisements • Working with the visual merchandising team to create artwork for Laura Ashley’s home and fashion store windows • Supplying up to date artwork for our in-store bags and mailer bags for the packaging and development team leader • Creating artwork for the soft furnishings department- just recently I re-designed all packaging for the SS16 bedlinen and pillowcases collection • Using templates in Illustrator to create artwork for the lighting department • Producing various ideas and visuals for each Press Show or events • Meeting all different specifications for each Press Show and events • Participating in regular Laura Ashley in house catwalks • Supporting the social media team with any artwork needed • Correcting imagery when repro is needed • Working on numerous briefs given by each and any department

2014

Graphic Designer

Hubert Burda Media

Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
  • • Promoted to the position of being the only graphic designer- solely responsible for the magazine and finalizing each month • Creating and updating pagination for the editorial and advertising team • Responsible for converting old Quark Express templates to functioning In Design templates HUBERT BURDA MEDIA- JUNIOR DESIGNER FOR YOUR HOME MAGAZINE • Using Quark Express to layout editorial features, competition pages as well as advertorials. • Along side two other team members we re-designed the whole of the 128-page magazine category by category whilst working on every the current issue • Creating various illustrations that now have a permanent place on many pages • Ready to work on specialist magazine issues throughout the year meaning that organising workload efficiently was a must • Graphic Designer for KBSA’s annual buyers handbook • An additional magazine for EKB Business Magazine that showcases the best kitchen and bathroom design projects of the year • After Your Home’s transition had finished I was asked to work independently on KBSA’s annual buyers handbook with a deadline of 4 weeks • Freedom to re-create the whole design and pagination of this 68-page supplement I chose to use In Design to produce this magazine instead of Quark Express- so this meant starting from scratch and setting up a new template with new style sheets, master pages and so on. • Liaising with multiple out of house clients for editorial copy and imagery as well as in house teams

Education

2012

Art and Design, Graphic Media

Colchester School OF ART 2.1

Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design, Graphic Media with Honours

Awards

2012

Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design, Graphic Media with Honours

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art and Design, Graphic Media with Honours