Jael Umerah-Makelemi

Graphic Designer, Illustrator

  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityLocked Pro Plan feature
  • ProfessionsGraphic Designer - Illustrator - Art Director
  • Robyn Sian Cusworth
  • Dex Hannon
  • Sasikarn Vongin
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About me

I’m an art director who loves to bring ideas to life. I like to create work that is vibrant, and has a big personality- a bit like myself. What inspires me, are brands that can engage a new audience through the power of design. It shows me that the possibilities are endless- I may not be able to save the world as a designer, but I have the ability to engage with people on a large scale.

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Fashion
  • Digital Illustration
  • Art
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office
  • Copwriting
  • Art Direction
  • Fashion Styling
  • Advertisement Branding
  • Advertisement Design
  • Adobe Premiere Pro

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  • h Club London

    h Club London

    • Design & Creative
  • AKQA

    AKQA

    • Design & Creative
  • D&AD

    D&AD

    • Design & Creative
  • ustwo

    ustwo

    • Design & Creative

Work history

Currently

Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

2019

Creative

Iris

Feb 2019 - Mar 2019
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship

2018

Graphic design & Social media intern

Julien Macdonald

Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Julien Macdonald OBE is a Welsh fashion designer. I work at his studio in London where I update his social media including Instagram where he has over 500k followers. In addition, I create content and copy that features across all of his social media channels. I help across other aspects of the business such as providing administrative support to my manager.

2018

Head Start Creative

h Club London

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Head Start is a five week employability programme that gives young people the chance to access creative opportunities. Through this programme I am working alongside another emerging creative to design our own moving image that aims to define what creativity in 2018 means to us. This production will be showcased at the Hospital Club to wider industry members at the end of the programme.

2018

Design & marketing Intern

Butterfly Twists

Jul 2018 - Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Butterfly Twists is a women’s footwear brand. Through my internship I designed and led the process of creating a Snapchat Geofilter that included the Butterfly Twists logo. On the launch of the pop up store I recreated a digital illustration for the store front whilst also photographing the launch to promote the pop-up on social media. In collaboration with the internal marketing team I reached out to social media influencers and companies as a result a relationship was formed between Butterfly Twists and Mighty Bee.

2018

Graphic designer

ustwo

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Whilst completing my foundation course I worked with the charity Raise Your Hands. Through this placement I worked to improve the RYH charity website and social media accounts through both photographing and editing photographs of their merchandise. In addition, I designed and updated Raise Your Hands social media templates and infographics to improve their wider brand image on all social media accounts.

2018

Graphic designer

FIUS Collective

Jun 2017 - Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • FIUS is a platform that supports and promotes and supports inspirational women. During my time at FIUS, I worked on designing merchandise for the business. I also created social media graphics to promote the FIUS launch party. Through this, I was able to reach out to a wider audience which led to a great turnout at the launch party.

2016

Architecture Intern

designbureau

Jul 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • The Design Bureau gave me an insight into the world of Architecture. Through the placement I learnt how to use equipment such as an architects ruler, and drew house plans from wooden block for a small house in London, a design that has been taken forward and has been built based on my ideas and designs. I was able to use editing software (such as sketch up) to bring those sketches to life.

Education

Currently

Advertising

D&AD

Sep 2018
  • London, United Kingdom

2018

Foundation diploma in fashion Promotion and Communication

UCA Epsom

Sep 2017 - Apr 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Merit- Fashion Promotion and Communication

2017

Graphic design and geography

Sacred Heart Catholic school

Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • A-levels: A*- Graphic Design AA- Double distinction award in graphic design B- Geography

2017

Sep 2010 - Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 9 GCSE’s A*-C including Maths, English and Graphic design.

Awards

2016

Catenian Public speaking award

Sacred Heart Catholic school

2016

Young consumers challenge

Sacred Heart Catholic school

  • A consumer quiz organised by the Charted Trading Standars Institute, and it’s Consumer Education Liason Group.