I am a highly creative designer looking for my next challenge. I have a solid graphic design career behind me, having worked for companies such BBC Worldwide and Disney. I have created winning designs for brands such as Mickey & Minnie, Monster Inc, Top Gear, Toy Story, Good Food, Doctor Who, Sherlock and Cbeebies. I specialise in designing product, packaging and POS for major high street retailers like The Disney Store, Amazon, HMV, Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury’s & W H Smith. Looking out for new trends and inspiration is second nature. I am condifident in taking projects from concept though to production. I excel at developing highly commercial product and packaging solutions. I love to learn, recently completing a course in Typography at St Martins and a screen printing course at Print club London. I am a versatile designer with heaps of ideas, knowledge, passion and skill to bring to my next role. I thrive in a fast paced trend lead environment working both independently and as part of an innovative and dynamic team.
• Designing graphics and merchandise for BBC Brands. Working across multiple disciplines from packaging and POS to softlines, apparel, hardlines and marketing. • Taking projects from concept through to production ensuring production deadlines are met whilst guaranteeing creative excellence, brand integrity, financial and commercial viability. • Working with brand managers and stakeholders across the business to manage approvals. • Taking pride in adding value to BBC licenses through creativity and innovation. • Creating regular trending reports on innovation, fashion trends, graphics trends, going on regular comp shops in the UK and abroad and using WGSN , blogs, magazines and trade shows. • Attending retailer meetings with the sales team to present graphic directions. • launched the companies internal “Creative Soapbox” a blog & newsletter circulated to all desks to keep people up to speed with innovation and creativity both within the business and beyond. • Managing external agencies, freelancers and work placements.
• Responsible for delivering exciting original packaging and POS. • Creating branding graphics and style guides. • Approving artwork created by vendors in the Far East and design agencies. • Designing packaging structures & creating cutter guides. • Taking projects from concept to print ready artwork. • Researching & creating innovative trend presentations. • Taking creative lead in introducing confectionery to the Disney Store. • Providing extensive briefs to illustrators and photographers & Agencies
• Creating print ready packaging designs and artwork, approving print proofs & liaising with manufacturers to ensure high quality packaging standards and shipping deadlines are met. • Brainstorm innovative concepts for new products. • Create high quality visuals of new product concepts. • Creating logos and branding for franchises developed in house.
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