Iona French

Iona French

Graphic DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
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Iona French

Iona French

Graphic DesignerEdinburgh, United Kingdom
About me
Iona is a curious, ambitious and driven graphic designer. She has specific interests in typography, editorial work, branding, motion graphics and packaging design. Graduated with a First Class Honours from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee. If you have any questions about my work or would like to work together on a project, please get in touch! Drop me a message on The Dots or send me an email: Instagram: @designsbyiona
    RE-CALCULATE - ISTD 2020 - SIGNIFICANCE OF NUMBERSMany people think maths isn’t for them because they didn’t enjoy it at school. However, mathematics and numbers underpin much of our daily lives. Mathematics can even show us how to live a more healthy and happy life by following its formulas and theories. Recalculate is a publication which aims to show the many ways maths intertwines with our lives. The publication is designed to be a modern take on a traditional maths textbook which are usually text-heavy, however, this version breaks up the
  • Re-Gro
    Re-GroBabies born in refugee camps are dying from hypothermia, something which is preventable. The majority of a baby’s body heat is lost through it’s head and a hat is a good way of preventing heat loss from happening. In the UK, 300,000 tonnes of clothing went to landfill in 2016. Along with this, children can grow up to 7 clothing sizes in their first 2 years, a process which produces a lot of clothes. This led me to create Re-Gro which upcycles old baby clothes into hats for babies in refugee
  • In-Tandem
    In-TandemFor women in the late 1800’s, cycling was a key mechanism for social change, however today the majority of women dont feel confident on the road. InTandem is an app which aims to support women who want to begin cycling, to establish connections, allowing them to build confidence and create friendships.
  • Message in a Bottle
    Message in a BottleBrief: Create a set of A5 Risoprints which show an infographic about you. Solution: I tracked all the conversations I had in a week, noting whether they were online or in person. I created a message in a bottle style graphic, with the word reality or online broken up into the bottle. Each full word in the bottle represents 2.7 conversations.
  • Mountains
    MountainsA selection of A1 hand drawn screen prints inspired by the Scottish mountains.
  • Just My Type
    Just My TypeJust My Type is a contemporary magazine for typographers about found type in the environment. All photography is my own.
Projects credited in
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, BDes (Hons) Graphic Design
    Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee, BDes (Hons) Graphic DesignAt Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at the University of Dundee, the BDes (Hons) Graphic Design programme challenges students with a range of design projects set by tutors, external design agencies, and international design bodies. Students are encouraged to explore, experiment, and innovate, as they learn how to turn ideas into meaningful communication strategies. Our Programme is industry-facing, with the goal of developing skills that will support students into graduate employ
Work history
    Content CreatorPilot Fish Media
    Edinburgh, United KingdomFreelance
    Social Media DesignerStudenteer
    Edinburgh, United KingdomInternship
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  • Typography
  • Motion Design
  • Branding
  • Editoral Design
  • Illustration
  • After Effects
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Print Design
  • Digital Design
    BDes (Hons) Graphic DesignDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
    First Class Honours