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Jessica Hughes

Graphic DesignerBirmingham, United Kingdom
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Jessica Hughes

Graphic DesignerBirmingham, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I’m Jess! I’m an enthusiastic multidisciplinary designer with a desire to craft innovative ideas and solve real-life problems based in Birmingham, UK. My work varies from branding, illustration, copywriting, advertising & art direction. I pride myself on carefully considered strategic thought taking in consideration of every option possible rather than jumping straight into aesthetics. I’m keen to pick up new skills, work with a design team and step into the creative world. Contact me: j.spencerhughes@gmail.com
Projects
  • BykBirmingham’s air pollution is at an all-time high, obesity numbers are on the rise and the enforcement of the clean air tax means that driving within the city is becoming more expensive than ever. Byk is a cycle hire service for the people of Birmingham. Byk means bull – bulls are fired up, focused and ready to go. Synonymous with Birmingham, the iconography of the bull allows the public to feel both empowered to cycle and imbued with Birmingham’s collective spirit. Byk will prioritise the safet
Projects credited in
  • Birmingham City University, BA (Hons) Graphic CommunicationGraphic Communication is not defined by a medium or a process – Students graduating from this course are defined by creating the appropriate message. Our students have substance, something beyond a surface impression, their work has depth, meaning and value. We support students to develop research informed, ideas-driven solutions, embracing both digital and traditional processes. We teach our students to critically analyse the context. In this fast changing professional landscape we believe it i
Work history
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    VolunteerBirmingham Design Festival
    Birmingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Exhibited a commissioned illustrative piece for the Ladies Wine & Design ‘She Speaks the Truth’ exhibition at the Birmingham Design Festival 2019 and helped set up the event alongside event organisers. Volunteer at the design festival ensuring speakers and attendees were able to way find their way around the event.
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    Senior Sales AssistantTokyoToys Manga Store
    Birmingham, United KingdomPart Time
    Senior sales assistant part time at a small business alongside university. I work alongside colleagues to assist with sales, social media and help organise events. Helped train new staff members and ensures everyone is doing well.
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Team Management
  • Illustration
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Character Design
  • Strategic Branding
  • Advertising
  • Marketing Branding
  • Packaging Design
Education
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    Graphic Design B.A HonsBirmingham CIty Univeristy
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    First class degree.
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    A LevelsKing Edward VI College Stourbridge
     - Stourbridge, United Kingdom
    A*A*A*A* in Graphic Design, Psychology, English Literature, English Language and Film Studies.
Awards
    New Blood Festival 'Ones to Watch'D&AD
    Featured in the best of The Dots showcase, creative portfolios selected by 40+ judges. See more here: https://www.dandad.org/en/d-ad-ones-to-watch-emerging-creative-talent-new-blood-advice/