Jazzy Olive

Graphic Designer

Level
Mid Level
Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
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About me

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’.

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Skills

  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Web Design
  • Project Management
  • Client Presentation
  • Photography
  • Adobe XD
  • UX Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Royal College of Art

    Royal College of Art

    • Education & Research
  • Ladies, Wine & Design

    Ladies, Wine & Design

    • Design
  • Artizine UK

    Artizine UK

    • Arts and Culture
  • T

    The University of Portsmouth

    Work history

    Currently

    Research Associate

    Royal College of Art

    Apr 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Part Time
    • 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).

    Currently

    Co-host & Events Facilitator

    Ladies, Wine & Design

    Jan 2019
    • Southampton, United Kingdom
    • Part Time
    • 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).

    Currently

    Creative Lead

    Cloud Ten

    Jun 2017
    • Lymington, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • 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.

    Currently

    Founder & Graphic Designer

    Jazzy Olive

    Sep 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • 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

    2017

    International Design Student Mentor

    The University of Portsmouth

    Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • Part Time
    • 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.

    Education

    Currently

    Apr 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • In my first year of the MRes Healthcare & Design course.

    2017

    BA(Hons) Graphic Design

    University of Portsmouth

    Sep 2014 - Jun 2017
    • Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    • 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.

    2014

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Graphic Design

    Fareham college

    Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
    • Fareham, United Kingdom
    • Graduated with Distinction* Distinction* Distinction and received the Best in Show award for my Final Major Project 2 years running.

    Awards

    2019

    Ethics 1: Good Research Practice

    Oxford University Press

    2019

    Human-Centred Design

    IDEO.org - Acumen NovoEd

    2018

    Ensuring Integrity I: Plagiarism Awareness Course (Masters Students)

    Royal College of Art / Imperial College London

    2017

    Adobe Certified Associate in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe

    2017

    School of Art and Design Visual Culture Award

    University of Portsmouth

    • 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'.

    2016

    Ethical Design Peoples Choice Award

    University of Portsmouth

    • Awarded the Ethical Design Peoples Choice Award for my project 'Daily Fail'.

    2014

    Best in Show for F.M.P

    Fareham college

    • Awarded Best in Show for my Final Major Project entitled 'The Early Work of Joshua Langley 2011-2014'.

    2013

    Best in Show for F.M.P

    Fareham college

    • Awarded Best in Show for my Final Major Project entitled 'Encounters'.