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Hannah Kelly

Graphic Communication DeisgnerLondon, United Kingdom
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Hannah Kelly

Graphic Communication DeisgnerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a London-based, Irish-born Graphic Communication designer. My work focuses on socially-driven projects and the intersection of design and politics. I also run Fail Better Talks with a few mates and like climbing the odd rock in my spare time.
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Work history
    Co-founder and Lead Designer
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Myself and three friends run an event called Fail Better. We believe there is value to be found in disastrous design. Shaped by the lack of conversation around failure in the creative industries, Fail Better celebrates all things imperfect. Every month, we give our speakers the counterintuitive task of talking about the moments they fucked up in their careers and how they dealt with those moments. My role is primarily as the graphic designer - coming up with the branding and keeping the visuals up to speed. I do the odd MC too! Keep a weather eye on our instagram for upcoming events.
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    Freelance DesignerVarious Studios
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working freelance at a number of design studios in London; Plait Creative, L&Co, Creative Conscience etc. I am also running my own studio part-time. My practice is multi-disciplinary, I approach each project according to its own individual needs. This can range from a variety of medium; typography, identity, film, exhibition, print and digital media.
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Skills
  • Branding
  • Corporate Identity
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Websites
  • Typography
  • Brand Design
  • Brand Identity
  • Logo Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
Education
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    Workshops & Live briefsD&AD New Blood Academy
     - London, United Kingdom
    A four-week creative bootcamp for emerging designers transitioning from education into industry. The first two weeks comprised of a series of talks and workshops at D&AD with visits to various studios around London. The second two weeks focused on working through two briefs set by Design Bridge and Dyson while based at Landor. This culminated in a pitch on the final day.
    Master of Arts in Graphic Design CommunicationCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    This is a 2 year Masters of Arts programme. Graduates of this MA are versatile makers, astute commentators, and agents of positive socio-economic, cultural, and technological change. My research focused on the predicament of the Northern-Irish border. Set to leave the European Union, I questioned the necessity of a ‘Smart Border’ system – one of the proposed solutions for the border. I also started a society with a group of mates called Fail Better Talks, which opens up conversations about failure in creative industries. We're hoping to keep it running!
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Awards
    D&AD New Blood Pencil AwardD&AD
    I received a New Blood Pencil in the Side Hustle category for the project 'Fail Better,' a monthly talk series that celebrates all things imperfect. https://www.dandad.org/awards/new-blood/2019/dad-side-hustle/3513/fail-better/
    Contemporary Research AwardCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
    I received the Contemporary Research Award from Central Saint Martins for my final year project 'Invisible (B)orders'.
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