Hello, I’m Jazzy. A qualified & professional Graphic Designer. Jazzy makes up one half of the Ladies, Wine & Design (Southampton) initiative, and very much believes in design for the better! Often collaborating with other creatives and disciplines, Jazzy has a strong passion to create culturally driven ethical design. She was awarded the ‘Best in Show’ for Ethical Design at the University of Portsmouth, and now lectures on their BA Ethical Design module. She is studying an MRes in Healthcare & Design at the Royal College of Art, and Imperial College London, where she is collaborating with healthcare professionals, scientists, and designers to develop Edna, a platform to support victims of domestic abuse. She is an Adobe Certified Associate, and her keen interest in culturally engaging design was highly recognised with the School of Art & Design ‘Visual Culture Award’.Locked Pro Plan feature
I helped the Royal College of Art run the 'BA 2119: Flight of the Future' project for British Airways. The project celebrates the British Airways' 100th anniversary. The outputs were exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London in July 2019. I worked within an interdisciplinary team, alongside experts within BA, as well as, external partners, such as: Airbus, NASA, Rolls Royce, London Science Museum, and Zodiac. The project will be published in academic papers, and showcased in a report (designed by Jazzy Olive).
We host regular events to celebrate our local community of makers and designers. We wine, dine and have casual conversations on a wide variety of topics relating to creativity, business, and life. Our meetings are inclusive and supportive spaces for all (trans, intersex, cis and all non-binary, agender and gender variant people).
I was the Creative Lead at Cloud Ten—a passionate creative, brand and marketing agency, based in Southampton, creating all things design, from corporate identities, business re-branding, web/app design & development, digital marketing and thought-provoking business collateral. I was responsible for bringing the team together, from initial brief to final outcome—setting targets and scheduling projects to ensure outcomes are aesthetic, functional, completed on time and to brief. I sourced, interviewed & trained new creatives & external collaborators; held regular design reviews, pitched concepts and led presentations within team & client meetings; and maintained communication between clients, staff & stakeholders, whilst promoting a focussed & creative atmosphere.
I founded Jazzy Olive in 2014 with the aim to create cultural driven ethical design. I believe in design for the better and focus on projects that offer more than just "design for designs sake" — often working in collaboration with other creatives and disciplines, such as social science, healthcare, politics, history and media. I have a strong passion to create cultural driven ethical design. Having been awarded the ‘Best in Show for Ethical Design 2016’ it reminded me of the importance to produce such works. My keen interest in cultural design was highly recognised with the ‘School of Art & Design Visual Culture Award 2017’ and I’m now recognised as an ‘Adobe Certified Associate for Visual Communication in Photoshop’ for my knowledge and abilities to visually communicate with design. Clients include: Anglepoise, British Airways, Direct Conversion, Royal College of Art, Unitive Design & Analysis
I volunteered as an International Student Mentor for Level 4 and 5 BA (Hons) Graphic Design students. My role as their mentor was to guide them through the course process and act as a friendly face. I would meet with my students on a fortnightly basis taking part in various social and creative activities, as well as maintaining frequent online contact and one-to-one meet-ups to support them in their studies and answer any work (or non-work) related questions.
In my first year of the MRes Healthcare & Design course.
I received a 1st Class Bachelor Honours degree in Graphic Design with several awards. The course curriculum was highly focussed on preparing young designers for industry. My design education has provided me with effective research strategies; honed in my software proficiency and developed my design and divergent thinking skills.
Graduated with Distinction* Distinction* Distinction and received the Best in Show award for my Final Major Project 2 years running.
Awarded the School of Art and Design Visual Culture Award for Visual Culture Dissertation 'Layers of meaning explored through semiotic analysis of WWII propaganda, with examples of American and Nazi poster designs' and Research Project outcome 'Propaganda Journal'.
Awarded the Ethical Design Peoples Choice Award for my project 'Daily Fail'.
Awarded Best in Show for my Final Major Project entitled 'The Early Work of Joshua Langley 2011-2014'.
Awarded Best in Show for my Final Major Project entitled 'Encounters'.